Rainbow - On Stage (1977) (Deluxe edition)
rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor 3716816 | rel: 2012 | 1070Mb
Breaking with '70s heavy metal tradition by releasing a live album after only two studio efforts (you're supposed to have three before the live one), Rainbow served up this double platter in 1977. On Stage is full of great songs and playing, but somehow it lacks some of the excitement that existed at those early Ritchie Blackmore concerts. The production is just kind of flat. That doesn't change the fact that there is some great stuff to be found here and nowhere else, such as the side-long version of "Mistreated," from Deep Purple's Burn.