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RainbowDifficult To Cure

Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
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Tracklist

I Surrender
Spotlight Kid
No Release
Magic
Vielleicht Das Nachster Zeit = Maybe Next Time
Can't Happen Here
Freedom Fighter
Midtown Tunnel Vision
Difficult To Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)

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    Polydor – 2391 506Netherlands1981Netherlands1981
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    Polydor – 3177 506Scandinavia1981Scandinavia1981
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    • Federico.t's avatar
      Federico.t
      Having in mind that Ritchie Blackmore's call was his once in a lifetime big time opportunity, talented vocalist Joe Lynn Turner just kills it in "Difficult to cure", throwing open a new exciting chapter in Rainbow's history. Eleventh hour's expert (notoriously called - the same will be in his Deep Purple tenure - when the recording process had been long in the making), Turner sings his heart out on every track of this 5th Rainbow's lp, passing his test with honors, also signing a couple of co-writing lyrics credits. Blackmore appears pretty amazed about the band's recent development, delivering a dynamic and exciting performance, full of drive and high-pitched treble tones. In the intended commercial breakthrough "I surrender" we savor some serious gymnastics from Turner's vocal ability. Obviously Ritchie is not second banana even here, taking advantage of the catchy melody repetitions to ceaselessly paint extremely elegant flourishing guitar licks and frills, like a dedicated rococò decorator. The highpoint of the entire record is the autobiographical rockstar paranoia "Spotlight kid", where the entire ensemble is this outstanding rock machine engaged in showcasing its composite strenght. Blackmore's target was to make Rainbow succeed in the north american market, so we find perfect rock FM radio friendly picks like "No release" and "Can't happen here" and a fulsome pop attempt like the Abbaesque (Ritchie's admiration for the swedish combo is well documented) "Magic", for sure the weakest track on the record. "Freedom fighter" benefits from an intruiging theme of mankind's riappropriation in the face of modernity fears, later revamped by Queen in 1984's track "Machines (or back to humans)", composed by Roger Taylor and Brian May (a famously avid Blackmore's and particularly Rainbow's fan). To demonstrate that we treat about a happy and collaborative time in Rainbow, just listen to the band's vibrant engagement in the jam-session conceived "Midtown tunnel vision" and in the title track, a lenghty celebratory revision of Beethoven's "Ode to joy”. 3,5/5.
      • Vinylbrother-99's avatar
        Scandinavia is not a country, this one is from Norway. Team Trykk on cover and NCB on label!
        • VinylWire's avatar
          VinylWire
          Gave this release a listen today and it's fine, but nothing special. Pressing is fine, little noise here and there on silent parts. I did not pay much for this release 3 years ago. I think the original vinyl would most likely sound better. If you can find this release for under 20€ and just want it on vinyl then go for it.
          • bldg's avatar
            bldg
            The last track "Difficult to cure" is endless on my copy
            • blackzopee68's avatar
              blackzopee68
              For as much as i love the presentation of this issue,there is one thing i didn´t like at all,the volume is really low ! The remastered series have better sound,i could not believe it. Still i´m going to keep my copy because the package is beautiful.
              • alexliubych's avatar
                alexliubych
                Edited 6 years ago
                Matrix variant:
                Matrix / Runout (Side A): 2391 506 S1 320 CH 2B
                Matrix / Runout (Side B): 2391 506 S2 320 BC 2
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