Live in Japan 1984 – Rainbow – 2015



Album Live in Japan 1984 by the band Rainbow
Album Live in Japan 1984 by the band Rainbow

This album is a live recording of the legendary rock band Rainbow, captured during their performance at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on March 14, 1984. It was released in 2015 as part of the band’s 40th anniversary celebration. The album features the classic lineup of Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, Roger Glover on bass, Don Airey on keyboards, Bobby Rondinelli on drums, and Joe Lynn Turner on vocals. The setlist includes some of the band’s most popular songs, such as “Man on the Silver Mountain”, “Since You Been Gone”, “Stone Cold”, and “Stargazer”. The album also contains a rare rendition of “Difficult to Cure”, which is a rock version of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The album showcases the band’s superb musicianship, energy, and charisma, as well as their interaction with the enthusiastic Japanese audience. Live in Japan 1984 is a must-have for any fan of Rainbow or hard rock music in general.

Live in Japan 1984 is considered to be one of Rainbow’s greatest live albums. It is praised for its energy, musicianship, and the performances of Joe Lynn Turner and Ritchie Blackmore. The album is still highly regarded by fans and critics today.



The personnel of the album Live in Japan 1984 by Rainbow, released in 2015, are:

– Ritchie Blackmore – electric guitar
– Joe Lynn Turner – vocals
– Roger Glover – bass
– David Rosenthal – keyboards
– Chuck Burgi – drums

The album was recorded live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on 14th March 1984. It contains 22 tracks, including classics like “Catch the Rainbow”, “Difficult to Cure” and “Smoke on the Water”. The album also features a bonus interview with the band members by four people in 1984 .

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