Difficult to Cure
|Difficult to Cure|
Cover design by Hipgnosis
|Studio album by Rainbow|
|Released||3 February 1981|
|Recorded||Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark,
Kingdom Sound Studios, Long Island, New York
|Genre||Hard rock, Album-oriented rock|
|Singles from Difficult to Cure|
Difficult to Cure is the fifth studio album by the British hard rock band, Rainbow, and was released in 1981. The album marked the further commercialization of the band's sound, with Blackmore once describing at the time his like of the rock band, Foreigner.
The album material was started with singer Graham Bonnet still in the band, getting as far as recording an early version of "I Surrender", before Bonnet left the band due to his dissatisfaction over the material. American singer Joe Lynn Turner, formerly of Fandango was recruited and sang over already completed musical tracks. Turner stated that, because of this, he was singing in higher keys than he would do normally (and would do subsequently).
"I Surrender" would be the band's highest charting single in the UK, reaching No. 3.
A remastered CD reissue was released in May 1999, with packaging duplicating the original vinyl release and including the bonus track "Jealous Lover". It is the first track written by Turner and Blackmore and was the non-album B-side of the single "Can't Happen Here".
|1.||"I Surrender"||Russ Ballard||4:10|
|2.||"Spotlight Kid"||Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover||5:04|
|3.||"No Release"||Blackmore, Glover, Don Airey||5:42|
|5.||"Vielleicht Das Nächste Mal (Maybe Next Time)" (instrumental)||Blackmore, Airey||3:23|
|6.||"Can't Happen Here"||Blackmore, Glover||5:09|
|7.||"Freedom Fighter"||Blackmore, Glover, Joe Lynn Turner||4:28|
|8.||"Midtown Tunnel Vision"||Blackmore, Glover, Turner||4:44|
|9.||"Difficult to Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)" (instrumental)||Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. by Blackmore, Glover, Airey||5:58|
The original 1981 LP and cassette releases had the title of the fifth track as "Vielleicht Das Nachster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)". This was a mis-translation from the German, which was corrected on later releases. However, the "corrected" version still contains multiple spelling errors. The laughter at the end of the last track is unmistakably that of Oliver Hardy. On the original LP, the laughter is an endless loop as it plays in the run-out groove, while on the CD it loops a few times before stopping.
- Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
- Don Airey - keyboard
- Roger Glover - bass, percussion, producer
- Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
- Bobby Rondinelli - drums
- Flemming Rasmussen - engineer
- Thomas Brekling, Clay Hutchinson - assistant engineers
- Greg Calbi - mastering
|UK||BPI||1981||Gold (+ 100,000)|
|Finland||Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland||1981||Gold (+ 25,000)|
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