Live in Munich 1977

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Live in Munich 1977
RainbowMunich.jpg
Live album by Rainbow
Released 13 June 2006
Recorded Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, 20 October 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 98:36
Label Eagle
Producer Drew Thompson, Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin
Rainbow live albums chronology
Deutschland Tournee 1976
(2006)
Live in Munich 1977
(2006)
Black Masquerade
(2013)
Live in Munich 1977
Video by Rainbow
Released 22 August 2006
Recorded Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, 20 October 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 146 mins
Label Eagle Vision
Producer Drew Thompson, Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin
Rainbow chronology
The Final Cut
(1985)
Live in Munich 1977
(2006)
Black Masquerade
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics (favorable)[2]
DVD Verdict (very favorable)[3]
DVD Talk (Recommended)[4]
Teraz Rock (favorable)[5]

Live in Munich 1977 is a live album and DVD released by the British hard rock band Rainbow in 2006.

The concert was recorded in Munich on October 20, 1977, originally filmed to air on the German Rockpalast TV show.[6] Repeated airings have led to numerous bootleg video and audio tapes of the show being available through the 80's and 90's. The set is not from the same tour that produced the previously released live album On Stage (which was mostly culled from their 1976 Japanese tour), but from their 1977 European tour, a few months prior to the release of Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, with a different bass player and keyboardist.

The DVD release also features the three promotional videos for Rainbow's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll album, and interviews with Bob Daisley and former tour manager Colin Hart.

On April 26, 2010 a double 180 gram limited edition gatefold vinyl reissue of the album was released through Just For Kicks Music (Germany).

On May 6, 2013, the CD and DVD were reissued by Eagle Rock and Eagle Vision respectively. The only difference being the addition of 'Rainbow Over Texas '76', a short 13-minute feature, to the DVD, and revised track timings to the CD tracks. Many of the titles on the original 2006 issue CD were edited, cutting almost 15 minutes from the total length of the concert; the 2013 issue restores these edits, making the total running time closer to that of the concert film.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio, except where noted. 

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kill the King"   Blackmore, Dio, Cozy Powell 4:38
2. "Mistreated"   Blackmore, David Coverdale 11:03
3. "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves"     8:21
4. "Catch the Rainbow"     17:31
5. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll"     7:33
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Man on the Silver Mountain"     14:37
7. "Still I'm Sad"   Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith 25:16
8. "Do You Close Your Eyes"     9:37

DVD Track Listing[edit]

Main program
  1. Introduction - 1:44
  2. Kill the King - 4:42
  3. Mistreated – 11:49
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves – 8:52
  5. Catch the Rainbow – 18:14
  6. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll – 8:04
  7. Man on the Silver Mountain – 16:25
  8. Still I'm Sad – 27:33
  9. Do You Close Your Eyes – 15:40
Special features
  1. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Video) – 3:33
  2. Gates of Babylon (Video) – 6:37
  3. LA Connection (Video) – 5:12
  4. Bob Daisley Interview – 21:07
  5. Colin Hart Interview – 9:38
  6. Rainbow Over Texas '76 (2013 reissue only)
  7. Photogallery
  8. Slide Show with Audio Commentary - 39:51

Chart positions[edit]

CD[edit]

Year Chart Position
2006 Germany 73

DVD[edit]

Year Chart Peak
2005 Oricon Japanese DVD Chart[7] 20
2006 Australia DVD Chart[citation needed] 2

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Rainbow Live in Munich 1977 review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  2. ^ Britton, Wesley (14 May 2013). "Music DVD Review: Rainbow: Live In Munich 1977 [Reissue]". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  3. ^ Gibron, Bill (9 October 2006). "Rainbow: Live In Munich 1977". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  4. ^ Jane, Ian (22 August 2006). "Rainbow Live In Munich 1977". DVD Talk. Internet Brands. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  5. ^ Brykalki, Dawid (22 August 2006). "Rainbow Live In Munich 1977" (in Polish). Teraz Rock. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  6. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Rainbow Live in Munich 1977 (DVD) review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  7. ^ "レインボー レインボーのDVD売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-12-23.