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On Stage [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Live]

Rainbow, Blackmore's RainbowAudio CD
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listen  1. Intro: Over The Rainbow / Kill The King (Live/1976) 5:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain (Live/1976)11:14Album Only
listen  3. Catch The Rainbow (Live/1976)15:34Album Only
listen  4. Mistreated (Live/1976)13:08Album Only
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listen  6. Still I'm Sad (Live/1976)11:00Album Only


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  • Audio CD (April 27, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Live
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00000IMTG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,248 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, they barely skipped a beat replacing him. And he barely skipped a beat forming Rainbow, a mirror image of his old band. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio, though, provided Blackmore with a clipped, howl-free voice, hardening Rainbow's sound considerably despite the presence of Mellotron, organ, and other keyboards. By the time it released On Stage, the band had developed its dominion: songs about killing kings, men on silver mountains, and women locked in towers. Subjects were grandiose and the execution heavy, even ponderous. But there's charm in the way Dio intones, "Do you waaant some love? / Well, here we are to give you love," as Blackmore strums in the background. But Dio and Blackmore turn to hard, hard rock with the sprawling "Man on the Silver Mountain" and slow, sad-sack blues with "Mistreated." For gearheads, there's a full accounting of the band's equipment on the back cover. This remastered edition boasts a warmer sound, but who needs warmth with that big guitar spilling over onto your shirt and shoes while the crowd claps along? --Andrew Bartlett

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Ritchie, Ronnie, Cozy and the band tear it up in concert on this 1977 release, featuring Kill the King; Still I'm Sad; Starstruck; Mistreated; Man on the Silver Mountain , and more.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good live album! May 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a GREAT live album. The sound quality is excellent, Martin Birch is a producing genius. The playing is equally brilliant, and Blackmore tears it to pieces on the guitar. Dio's voice is powerful as usual, and blows me away.
This album came out after the self-titled "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" and "Rising," and before "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll." That being said, it is quite strange that there is only one song from the very album they were touring for! It is "Starstruck" from the Rising album, and they don't even play the whole song: they do a little bit of it in the middle of "Man on the Silver Mountain." Instead of promoting their newest release, they included 4 songs from their debut, a cover of Deep Purple's "Mistreated," and a song that would later appear on the Long Live Rock 'N' Roll album ("Kill the King").
Basically, for all the songs except for "Kill the King," they jam on the songs for like 10+ minutes each. Need I say that this is awesome? I love listening to Blackmore play the guitar.
However, the best part of the album is at the end of "Man on the Silver Mountain" when Dio goes "You're all the maaan!!!" It's cool. If you are a fan of Rainbow, Dio or Ritchie Blackmore, you will not be disappointed. If you are not, then start with something else (Rainbow Rising, Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell, and Deep Purple's Machine Head, respectively).
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for The "Deluxe" Treatment December 14, 2007
Format:Audio CD
As I consider this record is worthy of being on many: "Best Of" lists. Best: "Live" album, Best: "Live Album of the 1970's", Best: "Live Hard Rock" Album, Etc,Etc. This double record, had more room on the four sides of those records to fit more songs from the 1976 concert on it. I was lucky enough to see a show from the Summer 1976, "Rainbow Over America" tour at the Berkeley Community Theater. And, as I have always been big about this album, as one of the very greats. But, when it is compared to the concert I attended in Berkeley, here on this CD, you are only getting about HALF the show.

The epic version of: "Stargazer" {with drum solo by Cozy and the big explosion in that solo} is not here. That was by far one of the highlights of this amazing show. "Black Sheep Of The Family" was far better than it's studio counterpart {not included as well}. "Do You Close Your Eyes" {where is that?}. 31 years is indeed a long time, and as I don't remember everything from that night, I do know that the 1976 show was 2 Hours in length, and lot's more of that show could and should be presented here to tell the complete story.

Still, this is one of the very best live recordings ever released, but if there was a CD that needed a: "Deluxe/Expanded Edition", of 2 CD's to be released: "On Stage" should be at the top of that list.
Any fan of: Ritchie, Tony, Cozy, Ronnie James and Jimmy, should already own this monster, but there is more that needs to be heard!
Four Stars !!!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No songs from "Rising" July 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have been a Rainbow fan ever since I can remember. I was 10 years old when this LP came out and listened to it over and over and over throughout the years. There is no question that the Dio era is the BEST Rainbow era by far. If you want to simply listen to a great live album and listen to Dio, Powell and Blackmore do their stuff, then this is a great listen. However, there are a couple of disappointments with this.

First! There is not 1 song from their BEST (or even one of the best albums ever for that matter), that being "Rising", on this live effort. Sure you get the short "blurb" of Starstruck during the Man on the Silver Mountain medley, but that only lasts about 20 seconds.

Secondly! Catch the Rainbow is a great ballad but it is WAY too long and took a complete side of an LP when originally released. It also had some long silent moments. I was willing to get by this but then Mistreated was also a complete "side-stealer". That being said, those 2 took too much time and should've left room for songs like "Tarot Woman, Stargazer, the complete Starstruck or even Light in the Black", songs that are certainly worthy of playing live.

The live versions of Kill The King and Still I'm Sad are the best tracks.

I'm still giving this 4 stars simply because it's the classic lineup and it sounds good.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest live recordings in the rock world? October 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I confess; I'm a die-hard Dio-era Rainbow fan. These guys were everything Black Sabbath would kill to be, but could never be (Iommi can't possibly do what Blackmore does on the guitar, due to his fingers having been chopped off in an accident years ago and Ozzy has always been too stoned to recognize his own mother, let alone remember what key he's supposed to sing in).

Here, we have the entire band in top form - and, thankfully, somebody did a good job with the electrics, so the hum from the Strat's single-coil pickups wasn't too frustrating for Ritchie (he often cancelled concerts simply because of this; yes, he's a dyed-in-the-wool perfectionist), Dio's vocals are as great as ever and Martin Birch's production is, predictably, top-notch.

While I don't care that much about the "Wizard of Oz" intro to "Kill The King", this album simply makes the listener wish s/he was there to experience the concert(s).

As for Dio's perforance on "Mistreated", it makes you wonder why Deep Purple bothered hiring Coverdale in the first place.

One note regarding the mixing, now, because it shows the stance taken regarding the soundstage created during playback (you need a decent stereo system to hear this, forget your PC's speakers and those cheapskate tin cans sold en masse by various Jap and Korean manufacturers as "hi-fi combos"). On the cover of the album, you see from left to right:

Tony Carey with his keyboards, Jimmy Bain with his bass, Cozy Powell's drums, right in front of him is Ronnie and Ritchie is to the right. Of course, the audience is in front of them.

You'd expect this to be what you hear, right?

Wrong. Birch decided to put the listener ON THE STAGE with the band.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore!
Well produced live album of one of the greatest bands ever. RIP Ronnie. I remember seeing this concert live as a teenager and I can listen to it over and over again...
Published 1 month ago by piet vanalder
5.0 out of 5 stars RAINBOW---ON STAGE
LOVE THIS CD BUT NOW HAVE TO BUY THE 2 DISC SPECIAL EDITION---STILLEXTREMELY HAPPY WITH CD---R.I.P.---RJD--LONG LIVE RONNIE JAMES DIO
Published 3 months ago by hellbillyandy
4.0 out of 5 stars recieved album
Brand new still wrapped up and in great condition. Item will be handed down for generations to come.Thank you very much. Read more
Published 10 months ago by timbwork
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic live album
For any rainbow fan this is one of the best live performances. Ronnie and richie doing what they do best. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb live album
This is Rainbows, Made in Japan, what a album - just great! Live in 1976. The original album was produced and issued in 1977, reissued in 2012. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Hans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!! Classic!!
Amazing ! ! ! Great CD. A great recording of this great artist. A great buy. I recommend. You can buy because it is very good.
Published 14 months ago by Gustavo Barroso
2.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe Edition 2013. I just cannot suggest it for the cost.
I have purchased all the Deluxe Editions so far. I want the series to continue, but this "On Stage" is probably the weakest of the bunch so far. Read more
Published 14 months ago by herb
5.0 out of 5 stars DIO!
What a great bunch of songs by this group. Blackmore does multiple long solos that are just brilliant. Great listen
Published 14 months ago by Kevin Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent...But...
I gave the album 5 stars because it's Rainbow and it's a great album, made even better with this deluxe edition. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mark Kravitz
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Dio
this is a great album. I love Dio and I love this kind of music. Dio's music has a melody and is heavy metal sounding. I love the guiter solos.
Published 16 months ago by Troy Robinson
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