This guide lists all the official releases available including some tracks yet to be issued on the digital medium of CD or DVD.
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow(9 Tracks/Remastered 1999 Edition/Polydor/originally 1975)
Rainbow Rising(19 Tracks/2CD/Deluxe Edition 2011/Polydor/originally1976) This has 3 mixes of the same album. Also 'Stargazer' recorded at the rehearsals for the world tour which is previously unreleased.
On Stage(6 Tracks/Remastered 1999 Edition/Polydor/originally 1977)
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll(8 Tracks/Remastered 1999 Edition/Polydor/originally 1978)
Down To Earth(22 Tracks/2CD/Deluxe Edition 2011/Polydor/originally 1979) This release includes the original album with the 2 singles b-sides. The 2nd disc has 12 out-takes previously unreleased.
Difficult To Cure(9 Tracks/Remastered 1999 Edition/Polydor/originally 1981)
Straight Between The Eyes(9 Tracks/Remastered 1999 Edition/Polydor/originally 1982)
Bent Out Of Shape(10 Tracks/Remastered 1999 Edition/Polydor/originally 1983) This version includes the 2 extended tracks that were available on the original cassette in 1983.
Finyl Vinyl(15 Tracks/Remastered 1999 2CD Edition/Polydor/originally 1986) Contains 5 live tracks from Japan 84, 3 from Texas 82, 2 from Georgia USA 78, 1 from Donnington 80, 1 from USA 1981 and 3 singles b-sides. Of the different vinyl & cassette & CD versions, this version has all the songs included.
Live In Germany 1976(8 Tracks/2 CD/Connoisseur Collection/1990) Originally all previously unreleased. But since the release of the 3, 1976 World Tour 30th Anniversary double CDs, released in 2006/7, there only remains the 3 tracks from Munich 1976 that are not available elsewhere. The song credited to Mannheim is actually from the Nuremberg concert.
Ritchie Blackmore Rock Profile Volume Two(Includes 2 Tracks from the Rainbow 1976 German concerts, only one of which is now unavailable on the 1976 World Tour 30th Anniversary CDs. The track being '16th Century Greensleeves' from Munich again/Connoisseur Collection/1991)
Stranger In Us All(10 Tracks/RCA/1995) Bonus track in Japan. This was the new Rainbow line up of the 1990's.
Ariel(Radio Edit/Album version/Temple Of The King(live) recorded in Stockholm 1995/CD single/RCA/1995)
All Night Long An Introduction To Rainbow(11 Tracks/Universal/2002) Includes 'All Night Long' live version from Castle Donnington 1980. Not available on CD anywhere else.
Live In Munich 1977(8 Tracks/2CD/Eagle Rock/2006)
Live In Cologne 1976(9 Tracks/2CD/AFM/2006) 1976 World Tour 30th Anniversary. Complete concert.
Live In Dusseldorf 1976(8 Tracks/2CD/AFM/2006) 1976 World Tour 30th Anniversary. Complete concert.
Live In Nuremberg 1976(9 Tracks/2CD/AFM/2007) 1976 World Tour 30th Anniversary. Complete concert.
Anthology 1975-1984(28 Tracks/2CD/Polydor/2009) Includes 3 tracks not available elsewhere on CD.
Live In Munich 1977(8 Track concert plus 3 bonus tracks, interviews, photogallery and slide show audio commentary/Eagle Vision/2006)(146 minutes).
Live Between The Eyes/Final Cut(12 track concert/11 track compilation of singles promo videos/2DVD/Universal/2006)(130 minutes).
Inside Rainbow 1975-1997(2DVD plus book by Jerry Bloom, some good photos/Classic Rock Productions/2004/114 minutes)
In Their Own Words(DVD plus 72 page book with 4x Blackmore, 1x Glover, 1x Dio interviews, and loads of great photos/Edgehill/2005)
VIDEO NOT RELEASED ON DVD
Japan Tour 84(Toho Video/Japan only release/1984) (16 tracks/115 minutes) Final concert before Deep Purple reunion in 1984.
VINYL TRACKS NOT AVAILABLE ON CD
Monsters Of Rock(LP/Polydor/1980) Includes 2 tracks from Rainbow's headlining show at Donnington in 1980 before 60,000 fans. Only one of which is now not available on CD, that suprisingly being the classic 'Stargazer'. The other being 'All Night Long' now available on the 'Introduction' CD mentioned above.
All Night Long(7" single remix/Polydor/1980)
Can't Happen Here(7" single remix/Polydor 1981)
ALSO AVAILABLE 3 BOOKS
Rainbow Rising by Roy Davies(Helter Skelter/2002)
English Castle Magic by Martin Popoff(Metal Blade/2005)
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Story by Jerry Bloom(Wymer/2009).