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This title is part of Polydor's 1st wave of Rainbow reissues, featuring new digital remastering from the original master tapes and packaging faithful to the original LPs. Includes "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll," "Lady of the Lake," "L.A. Connection," "Kill the King," "Rainbow Eyes" and more.
This title is part of Polydor's 1st wave of Rainbow reissues, featuring new digital remastering from the original master tapes and packaging faithful to the original LPs. Includes "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll," "Lady of the Lake," "L.A. Connection," "Kill the King," "Rainbow Eyes" and more.
731454736329
Rainbow - Long Live Rock & Roll (remastered)

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Format: CD
Label: POR
Catalog: 547363
Rel. Date: 04/27/1999
UPC: 731454736329

Long Live Rock & Roll (remastered)
Artist: Rainbow
Format: CD
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This title is part of Polydor's 1st wave of Rainbow reissues, featuring new digital remastering from the original master tapes and packaging faithful to the original LPs. Includes "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll," "Lady of the Lake," "L.A. Connection," "Kill the King," "Rainbow Eyes" and more.

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''Long Live Rock 'n' Roll'' is the third studio album released by Rainbow, released in 1978.

Although Bob Daisley & David Stone are listed on the album credits for their contributions they joined the band part way through the recording sessions and only appear on a couple of tracks. (Stone part wrote "Gates of Babylon" but was never credited). Blackmore played most of the bass parts himself for the album.

"Kill the King" was already a staple part of the tour setlists, opening Rainbow concerts since mid-1976. It first appeared on the live album ''On Stage'' in 1977.

The original vinyl release was in a gatefold-sleeve, with a lyric-sheet insert. The crowd picture is actually from a Rush concert, with the wording on the banner the fans were actually holding replaced by the Rainbow album title and the visible Rush t-shirts airbrushed to black.

''Long Live Rock 'n' Roll'' was remastered on CD for the US market in April 1999, with the European version following later. The US version had a matte booklet/ insert, which matched the original vinyl sleeve for all markets, whereas the European issue was the standard glossy type.

In the 1977-78 live concerts the title track and "Kill the King" were the only songs performed, although "LA Connection" did get a few airings on the US tour before being dropped from the set.

This was Rainbow's last album to feature Ronnie James Dio on vocals. He left, later to join Black Sabbath, and was replaced by Graham Bonnet.

Since 2004 Dio's solo shows featured a live version of "Gates of Babylon."

The title song was covered by the fictitious heavy metal band Steel Dragon for the 2001 movie ''Rock Star''.

In June 2009 a CD size book about the making of album was released in the series "Rock Landmarks" called "''Long Live Rock N' Roll'' Story". It was written by Rainbow and Blackmore expert Jerry Bloom. - Wikipedia

        
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