All Night Long

Wolfsgang Vault seem to have acquired a video vault of rock shows filmed (seemingly by the venue itself) at the Capitol Theatre, Passiac, New Jersey, USA. Amongst the goodies is a good chunk of a show by Rainbow from early December 1979. This was the start of the Graham Bonnet era, the band having hit the road in America in mid-September (through to late December) to start promoting the new Down To Earth album. They supported Blue Oyster Cult for some shows, but headlined over The Scorpions at others, this date (Dec 1) being one such. A couple of numbers have been posted online (these are in black and white) and knowing the site (who have aired the Mk 4 Long beach show in the past despite dubious rights to do so) it’ll be made available in some format before too long (I’m told full versions are starting to do the rounds already on collectors circles).  Given the limited amount of material from the line-up (the Donington TV show still remains unissued) this is quite a discovery, and a show which has not been documented before. Sound is not great, but as someone said, it’s rare!  Thanks to Tim Summers for the heads up.

Full track listing and an advert for the show is on our diary archive listing and the Wolfgang site’s video clips are here.


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7 Responses to “All Night Long”

  1. David Says:

    Any Dio fan, always a big problem with “Stone Cold” etc. Heaven And Hell!

  2. Roy Davies Says:

    I wonder if Wolfgangs Vault might also have the June 78 and May 81 Rainbow concerts too?

  3. Ian Douglas Says:

    Actually (and I have been a critic of JLT in the past see Comment under red Cross!) I was pleasantly really upliftingly surprised by the quality of Second Hand Life by JLT from a few years ago – miles ahead of either Rainbow (under JLT) or Deep Purple (JLT vers 1.0). Well worth a listen in fact!

    • Roy Davies Says:

      Agreed about JLT; a singer who has developed since Rainbow days and is now doing the best stuff of his career. The Mother’s Army albums (with Bob Daisley) are excellent trad. hard rock – the recent 3CD box-set is well worth the money!

  4. Alan Taylor Says:

    Just watched a the clip of Man on the Silver Mountain with Graham Bonnet on lead vocals and it is very good. I remember the fuss when he replaced RJD. I was never that much of a Dio fan, certainly not at the time. Bonnet had short hair and wore a sports jacket! It never occurred to us that the new wave bands we liked did the same, or that I would soon dress similarly. The cheer that went up at Reading in 82 when Gary Barden, who had been replaced in MSG by Bonnet, appeared through the dry ice to retake his place was deafening. And the truth is, Bonnet was twice the singer that Barden was, probably on a par with Dio vocally and so much better than JLT who was performing his cabaret routine with Rainbow by that time.

  5. r3c0rdc0113ct0r Says:

    Is it me or is that Jim Carey on vocals…?!!! Dead ringer!

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