An update on the new Blackmore sell through documentary which we first covered a couple of weeks ago (for the original story click here). Happily they have had a rethink on the title, and it now comes out on November 6th 2015 through Eagle Rock Entertainment as “The Ritchie Blackmore Story” on DVD, BluRay and as a Deluxe Edition. “Ritchie Blackmore hardly ever does interviews but has granted extraordinary access for the creation of this truly revealing programme and talks in great depth about his life and career…” says the press sheet. Well, when you’re trying to drum up interest in next year’s rock tour* I guess every little helps!
The Deluxe Edition also features the first European release of Rainbow’s 1984 Tokyo farewell show on both DVD and 2CD formats. This concert has come out in part on a few anthology releases over the years, and was of course issued in full on laser disc in Japan in the Eighties (and much bootlegged as a result). This edition comes with the documentary in a special box with a large format photo book. Why they haven’t issued this as a stand alone release, as I’m sure a lot of fans would be interested, I’m not sure. Maybe that will follow.
(*One show in London is now promised. Dress: optional)