Rare breed

I’ve no idea what to make of this, but it’s on the iTunes website as a five minute download available from April 26th, so make sure you have 99pence in your Apple account ready! Though I suspect anyone hoping for an awesome remix off the first album is going to be disappointed.  And why had Ritchie gone all Poirot with his name? Thanks to Tim Summers for sending the link. As for the menace who sent me the sleeve with Ritchie’s face substituted which I saw first, detention beckons!

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3 Responses to “Rare breed”

  1. Leftin Says:

    Oh dear. I don’t mean to be a voice of dissent, but I really like this. The first Rainbow album is one of the few hard rock records where the laid-back vibe works (for me – and Bad Co’s Rough Diamonds is another), but I feel this version rocks harder, and therefore feels more modern. Ronnie Romero is an inspired discovery – he handles Dio and Coverdale songs especially well, and his Child in Time is on par with most. Hope this makes it to the live set.

  2. Mark B Says:

    Good evening Simon. This landed in my iTunes this morning and… I’m underwhelmed. Never has my whelm been so under(ed). Shocking drumming, weak bass and (to my ears) little in the way of keyboards. It’s essentially an extended jam session allowing the old boy to “widdle” a bit. You can hear the lack of b**ls from his mini-amp, sadly. On the bright side, apart from some occasionally clunky pronunciation, once again Romero proves he has a powerful set of lungs. I played the Rainbow “original” after this and it’s chalk and cheese. I then played the Quatermass version…… now that’s Camembert.

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