Tag: Rainbow

Thursday 12/15/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Rainbow – Difficult To Cure (1981)

Difficult to Cure is the fifth studio album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released February 9, 1981. The album marked the further commercialization of the band’s sound, with Ritchie Blackmore once describing at the time his appreciation of the band Foreigner. It became the band’s highest-charting album on the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at number three.

  1. “I Surrender” 4:01
  2. “Spotlight Kid” 4:54
  3. “No Release” 5:33
  4. “Magic” 4:07
  5. “Vielleicht Das Nächste Mal (Maybe Next Time)” 3:17
  6. “Can’t Happen Here” 4:57
  7. “Freedom Fighter” 4:21
  8. “Midtown Tunnel Vision” 4:31
  9. “Difficult to Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)” 5:57

Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Don Airey – keyboards
Roger Glover – bass, producer
Bob Rondinelli – drums
Joe Lynn Turner – lead & backup vocals

Thursday 8/4/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Dio – Sacred Heart (1985)

Sacred Heart is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Dio. It was released on August 13, 1985 on Warner Bros. Records in North America, and Vertigo elsewhere. The record peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 chart. It includes the singles “Sacred Heart”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” and “Hungry for Heaven”.

This was the last Dio album to include guitarist Vivian Campbell, who was fired midway through the album’s tour. Campbell went on to join several other bands, most notably Def Leppard, Riverdogs, Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy. A rift occurred during the recording of this album between Dio and the guitarist, Dio stating in an interview “…for me, he (Viv) wasn’t even there for this record.” The album, along with Holy Diver and The Last in Line, was released in a new 2-CD Deluxe Edition on March 19, 2012 through Universal for worldwide distribution outside the U.S. Clocking in at 38 minutes, Sacred Heart is the band’s shortest album.

The RIAA certified Sacred Heart Gold (500,000 units sold) on October 15, 1985. It was for a long time the last Dio album to receive this certification, until The Very Beast of Dio was certified gold on November 3, 2009.

  1. “King of Rock and Roll” 3:49
  2. “Sacred Heart” 6:27
  3. “Another Lie” 3:48
  4. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” 4:32
  5. “Hungry for Heaven” 4:10
  6. “Like the Beat of a Heart” 4:24
  7. “Just Another Day” 3:23
  8. “Fallen Angels” 3:57
  9. “Shoot, Shoot” 4:20

Ronnie James Dio – vocals
Vinny Appice – drums
Jimmy Bain – bass
Vivian Campbell – guitar
Claude Schnell – keyboards
Craig Goldy – guitar on “Time to Burn”

Thursday 8/4/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Raindow – Rising (1976)

Rising (also known as Rainbow Rising) is the second studio album by the British-American rock band Rainbow. It was released on May 17, 1976.

  1. “Tarot Woman” 5:58
  2. “Run with the Wolf” 3:48
  3. “Starstruck” 4:06
  4. “Do You Close Your Eyes” 2:58
  5. “Stargazer” 8:26
  6. “A Light in the Black” 8:12

Ronnie James Dio – lead vocals
Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Tony Carey – keyboards
Jimmy Bain – bass
Cozy Powell – drums
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra – strings, horn
Fritz Sonnleitner – concert master
Rainer Pietsch – conductor

Wednesday 4/13/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Rainbow – Straight Between The Eyes (1982)

Straight Between the Eyes is the sixth studio album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released June 10, 1982. A remastered CD reissue, with packaging duplicating the original vinyl release, was released in May 1999.

  1. Death Alley Driver” 4:42
  2. “Stone Cold” 5:17
  3. “Bring On the Night (Dream Chaser)” 4:06
  4. “Tite Squeeze” 3:15
  5. “Tearin’ Out My Heart” 4:03
  6. “Power” 4:26
  7. “MISS Mistreated” 4:27
  8. “Rock Fever” 3:50
  9. “Eyes of Fire” 6:37

Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Roger Glover – bass, producer
Joe Lynn Turner – vocals
Bobby Rondinelli – drums
David Rosenthal – keyboards, orchestral arrangements

François Dompierre – orchestra conductor
Raymond Dessaint – orchestra lead

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.