Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his pop roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles. For the first time The Ritchie Blackmore Story tells the story of his remarkable career through extensive specially recorded new interviews with Ritchie himself plus contributions from many of his colleagues and admirers including: Brian May, Glenn Hughes, Lars Ulrich, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, the late Jon Lord, David Coverdale, Gene Simmons, Joe Lynn Turner, Steve Vai, Graham Bonnet and Ian Anderson. This is the definitive story of a true guitar legend.
The Ritchie Blackmore Story contains clips from many of his classic tracks with DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW and BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, including 'Smoke On The Water', 'Highway Star', 'Since You Been Gone', 'Wring That Neck', 'Space Truckin'', 'All Night Long', 'Long Live Rock 'N' Roll', 'Hush', 'Black Night', 'Child In Time', 'Mistreated', 'Burn', 'Man On The Silver Mountain', 'I Surrender', 'Perfect Strangers', 'Play Minstrel Play', 'Renaissance Faire', 'Fires At Midnight' and many more.
Quite simply, The Ritchie Blackmore Story is a look into the life and career of the mysterious "Man in Black", an introspective look at a true guitar legend.
The amazing Deluxe Edition contains the DVD of “The Ritchie Blackmore Story”, the DVD of “Live In Tokyo” and 2CDs of “Live In Tokyo” all contained in a 60 page 12” x 12” hardback photobook with a black and silver front cover. “Live In Tokyo” is the first official DVD & CD release of the 1984 concert by Rainbow from Tokyo’s famous Budokan. It was to be the last Rainbow concert before Ritchie Blackmore & Roger Glover went on to reform Deep Purple.
The tracklisting for the Budokan concert is:- Overture: Over The Rainbow / Spotlight Kid / Miss Mistreated / I Surrender / Can't Happen Here / Catch The Rainbow / Power / Street Of Dreams / Fool For The Night / Difficult To Cure / Blues / Stranded / Death Alley Driver / Fire Dance / All Night Long / Since You Been Gone / Smoke On The Water //
RELEASE DATE: 20th November 2015
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Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 0 (This DVD is region free and should play in all countries.)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
Number of discs: 4