The video was filmed during the band’s 1977 European tour,¬†”Live In Munich”¬†is the only full live concert ever filmed with the classic¬†Ritchie Blackmore/Ronnie James Dio/Cozy Powell¬†classic lineup. With newly remastered sound, this is also the first time this complete concert is available on vinyl.
Rainbow¬†was the brainchild of legendary guitarist¬†Ritchie Blackmore, created in 1975 after his departure from¬†Deep Purple. A string of hit albums ignited immediate success, which persevered until 1983, when Blackmore¬†disbanded the group (and rejoined¬†Deep Purple). Featuring the line-up of¬†Blackmore,¬†Cozy Powell¬†(drums),¬†Bob Daisley¬†(bass), David Stone¬†(keyboards), and premiere rock and roll vocalist¬†Ronnie James Dio, the excitement in the air during this night was electric. This might be due, in part, to¬†Blackmore’s late arrival to Munich just before the concert, after being smuggled out of Austria after trouble with the police at a gig two nights earlier. This seemed to inspire both the band and the audience to create a truly remarkable gig.
The DVD includes original promo videos for¬†”Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Gates Of Babylon”¬†and¬†”L.A. Connection”, a photo gallery, slideshow with audio commentary, interviews, and the¬†”Rainbow Over Texas ’76″feature, which includes additional interviews and performance footage.
Rainbow – “Kill the King” Live in Munich 1977