Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Inside Rainbow A Critical Review 1979-1997|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This is the critical review of Rainbow covers 1979-1997, which saw the arrival of Graham Bonnet through to the final Stranger In Us All tour. Features rare footage of Rainbow with Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynne Turner and Dougie... more »
Decent critique of post-Dio Rainbow incarnations
Fortizymo | Salinas, CA | 05/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Inside Rainbow 79-97 is like the other Insider DVD's, a critique by various musicians, producers, reviewers, and critics in the UK rock genre (most I don't know but assume are well known over there). Starting with Down to Earth, a song or two from each album is analyzed interspersed with video from live concert footage from that Rainbow incarnation. Then the album is rated 1 to 5 stars. I enjoyed seeing the footage from 1980 Castle Donnington. Though all footage in this DVD is short, what is shown, showcases Graham Bonnet's vocal delivery. What a powerful voice he has! The Joe Lynn Turner video is from Japan 1984 which from what I can see is better than the Straight Between the Eyes tape that I have from San Antonio 1982. The last video is from Dusseldorf 1995 with Dougie White. I have the concert and have always loved it. Ritchie's playing is dead on and Dougie is a fantastic singer. As one of the critics state on this DVD, Dougie might've been the greatest Rainbow singer, but we'll never know as his time was too short - only one album the brilliant Stranger in Us All. In the Dougie section, there is also rare footage of Blackmore talking about why he hired Dougie and a few other things. Dougie himself is one of the reviewers talking at length about his relationship with Ritchie. All told, not as good as Inside Rainbow 75-79, but good for the Blackmore, Bonnet, Turner, White, Purple fans. Don't expect a full concert. What you get is a critical review with bits and pieces of concert footage."
S. G. Forbush | 07/07/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ten minutes into this DVD I stopped being a Blackmore fan. This is nothing but a bunch of people I've never heard of, going on and on about how great and underrated Blackmore is.
How about showing us, and let us decide for ourselves.
In fairness, I couldn't bring myself to watch the whole, thing, so there may be something worth seeing on here, but, from what I saw, only the most hardcore fans will enjoy this."