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Rainbow - Boston 1981 album review

Album Review

A reissue of the Live King Biscuit Flower Hour recording

Superficially, there are resemblances in the Rainbow of 1981 to Spinal Tap, in terms of their instrumental line-up, with Deep Purple’s Roger Glover and Ritchie Blackmore on bass and guitar, and Don Airey on keyboards. There’s even the occasional Tap-ism on display here – the Bach-like keyboard flourishes that announce I Surrender are but one example, as is the conceptual conceit of beginning with a version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

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