In June 2016 legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made his much‐anticipated return to rock music as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow played three concerts in Europe, two in Germany and one in England.
The two German shows at Loreley and Bietigheim were caught on camera to produce the concert film Memories In Rock, which was released by Eagle Vision with the audio released on Eagle Records in November 2016.
This new 2CD set captures the full audio from the British show at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham. The setlist for this show, combining classic tracks from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, includes two tracks from the Mark III Deep Purple era, “Soldier Of Fortune” and “Burn” that were not included in the German shows. The band were on fantastic form and Ritchie Blackmore proved that he remains one of the finest guitarists of all time.