In June 2016, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made many long held dreams come true for his fans 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 recorded and filmed to produce Memories In Rock – Live In Germany, which is being released here via Eagle Rock Entertainment as a 2 x Blu-ray + CD set.
The film and recording captures the long awaited return to rock music for Blackmore. The setlist, combining classic tracks from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, was exactly what the fans had wished for. Filmed in high definition, the jaw-dropping set includes "Catch The Rainbow", "Mistreated", "Since You Been Gone", "Black Night", "Spotlight Kid", "Smoke On The Water", "Stargazer", "Perfect Strangers", and more! As a bonus all formats also boast a quartet of tracks recorded on an alternative night: "Spotlight Kid", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Long Live Rock ‘N' Roll", and "Stargazer." The band line-up for this incredible show featured Ritchie Blackmore (guitar); Ronnie Romero (vocals); David Keith (drums); Bob Nouveau (bass); Jens Johanssen (keyboards); Candice Night (backing vocals); and Lady Lynn (backing vocals).
Some people said that the time would never come, but Memories In Rock – Live In Germany is the tangible proof. The band played superbly and Ritchie Blackmore proved that he remains one of the finest guitarists of all time!