On September 16, 2022 the book dedicated to the “Man in Black” Ritchie Blackmore project: Rainbow is released in all digital bookstores and stores, already in pre-order on the Tsunami Edizioni website.
The band, not captained, but governed in every movement and carried out by Blackmore, became a legend with eight studio albums that have marked the history of Rock and with musicians who have built its artistic backbone making it unsinkable.
Musicians who, together with Blackmore, tell the story of Rainbow, which flows through these pages as in a very long live session.
Deep Purple‘s music was starting to get tight at Ritchie Blackmore. Having achieved a reputation as a living legend with a series of essential records for any self-respecting Rock fan, the mercurial guitarist had begun to digest the more funk and soul-oriented twist that Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale were imparting to the band.
This is how Rainbow was born, which the man in black will manage with the attitude of a master father along a career consisting of eight studio albums and a very long series of concerts. A band that has seen thirty different musicians alternate among its ranks, with names that have entered the history of Rock such as Ronnie James Dio, Craig Gruber, Jimmy Bain, Tony Carey, Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Roger Glover, Bobby Rondinelli, Bob Daisley, Doogie White… And in this book each of them, together with Ritchie, contributes to tell the story, the behind the scenes, the changes, the life on the road.
And then, of course, there is the music: from the beginnings with Dio to the voice, up to the almost forgotten Stranger in Us All with Doogie White behind the microphone, the albums are analyzed in detail, with anecdotes and background. Who wants to know all about classics such as “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Stargazer,” “Tarot Woman,” “Long Live Rock’n’Roll,” “Eyes of the World,” “Stone Cold,” “Street of Dreams” and many, many others, all you have to do is scroll through these pages.
Martin Popoff has been called “the most famous heavy metal journalist in the world.” He is said to have written more reviews than anyone else in the history of music journalism of all genres, and he is also the author of over eighty books devoted to Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock and record collecting. For fourteen years he was editor-in-chief of the now defunct Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Canada’s premier Metal publication, and has also written for Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, Record Collector and many other publications. He currently lives in Toronto.
Pre-order the book here: http://www.tsunamiedizioni.com/