Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow to Release Two New Songs This Week
A little while back we got news that Ritchie Blackmore is going to be releasing the first Rainbow songs he has put out in over 20 years. We had no idea when these tracks would see release though, until now. Blackmore has set the two tracks for release on May 26th and also given us the names of them.
Blackmore with the current line-up of Rainbow re-recorded the Joe Lynn Turner era tune I Surrender and wrote and recorded a brand new song titled Land of Hope and Glory. In an interview with Japanese rock magazine Burrn! Blackmore talks about the songs, saying:
“We were recording until yesterday in the studio at our home. We recorded some songs for Blackmore’s Night and two songs with the new singer for Rainbow.
I wrote one new song, and also recorded one of the old ones. Ronnie, who is in Madrid now, added his vocals and sent it back. Rather than make an album, we may release as singles.”
Both songs are currently available for pre-order. Personally I'm kind of disappointed that Blackmore didn't choose a Ronnie James Dio era tune if he was going to re-record an old song, but I will still check it out anyway. Maybe it will have more balls to it this time around. That said, I'm pretty stoked to hear what Land of Hope and Glory will sound like. Probably like Doogie White era stuff, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. We'll see. Regardless, I'm just glad there is going to be new Rainbow music this week.