||The Ritchie Blackmore Story
||Deluxe Edition (Book+2DVDs+2CDs)
||NTSC Region 0
||16:9 (Uneasy Rider) / 4:3 (Live In Tokyo)
||DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
||English, French, Spanish, German
||Total Running Time: 225 mins approx.
Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his pop roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles. For the first time “The Ritchie Blackmore Story” tells the story of his remarkable career through extensive specially recorded new interviews with Ritchie himself plus contributions from many of his colleagues and admirers including: Brian May, Glenn Hughes, Lars Ulrich, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, the late Jon Lord, David Coverdale, Gene Simmons, Joe Lynn Turner, Steve Vai, Graham Bonnet and Ian Anderson. This is the definitive story of a true guitar legend.
Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD, Blu-ray and in a Deluxe Edition.
Deluxe Edition contains the DVD of “The Story Of…,” the DVD of “Live In Tokyo” and 2CDs of “Live In Tokyo” all contained in a 60 page 12” x 12” hardback photobook with a black and silver front cover.
“Live In Tokyo” is the first official DVD & CD release of the 1984 concert by Rainbow from Tokyo’s famous Budokan. It was to be the last Rainbow concert before Ritchie Blackmore went on to reform Deep Purple.
Ritchie Blackmore hardly ever does interviews but has granted extraordinary access for the creation of the “Uneasy Rider” programme and talks in great depth about his life and career.
Contains clips from many of his classic tracks with Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night including: “Smoke On The Water,” “Highway Star,” “Since You’ve Been Gone,” “Wring That Neck,” “Space Truckin’,” “All Night Long,” “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Hush,” “Black Night,” “Child In Time,” “Mistreated,” “Burn,” “Man On The Silver Mountain,” “I Surrender,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Play Minstrel Play,” “Renaissance Faire,” “Fires At Midnight” and many more.
CD Disc 1
1) Intro Medley
2) Spotlight Kid
3) Miss Mistreated
4) I Surrender
5) Can’t Happen Here
6) Catch The Rainbow
8) Keyboard Solo
9) Street Of Dreams
10) Fool For The Night
11) Difficult To Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)
12) Guitar Solo
13) Drum Solo
CD Disc 2
15) Medley: Stranded / Hey Joe
16) Death Alley Driver
17) Fire Dance
18) Maybe Next Time
19) Medley: All Night Long / Woman From Tokyo
21) Since You’ve Been Gone
22) Smoke On The Water
Bonus Features (on The Ritchie Blackmore Story)
Over 40 minutes of additional interviews with Ritchie Blackmore and his peers.