On Stage

Label
Universal Special Markets
Release date
1 Mar 1999
Running length
6 tracks
Running time
81:07

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Intro: Over The Rainbow / Kill The King (Live) 5:31 707
2 Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain (Live) 11:15 642
3 Catch The Rainbow (Live) 17:33 2,533
4 Mistreated (Album Version - Live) 13:07 96
5 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (Live) 8:22 1,643
6 Still I'm Sad (Live) 25:19 1,004

About this album

“On Stage” is a live album released by “Rainbow” in 1977.

The album features a cover of a song from Blackmore’s previous band “Deep Purple”; “Mistreated”.

The album was recorded live over several German and Japanese dates in late 1976 during the “Rising” world tour. Many of the tracks were spliced together from different dates by producer Martin Birch, and the running order was changed to more easily fit four sides of vinyl.

The recording features the customary introduction to a rainbow show - the classic quote from the “The Wizard of Oz” (1939 film), “Toto: I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!” with the last word repeated a couple of times.

A more representative example of a Rainbow concert of the time was the 1990 release “Live in Germany”.

The original gatefold-sleeve vinyl release had picture-bag liners and the 1999 remaster duplicated the full artwork.

The song “Kill the King” appeared on this album before it ever appeared on a studio album. The studio version can be found on the follow-up release, 1978’s “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

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  • AllanMenezes

    One of the best live albums, along with Iron Maiden's "Live After Death", Deep Purple's "Made in Japan" and Scorpions' "Tokyo Tapes" [3] and let's not forget The Who's "Live at Leeds"

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • WatsonPepeLives

    One of the best live albums, along with Iron Maiden's "Live After Death", Deep Purple's "Made in Japan" and Scorpions' "Tokyo Tapes" [2]

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Siffie91

    im in love with this record

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PabloFromPoland

    One of the best live albums, along with Iron Maiden's "Live After Death", Deep Purple's "Made in Japan" and Scorpions' "Tokyo Tapes".

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • born_to_amplify

    Amazing album... Mistreated and Sixteenth Century Greensleeves are *SO* good... what I wouldn't give to have been there!!!!

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • donh66

    Ronnie in his prime.[ ROCK ON RONNIE, ROCK ON]

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ZWSnyder

    Rainbow (regardless of their musical standing with Sabbath and Zeppelin) were ahead of their time...NOONE WILL DO IT LIKE RAINBOW!

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • madcap-76

    ALL the songs are great - my favorite happens to be "Mistreated".

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • litex_fen

    Simply Greatest!

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Kucper888

    You're all.... the MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • maxcasanova

    This is a true classic! Amazing sound considering it's from '77!

    16 Sep 2009 Reply
  • BILLTHEBEARD

    GREETINGS MUSIC LOVERS.......... ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVE ALBUMS...... LIKE XXplorher also wore out lp and tape REGARDES TO ALL LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL PAUL BILLTHEBEARD

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • XXplorher

    True classic, man... I wore down both my LP and a COUPLE tapes to the core. Remains one of the more overlooked Live LP's of all time.

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • portugallisboa

    1+

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • mrblond70

    Agree! One of the best live albums ever

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • bourboneye

    Great live band!

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Bluesman24

    This one lives forever!!

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • robbie3051

    best of the best.

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Dum_Dum_Boy

    Great, great live album.

    20 Jul 2008 Reply
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