RAINBOW Difficult to Cure LP used 1981. Check the exclusive video showing this LP for sale. 4 ex- Deep Purple members. Check videos “I Surrender”, “Spotlight Kid”, “Can’t Happen Here” and audio.


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Rainbow – Difficult to Cure (Full Album):

Difficult to Cure is the fifth album released by Rainbow, in 1981, and marked a further commercialisation of the band sound. In an interview in Sounds (July 25th 1981), a UK music paper, Blackmore openly stated his liking for Foreigner and erstwhile vocalist Ronnie James Dio has referred to this period of Rainbow as “”Foreigner Junior””.
The album material was started with Graham Bonnet still in the band, getting as far as recording I Surrender. Turner was recruited and sang over backings already completed. In a 1982 interview with British Rock magazine Kerrang! Turner stated that, because of this, he was singing in higher keys than he would do normally (and would do subsequently).
This is the only Rainbow album to feature a line-up containing 4 past or future Deep Purple members. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was a founding member of Deep Purple, Roger Glover joined as bassist in 1969, Joe Lynn Turner later became lead singer in 1989, and Don Airey replaced Jon Lord as keyboardist in 2002. However, the four were never all in Deep Purple at the same time.

Label: Polydor ‎– POLD 5036
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1981

“”I Surrender”” (Russ Ballard) – 4:10
“”Spotlight Kid”” (Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover) – 5:04
“”No Release”” (Blackmore, Glover, Don Airey) – 5:42
“”Magic”” (Brian Moran) – 4:15
“”Vielleicht Das Nachster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)”” (Blackmore, Airey) – 3:23
“”Can’t Happen Here”” (Blackmore, Glover) – 5:09
“”Freedom Fighter”” (Joe Lynn Turner, Blackmore, Glover) – 4:28
“”Midtown Tunnel Vision”” (Turner, Blackmore, Glover) – 4:44
“”Difficult To Cure (Beethoven Ninth)”” (Beethoven, arr. by Blackmore, Glover, Airey) – 5:58

I Surrender would be the band highest charting single in the UK, reaching #3.

Joe Lynn Turner – vocals
Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Don Airey – keyboard
Roger Glover – bass
Bobby Rondinelli – drums

Blackmore fired a lot of people from Rainbow. An exception was Graham Bonnet, who quit when making the follow-up to Down To Earth. But Blackmore had the last laugh. With new singer Joe Lynn Turner, Rainbow had their biggest hit album and single with Difficult To Cure and I Surrender, both reaching No.3 in the UK.

With Turner’s voice lighting up powerful tracks such as Can’t Happen Here and Spotlight Kid, and Blackmore riffing on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the audacious and OTT title track, this was Rainbow’s last great ’80s album.

Rainbow : Difficult To Cure : Classic Album Review

Please watch the video above for the full review.

A look back at this classic album by Rainbow featuring my thoughts and reaction at the time of its release and what I think of the album now.

This technically is my least favourite album by Rainbow. It is far removed from Rainbow Rising and some tracks ( especially Magic ) are certainly more pop than rock but guess what… I really enjoyed it.
Listening to it with fresh ears and the distance of time and years it has some fine moments.
Ritchie Blackmore in particular is very inventive in his solos and even some of the deep tracks have some excellent performances.

Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Don Airey – keyboards
Roger Glover – bass, producer
Bob Rondinelli – drums
Joe Lynn Turner – lead & backup vocals


1 I Surrender
2 Spotlight Kid
3 No Release
4 Magic
5 Vielleicht Das Nachster Mal

6 Can’t Happen Here
7 Freedom Fighter
8 Midtown Tunnel Vision
9 Difficult To Cure

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Weight 0.25 kg


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