This title is part of Polydor's 2nd wave of Rainbow reissues, featuring new digital remastering from the original master tapes and packaging faithful to the original LPs. Includes "I Surrender," "Spotlight Kid," "No Release," "Magic," "Maybe Next Time," "Can't Happen Here," "Freedom Fighter" and more.
This title is part of Polydor's 2nd wave of Rainbow reissues, featuring new digital remastering from the original master tapes and packaging faithful to the original LPs. Includes "I Surrender," "Spotlight Kid," "No Release," "Magic," "Maybe Next Time," "Can't Happen Here," "Freedom Fighter" and more.
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Format: CD
Label: POLYDOR / UMGD
Catalog: 547365
Rel. Date: 05/25/1999
UPC: 731454736527

Difficult To Cure
Artist: Rainbow
Format: CD
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This title is part of Polydor's 2nd wave of Rainbow reissues, featuring new digital remastering from the original master tapes and packaging faithful to the original LPs. Includes "I Surrender," "Spotlight Kid," "No Release," "Magic," "Maybe Next Time," "Can't Happen Here," "Freedom Fighter" and more.

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''Difficult to Cure'' is the fifth album released by Rainbow, in 1981, and marked a further commercialisation of the band's 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''. Joe Lynn 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).

The cover design is by Hipgnosis though it was not specifically for this album. It had previously been put forward as a cover for Black Sabbath's 1978 album, ''Never Say Die!''

A remastered CD reissue was released in May 1999, with packaging duplicating the original vinyl release.

''Jealous Lover'', the first track written by Turner and Blackmore, was the non-album B-side to ''Can't Happen Here''. ''Spotlight Kid'' was covered by German power metal band Angel Dust for the album Border of Reality.

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. - Wikipedia