On November 6, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Ritchie Blackmore Story on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats and Deluxe Edition, and you can watch a preview of it below.
Without doubt one of the all-time great guitar players, Ritchie Blackmore hardly ever does interviews but has granted extraordinary access for the creation of this truly revealing program and talks in great depth about his life and career.
The Deluxe Edition contains the DVD of The Ritchie Blackmore Story, the DVD of Live in Tokyo and two-CD set Live in Tokyo, all contained in a 60-page 12” x 12” hardback photo book with a black and silver front cover. Live in Tokyo is the first official DVD and CD release of the 1984 concert by Rainbow from Tokyo’s famous Budokan. It was to be the last Rainbow concert before Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover went on to reform Deep Purple.
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, Blackmore 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.
The Bonus Features on this release offer up over 40 minutes of additional interviews with Ritchie Blackmore and his peers.
News of this release comes just as Blackmore has announced he will play four rock shows in 2016 with members of Deep Purple and Rainbow. Go here to read the full story.