The purpose of this petition is to persuade the 'powers that be' to officially release the complete audio (SOUNDBOARD recording) of this historic Rainbow concert.
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After almost 35 years since this concert took place, Rainbow fans everywhere have been asking why has there not been an official release of the COMPLETE concert from the inaugural "Monsters of Rock" Festival in 1980.
The concert was recorded in stereo and filmed by a small private company authorized by Polygram Records.The BBC then bought 30 minute highlights, and have been showing them periodically
Sadly, the video tapes of this COMPLETE concert have been lost and possibly erased. So Rainbow fans have had to 'make do' with the BBC highlights, and a few very poor bootlegs.That have originated from audience recordings.
The stereo tapes do exist.
Four tracks have been released officially, but as of today the soundboard recording of the COMPLETE concert has never been released.
This petition is not just for Rainbow fans, but rock fans in general, to show the record companies, that there still is a market out there for these concerts that have been hidden in the vaults, and they deserve to finally get 'their day' before they too are wiped in error, like the Rainbow MOR video.
The fans of this group, (incidentally Rainbow disbanded in 1984) have been loyal and patient for 35 years, but with time marching on. and many of the real ardent fans of the band....shall we say ..... 'getting up there'.
They can't wait forever!
With the 35th anniversary fast approaching, now would be the ideal time to deliver, what some of the fans call 'the holy grail' and finally release this majestic concert.
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We all can!!
'Long Live Rock N' Roll'
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