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Watch Ritchie Blackmore and Rainbow Perform “Perfect Strangers” in Pro-Shot Video

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Ritchie Blackmore has released a video of “Perfect Strangers” from his June 2016 shows with Rainbow in Germany.

The clip comes from Memories in Rock—Live in Germany, a release that captures Blackmore’s long-awaited return to rock after nearly 19 years.

Performing with a new lineup of Rainbow, Blackmore revisited tracks from the classic years of Rainbow and Deep Purple, including “Catch the Rainbow,” “Mistreated,” “Since You Been Gone,” “Black Night,” “Spotlight Kid,” “Smoke on the Water,” “Stargazer,” “Perfect Strangers” and many others.

Memories in Rock—Live in Germany will be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD and digital formats November 18 and can be preordered (opens in new tab).

A Deluxe version (DVD, Blu-ray & 2CD in a 48-page hardback photo book) and three-LP version on 180gm vinyl) will be available as an import December 2.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.