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Artist: Rainbow

Title: Difficult to Cure

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Rainbow Difficult to Cure Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1981

Label: Polydor Records

Catalog Number: 547 365-2


Ritchie Blackmore guitar
Roger Glover bass
Don Airey keyboards
Bob Rondinelli drums
Joe Lynn Turner vocals


1.  I Surrender  4:01
2.  Spotlight Kid  4:54
3.  No Release  5:33
4.  Magic  4:07
5.  Vielleicht Das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time)  3:17
6.  Can't Happen Here  4:57
7.  Freedom Fighter  4:21
8.  Midtown Tunnel Vision  4:31
9.  Difficult To Cure (Beethoven'S Ninth)  5:57
Total Running Time:  41:38

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Kim Date: September 9, 2002 at 16:11
Yeahaaaaa. Turner does it again. Kill`s an attemps to make a good rock `n roll album.

From: ROBERT Date: October 21, 2002 at 18:55
que manera de tocar! que grandioso monstruo es el richie! y que pedazo de disco, obra de arte absoluta, y encima con el gran Joe a la voz!!

From: JAVIER Date: December 13, 2002 at 1:54

From: rising power Date: March 31, 2003 at 0:33
Joe Lyn Turner is one of my favorite singers. Ronnie James Dio might have bigger lungs but J.L.Turner sounds more streetwise than the more whimsical Dio. I can also identify with the lyrics of Joe

From: Xabofar Date: May 31, 2003 at 13:52
In 1981 Blackmore came back with his particular Spotlight Kid: Joe Lynn Turner (I love both of them!) This album is plenty of classics: I Surrender, Spotlight Kid, the beautiful Magic, the rockandroller of Canīt Happen Here and Beethovenīs Ninth (much better the live version of Finyl Vinyl).

From: perfectstranger Date: June 16, 2003 at 8:31
the best rainbow lp by far! great songs and playing by all. midtown tunnel vision is a amazing song and blackmore was at the top of his game in 81' a must have!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Emilio Date: July 29, 2003 at 6:30
Otra gran obra del maestro Blackmore, que sin embargo tiene canciones como Midtown tunnel vision y Freedom fighter que no me acaban de convencer. Por cierto, la mala influencia de Candice Night ha hecho que Ritchie perpetre otro disco folkie. Lo siento profundamente.

From: RR-Finland Date: August 28, 2003 at 11:14
This is great Rainbow album (like they all are). Ritchies guitarsound is just so good and original. Keyboards on Spotlight Kid are hilarious!

From: Elton Braga Date: November 26, 2003 at 15:34
Unforgettable, memorable, pretty beautiful, there are really no words to describe this album!Joe Lynn Turner just canīt beat Dio īcuz itīs ask too much, even cause they have different styles.But even so, I loved this work!

From: Dusty Date: December 4, 2003 at 16:40
This is great! One of their best

From: Big Papa K Date: June 28, 2004 at 16:13
I have been a fan of Joe Lynn Turner, but I do tend to think that his voice limits what a band can do. In this case Rainbow shift into commercial hard rock here and most of it fails. While opening track "I Surrender" is a catchy aor tune, it just does not feel like Rainbow, as the keyboards start to overtake the guitar. 5/10

From: ROCKER Date: September 29, 2004 at 18:21
Excellent debut from Joe Lynn Turner. I Surrender & Spotlight Kid are Rainbow classics. No Release, Midtown Tunnel Vision, and Can't Happen Here are also great tunes that will get into, great album for when you're on the road. Beethoven's Ninth is also catchy. All in all, a classic.

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 22:39
Most definitely I bought this one also. Joe doesn't have the range Dio has, but a bit more than Bonnet. Nevertheless, this was an excellent album with no flaws. Everything Rainbow put out was awesome.

From: CHIRO Date: January 3, 2005 at 7:47

From: underworld king Date: January 31, 2009 at 10:04
Pickind up where the band left off with DTE. A little more commercial but still a great album. IMHO Rainbow has never made a bad album. Different vocalist and different styles but each has it's own merits. Here JLT proves he can play with the big boys.

From: Animal! Date: March 3, 2011 at 0:09
Enter J.L.T. and still a great band, The start of some great albums.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2019 at 21:46
Good album for sure with Joe giving his powerful vocal skills to the top of it and with a Purpleish sound ...tracks # 1(hit single),2,3,4 & 6 are the ones for me...enjoyable stuff...80/100

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