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Finyl Vinyl is a collection of live recordings and B-sides by the British hard rock band Rainbow and was released in 1986, after the band had already disbanded in 1984. All the studio tracks had previously been released.

Finyl Vinyl
Compilation album of live recordings and B-sides by
ReleasedMarch 1986
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length79:52; 84:46 (cassette)
Mercury (North America)
ProducerRoger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore
Rainbow live albums chronology
On Stage
Finyl Vinyl
Live in Germany
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]
Kerrang!4.5/5 stars[3]


  • The cover photograph of Ritchie Blackmore was taken by Ross Halfin after a concert at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin in November 1982.
  • The LP notes mistakenly credit drums on "Weiss Heim" to Bobby Rondinelli, when in fact they were performed by Cozy Powell.
  • The instrumental "Difficult to Cure" is taken from the final Japanese Rainbow date in 1984 and features a full orchestral accompaniment. The guitar solo was re-recorded and differs from the video release.
  • The song "Man on the Silver Mountain" features guitar overdubs.
  • The song "Can't Happen Here" has wrong location and date in the booklet. It was actually recorded at "The Orpheum Theatre" in Boston, MA, USA on 07-05-1981.
  • The original double vinyl release omitted "Street of Dreams", although it was included on the cassette version before "Jealous Lover". The first CD issue, a single disc, omitted both "Street of Dreams" and "Tearin' Out My Heart". These were restored on the 2CD remastered edition of 1999, which features different lengths for several tracks along with the original artwork.

Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Spotlight Kid"Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Gloverlive at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, 19845:00
2."I Surrender"Russ Ballardlive at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, 19845:45
3."Miss Mistreated"Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Joe Lynn Turnerlive at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, 19844:21
Side two
4."Jealous Lover"Blackmore, Turnerin studio, B-side of "Can't Happen Here" single, 19813:10
5."Can’t Happen Here"Blackmore, Gloverlive at the Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, 19814:15
6."Tearin' Out My Heart"Blackmore, Glover, Turnerlive at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, 19828:04
7."Since You Been Gone"Ballardlive at Monsters of Rock Festival, Castle Donington, England, 19803:40
8."Bad Girl"Blackmore, Gloverin studio, B-side of "Since You Been Gone" single, 19794:48
Side three
9."Difficult to Cure" (instrumental)Ludwig van Beethoven, arrangement by Blackmore, Glover, Don Airey, orchestral arrangement by David Rosenthallive at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, 198411:15
10."Stone Cold"Blackmore, Glover, Turnerlive at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, 19824:30
11."Power"Blackmore, Glover, Turnerlive at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, 19824:22
Side four
12."Man on the Silver Mountain"Blackmore, Ronnie James Diolive at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, 19788:20
13."Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll"Blackmore, Diolive at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, 19787:12
14."Weiss Heim" (instrumental)Blackmorein studio, B-side of "All Night Long" single, 19805:10
Extra track in the cassette edition
15."Street of Dreams"Blackmore, Turnerlive at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, 19844:54



Year Chart Position
1986 Swedish Albums Chart[4] 25
UK Albums Chart[5] 31
Billboard 200 (USA)[6] 87


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Rainbow Finyl Vinyl review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 280. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ Putterford, Mark (6 Mar 1986). "'Bow Wow!". Kerrang!. 115. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 18.
  4. ^ "Rainbow – Vinyl Vinyl (album)". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  5. ^ "Rainbow Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  6. ^ "Finyl Vinyl Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-12-15.