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Difficult to Cure

Difficult to Cure

Difficult to Cure

Difficult to Cure




Rainbow ditched vocalist Graham Bonnet after Down to Earth, hiring former Fandango singer Joe Lynn Turner as their frontman. As it turns out, Turner is less hyperbolic than his predecessor, which fits the focused polish of Difficult to Cure. Where Down to Earth was a streamlined version of early Rainbow, Difficult to Cure is a shot at crossover. It's all given a contemporary sheen, with plenty of studio gloss that now instantly evokes the early '80s. On that level, it's somewhat of an entertaining artifact -- anyone pining for an example of what album-oriented radio sounded like in the pre-MTV years should check this out -- but it's not more than that, since the bids at chart success are only occasionally memorable ("I Surrender," "Magic"). Each side ends with a pseudo-classical instrumental that functions as a guitar showcase. Ritchie Blackmore's playing is impeccable despite the awkwardness of both numbers.

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Release Date: 05/25/1999
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0731454736527
catalogNumber: 547365
Rank: 49743


  1. I Surrender
  2. Spotlight Kid
  3. No Release
  4. Magic
  5. Vielleicht Das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time)
  6. Can't Happen Here
  7. Freedom Fighter
  8. Midtown Tunnel Vision
  9. Difficult to Cure

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