above and below NRP Live at Dumbleton Club July 2018 

Sadly due to unavoidable circumstances Paul Newton has been unable to work on the second Newton/Rainbow CD.
With many of the songs already recorded as demos with Big Ted Turner playing the bass guitar it was decided to make available these recordings as a free download. As a bonus we have included a live track featuring Paul. Hopefully this album will be finished  in the near future. We hope you enjoy these new songs, although unfinished they give a good idea of where the project was heading musically.

To download  Album tracks right click and follow the links

You Must take The Blame.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.8 MB]
A Nation's Regret.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.5 MB]
Ghosts of the Past.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.8 MB]
Easy Street.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.7 MB]
The Downer.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.8 MB]
MP3 audio file [6.0 MB]
The Devil's Answer.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.6 MB]
Fast Lane Rider.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.9 MB]
It's Up To You.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.5 MB]
Hey Ya'll.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.0 MB]
They Call Me The Breeze.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.8 MB]

New CD by the Newton/Rainbow Project

available late December via CD Baby or direct from this site.

Walking In Your Shadow
This Lonely Road
Last Man Standing
Standing On The Rock
Watching My last chance Fade Away (Acoustic)
Baby Please Don't Go
All's Not Lost
Real Turned On
The Mage
Satan's Claw
Mister Tell Me
Let The Dice Keep Rolling



Watching My Last Chance Fade Away (Alt Version)
Last Man Standing ( Alt Version featuring Gary Harper)

Licence To Rock was recorded at Arena Sound Studios UK.
Album produced and mixed by Chris Rainbow and Big Ted Turner.



I first met Chris at one of his performances in my home town of Ledbury where we got talking and discovered that we had very similar musical interests. Chris later contacted me and asked if I would be interested in playing bass on a couple of his songs that he was planning to record. When we subsequently got together and I listened to what he was putting together I realised that this guy was writing good songs and so we formulated a plan  for a project which has culminated in the production this CD.  What was originally going to be a couple of sessions for me has evolved into a full blown project !

It has taken several months for us to complete the work as we needed to schedule the sessions to suit our other commitments but we now have what I consider to be a very strong selection of material, mostly written by Chris, plus a couple of early Uriah Heep songs that we have re-visited and a great blues song Baby Please Don't Go.

The recording sessions with Chris were always enjoyable and Chris Hardcastle at Arena studio proved to be an excellent guy to work with and his technical role on this project has been invaluable.

Chris and myself have now gigged together a few times and we hope to do this on a more regular basis in the future. We have formed a strong working and social relationship over the months has made this project a very enjoyable experience.

(For these recordings I used two bass guitars...my “old faithful” 1969 Fender Jazz, from the early Heep days and my 1979 Musicman).

Paul Newton

April 2016

                                L to R Chris, Jeff and Paui Newton NRP 2018  

Click on the covers to hear the Albums

Chris Rainbow's

Wild Bunch All Stars



Wild Bunch UK.

E.P.s and Early Bunch


Wild Bunch Radio Promo Containing Original songs used on Chris's appearance on Ten Radio.

Wild Bunch UK

Oaken Ground



Wild Bunch UK




Oaken Ground Review by Conrad Malpas

From the opening track Keep The Faith you know that you are in

for a good time listening to this Album..

This is a celebration of the Southern Rock Chris prefers to associate with

and he does not hold back on this album with none other than 11 tracks ,

written by the great man himself.

Chris is a man with many talents and this Album shows you just a few of them, with his unique use of guitar playing, his way with song writing and his use of the melodic tone of lyrics which transcend over his many songs that he has written and set in stone on this CD.  To prove my point just take a listen to track number 7,

SABF and try to prove me wrong.

Chris should be on the big stage playing to the masses but he has chosen the long highways playing the pubs and clubs of this fair land 

which keep him grounded and loved by all his fans.

This is a one of those albums which you listen to time and time again and you never get bored of listening to it and you spot something new on every spin, this is a party for your ears and you should invite all your friends to join in the fun.

This is one album everyone should have in their collection, and if you have a chance to see Chris live, brake every speed limit and get in the front row of the venue, this is one man you cannot miss to see and hear perform.

The Last Blast
Wild Bunch original track released on the Wild Bunch Reunion Live CD as a bonus track.
the last blast.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.8 MB]
Hey Ya'll
Wild Bunch cover of classic Black Oak Arkansas track. Original version to be found on BOA's 1974 ATCO Album "Street Party".
hey ya'll .mp3
MP3 audio file [5.0 MB]
Don't Get Me Started
Controversial track written by Chris from the Wild Bunch EP "Christmas Time in Rockwell"
don't get me started.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.0 MB]
Rockin' All Over the World
John Fogerty's Song given theWild Bunch treatment. Taken from the CD "Wild Bunch Reunion Live".
Rockin' All Over The World.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.8 MB]
Back in the Country
Original song written about the perils of city life and the longing for more simple and rural pursuits.
Back in the country.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.5 MB]
Newton/Rainbow Project
Song taken from the Newton/Rainbow Project CD "Licence To Rock"
Let The Dice Keep Rolling.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.2 MB]
Dogs Of War. Chris Rainbows Wild Bunch UK
Original song about the desperate defence of Berlin at the end of world war two.
Written and performed by Chris Rainbow's Wild Bunch UK (Previously unreleased)
chris rainbow.Dogs of War.mp3
MP3 audio file [7.4 MB]
Don't Waste My Time
Wild Bunch cover of classic Status Quo song from the 1972 Vertigo LP "Piledriver". We dedicate this track to Rick Parfitt. Rock Legend.
don't waste my time .mp3
MP3 audio file [5.8 MB]
Chris Rainbow original song celebrating the Outlaw way of life.
Performed by Chris Rainbow's Wild Bunch UK, taken from the now
deleted Album Wild Bunch Reunion Live.
Outlaw. Chris Rainbow's Wild Bunch.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.8 MB]
Highway Pirate
This Song was originally featured on the Black Oak Arkansas LP X Rated, released in 1975.
We hope you enjoy our cover of this song.
Highway Pirate.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.6 MB]
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