In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, hardback, large format coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow's formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a member of Deep Purple; the first North American tour; the making of the seminal Rainbow Rising and the lengthy world tour that followed. The reader is taken on a journey gig by gig by what is regarded as the classic Rainbow line-up of Blackmore, Dio, Powell, Bain and Carey. Accompanied by photos, many previously unpublished; along with memorabilia and archive press cuttings. There is also an in-depth track by track look at the albums, and even a section detailing the short-lived Oyster Records, set up purely at Blackmore's insistence. The book also chronicles all the known recordings from the time, including full details of the many hours of rehearsal recordings made at Pirate Sound in California and a comprehensive guide to all the officially recorded live material, initially prepared for the On Stage album.