Blackmore's Night

Wed
23
Sep

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT - All Our Yesterdays (Review)

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content: 
80%
Produced By: 
Richie Blackmore
Running Time: 
50
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Renaissance/Folk/Acoustic
Score: 
80
Label: 
Frontiers
 
Richie Blackmore needs no introduction and now after 10 Blackmore’s Night releases, nor does his better half, the very talented Candice Night.
Together the pair has formed a union more stable than Deep Purple or Rainbow ever was and Richie seems more than content rolling out an album every year of this specialized blend of medieval/folk/acoustic/renaissance music.
 
This is one of those occasions where you must remove any personal bias in order to deliver a fair review. Because that musical description rules me out as a listener. Naturally I’ve spun this a couple of times for review purposes, but you’d have to lock me in a dungeon, tied to a Rank if you wanted me to listen to it again. It’s just not on my musical radar. At all.
 
However – it’s very good! Of course it is. Richie is a savant of the genre. A prodigy of anything musical. So of course it’s immaculately produced and mixed and filled with an equal mix of instrumental passages and sweetly sung lullabies.
I must admit to being quite partial to the cover of Mike Oldfield’s Moonlight Shadow; but on the other hand, I Got You Babe is cringeworthy.
The rest are thoughtfully composed originals.

So it all comes down to taste really. You really, really have to be into this stuff to appreciate it. The acoustic dexterity of Blackmore is as exquisite as always and Candice has a soothing vocal.
Rockers avoid! Lovers of ye olde kingdom of fantasy and followers of past albums will find this another tasteful addition to the Blackmore catalogue.

 

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
11
Sep

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Gets Brave On 'Will O' The Wisp,' Video


Among the things informing the songs of Blackmore's Night are sagas and symbolism. In the case of the supernatural 'Will O' The Wisp,' the rock-based song continues the band's vision involving what singer and lyricist Candice Night describes as 'nature and folklore from around the world.' 'Will O' The Wisp' is from the group's tenth album All Our Yesterdays now, offering us a mystical experience.

The 'Will O' The Wisp' can be seen on Billboard at www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6693008/ritchie-blackmore-blackmores-night-will-o-the-wisp-song-premiere

Spotlighted in the video and the lyrics are lights (the will o' the wisps), an ancient rock, castle ruins, a forest, as well as the crescent moon.  There is also a path.  Candice saw that path as part of the 'Will O' The Wisp''s folklore as she watched the Disney/Pixar film Brave with her two children.  She was entranced by an early scene in which the heroine, Princess Merida is led through the woods to a cottage by a will o' the wisp, a light that floats over swamps and moors. 'The visual was amazing,' she says.  Beyond that, the soundtrack of Ritchie's music spoke to her to blend his music and her lyrics into this enchanting song.

The video enhances the lyrics' ancient feel.  In stark black and white, the only color element is the title character, a small, light blue will o' the wisp that leads Night through ruins and moors and wide open spaces that the Celts would have approved of.  The wisps were symbolic and mysterious lights that led her through ancient stone circles to a destination that would ultimately change her fate.    

With concepts for this epic video running back and forth for weeks, Blackmore's Night admits they took 'forever' to finish it, and at the end of the entire production, Candice, Ritchie and the band, pretty much, used symbolism of the path of a the light meeting a second light'two Will O' The Wisps.

Candice is adamant about one thing, though. 'The concept,' she insists, 'is in the lyrics.'

Fans can also watch Blackmore's Night's first music video (and single), the title song from the upcoming ALL OUR YESTERDAYS' album, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gCGcSlRuw.

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS will be released on a variety of formats: CD, CD/DVD and Digital versions on September 18 and in LP and Box Set configurations on October 16 (in North America). Pre-orders for the CD, CD/DVD and Digital versions are available on Amazon.com here: radi.al/BlackmoresNightAmazon and the Digital version on iTunes/Apple Music here: radi.al/BlackmoresNightiTunes.

DETAILS: 

* CD/DVD Deluxe edition includes the full album plus a DVD with music videos for "All Our Yesterdays' and 'Will O' The Wisp,' plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the new album
* LP vinyl edition with a gatefold sleeve
* Box Set Limited Collector's edition includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, LP, tshirt (L size ONLY), poster, lithograph 

Blackmore's Night is a true musical and spiritual collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night and her husband, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The two met in 1989 when Deep Purple challenged Candice's then radio station to a charity soccer match. In 1993 she sang on Rainbow's DIFFICULT TO CURE tour. They co-wrote four songs for Rainbow's STRANGER IN US ALL and in 1997 they formed Blackmore's Night; they continue to play festivals and concerts in great, historic venues all over the world.

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2015
 
Wed
05
Aug

Blackmore's Night - "Moonlight Shadow" (Official Audio)

 
Here is another new track from the upcoming Blackmore's Night album, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS! Check out "Moonlight Shadow" by hitting the play button on the image above!

Pre-order the latest release from the Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore led band on iTunes and "Moonlight Shadow", "All Our Yesterdays" and "The Other Side" will all download instantly: http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightiTunes

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS will be released September 18th!
 
Tue
07
Jul

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Release The Tenth Studio Album In September

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to release the tenth studio album entitled 'All Our Yesterdays' in September on Frontiers!

On September 18, 2015, Frontiers Music SRL will release ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, the tenth studio album from Blackmore's Night, the world's number one Renaissance act and one of the most popular folk-rock bands in the world.
 
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS will be released on a variety of formats: CD, CD/DVD, 2LP, Box Set and Digital. Pre-orders for the CD, CD/DVD and Digital versions are available on Amazon.com here:  http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightAmazon and on iTunes at  http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightiTunes.
   
DETAILS: 
* CD/DVD Deluxe edition includes the full album plus a DVD with music videos for "All Our Yesterdays' and 'Will O' The Wisp,' plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the new album;
* 2LP vinyl edition with a gatefold sleeve;
* Box Set Limited Collector's edition includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, 2LP, tshirt (L size ONLY), poster, lithograph.
 
Blackmore's Night vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Candice Night says, 'There's a theme to ALL OUR YESTERDAYS' chosen songs that focuses on the attitude of living in the present, and looking toward the future, because we are, indeed, enriched by our past. My main theme and inspiration has always been nature and folklore from around the world.'
 
Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore's lives and creative journeys have taken them through different characters and songs from a variety of times in history. That is part of the attitude in the song "Where Are We Going from Here,' about a traveling minstrel's journey through life and age.
 
The title track (and also the first single and video), 'All Our Yesterdays' echoes the sounds of Candice's Russian roots, while a new song written by Germany's George Hesse is an old-style, fiddle-driven instrumental with the Welsh title 'Allan yn y Fan' (meaning 'Out There'). Ritchie's heritage includes family from Wales.
 
The album also includes stunning instrumentals: the acoustic guitar piece, 'Queen's Lament' and the dramatic 'The Darker Shade of Black' that spotlights violin and guitar.
 
Elsewhere on the recording, 'Earth Wind and Sky' is a delicate ode to nature. 'The Other Side,' a latter-day folk dance joins two jigs that Candice sings: 'Coming Home' and the supernatural-themed, 'Will o' the Wisp.' 
 
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS gets further inspiration from Candace and Ritchie's home town, where they take part in community folk nights during which the neighbors share guitars and songs, and sing melodies that have come from a variety of times in their own history. That's how they fell in love with songs of various radio formats of years gone by. The album includes  the Linda Ronstadt hit 'Long Long Time' (penned by Gary White); the Mike Oldfield song, 'Moonlight Shadow;' and an inspiring Maypole Dance treatment of  Sonny & Cher's 'I Got You Babe.' 
 
Blackmore's Night is a true musical and spiritual collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night and her husband, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The two met in 1989 when Deep Purple challenged Candice's then radio station to a charity soccer match.  In 1993 she sang on Rainbow's DIFFICULT TO CURE tour. They co-wrote four songs for Rainbow's STRANGER IN US ALL and in 1997 they formed Blackmore's Night; they continue to play Faire Festivals all over the world.
 
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, The Band:
 
Ritchie Blackmore - electric/acoustic guitars, mandola, hurdy gurdy, nickelharpe
Candice Night - vocals, chanter, cornamuse, shawms, rauschpfeife
Bard David of Larchmont- keyboards
Earl Grey of Chimay- Bass and rhythm guitar
Lady Lynn - harmony vocals, shawm, flute, recorder
Troubadour of Aberdeen on drums
 
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
July 3:  Theater am Marientor, Duisburg, Germany
July 5 : Festhalle, Zweibracken, Germany
July 8: L'Olympia, Paris, France
July 11: Rhein-Main Theater, Niedernhausen, Germany
July 14: Pivovarska zahrada, Eesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
July 16: Schloss Eyrichshof, Ebern, Germany
July 18: Thiepval Areal, Tubingen, Germany
July 25: Neue Weimarhalle, Weimar, Germany
July 27: Prinzregenttheater, Munchen, Germany

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