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Shadow of the Moon 25th

A 25th anniversary edition of Blackmore’s Night’s Shadow of the Moon will come out on March 10, 2023, via Edel/earMusic. This edition has been remixed and remastered from the original multitrack tapes. It will come out in the usual multitude of formats, from CD+DVD digipak at €19, to a €105 super deluxe package that includes […]

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Only the drummer remained

The Aquarian has a report from the October 30 Blackmore’s Night gig at the Sony Hall in New York. And it was a disaster. Many things went wrong at the concert, some very evident to the audience. A few songs into the performance, a fire alarm interrupted the performance several times. The musicians repeatedly asked […]

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Little bit of a musical snob

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed for their local paper Long Island Weekly, seemingly promoting their last album Nature’s Light that actually came out in March 2021. The mood throughout the album is one of lightness and brings to mind tankards of ale being tossed back, peasant blouses, madrigals, and the kind of fanfare […]

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Orchestra, orchestra, and lute

After Deep Purple wraps up their touring in November, Ian Gillan will do a short tour of Spain with an orchestra. It will be Prague Philharmonic that recently did a couple of similar gigs with JLT, once again conducted by Friedemann Riehle. Six dates are already on sale, with a possibility of more being added. […]

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There’s your answer

Ritchie Blackmore has also resumed some very light touring with two shows in Pennsylvania. Here is some amusing anecdotage as told on May 19, 2022, in Harrisburg, followed by an old Purple classic Soldier of Fortune

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Medieval torture devices

In this very candid interview Candice Night spills the dirt on her husband — what kind of torture devices he has in the dungeon, how he does his garden wizardry, his nicknames, and how he likes to drink blood. Ok, we made the last one up. As for the rest…

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Winter Carols, the 2021 edition

German Amazon is lisiting a Blackmore’s Night release Winter Carols. This appears to be a yet another repackaging of the 2006 album, already re-released in 2013 and again in 2017. This new edition is due on November 19, 2021.

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He likes to play for a hundred people

Bonus track for the Blackmore’s Night interview (watch inside)

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Sixteen sympathetic strings

After a brief hiatus, here’s the third and the final part of Blackmore’s Night interview promoting their latest album Nature’s Light.

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Just catch the plague and it’s over

Second part of Ritchie and Candice’s interview promoting their latest album Nature’s Light.

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