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Blackmore’s Night on U.S. TV

Ritchie Blackmore

Blackmore’s Night’s October 30, 2007 concert at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey was filmed by Cablevision for broadcast later this month. The program was produced by William MacKanic and is set to air as part of Cablevision’s Local Programming, New Jersey Systems and IO Digital On Demand in the New York Metro Area beginning Monday, November 19. Each episode will be televised for two weeks at 7 p.m.

The program will air “On Demand” starting in January. Check IO Digital On Demand listings – Free On Demand for more details.

Thanks to Blabbermouth.net for the info.

30 Comments to “Blackmore’s Night on U.S. TV”:

  1. 1
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Very Cool!!!!

    I saw them in Charlotte, N. Carolina on October 25th. I must say, we had a great time. Very intertaining and good to see that he is taking this stuff so serious. He has givin us yet another avenue towards being able to experience yet another part of DEEP PURPLE. Every spin off from Purple is a valid one. I don’t hear anybody poking fun at Jon Lord for his obsession with his orchestral miandderings. Truly, is either of their present stuff what you really wish them to be playing? Of course not. But, with all of the various influences that these multi-talented blokes possess, it is so rewarding for us “Real” fans to see and hear them throughout their own personal journeys of their passion. Some of it isn’t one’s cup of tea, but it is all good.

    Here is the Setlist from the show that I attended. They did a very nice version of Soldier of Fortune. They played for 2 hours. Something that Purple should take into consideration.

    Play Minstrel Play
    Under a Violet Moon
    Memmingen – short version
    Soldier of Fortune
    Durch den wald zum Bachaus
    Solo – David
    World of Stone
    Home Again (inc: Drink, Falderie,Star Spangled Banner)
    Minstrel Hall (inc: giant rabbit)
    Solo – David
    Diamonds and Rust
    Renaissance Fair
    Fires at Midnight
    Wind in the Willows
    The Clock Ticks On – (with Albert and Thomas at end)
    Village Lanterne
    The First of May
    Mid Winters Night/Dandelion Wine

  2. 2
    Dave G. says:

    Tracy, I could not have put your sentiments any better — I read all the blogs and comments and rarely add anything-your words inspired me to type– THANKS for your insight and here’s to all our tallented heroes. DG

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    CP says:

    Black sure has gotten user/media friendly in his later years,which isn’t a bad thing.For all the complaining,he’s still entertaining a mass of people.I’m glad to see him seem so happy with his life and his job.

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    PATRICK says:

    i was at the charlotte show also and it was AMAZING ! i had second row tickets right by ritchie … he seemed so happy smiling like steve all the time his playing iis as better now than it was 20 yrs ago and everyone in the audience men and women fell in love with candy that night !! ariel and loreley were my favs “being the only two he picked up the strat” πŸ™‚ anyway i tried to get a autograph from ritche but that wasent happening and i couldent even get a hand shake πŸ™ BUT I DID GET A PIC FROM A ROADIE AND QUIRE MALCOME SIGNED MY CASTLES AND DREAMS outside in the alley AND I GOT MY VILLAGE LANTERN SIGNED BY CANDY and i said thank you candy we love you and she replied I LOVE YOU TOO !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    joe crowley says:

    I saw the first show in Ridgefield,CT., 2 1/2 hr. show every one had an awesome time and participated in all the sing along songs and it made the show as superb as Ritchie’s playing is.

  6. 6
    Alex says:

    “Diamonds and Rust”? Judas Priest?:))

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    Daniel says:

    “Here is the Setlist from the show that I attended. They did a very nice version of Soldier of Fortune. They played for 2 hours. Something that Purple should take into consideration.”

    Well that’s a switch. A stark contrast to the hour and a bit U K shows in the UK. I am glad that people posting here seem to have enjoyed the show. Mellow, Robin Hood esque music aint my thing but if puttin on tights and pretending you are in Sherwood Forest turns you on then power to you.

    Long live Deep Purple.

  8. 8
    CP says:

    Diamonds and Rust:Joan Baez

  9. 9
    T says:

    Well said, Tracy.

  10. 10
    John Bartone says:

    Nobody cares!!! I hope he’s enjoying these small clubs.. That’s where he will remain!! Just saw d.p. in Connecticut, 10,000 strong!!! Long live the Morse era!! πŸ™‚

  11. 11
    T says:

    *Someone* does. Five positives above.

  12. 12
    stoffer says:

    some care, some do not, just deal with it, don’t try to force your likes or dislikes upon anyone else………….just like BK or don’t listen (personally I do not)

  13. 13
    T says:

    This is true. Blackmore’s Night is not everyone’s cup of tea to be sure. However, all the bad-mouthing does get a little old. Blackmore does what he does and everyone needs to deal. If you like it, fine. If you don’t fine. But the whiners don’t need to post all the negativity every time Blackmore is in the news.

    Some people cannot deal with Blackmore leaving Purple. Some cannot stand Morse. I like both and can appreciate both. I consider myself fortunate in that regard. I liked Slaves & Masters and Come Taste the Band, the Concerto, and just about all the solo stuff.

    Coverdale vs. Hughes vs. Blackmore vs. Morse–it’s all academic. I would like to see a Rainbow album as much as anyone would, but that isn’t my decision to make. In the meantime, I continue to follow Blackmore’s career and the direction he has earned to follow based on all his work in the past.

    Deep Purple, new or old, current or past. It does not matter to me. I can appreciate Blackmore’s Night and have been following them since the beginning. Some of the whiners aren’t even familiar with the work, having heard one or two songs or a single album–or nothing at all–and that’s fine, too. Don’t like it? Don’t listen to it.

    But the negativity on this site is ridiculous. Gillan releases an album and he’s a money-grabber. He puts a drawing up for auction–for charity no less!–and the artwork is criticized. Blackmore is mentioned and then is made fun of. Morse posts something and the Blackmore people can’t deal. I was under the appreciation that this was a Deep Purple fan site.

    The headline is Blackmore’s Night on U.S. TV. If I get a chance to see it, I will. If I can’t, I want to read about it from someone who did.

  14. 14
    T says:

    Oops…”impression” not apprecation…got carried away. Must have been all the screaming.

  15. 15
    foxy says:

    Well said T. Your comments are always very accurate and clever, by the way. It’s a pleasure to read them.

  16. 16
    Sami says:

    You’re absolutely right, T!!!

  17. 17
    Bo says:

    T – you are so right.

  18. 18
    J says:

    As usual T *************************** well overstated**but correct!

  19. 19
    Rikk Desgres says:

    I saw Blackmore’s Night in Ridgefield and was blown away. I had a few early BN CD’s but kind of lost track. When he was to play CT it was a no brainer to get tix. The show was amazing. Blackmore looked like he was ENJOYING the show. He smiled, yes, smiled during the show. The passion he had for his music is the same passion the current DP lineup has. Blackmore is HAPPY with BN and it shows. The crew in DP are HAPPY as well. Both produce great music. I just got the new BN DVD/CD and it’s great. Not as great as seeing them in person, but it will get watched a lot. I hope BN tours the US again and soon. I’ll be there!

    I also hope the cablevision brodcast gets passed along to other cable services.

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder says:

    T….you are on the right track with this.

    If you check into each Blog, no matter what the actual subject is, it winds up with all of this back and forth bickering about which Purple Member is the Real Purple Member, or favorite, or best or valid or not. Yet, none of this is what the actual subject is supposed to be geared towards. It’s like a broken record from these same narrow minded infantiles. What you said and also what I eluded to with my initial opening statement on this blog was in answer to ‘This Blog’s Subject”. I know I have no say in what each person contributes to these sites, but I would have to say that those whom do nothing but criticize each member for what they are putting out there for us “Fans” to listen to obviously don’t care about any of these separate subjects and only wish to obsessively whine about stuff that doesn’t actually matter. These petty rantings about the music that isn’t enjoyed makes no sense. There are tons of artists putting out music that you may choose from. Center your thoughts and time around them.

    So basically, if you don’t like somebody whom plays certain music that you don’t like, DON’T BUY IT and obviously DON’T LISTEN TO IT. But PLLEEAASSE…….try and keep the comments about the subject of the Blog. If you look through the archives on the Highway Star site, you can find a blog which is formatted around your constant barrage of “Blackmore is better than Morse”. “I miss Jon Lord”. “Blackmore’s Night Sucks”, “I hate Joe Lynn Turner”, “Gillan can’t scream anymore”. etc…..blah, blah, blah.

    So to finish with a comment about the “Subject of This Blog”…. I look forward to hopefully seeing the TV Concert. I enjoy the music and it gives folks another avenue of music to experience from this great personality “The Man in Black”. His wife ain’t too shabby either. If he hadn’t started doing this type of music professionally, I would have never been introduced to it. Now I actually seek out other material related to this style of music. I actually live in a Log House that we have transformed into a”Medieval Castle” with all the paraphanalia….swords, shields, dragons, gargoyles, black iron, armour and helmets, and Blackmore’s Night music has become the background music that plays all day….24/7. Except of course when I decide it’s time to crank up the heavier stuff, then it’s bye bye BN and hello Purple. Isn’t that the beauty of the variety? Just change the CD and you can be happy.


    Tracy Heyder

  21. 21
    Sami says:

    Tracy, you’ve hit the spot!! I, for one, have been guilty of badmouthing/off topic here, but to my defense, I’ve been only answering back to some RB/JLT-haters whose comments I’d found very childish, pathetic & immature.So, no more from my part, I surely can live with/embrace the Morse era-Purple, although I don’t always appreciate ‘the banjo player’s’ style.
    Talking ’bout beauty of the variety…Rapture of The Deep, some latter day Rainbow, Warhorse’s Red Sea & Glenn Hughes on the same evening, absolutely brilliant πŸ™‚
    Cheers, Sami

  22. 22
    PATRICK says:

    here’s my view- GO SEE BLACKMORE WHILE YOU STILL CAN ,you blackmore hating idiots dont know what your talking about,anyone one who has followed blackmore knows that anything TMIB puts out is great . would i like to see ronnie and ritchie get back together again ? yes duuhhh … but, what BN is doing now is GREAT !!! anyone who was there with me in charlotte can back me up ! πŸ™‚ and for those of you haters that think blackmores night is a quiet soft band think again ! go see them live and just take a listen to loreley and ariel , this folk gypse band can turn heavy real quik. anyway i’v seen BN 2 times and DP 3 “hey im down here in florida ! ” and im only 23 ppl!! and as much as i LOVE deep purple – i have to say blackmores night was better – i’v seen airey and the lord lineups and ritchie still continues to surpass his old mates πŸ™‚

  23. 23
    scott wood says:

    if you all are done bickering… i would hope someone records this as i have not had much luck finding these pbs type stations websites as being very user friendly. i would certainly like a copy of the show for my collection. if paris moon is anything to go by, this should be a treat!

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    Corn Dog says:

    Good for sami never a bad word!

    That is until priest operates his strings.

    The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing! So I guess the concensus is dont criticise just agree with everything.

    Well, everybodies wonderful, life is great, make love not war

    ahhhh bollocks

  25. 25
    Rascal says:

    Maybe its best to join the ‘narrow minded infantiles’……….sounds fun!!

  26. 26
    PATRICK says:

    i cant stand livin this way ..you know just gettin by day-to-day im drinkin from your lovin cup πŸ™‚ i told you things are lookin up : )

  27. 27
    stoffer says:

    It makes me wonder whats goin’ on inside my head .. could it the pressure that I’m under..makes me forget the things I never said…Corn Dog could be right!!

  28. 28
    Wesley says:

    I ‘ve seen DP almost 15 times, BN only once.
    I honestly say that the BN concert i saw (i hope they coming to Belgium again soon!) was the best concert I ever saw. Ritchie truely has something magical.
    I agree that you cannot judge if you don’t saw both bands life.

  29. 29
    Corn Dog says:

    Shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes

    Are these torture instruments?

  30. 30
    RaymondDovetail says:

    I saw Blackmore’s Night in Charlotte last month also and it was incredible! We were up in the balcony and had a great view of everyone. Candice was so beautiful and sang so well. I tried to get her autograph after the show (she alone of all the bandmembers lingered a little while) but she said she had to go. Several girls next to me who also got a close up look were also in awe of her beauty. As for Ritchie, it was so incredible getting to finally see him in person and HEAR him. I loved his soloing on Ariel (did both a solo w/slide and without). During Soldier of Fortune I actually shed a tear because his gentle improv bits were so incredible. All in all, a great show…

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