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Blackmore’s Night in Brescia and Trento

In Brescia and Trento the man in black was in the mood for some encores. Here are the setlists and a few video clips.

Brescia, February 6:

God save the keg
Locked within the crystal ball
Queen for a day
Under a violet moon
Soldier of fortune
Durch den wald zum Bachaus
World of stone
Bard David solo/Theme from “Carmina Burana”/Squire Malcolm solo
Home again
Toast to tomorrow
Far far away
Fires at midnight
Renaissance faire
The clock ticks on
Diamonds and rust

Difficult to cure
Saint Teresa
The Village Lanterne
Now and then

Levico Terme (Trento), February 7:

God save the keg
Locked within the crystal ball
Queen for a day
Under a violet moon
Soldier of fortune
Durch den wald zum Bachaus
World of stone
Home again
Bard David solo/Theme from “Carmina Burana”/Squire Malcolm solo
Toast to tomorrow
Wind in the willows
Ghost of a rose
Fires at midnight
Renaissance faire
The clock ticks on

Difficult to cure
Saint Teresa
Smoke on the water
First day of May

Thanks to Mike Garrett and Luis Hoyo for the info.

27 Comments to “Blackmore’s Night in Brescia and Trento”:

  1. 1
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Well Mike, a little nervous because of the feedback not doing an encore can create on the net?
    I don’t think doing one makes up for not doing another, it’s expected every night, unless of course it’s Ritchie, but even so, it’s disappointing, especially concerning his famous reason for such an often crime.[sic]

  2. 2
    Patrick says:

    difficult to cure !! WOW wish they did that in NC

  3. 3
    Rascal says:

    Surely its not Halloween already…..????

  4. 4
    HardRockPete says:

    I love Blackmore, but listening to C. Night is torture! She is so extremely limited it hurts!

    Blackmore, do yourself and the world a favour and reform Rainbow!

  5. 5
    Bo says:

    To #4#:
    Yes and no. For the music of Blackmores Night I find CN perfect, BUT yes, he should remorm Rainbow now and not tomorrow. Blackmores Night could be suppert act on a tour. Dio as singer big YES or JL just YES.

  6. 6
    Rudolph says:

    I just wanted to tell you that Blackmore’s night’s show in Brescia the other night was absolutely awesome.
    Before going to the concert I wasn’t really sure what to expect because I had heard some negative comments about the band and was afraid I was going to be disappointed : at the end of the evening though, I have to admit that both me and my wife ( who ironically hates heavy rock music and wasn’t at all keen on coming to the show ) enjoyed ourselves immensely.
    Ritchie appeared serene and in a good mood and his solos were of excellent quality ; as a matter of fact, I have to say that since the last time I saw him ( with Deep Purple in the south of France, I think it was in 1984, or maybe 1985 ) he has actually got better : not only for the first time I saw him playing technically demanding classical guitar interludes ( something that not many others rock guitarists today would be able to do ), but even when playing with the rest of the band I noticed that he sounded much more melodic and precise than in the past.
    I would also like to point out that Candice Night has a surprisingly powerful and beautiful voice and that the rest of the musicians of the group also sounded very competent.
    Let me just add that even though I appreciated a lot the original songs by Blackmore’s Night, I couldn’t help being affected by a strong emotion and a wave of nostalgia when Ritchie dropped the classical guitar, got hold of the white Strat and took center of the stage, therefore launching into a hipnotizing version of “Ariel” : as a projected rainbow appeared on the screen above him I couldn’t help but thinking that if Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow reformed, even if for just one last tour together, it would be such a beautiful present for the fans.
    I understand though that one shouldn’t live in the past and I’m happy that Ritchie and his wife have found joy in creating high quality music.
    Thank you for a perfect night in Brescia and hope that you’ll come back some day.

  7. 7
    AndreA says:

    Blackmore says always to hate playing SOTW…

  8. 8
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Ronnie James Dio is busy with “HEAVEN & HELL,” Joe Lynn Turner? No thanks. How about Graham Bonnet, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Bob Rondinelli, and Neil Murray?

  9. 9
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @ 6

    A hater is as a hater does…? but he keeps playing it, why then?
    I think it’s best to not read what they say he says. lol!

    “Hates a habit, it’s hard to shake the curse….” hhmm.

  10. 10
    RICK says:


  11. 11
    dpprpl says:

    BN is amazing! just listen to World of Stone and Ariel. but if i’m allowed my Dream band would be:


    dead guys:


    I prefer the live ones though… by far.

    guys, who would you say is the most ardent defendant and protector of Steve Morse (second best guitarist named Steve in the history of rock?) in this site? I might have an interesting inquiry to conduct.


  12. 12
    Alex says:

    Who is Peart, sorry?

  13. 13
    Alex says:

    ок))Neil Peart (Rush)

  14. 14
    Roberto says:

    so much overrated…

  15. 15
    Roberto says:

    Neil Pert overrated too…

    sadly most of the times it’s a question of how much is popular the band you a re playing in…
    led zeppelin

  16. 16
    Aleх says:


  17. 17
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Not that I’m his most ‘ardent defender and protector’ of Morse, but I’ll volunteer to be, just out of curiosity… I’m sure I can defend him if I have to, lol.

    Bring it on…

    “Neil Pert overrated” hhmm, as a drummer or a songwriting extraordinare???? I happen to be in awe of his work myself, especially live. What is it about him, too busy for your taste or something Roberto?
    His lyrics are some of the best ever written for a rock environment imo.

  18. 18
    Roberto says:

    I consider him as a drummer…there are better drummer even if less famous without any doubt…

  19. 19
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    OMG, does it never end? This is better than that one. This one is Crap. That one is the best. Which one is the best? That guy can’t scream.

    Is everything a Rating Game to you? F..K!!!!!

    As far as BN. They are very well received in their genre and I must say as I have before, I like the contrast. I still love TMIT, and hear some great playing in his present place in the Forest. I saw them in NC also and I must say it was a great show. I happen to like that style of music, and having Blackmore performing it makes it even better. He will return to Hard Rock when ever he wishes to and I’m sure it will be wonderful, but at least he is still doing something, and for what it is, it’s masterful. You either like the music or not. Just as with all genres and styles.

    I’m happy for his happiness and his success in this venture. He is getting some great notoriety from a totally different audience. That is a great motivator for any entertainer. Look at Robert Plant receiving a Grammy for his collaboration with Allison Kraus (which is probably the main reason he ditched the Zep Reunion Tour. May not be YOUR cup of tea, but when a musician is inspired to do something different, and they are also noticed positively for doing so, it’s a hard combination to ignore, and walk away from….Plus they have Been there and Done that for friggin’ years. All things come to an end. Isn’t it better to revel in it with them than to quibble about everything you don’t like about it?


  20. 20
    Roberto says:

    why you say those bad things to dpprpl?

  21. 21
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Lol Roberto!

    My feelings about BN are as follows.
    ‘Shadow Of The Moon’ was a well crafted, albeit a cut and paste sort of album.
    In fact it was killer, but I say I like it very much, although it’s a matter of liking something THE FIRST TIME, as opposed to what followed, which in my opinion seems kind of like how Purple followed up Purpendicular… many didn’t mind Morse at all, THE FIRST TIME!

    I feel the rot set in after that because they became formulaic, and the problem I have with that is that it becomes sort of a product line instead of the innovative efforts the first time out. It’s like saying, okay kids, that was a nice experiment, now get ready for much degree complacency. It’s just that it works better for Purple than it does BN, for some odd reason. I also still support BN as a fan club regional coordinator, so I have Ritchie’s back, but I find Candice to be sadly flat in her vocal delivery, and her mother to be a slow and unenthusiastic manager to deal with. I saw them twice and did wear garb the first time, and I feel repaid by the second gig for that, because he actually played an extended set and broke out the Strat.

  22. 22
    dpprpl says:

    Take it easy Tracy, drink a beer on me and please chill. I wasn’t thinking of rankings or competitions.

    I believe that there are a lot of great solos by both SM and RB that have gone overlooked and that many of the readers and bloggers here don’t know or haven’t heard for a long time. I was thinking that Crimson (thx for offering) and of course it would have to be Priest (if ever he wants) could choose a solo each and have it put head to head every week, just to see responses and actually going to the music, listen to it and learn.
    In fact, there would need to be the way to put both songs in the blog and then see what people think.
    There are a ton of styles, paces, tempos and it would be a nice experience. Yes, there will be the “this one smokes the other” and the “in your dreams”, etc., but that’s all for the sake of pairing songs up. Promise I won’t do that though, haha. I know I’ll very much appreciate some Dregs songs I don’t know yet.

    It could also work with Lord and Airey.
    btw, nice to know that Oliver Wakeman is greatly influenced by Mr. Lord. Now with Yes, his solos sometimes take a good chunk out of Jon’s style while at the Hammond.

    As for BN’s development over the years, I think it’s tricky because the “formula” really started not until the Fires at Midnight album IMHO, and ever since, the sound has increasingly become harder (except for the break taken with the carols CD) so Voyage is not quite that close to Shadow. And live they are amazing, whether you like the style or not, especially when Ritchie lets it rip.


  23. 23
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Hhmmm, sounds like something for the THS forum, it would be so much easier to follow and participate in.

  24. 24
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:


    I guess you missed ‘Roberto’s’ unusual Funny……..

    My comment was meant for him regarding his “Overbearing Comparing” as usual on line #18. Sorry. Sometimes I forget to note who the reply is aimed at.

    Good one though Roberto. CG got it too.


  25. 25
    Roberto says:

    the first person that did a comparison list has been dpprpl. me the second…
    so you firstly have to reply to him and then to me…
    but as I can see from the previous post you like to reply in a negative way to me…so I understand…
    despite this…we are just writing our favourited musicians…this can’t be a problem for you…

  26. 26
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Roberto: I didn’t know there was an exact order we have to follow regarding responses.

    I wasn’t responding to dpprpl’s list or yours. I was commenting on your #14 and 15 regarding claiming that those 2 drummers are overrated and then listing who you think is better. It’s a constant remark from you. Whether it’s about a particular singer, drummer, album, guitarist, etc. You constantly make the indication that You are the all knowing factor as to Which is Better. Sorry, but there is no Better or Worst half the time. It’s a matter of taste and style usually. Your constant point blank view of which is better is what I was referring to.

    dpprpl, doesn’t do that. YOU DO. That’s why it was aimed at YOU. Just like when Purplepriest repeats his Blackmore is God crap. It eventually becomes relative to the individual who constantly repeats the same thing over and over again……I don’t wish to come across negative as you suggest. It’s just constructive criticism that I guess you just don’t get.


  27. 27
    james jay says:

    #14 if he were alive today he would be just another old drummer without a band and working construction.

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