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Autumn Sky album teaser

New Blackmore’s Night album Autumn Sky is due to be released in a few days and what appears to be an electronic press kit has found it’s way to Youtube. Featuring (shock! horror!) smiling and happy Blackmore, here it is:

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79 Comments to “Autumn Sky album teaser”:

  1. 1
    Moreblack says:

    I allways loved Autumn Sky.

  2. 2
    purple1 says:

    sorry cannot deal with this……..

  3. 3
    dpprpl says:

    if you’re making music… silence is the canvas you need!

    greatest ever!

  4. 4
    Henrik says:

    Blackmore is a true artist!

  5. 5
    Jaro says:

    See You in Prague !!

  6. 6
    kraatzy says:

    Yeah guys.
    Thats Ritchie intention for his “own” music. Music that he loves and want to make/play.
    Okay. Its no Rock´N`Roll music but it has a his roots in it.

    And only (for and ) with Ritchie it is perfect …

    I don´t like not so much this kind of music. My roots are Ritchie and his RnR. But I understand him and free of this … I love his guitar playing.

    And !!!! … he is a very active writer and composer but Deep Purple
    isn´t !!!! 🙁 Cheers, Mr.Gillan !

    * Long Live Rock´n´Roll *
    * Long Live Ritchie *

    -kraatzy-

  7. 7
    tony lind says:

    I met, and shared stage with, the “man in black” in a little place in northern europe where he played with Roundabout in 1968. As a guitarist I wasn’t bad, but boy, was he good! And is now undoubtly one of the best guitarists in the business. Wouldn’t it be good if he and Steve Morris could get together and do a project for charity, or just to make some blody good music. What a wonderful way to bow out after such a great and long carriere: Roundabout / DP / Rainbow / Blackmore’s Night. THink about the magic music those 2 could turn out. Would be manna to the ears !
    Yeah but, I’m not holding my breath though, but dreams are cheap.

  8. 8
    Robert says:

    It’s great to see Ritchie calm, happy and smiling and I wish him all the best the life has to offer.

    But somehow I find these songs to be not distinctive and not so memorable. Every time Candice starts singing I think ‘wait a minute, she just sang that a minute ago’. Maybe it’s her singing style but last couple of BN albums sound like one long song with 4 seconds silence inserted more or less randomly.
    And from what I hear – this one is no exception…

  9. 9
    HZ says:

    This guy is real real artist, by all meaning of the word..

  10. 10
    Juraj says:

    …they looks happy and that is the most important,even that many of us would love to hear different sounds.

  11. 11
    Ke says:

    this is boring, please resurrect Rainbow

  12. 12
    Gary says:

    There’s some really cool stuff on the ‘ Induct Ritchie Blackmore into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ‘ Facebook page.

  13. 13
    HardRockPete says:

    One word comes to mind- “Sad”!

  14. 14
    rik says:

    He seems content. I really enjoyed the last album, Secret Voyage but the preview clips for Autumn Sky havn’t excited me…so far.

  15. 15
    Tommy H. says:

    Ritchie’s guitar playing is still fantastic. You feel that he’s talking about what’s in his heart and there’s no doubt that what he does fullfils him. In his early days he didn’t like to give interviews or seemed uncomfortable when he did. He’s changed obviously.

    Candice has a sensitive voice and adjusts well to what Ritchie plays to my ears. But to me she’s only got about two or three different songs to offer as a singer. I miss colour and timbre which would do a lot. I’m no expert, so maybe I’m wrong. After a few minutes of listening I had enough. In my opinion Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull would have been a really good match years ago. Well, who cares … they’re both very happy, so be it.

  16. 16
    solaic says:

    Well, RB is really very productive….but quality? Yes, great playing, but is it exciting? For him, yes and he is happy, great!…but, honestly, for the majority of us? I think the whole project would have remained as a masterpiece in our hearts and ears 🙂 if it was only the BN first album released. Fresh, innovative, non-standard… Now it turned into a “every 2 years – an album” routine….Time to quit is a real art…

  17. 17
    Pehu59 says:

    I going to Prague next week.Hope that i find tickets to the consert

  18. 18
    Eirik Solum says:

    Sounds so much better acoustic than on the plastic produced albums… Good luck to them anyway.

  19. 19
    guitar_smasher says:

    I know a lot of people miss RB doing his amazing hard rock sound but there is a lot more to all this. Hard Rock is the bastion of youth, anger, and revolt. This is great when you are a musician that is young. It becomes much more difficult to embrace that mood and energy once one ages past his prime. There are many older musicians just doing it for the money and they have little creative energy left, sadly the case for some current DP members. I thank God for RB and that he still actually enjoys creating music that is fulfilling a need for his soul and not his pocket book. If I want to see RB at his best in the rock format I put on a DVD of CalJam or something else and sit back, turn up, and tune out. However, I for one will not lambaste the greatest guitarist of my lifetime for choosing to do what he is moved to.

    Candice looks so beautiful, and they seem so happy together playing their music. Cheers RB, I hoist a glass to you. You are my hero.

  20. 20
    Ray says:

    I will probably pick up the disc, and listen to it a few times. I will not go see them live anymore I just cant deal with it.

  21. 21
    Moreblack says:

    #7 Tony Lind,can’t believe you were there in the Roundbout days,man,this is pure rock n roll history.What a bless mate.Great treat.I wish i was that lucky!

  22. 22
    ormandy says:

    Pete,

    It’s SAD ’cause you’re living in the past?

    Certainly it’s not because Ritchie’s living in the present.

    +++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ +++

    kraatzy,

    I take it you haven’t heard Gillan’s “One Eye To Morocco” album.

  23. 23
    cameron says:

    hey at least ritchie’s happy with what he’s doing
    i think i’m gonna get it since i’m already quite a big Blackmore’s Night fan

  24. 24
    Jim Sheridan says:

    Spinal Tap.

  25. 25
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Actually, I see similar interaction here to what was evident between he and Gillan back in the 80’s during the Reunion Interviews. A sign that it is coming to an end maybe? Though I look forward to a BN show to come, I believe there will be a little hiatus in the Forest after the promotion tour of this album for Mummies Sake. Look for a Blackmore Rock album in 2011.

    Cheers

  26. 26
    Henrik says:

    – I must say she is not a very able singer. It´s flat and emotionless. Almost like a computer generated voice.

  27. 27
    ginn gohr says:

    ritchie and candice are awesome. Luv you guys.

  28. 28
    Vivaldi says:

    &25 Dream on, that will never happen!

  29. 29
    Lairdchris says:

    Quo vadis, Mr. Blackmore ? This is the most boring music i ever heard. Jethro Tull is more better.

  30. 30
    Vivaldi says:

    @29 Of course Jethro Tull is better, Jethro Tull is one of the best bands ever. Though to say BN is boring is up to the individual persons taste. For some it is for some its not. Deep Purple are boring to some! 100 people 100 tastes! Remember that!

  31. 31
    AndreA says:

    but at home they have the power or use candles? to heat food using the microwave or pot with a wood fire? use plastic dishes or ceramic? In the second case have a dishwasher? then if they have electricity why if they persist with the acoustic guitar?

  32. 32
    Lajos says:

    Ritchie………we are so tired off this screensaver soundtracks now.They are so beautifull,and easy listening.Put in some anger,and nerve in your music,otherwise you will have a sleeping audience.Comparing to this ABBA was a real hard rockers.
    I know that truth hurts,but someone has to say this.
    Cheers

  33. 33
    stefan says:

    Well……The same bloody album on repeat as usual Ritchie ???? If he´s truly content with this, well….all the best then ! Mr. Blackmore is a lost cause people, get over it and keep the memories ! I know I will !!!

  34. 34
    purpledaniel says:

    Jethro Tull kiks ass.

  35. 35
    Danny says:

    Happy that RB is doing what he likes…sad that the music sucks.

  36. 36
    tony lind says:

    Hello Moreblack. Yes I was there, and lucky ? yes !so u can gues my age. Still a delinquent in my sixties, and still a Roundabout/DP/Rainbow/BN fan. And we still churn out our version of smoke ec. Tx for the remark.

  37. 37
    purplepriest1965 says:

    A lot of work seems to have gone in the uplifting of his exterior.

    Very often I find that appalling, when people do that.

    But here it looks kinda ok and well done.

    A lot of people are hypocrites when they talk in demeaning ways about people who use modern techniques to polish themselves somewhat.

    In the end we will always lose the battle with time.

    I m 45, and although I still have all my hair and teeth,do show the energy I did put in sports and trying to follow a certain healthy pattern in food and drinks over the years….
    But I cant escape noticing the backlash.
    I tried to work out but my lower back ache is killing me to death.
    It takes away a lot of my energy and I tend to get annoyed or irritated very easily.

    Many years ago I understood Ritchie was very conscious about living healthy, eating broccoli, using supplements.
    Years before it got fashionable.
    He did a hairtransplant, NOT A WIG, and so on.

    I m not a soccerfan, but I think that kept him fit as well.
    Although I wonder if after some years it might have had a negative impact on him as well.
    I mean, soccer can be a very rough thing on the system.

    I dont have the money to spend like him but I sure will stay inspired to act a bit diciplined to invest in myself.

    The music……?
    Well……
    Sighhhhhhhhhhhhh

  38. 38
    Moreblack says:

    #36 Yeaahhhh Tony,still crazy after all those years,yeah allright!!!

  39. 39
    gillanesque says:

    @16 Totally agree.

    First album was great… rest came out quite flat…

    and I have to admit that I listen Rupture of the Deep and Purpendicular quite often, but haven’t touched BN’s albums for ages…

    But that’s ofc personal and if he’s happy playing it, that’s great for him. That’s the most important. I wouldn’t really mind if he liked playing hip hop or whatever… (i just wouldn’t listen to it)

  40. 40
    TruthHurts says:

    I prefer Teaser…by Tommy Bolin.

  41. 41
    Sami says:

    Well ain’t it just great that Ritchie has had the freedom to do whatever he likes for years now, and he doesn’t give a shit about ‘the rock police’ etc. etc…makes me smile for sure!

  42. 42
    T says:

    As we have discussed in the past, Blackmore’s Night is a “love it or hate it” affair. I find nothing that will change that.

    I have to disagree that the albums are all the same. The style of music is consistent across the catalogue; however, as an avid fan, I listen to those albums often and can report that they do differ in tone, mood, theme, production, arrangement and instrumentation. The progression from album to album may not be evident to a casual observer–but it is there.

    Shadow of the Moon differed dramatically from Under a Violet Moon, which differed greatly from Fires at Midnight. The latter is the most mature, with the first being the most unique of the collection, with Ian Anderson as a guest flautist and the use of a drum machine track on an “acoustic” album. Shadow of a Moon had a dreamy vibe to it. Under a Violet Moon had a strong Spanish element and included a “pipe organ” solo.

    One recurring trait is greater use of the Stratocaster, with the solo in the track “Fires at Midnight” among Blackmore’s best–Deep Purple, Rainbow or otherwise. Acoustic instrumentals become bolder across the albums as Blackmore improves his technique.

    I will admit to more similarities among certain compositions on the last three albums, particularly those with softer dyanamics; however, when viewed as a whole, the albums can differ markedly.

    I recently put together my own “best of” collection and naturally gravitated toward the harder end of the spectrum. When played consecutively, songs like “God Save the Keg/Locked Within a Crystal Ball,” “Written in the Stars” and “Fires at Midnight” can be as dramatic as Rainbow, if one can forgive the naturally softer feminine voice. I can understand, though, if the non-fan does not feel compelled to sift through things to get to the harder gems.

    Nothing I say will convince anyone who does not care for Blackmore’s Night to change his or her mind–and that’s fine. But what I find interesting here is the number of comments congratulating Blackmore for being able to live his dream, even if one does not necessarily follow his music.

    As a side note, Tracy’s comment that a possible maternity leave could give Blackmore room to do a rock album is a very astute observation. Now would be the time to do it–both to take advantage of the time, and to one-up Deep Purple’s lack of studio efforts.

  43. 43
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Something I HAVE TO STATE HERE…

    I find it absolutely amazing how hypocritical “TMIB” worshippers have become.

    I can view this from a totally ‘unbiased’ point. I Love what TMIB is doing. I have done nothing but praise his work with BN (not necessarily Candice’s roll….). But, I totally get it. He is doing HIS thing and totally bailed out on Purple. So be it. It’s all good.

    I also Love everything Purple has done without him (except for their lack of album production). I totally get it. Different players in the band doing Their Thing without him. Plus they all do separate stuff outside Purple, Their way. It’s all good.

    But, here is the clincher. Those same ‘TMIB’ worshippers, constantly complain about Purple and their stuff without him and then complain about TMIB doing what he does and the fact that Purple is without him. Then there are those ‘TMIB’ worshippers whom find what he does awesome yet hate the present Purple. WHAT THE F..K!!!!!!

    Makes no sense. Ritchie is GONE. Unless of course another of my premonitions comes to pass and he returns to ROCK while Candice Breast feeds their little split tail for the next month’s ahead…..

    2011 should be a very profound year for Purple fans indeed. Should be very revealing and even somewhat finalizing I feel.

    Cheers

  44. 44
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @Priest, it’s not his real hair nor a ‘transplant’ = wig. Sorry, but true fact as well for JLT.

  45. 45
    tony lind says:

    I remember a large dark skinned guitar player from the recent video from montreux, Gillan introduced him as richard moreblack. Wouldn’t be you by chance ? He was good and had fun with Steve and DP as a whole.

  46. 46
    Rascal says:

    @41 Totally agree……………..’Ritchie has had the freedom to do whatever he likes for years now’

    Just imagine if he hadnt picked up the mandolin, and started wearing tights and a point hat……………….he could of really f@@ked up Deep Purple back in the 1990’s.

  47. 47
    Moreblack says:

    To #26,”Candice’voice is flat and emotionless,kind of computer generated voice”,i use to feel the same as Henrik when i hear Steve Morse and Don Ayrey playing in Deep Purple.

  48. 48
    Tom Cody says:

    I miss Blackmore’s playing also – very sweet acoustic touch, but this stuff is simply boring. As someone said – not distinctive. Her voice is very one dimensional. One album – fine, more than one is like scraping your fingernails on a blackboard. The albums don’t distinguish themselves – again that has to do with the type of music. If you listen to the song structures her melodies follow the chords exactly which makes all the songs sound the same. There is no distinctive melodies that are supported by chords. I know he is happy, but good god just play this stuff in your castle basement then – no need to make it public.

  49. 49
    Vivaldi says:

    This album is a nice surprise! It is as advertised in some places, the most ˙˙easy˙˙ listening and emotional BN album, perhaps, -it is dedicated to a baby girl remember?-but it has some truly great musical moments. After a few listens here’s some highlights for me (BEWARE: Spoilers included!!!):

    Keeper of the flame – great song! one of the best by BN or close to that. Very much a Rainbow feel in the vocals with a strong rockbeat and ˙˙Irish˙˙ melodys alternating between guitar and violin. The bridge has a great melodic solo piece with acoustic guitar/violin motif going on. After this Ritchie is putting very short, snarling, 2 note burst of the stratocaster around the vocals, very dark sounding. Then comes the solo on the strat, quite melodic and in the context of the tune. It’s great to see Ritchie at 65 can write songs like this, too bad his former band seems unable too! This track could be a showstopper live, I predict epic performances by Ritchie in the outro in live performances- like with Gone With the wind from UAVM!

    Dance of darkness – instrumental! Starts of as a ˙˙regular˙˙ BN tune but quickly has a brief Strat solo wich sounds kind of jazzy and then something never heard of before in BN – A bass solo! But with a musical background. Sounds somewhat prog-ish! This could be a great live number!

    Journeyman (Vandraren) – Nice rhythmic feel to the track, a bit too much euro-popish on the chours as can be the case with BN but the overall backbeat and Ritchie on here make up for it! Strat action here! 1st solo with guitar synth, very interesting piece and the second solo his longest BN Strat solo after FAM and quite fiery with some nice runs and picking, though as is usual since TBRO on, Ritchie doesnt take it further and so this could perhaps be another showstoper live!

    Night At Eggersberg – One of those beautifull instrumentals Ritchie dishes out with ease.

    All The Fun Of The Fayre – I love this tune, sounds very folky but with celtic influences. Very catchy and rhythmical. Starts off with a hurdy gurdy solo by RB. Nice acoustic guitar fills all over.

    Highland – The opener. Ritchies usual pop/folk/medival/rock mix he does so well in BN (usually to a great effect). Works very well. Kind of a pop/folk track but very catchy. ABBA infected a bit but in this case a good thing. Strat licks on this one.

    So this is the best for me so far. Other tunes wich may grow on me:

    Vagabond (Make A Princess Of Me) – Nice track. Slowish. But at over 5 minutes and nothing much happening it gets boring.

    Sake Of The Song – interesting track with a nice melody of guitar and vocals but was already as a bonus track on the japan edition of FAM. Here it was re-recorded. Its shorter. The 2001 version is better.

    Song And Dance (pt 2) – instrumental with a powerfull beat and foot stomping effect and alot of horns. But a bit too repetitive. Sounds very tribal and kind if vicious though.

    Strawberry Girl – dedicated to Autumn Esmeralda, the baby girl. So it’s sweet and nice. But in a good way. I like it.

    Darkness – very much an oriental/tribal sounding tune. nice.

    The rest of the songs do nothing for me so far. There is some more strat licks over other tracks, for those who think the music starts when the stratocaster comes out! Overall another good release by Ritchie. Some great musical moments/songs, some weak leftover stuff, some not really good stuff (for me). The usual. I think the album is better then the last. Take the best tracks from the last 3 BN albums and you have a musical masterpiece on your hands! Anyway, Ritchie still has ˙˙it˙˙!

    I predict this short tour starting in 2 days will be the best one in a while, specially if these new songs get intergrated in the set properly! Here’s hopping for bootlegs!

  50. 50
    Sami says:

    Hypocrisy, worshipping, wigs, Blackmore ***ked up DP…conclusion: the rock-police never sleeps! 🙂

    Naaaahh, love you all, cheers & be well everyone.

  51. 51
    Masse444 says:

    “Highland” is a song by a Swedish group called One More Time. This song was released back in 1992 and was a huge hit in Scandinavia. Interesting enough, the songwriter and keyboard player in OMT is Peter Grönwall who is the son of Benny Andersson from ABBA… The band has disbanded though.

    Journeyman (or Vandraren..as it was originally called in Swedish) was also a huge hit in Scandinavia in 1994 by Swedish band Nordman..Album sold 500.000 copies in Scandinavia alone… The band still active

    BN have already covered the hideous “Wish you were here” by Rednex which is also a Swedish band…Hope the new covers will work better.. a lot of good music comes out of Sweden, wonder if BN have somenone supplying them with music worth covering from Sweden…?

  52. 52
    Masse444 says:

    Not that I thought “Wish you were here” was worth covering though..! Still a shitty song even if Ritchie played on it.

  53. 53
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ Nick

    Remarkable post btw.

    Is it really new for you to see him smiling and all that?

    Thats an image for 14 year olds or for others that like to picture things in black and white.

    Maybe THEY are all assholes, but at the same time only human as well.

    I saw them, DP, smile in ESSEN 1993 as well and even Marc Brans, silly him, replied with a questionmark when I wrote him a review.

    @ Larry

    I always understood he did the trannsplant.
    Maybe he has a wig, I dont know, who cares anyway????!!!!

    He looks good and much better than lots of people half his age.

  54. 54
    Jeff Summers says:

    “When making music, silence is the canvass…” Very profound Ritchie.

  55. 55
    Chip says:

    Muzak.

  56. 56
    Sugarcookie Deep N Purple says:

    Greetings!

    Thank you so much for providing the latest video interview. It is so very informative and so effeminate. Now we can all see just how perfect they are for each other!

    Their latest album is fantastic! They have truly motivated me in my own creativity! As I write this, I am prompted to say, the true sign of a real artist is that, throughout their life, they continue to EVOLVE, becoming more and more, through and for their art. So, embrace that canvas, RB, and play on!

    The old chap really has it right! We should all be dancing and be merry. Hey, let’s do the hokey-pokey, pagan-style! Think “love”, not anger or loss. Also, we can all look forward to BN’s next big project, a son, “Spring Quasimodo”!

    Thank God for Victor Hugo! Now THAT’S an imagination, even if you can’t play him.

  57. 57
    Purple Sitner says:

    With all respect to any listener this is just my opinion: Richie, get a grip or get divorced. Best if you do both. This is just boring. I do understand his urge to do and play what he likes best but me as a long time Deep Purple follower (still critical though) I think I don’t share his taste of music anymore, not for a long time. Still I am grateful for all those wonderful tunes he used to give to rock and roll lovers such as I. I am looking forward to seeing Jon playing Budapest in a fortnight. What great shows he does in comparison, not denying his purple past including his contemporary word to his shows letting real singers sing Purple tunes (ever heard “Soldier…” sung by Candice …uuuh). Still keep on rocking all over the world

  58. 58
    Vivaldi says:

    @57 I respectfully disagree with your opinion. I have seen both Jon Lord and Blackmore’s Night a few times in the past 10 years and Jon’s shows deffinetly were not great in comparison to BN. Jon always puts on a nice shows with good musicians, but Blackmore’s Night offers a superior blend of musical styles, better and more varied improvisations (Ritchie employs musicians with their own identitiys, Jon emlpoys Ritchie Blackmore wannabes and copycats, sad!) and alot more energy comming out. I know I have been lucky to witness nothing but 4 great Blackmore’s Night shows all being 2.5 and one even a 3 hour show but still that is my honest opinion as both a musician and a fan of Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord. And when you say Jon let’s ˙˙real singers˙˙ sing Purple tunes, I know it is a stab at Candice Night. I understand some people may not like a female voice, but she deffinetly CAN sing and despite the many technical limitations she has, she did a very good job on all Deep Purple (and Rainbow) tunes she has performed. Certanly Jon Lords choice of singers is no better then Ritchie’s. And while Ritchie is making a music in the style of his own wich has an identity, I feel more and more Jon is making 3rd rate classical music. Certanly I have not yet heard Jon deliver masterpieces like Ritchie did, though Jon would be the first to admit that Ritchie, as a composer and arranger, is head and shoulders above anyone else in the Purple family.

  59. 59
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Although I must admit again and again that BN music to me is very boring most of the time…..
    I dont think Lords choice to use Doogie for the rock numbers is very wise.
    He was never one of ritchies finest choices but the Scottish accent combined with a voice going bad…….ahem…..
    PEOPLE and DP GODS and choices…..
    Why Lord teamed up with shouter Jimmy Barnes I never understood as well.

    Wish Rod Evans and Nick Simper could join Lord on stage.
    Do a few MK 1 classics, that would be so cool.
    And Nick and Rod deserve that!!!!

    There s so much possible for them both, Lord and Blackmore to pursue the road they are on….. and not to use too much oldies, stay in general away from appearantly the loathed rockstyle they got famous with, and still be highly enjoyable.

    Blackmore should ditch the known electric tunes he uses like Black Night.
    Instead he should swop around and for instance do Pictures Of Home or something else to rock out on.
    Since the beginning its always Difficult To Curem Black Night and so on.
    PLEASE DITCH PLAYING THE INTRO TO WFT!!!!!

    Renditions of CIT and SOF were not bad, IMHO.
    Ofcourse I prefer singers like Gillan anno 1972 or DC doing the ballad but……
    Candice might not be the most exiting voice but at least she does not go in overdoing screams and so on.

    Its so horrible and depressing to hear some do that!

    Mark

  60. 60
    Moreblack says:

    #45 hahah hey Tony,my name is Ricardo, Richard in english,i’m tall,dark skinned,play guitar and they call me Moreblack,but…naaah,it can’t be me…or can…?lol

  61. 61
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @50

    Please…. no ‘policing’ here, just correcting the otherwise copper attitude with the harsh facts to clean his rose colored glasses. But I’d much rather police a fairy in the bush than what he walked away from. To be continued below…

    @Priest

    Just clearing up your comment with the actual fact, it would appear you do care, or why mention it and attempt to alter the course of history by stating it without a question mark. lol! You were really half right, he did have the transplant, but it didn’t do the trick. Nuff said about that, because I don’t care, I just care about the facts being presented as truthfully as possible, fairly mentioned or not, but you brought it up ayway.

  62. 62
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Often I care, sometimes I dont.

  63. 63
    Sami says:

    @ 61 Ghost: Of course, and I do appreciate your often very informative posts but was just trying to bring some humor/sarcasm in the proceedings, nothing more, nothing less…too much hair-splitting etc. going on, you know 🙂

    Take care, Sami

  64. 64
    Crimson Ghost says:

    It was funny, so I do see the point, cheers!

  65. 65
    Moreblack says:

    My idol is not wearing a wig,no way.It’s his real hair.

  66. 66
    Annemie says:

    Whatever we all are agreeing or discussing…every RB blog ends up in an increasing stream of comments.
    That proves that Ritchie still and ALWAYS catch the attention of his fans, and that his creative work still and truly matters.
    A big difference in comparison with a new Steve Morse THS blog about releases or news.

    Again and again, what Ritchie composes and plays is exciting and surprising. The level of quality for all the ingredients is a guarantee .
    Even when one does’t like a BN album, there are still a few magnifiscent Ritchie tuned songs and solo’s on it .

    I would rather like one solo of Ritchie, then a whole stale DP perfopmence or SM hit these days!

    #T
    Well said, and I agree especially with Fires of Midnight!

    #Sami
    The magic word was Kipis,I think 😉

    #Crimson
    I wish Gillan @ co would were wigs 🙂

    Jürgen said about Ritchie: “My father is always succesfull” , and I think this one phrase is THE true statement !

    Cheers to you all

  67. 67
    Sami says:

    Annemie: you’re a breath of fresh air, as always.

    Kippis, milady 😉

  68. 68
    HZ says:

    It’s hard to agree on Blackmore, but still he’s loved and adored, I know that all of you love Ritchie – eccentric as he is – and in his huge, huge opus which some of it caught all of us; whether it’s DP or Rainbow or Blackmore’s Night; there’s something for all of us all times. And, yes, few of us love all of his work. Come on guys, Ritchie is one of very very few artists that has this variety in his work, just by that he’s earned our respect, not to mention his artistic taste, charisma and emotion with guitar mastership.

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    DPMike says:

    Red sky when it should be blue?
    OOPs this is Spring evening.

    Just kidding, I’m a big fan of BN and will gladly add this welcomed guest to my home and car stereo 🙂

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    AndreA says:

    sorry,what I am going to report here is not really about this argument,BTW is always about Gillan.
    I read that in 2011 perhaps we’ll get a new version remixed of BORN AGAIN
    http://www.black-sabbath.com/news/
    see on September 15, 2010 under “TONY IOMMI HAS GIVEN PERMISSION FOR THE RAY GILLEN ETERNAL IDOL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED – FOR REAL!”

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    Deep N Purple says:

    My apologies to everyone…

    When I first watched this new interview, I was very angry, I couldn’t believe it!

    But now I get it ALL!

    I watched the video two more times and now I understand.

    Ritchie Blackmore was the greatest rock guitarist that has ever lived. His expertise and innovations
    set the standards for everyone then and all those who were yet to come.

    But it is over and he isn’t coming back. I don’t believe he’s capable of coming back even if he wanted to…

    I’ve read “Ritchie Blackmore the soccer player” posts, Highway Star 2009. I looked into this and it turns out, RB played soccer well into his 40s. Any blow to the head even slightly can be damaging. Repeated blows to the head from continuous, regular playing of a rough sport like soccer, can have serious long-term effects. I know this personally because of my own father and what happened to him as he aged.

    RB is not just eccentric, he is delusional. He never did drugs and took quite good care of himself, so with his money and success, he should not be as old as he seems. Look at the men of Deep Purple and how well they all look and perform. Thank you gentlemen!

    I truly hope that RB loves what he’s doing, as he has stated. Because that is all he has left, that and tending his roses.

    Those of you that like Blackmore’s night, please, continue to support him.

    But for me, I must close the book. I find this all very sad. I won’t be looking back or listening….. It’s just too painful

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 71

    Ouch.

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    Gillanesque says:

    Nah, BN’s music was ok when they started, but now the only “interesting” part is when he puts his electric guitar on…

    And despite he’s great musician (no argue on that), I’m almost certain that people that say they like BN (or they last albums of them), they simply try to find a way to justify the money they spent on them – and this is said by someone who buys all BN’s albums, just because TMIB is there…

    And to explain what I said, I wonder how many bands of the same style do you actually listen… you can’t translate boredom to matureness… and the last album is as boring as it could ever get. It wouldn’t sell one cd if Blackmore wasn’t there.

    As far as Blackmore is concerned, though, it’s his life and his choice… Maybe bad for us, maybe good for him and probably even better for Deep Purple.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 73

    Forget about Deep Purple too.

    Listen to Black Country Communion!!!!

    Far from boring I d say.

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    BIG AL says:

    You people all like to hack on Blackmore. The guy is doing what he wants,thats all. His days in Purple are legendary,as we all know,maybe after 25 years it was time for a change. How many of us do the same thing for that amount of time. The guy probably is the best there ever was at his craft. Let him do what he wants, its what he’ll do anyway.

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    Mark Davis says:

    I am so grateful and thankful for the 5 greatest Rock Albums of all time: In Rock, Fireball,Machine Head, Burn, and Perfect Strangers.

    I can’t imagine how weak of character I would have to be to badmouth and disrespect any of the above musicians for playing what they want to play in their old age.

    Thank you Ritchie, we are forever in your debt for the best of the DP albums

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 76

    What, No Morse albums?

    No Come Taste The Band?

    Maybe it s time again for a poll on the forum?

    Whats peoples favourite albums by NOW?

    It would not be in my top but on S and M there are truly some great classics.

    THE CUT RUNS DEEP!!!!

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    soonpush says:

    Blackmore’s Night lost Heavy Metal fans but gets New Age music fans. Candice cannot sing Heavy Metal song. She is a ballad singer.

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    henry mossberg says:

    I, me, me, I, myself, me, me. me, I, I,

    Jeez, ritchie, barack called, he wants his vocabulary back.
    And the name of the guy who cut your balls off.

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