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Blackmore’s Night will release a new live album called A Knight in York recorded last Fall at the Opera House in York, England. Darker Than Blue reports that the album will be available in several formats: DVD, blue ray, CD, and triple vinyl. European release date has been set for June 29 via Sony/Ariola.

22 Comments to “A Knight In York”:

  1. 1
    j mc candless says:

    looking forward to a new release from blackers and co live dvd,long live ritchie blackmore….

  2. 2
    Al says:

    enough already with this ridiculous shoe shine music,just retire Ritchie.

  3. 3
    Drdp says:

    TMIB has been Doing this for now 15 full years therefore it must make him happy so who are we to criticize? Remember “To thine own self be true”

  4. 4
    Alan says:

    Probabaly not much different to ‘Paris Moon’ a few years back. I like Blackmore’s work but I feel he needs to up the angst a little. The songwriting/style has become very formulaic.

  5. 5
    Big Al says:

    Come on Little Al, lets not start this absurd arguement once again. Ritchie is doing his thing, as always,if we like it or not. If one wanted to, based on the lack of new material, one could use the same, lame, ridiculous comment about the current line up. Just given it a break,what’s done is done. No more useless comments. This means you too Zero.

  6. 6
    Scott W. says:

    Look forward to it! Great title. Hope for some Strat encores. Bring on the shoeshine music! I’ll take what i can get from the best Guitarist ever…

  7. 7
    David says:

    I know Ritchie Blackmore is capble of alot more, but let’s be glad he’s doing something.

  8. 8
    Alan says:

    Agree about the title Scott! Anyone know what tracks on it?

  9. 9
    Svante Axbacke says:

    “Black Knight”, mayhaps? 🙂

  10. 10
    Gary says:

    I can understand why a Deep Purple or Rainbow fan wouldn’t like Blackmore’s Night, especially a non-musician. In Blackmore’s Night Ritchie plays several stringed instruments from the distant past, that have vastly different tunings….the ultimate challenge for a guitarist of Ritchie’s stature. The complexity of the chord changes with different tunings should be appreciated by his musician fan base IMO.

  11. 11
    soonpush says:

    Blackmore portrayed the musical approach as Mike Oldfield & Enya, however I remind it as Loreena McKennitt.
    Most people don’t know that he directly makes Night’s vocal melodies
    Night said, “When he sings, he sings only for me, in private”.
    As a result, his musical approach shifted to vocalist-centered sounds.
    It’s virtually Rainbow’s soft rock version.
    Blackmore was essentially studio session musician from early 1960’s The Outlaws, Heinz, Glenda Collins.

    Rainbow’s music was partly inspired by Baroque music since Blackmore started playing cello to help him construct interesting chord progressions in private time
    Most people don’t know that Blackmore started playing cello in 1974.
    He wrote most Rainbow’s riff on the cello.

  12. 12
    Jim says:

    This Blackmore’s Night LIVE DVD A Knight in York, England is going to be awesome!!! Cool!!! Looking forward seeing and hearing it!! I think I will order a Blue Ray DVD!!! Yahoo!!! LOL!!!

  13. 13
    HZ says:

    Nobody will ever be like Ritchie on guitar! Never!

  14. 14
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Big A.. @5,

    I presume your closing remark was referring to me. Don’t know how I came to mind with your response to Little A.. @2. I have been a fan of Blackmore’s since 1969 when I first heard and noticed ‘Hush’ on the radio when I was 13 years old. Deep Purple is the only band I actually knew all the names of due to admiring their musicianship. Aside from Jimi Hendrix, I didn’t know who the guitarist was in any of the popular bands back then. Same with drummers, bass, keys and vocals. At that age it hadn’t yet become important to me, until Deep Purple peaked my interest…..”Who are these guys???”.
    I still to this day find Blackmore’s playing to be set far apart from any other and even while doing the Lute Band thing with Blackmore’s Night, I enjoy his playing and have purchased all of their CDs and DVDs. I will be buying this one as well. I have seen them twice in concert. Both times I had to drive over 6 hours to get there. YOU? So, next time you pull a name out of your big A.. to rag on, make it a name with relevance to your point.


  15. 15
    Hiza says:

    Absolutely great news! Can´t wait for having this one, too!
    When Ritchie plays, it´s always pure magic.
    And as always, You just don´t know beforehand, what songs he plays on stage, and how long the setlist will be 🙂
    Enjoy, You all!

  16. 16
    Big Al says:

    @ 14, Ur feathers are ruffled today? I have been totally nuetral in my opinion of the band and its members,both past and present. You like to refer some of us as “blackmorons” time and time again. If you are a fan as you say, you have a warped way of showing it. I feel bad you had to drive 6 hours to see a show I’m sure was memorable, but we have no control over logistics. If you feel Blackmore is superior to any other, maybe don’t hack on his choices so much. What he does and did makes him who he is. Enough said on this topic. Cheers Zero!!

  17. 17
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    It isn’t over till it’s over…..

    Big Al, my feathers are not ruffled period. As I stated in my first sentence @14, YOU brought up My Name in your post @5. I just responded with clarification as to the fact that your mentioning me in your obvious jump on the Blackmore Protection issue was out of line that’s all. Pretty simple. ‘Blackmorons’? Never have I used that one. Catchy though. Hey, ‘If the Tights fit’…..


  18. 18
    Anthony says:

    As mentioned in another post related to the release I feel this DVD will be a disappointment as there are at least 6 songs omitted including Soldier Of Fortune. I was at the gig and it was excellent but 10 songs from the last 2 albums out of a total 14 songs on the actual DVD / CD..why condense and edit it down so much and with no variety? Well at least I have the memories of the concert. Ritchie still rocks though but I have always felt that he has in some ways been constrained and controlled to a certain degree by management! ( in Blackmore’s Night ). A pity

  19. 19
    palumbo says:

    Blackmore is very great !

    special one , nice guy

  20. 20
    palumbo says:

    sometimes , ritchie is difficult or bad boy but he is too a honest persoon and funny !

    great , simply great songwriter


  21. 21
    LRT says:

    Can’t believe it… people, don’t tell other people here what to say, how to say it, or who about.

    As for Ritchie and the cello, I would like to keep actual history intact by pointing out that he only wrote 7 Rainbow riffs on the cello. It was the entire Rising album, nothing more has been evidenced by his published word on that.

  22. 22
    LRT says:

    About the product in question, yawn already… going to support it but probably not be able to get thru it till my speed of life slows down to absorb it. All the more a good thing, I’m pretty sure., because good things last, they don’t burn out.

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