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Dancer and the Moon video

Blackmore’s Night have released a second promo video for the recent album’s Dancer and the Moon title track:

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

28 Comments to “Dancer and the Moon video”:

  1. 1
    al says:

    I’d rather listen to ABBA yawn….

  2. 2
    nupsi59 says:

    Is Ritchie’s head getting smaller or is he wearing Elton John’s old sunglasses?

  3. 3
    MacGregor says:

    al @ 1 – I would yawn also, but I fear my yawn may be of the technicolour variety, especially if I have to watch her carrying on like a pretend Stevie Nicks wannabe!

  4. 4
    cyclone says:

    I saw their live show. It was worth the ticket price.

  5. 5
    LRT says:

    Insisting annoyance indeed. That must be the only way to explain this.

  6. 6
    purpledaniel says:

    Poor Richie…wasting his talents on this enya-kind of rubbish is just a shame
    He looks like an idiot as well.

  7. 7
    Andy says:

    Oh my! Blackers does Eurovision :-0

  8. 8
    balna says:

    God give me Ritchie back!

  9. 9
    Scott says:

    Sounds very similar to the Guitar riff in FIREDANCE.

  10. 10
    stoffer says:

    what a shame the “Best Rock Guitarist Ever” and this is what he comes up with………………….he must be happy though… because he’s been doing this for a while : (
    btw – IMHO they all sound the same

    @4 maybe ‘live’ is the way to go……..cause this ain’t gettin’ it done for me

  11. 11
    Kevin S says:

    What is up wuth you lot. Call yourself fans? I think not! Ritchirs been doing this stuff for over 16 years now. He’s happy with it, and damn good with it… it’s the fact that its not Rainbow or Purple that upsets you.
    I saw him at Salisbury last week and he can still play a strat like he always did… the difference now is that he plays a dozen other guitars, mandolas, mandolins and more. The guy is full of talent.
    As for Candice, she has a genuine good voice and a real stage presence.
    Long live Ritchie! A fan for around 45 years.

  12. 12
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    I think I figured out those sunglasses…. They cover his 2 black eyes Candice gave him when he stated interest in doing some of the old hard rock stuff again…..


  13. 13
    Svante Axbacke says:

    We obviously have a different definition of what a “fan” is. To me, a fan is not someone who blindly accepts anything someone does. A fan can criticise and discuss too. Whereas most RB fans seem to think that as soon as you don’t accept every note the man has played as the best thing ever in music history, you’re not sane.

  14. 14
    Jerry says:

    I think a lot of BN’s songs would be enhanced enormously with a new vocalist. Far too one dimensional vocals for my liking. Three I can think of, off the top of my head are Sam Brown, Heather Findlay, or even Agnetha Fältskog herself. They would make the songs shine so much more. But despite Ritchie’s previous hang-ups with vocalists he can’t exactly change singers anymore, can he?
    Blackmore’s Brown or Blackmore’s Fältskog wouldn’t have the same ring to it either, although the overall sound would be better.

  15. 15
    ao says:

    I recently listened to the Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith version of Highway Star from the Re-Machined tribute album and feel that’s the band Ritchie Blackmore should be in. Candace is a hottie and all with a decent voice, but she doesn’t have the pipes or nearly the energy Glenn Hughes still brings. Ian Gillan will always be the main vocalist of Deep Purple for me regardless, but man oh man, Glenn Hughes can still hit those upper register vocals, and in my opinion, sound better now than he ever has.

    This is what Ritchie could be playing, minus the genius that is Steve Vai – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJrpz0-hSbw

  16. 16
    al says:

    @11 we re giving up dude,you should e be voted the fan of the year! We re happy that you are happy for his happiness,and we should stop talking about it altogether,even after this ridiculous,”Euro vision” poppy performance.It is not very hard to take others people songs and your old song and turn em into sappy,bubblegum,lullaby’s.Snap out of it! we’ re here to discuss and talk about it,and you re not going to make us feel ‘bad ” cause you say so.

  17. 17
    byron says:

    Not their best track!We’ve heard the same song million times before.That’s the particular side of BN I can’t stand anymore.They’ve done better songs before

  18. 18
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    All kidding aside, I am a huge BN fan. Seen them twice ‘live’ and they are quite a good band and are awesome to see. I have all their albums. Yes, they do tend to all be very similar, but there are some very good standout tunes throughout. This particular song is by far one of my least liked tunes they have done. It’s almost as though Ritchie is purposefully pissing us off. He should have done both, continuing on in the hard rock vein and doing BN on the side to satisfy his ‘Renaissance’ hunger. As much as I like his stuff with BN, I do long for Mr. Blitzkrieg to come back to life. 50/50 would have been perfect, alternating between releases. Instead of 8 BN albums, 4 Blackmore and 4 BN albums would have been a better approach, alternating between the 2. Out of the 8 BN albums, about half the songs are basically repeats. The one thing about all the BN albums I have realized is that if you play them all back to back, you will not know what album is being played due to them all being basically the same, whereas Rainbow albums are all different. Watching him in the background in this video, with those stupid glasses on makes one want to either punch her in the face for turning our hero into her personal session player or punch him in the face in order to wake him up or both. That truly was my first impression when I watched this video.


  19. 19
    Kevin S says:

    Oops.. that put the cat amongst the pigeons!! 🙂
    I probably didnt get that across as well as intended. Firstly I dont blindly follow anyone, but have indeed been a fan fir nearon 45 years. Eas trying to indicate I wasnt a passing BN follower but did know a fair bit about the man. Also, yes I would love to hear him do a full blown rock album again cos as I said, he is clearly happy with this direction. That is obvious when you see him playing it live. I dont think its fair to blame it on Mrs B either. He’s been around long enough and through enough marriages to know when he’s being taken for a ride. BTW, I agree that her voice is not that powerfull to carry the louder rock stuff always.
    There are week tracks on all the albums… very few albums dont suffer from that, however, I really like what they do….. but not the cover of Temple of the King on the new album… should have left that one be.

  20. 20
    MacGregor says:

    Tracey @ 18 – I have to agree with you there, if Blackmore still did the occasional rock band thing as well, it would be grand.
    BN spew out too many albums too quickly in my book! Rainbow was a good outlet for him indeed, just don’t go down the JLT road again, as fine a vocalist he was back in the early 80’s, I loathed him being drafted into ‘Deep Rainbow’ in 1990/91. I gave that album away & I felt good about doing that.
    Regarding the black eyes, yes he is frustrating isn’t he, needs a good ‘seeing too’ perhaps? LOL. I wonder if he has just had some cosmetic ‘nick & tuck’ performed around the eyes, therefore the wide rimmed sunny’s hide that from other peoples prying eyes!
    Oh the vanity of it all! Cheers.

  21. 21
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Re: Blackers shades; in the big interview recently in Sweden Rock Magazine he explained that he is having problems with his eyes and prefers to wear shades where there are strong lights, in photo shoots and video recordings.

    Probably nothing more serious than other people his age, must most people his age doesn’t have to appear in front of photo flashes and video lights on a regular basis. 🙂

    But of course, the style of shades he choose can be up for discussion… 🙂

  22. 22
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Yes, let’s see….

    He has ear problems that make loud music hard to deal with. He has eye problems now that make stage light hard to deal with. Real men don’t bitch about stuff like that. They shake it off and Carry On…. He spends way too much time around Night-ville. Between his Mommy-in-law running the show and his front lady stealing the show, I’m afraid our hero has suffered a mental sex transplant and become one of the girls. Hell, I’m surprised he didn’t take her name when they got married and become Ritchie Night. Come on Ritchie, remove the girlie tights and put on your big boy pants. Remind yourself and the world that you are Mr. Blackmore and your Wifey is Mrs. Blackmore, not the other way around.

    Jon Lord left Purple to pursue his concerto longings, but he mixed it up in between with many different ventures such as his “Hoochie Kootchie Men”, ‘Hell Blues Band’, and the ‘Jon Lord Blues Project’. Plus he guested on many other events such as the ‘WhoCares’ project with Gillan and Iommi. He made himself available to his old buds. As the lyrics go…. “I’ll be there when you want me, Above and Beyond”. If Ritchie really feels the loss of this GIANT enough to write such a heart felt song as ‘Carry On Jon’ (riiiiiggghhhtt), he might then want to look hard and deep into the man and take note…. before it’s too late.


  23. 23
    Boswell\'s Johnson says:

    In the spirit of things, you’d think Ritchie would wear glass more like this…


  24. 24
    Kris says:

    Kevin S @ 19 – agree with you about Temple of the King. I generally don’t mind the BN covers of Rainbow/DP stuff, but this one was really lacking. It could be that Temple of the King is for me one of the most perfect songs Rainbow ever did and it would be hard to improve on it….not that I was expecting BN to improve on it, per se, but I don’t even really find it interesting enough to listen to whereas I will listen to their covers of Street of Dreams, Ariel and 16th Century Greensleeves.

  25. 25
    john says:

    After putting up with the dreadful Deep Gillan line up on recent tours(if it aint Lord and Blackmore its not Deep Purple its that simple) it was an absolute joy to see Ritchie at recent gig at Newcastle. His playing is as good as ever with the Strat but his mesmeric acoustic solo during Fires at Midnight was to behold, the guy absolutely loves what he is doing and his interaction with Candice,the band and audience is something I didn’t expect, I first saw Ritchie with Rainbow in 77 and numerous times since and have never seen him so relaxed. Candice is perfect for this group ,although she is a little clichéd at times with her audience interaction, don’t knock it Ritchie has moved on isn’t it about time some of you did. We all have memories of Rainbow/Purple that were amazing so lets embrace them and move on

  26. 26
    MacGreor says:

    Boswell’s Johnson @ 23 – what a great pair of glasses they are, I could see Blackmore in those kicking back in his medieval castle.
    I have found some interesting (well not really ) associations with eyes & Blackmore over the past years. Demons Eye, Do You Close Your Eyes, Rainbow Eyes, Eyes Of The World, Straight Between The Eyes, Eyes Of Fire!
    I should have better things to do with my spare time! Cheers.

  27. 27
    al says:


  28. 28
    Kidd Purple says:

    Thanks to Blackmore’s Night my neighbor now knows Ritchie .He found a Christmas song on line and when I told him Ritchie played in Purple he was incredulous . He now loves BN. It’s a small world .

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