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All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays cover art; image courtesy of Frontiers Records

Blackmore’s Night will release their new album — All Our Yesterdays — this Fall via Frontiers Records. It will come in a variety of formats:

  • standalone CD
  • digital download
  • CD/DVD Deluxe edition: includes full album on CD, and a DVD with music videos for the title track and Will O’ The Wisp, plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the album;
  • 2LP vinyl edition with gatefold sleeve
  • Box Set Limited Collector’s edition: includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, 2LP, a t-shirt (L size only), a poster, and a lithograph.

CD, CD/DVD and digital downloads will be released on September 18, with LP and box set to follow on October 16.

Press release blurb continues:

BLACKMORE’S NIGHT vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Candice Night says: “There’s a theme to ‘All Our Yesterdays” chosen songs that focuses on the attitude of living in the present, and looking toward the future, because we are, indeed, enriched by our past. My main theme and inspiration has always been nature and folklore from around the world.”

Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore’s lives and creative journeys have taken them through different characters and songs from a variety of times in history. That is part of the attitude in the song “Where Are We Going from Here”, about a traveling minstrel’s journey through life and age.

The title track (and also the first single and video), “All Our Yesterdays”, echoes the sounds of Candice’s Russian roots, while a new song written by Germany’s George Hesse is an old-style, fiddle-driven instrumental with the Welsh title “Allan yn y Fan” (meaning “Out There”). Ritchie’s heritage includes family from Wales.

The album also includes stunning instrumentals: the acoustic guitar piece “Queen’s Lament” and the dramatic “The Darker Shade of Black” that spotlights violin and guitar.

Elsewhere on the recording, “Earth Wind and Sky” is a delicate ode to nature. “The Other Side”, a latter-day folk dance joins two jigs that Candice sings: “Coming Home” and the supernatural-themed “Will o’ the Wisp”.

“All Our Yesterdays” gets further inspiration from Candice and Ritchie’s home town, where they take part in community folk nights during which the neighbours share guitars and songs, and sing melodies that have come from a variety of times in their own history. That’s how they fell in love with songs of various radio formats of years gone by. The album includes the Linda Ronstadt hit “Long Long Time” (penned by Gary White); the Mike Oldfield song “Moonlight Shadow”; and an inspiring Maypole Dance treatment of Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe”.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.



15 Comments to “All Our Yesterdays”:

  1. 1
    yance says:

    No wonder he wants to rock again. Moonlight shadow indeed!!

  2. 2
    Sammy Romeo says:

    When is Richie going to get tired of this bullshit & start to be a rocker again like he was born to be? These albums are soooooo boring, made for old people who don’t have a life!!!!

  3. 3
    John says:

    I can’t believe this guitarist, who I have admired and respected for years for his work in both Purple and Rainbow, is now covering Sonny & Cher with “I Got You Babe”. I am so ashamed right now…

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Joe Lynn had a little turtle….. ?!

  5. 5
    Errol Arias says:

    Another boring album from Blackmore’s Night !!! Is this endless ?

  6. 6
    Alan Northwood says:

    This is excellant news. I had long thought BN should cover Moonlight Shadow as it is an idela song for them. I’m sure this will be a great album

  7. 7
    nupsi59 says:

    Didn’t I mentioned the Blackmore/Oldfield relationship somewhere in April?

    And now they’ve recorded Oldfield’s “Moonlight Shadow”!

    I really like to hear that!

    Have a nice Day!

  8. 8
    Heepfan says:

    In the end of the day I am glad Ritchie is still active and playing….

  9. 9
    MacGregor says:

    Regarding Mike Oldfield’s Moonlight Shadow, it is a superb song indeed with surreal vocals from Maggie Reilly & Oldfield’s guitar playing is brilliant! A very cleverly written song with oodles of melody.
    Yes nupsi59 @ 7- this Mike Oldfield chap was certainly mentioned by a few of us back then somewhere! As i said then & again now, Oldfield is a wonderful composer, one of the greatest perhaps, the diversity of his music, is second to none in so many aspects! Do I need to hear BN cover it, not particularly, but it’s all good! Cheers.
    Sammy @ 2 -a bit harsh me thinks. BN is what it is, i don’t listen to it, but I don’t care if they do what they do, good for them! Blackmore has delivered enough ‘rock’ music for one lifetime! Cheers.

  10. 10
    NWO says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  11. 11
    Anthony says:

    Good stuff..will be buying it as a true Blackmore fan! 🙂

  12. 12
    al says:

    I caught Blackmore’s night in Paris on July 8th while visiting the city.As Much as i was excited to see my childhood hero,I was kind of skeptical about this band and singer.My fears were proven right as I saw a real bore,mediocre repertoire( with a new couple of numbers from the upcoming CD) and some lullaby that made me wanna leave out early.Let’s be clear about this:I don’t like the singer and the style,but even from the hard core fans of this genre and Ritchie followers,the concert was pretty bad! I think he did like only one song from the old Deep Purple band Soldier of Fortune and like one song with electrical guitar all nite.The problem is the singer,singing the same old same old ,a lot of talking and repeated stories by Candy,some bad stand up comedy from the organ player,who got on my nerves with his “look at me ” shpil so called funny imitations!Ritchie was just going back and forth and sipping in own wine and I think getting a little bit drunk,but yes he played for his own pleasure and for his own kids that he brought on stage at some point during the night.Overall,a bad night for me from the Man in black.I hope he does something else and get mucky with some rock,cause his shtick is getting ridiculous! yawnnn

  13. 13
    John says:

    I saw the headline of another news item posted on this site shortly after this one and thought it was another Blackmore’s Night story, given Ritchie’s current state with his band,his mother-in-law, etc… “We Had Him Castrated”.

  14. 14
    Rock Voorne says:

    Soldier of fortune : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWtRkCjGTfc

    One can say a lot about BN and this version but the man can still play!

  15. 15
    Rock Voorne says:

    Sorry, longer version : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kslitt49TC8

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