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O rest beside the weary road

Fore more of your caroling needs, Blackmore’s Night have released a lyric video for another track from their upcoming Xmas EP Here We Come A-Caroling.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.



12 Comments to “O rest beside the weary road”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Honestly, this makes for more satisfying listening!:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=icZ3xXYl7bw
    Verily & forsooth, for in times past the mainstay player of this band originally got his runs on the board after he received the nod from ye olde purplified plank spanker!… or so the story goes. 🎸🃏

  2. 2
    Dave says:

    “And the whole world gives back the song.” The whole world is giving back this version cuz it stinks.

  3. 3
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop.
    Music is not way to prove stubberness it’s a way of creating a bond and the more this bond disappear the more you will know its over.
    Peace

  4. 4
    mike whiteley says:

    You know exactly what to expect from Candice & Ritchie.
    Any attempt at Christmas spirit is to be applauded in 2020, but I couldn’t get thru the full song.

  5. 5
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    How boring can a song be! This surely competes. Maybe we have a winner. This is one of those compositions that Mr Blackmore and his companion are able to produce at least fifteen pieces a day.

  6. 6
    Geno says:

    it’s the same since the first album. leave this nonsense of folklore for those who know

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’ve heard her somewhat older guitarist/musical director was – unlikely as it may seem – once in a rock band? Was it Led Zeppelin?

    Sigh. Ritchie used to smash Strats. Or cameras. Now he seems intent on smashing his legacy with fluff like this. And it’s not about how many notes per minute or whether he plays hard rock or not, it’s about his lack of ambition to still create something lasting. This is not folk. It’s not even pop. It’s musical candy floss, a unicorn drawing for children.

    My wife just laughed: “You suffer when you hear that, am I right?” She is. : – (

  8. 8
    AndreA says:

    they like it!
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTcegeDmRkZlsEZnClrd0yJoWB4yA3r-lzttg&usqp=CAU

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I have to come up to the defense of folk rock!!! Properly done, it can really be something – and not bland or twee at all.

    https://youtu.be/h5jywJsLWbc

    https://youtu.be/TsNblAI-pcE

    Carmen – Ritchie adored that band in the 70ies and saw it as further proof for the general decline of the music business that they were unsuccessful (perhaps too ahead of their time). He also tried to poach their bassist, the late John Glascock, for Rainbow, albeit only after Carmen’s demise, when John hat joined Jethro Tull. He wouldn’t leave Ian Anderson’s lot though.

  10. 10
    MacGregor says:

    I don’t listen to Blackmore’s little side show, haven’t since early 2002. I am here purely out of curiosity of what people are saying. I remember Blackmore saying something along the lines of “it’s the same old crap” when asked about a new album, many years ago now. Enough said there eh?
    Not sure why some commenting here who don’t like whatever this ‘new’ xmas jingle is, are baffled? Blackmore’s legacy will never be diminished simply because very few would be aware of his court jestering, for want of a better analogy. Many more have & do remember his DP & classic Rainbow output though. It is set in stone!
    In regards to Carmen & other wonderful folk & more traditional artists, Blackmore wouldn’t last 2 seconds with those quality players. Unless as his past seems to say, he could ‘use’ them for a short while, they wouldn’t put up with him though, one would think. Blackmore working with European tradition Gaelic & Latin etc. Never! He chose the shallower path, for obvious reasons.
    John Glascock, bless him. He did play the ultimate gig in many ways, Tull in their prime. It doesn’t get any better than that. RIP.

  11. 11
    rock voorne says:

    This is a year of agony in so many ways and he just doesnt quit this baliney.

    Could have gathered in 4 years time a collection of reworked tracks.

    Even considering I m not a Romero the Toreador, I could listen to his rendition of Black sheep of in the family.
    Just hammer out 12 songs like that as a solace for us old geezers…..you know.

  12. 12
    stoffer says:

    I agree with almost every comment above….its just the same old crap!!
    Yes even you… rock voone 🙂 reworked, unplugged Purple, ANYTHING but this legacy destroying “fluff”!

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