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Second element

Another clip from Blackmore’s Night new album — a cover of Sarah Brightman’s Second Element. Mmmm, the Strat…

23 Comments to “Second element”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    They do it well, & RB’s Strat sounds pretty good from 2:44…. but don’t you think CN’s age is starting to show?. She still looks & sounds the part, though!.
    With so many covers on this new album, the thought occurs that they are running out of ideas. But then they are still enjoying themselves, so I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.
    At the going down of the sun & in the morning, we will remember them. ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Voilร , l’inspiration …


    Oh man, ain’t my French perfect. And incidentally penned by Krauts (the song).
    Same guys who are behind this here:



    Well, don’t look at me like that! I can’t be to blame for all German crimes …

    PS: Great solo, but what’s with Ritchie’s orange-tinted glasses, does he have an eye condition? I rely on Candice’s good taste that this is hopefully not a fashion statement.

  3. 3
    John Doe says:

    Nice song. Thanks to the strat. ๐Ÿ˜

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Y’know, every time I think of this song, somehow I think of ‘Second Elephant’!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ

    Mondegreen anyone?!:

  5. 5
    stoffer says:

    The unmistakable sound of of Ritchie Blackmore!!! Nice music for Saturday morning ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers

  6. 6
    errol arias says:

    Wow ! The Strat indeed!! Wonderful

  7. 7
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Uwe, well done!. I award you a genuine hand made, gold plated antique no-prize, for services rendered to this blog beyond the call of duty!. ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ
    Now please rise for a heartfelt rendition of God Save The Keg!. ๐Ÿป

  8. 8
    Micke says:

    I was thinking, mmm quite a good song, best in long time. Then I discover it’s a cover.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. 9
    Adel Faragalla says:

    It wasn’t me I swear to God.
    My last wish on Earth
    To see Ritchie having a Jam in the studio AND have Candice on the backing vocals.

  10. 10
    Marcus says:

    I do like “Second Element” although, in my humble opinion, the album and all that medieval stuff have bored the world for quite a while now. Who needs the umpteenth version of “Wish you were here”? By the way, “Nature’s Light” entered the German charts at number 7, making it their highest entry ever.๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒAnd here is something odd: Surfing the chart websites, I found”Rapture of the Deep” re-entering the German charts at 48. Not that I don’t like it, but why on earth now…? (source: http://www.offiziellecharts.de)

  11. 11
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    Marcus – just speculating – but it might be some people are thinking of ‘The Rapture’ of the Church due to the pandemic, 9/11, crazy terrorism, domestic shootings, per an End Times prophecy cited in 2 Corinthians 12:2 and 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (Latin word ‘rapturo’ is used in the Greek). Some ascribe to it and some don’t. I’m not giving an opinion one way or the other.

  12. 12
    Paul Maxim says:

    I do like this song and the album overall sounds very good. With age, Candice’s voice has matured and there is some nice work by Ritchie especially that sumptuous solo on Second Element that makes the 5 year wait almost worthwhile. A few more strong originals would be nice though …

  13. 13
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @10, 11: Or it might be as simple as that ROTD was re-released in vinyl recently.


  14. 14
    Johan says:

    Thanks to the Strat and vocals far more better than the original by Sarah Brightman.

  15. 15
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Hey Nick, here’s another interesting new interview with Ian Paice:

  16. 16
    Bob Worm says:

    I have to say, despite what I first thought about this latest album release, I am in love with this tune. I dont care if its a cover, its brilliant and I will be playing it lots. Yes Ritchie that strat solo, but actually the whole song is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 17
    Buttockss says:

    Sounds like it could be a Joe Lynn Turner era of Rainbow, with RB’S Solo, with Joe on vocals. Would make for a better version of the song, in my opinion .

  18. 18
    LeonR2Z says:

    Love this, great song. Don’t care if it is a cover, and Candice looks more beautiful than ever!

  19. 19
    francis says:

    apart from “second element” which is a brilliant song and “der letzte musketier” which is correct the rest of the album is very passable … we have the impression that the other songs are there to fill the gaps and that say 2 times ???? they bring nothing better! anyway i think ritchie should enjoy his well-deserved retirement …

  20. 20
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Alas!, the wrath of the fierce and unforgiving MacGregor Clan, eternal vassals to the Dark Lord, will be upon you all, you wretched mortals!!!

    Fall to your knees and repent if you please!


  21. 21
    MacGregor says:

    We were certainly a fierce and unforgiving mob, as most were & still are to this day it seems. Although we are much more subtle & cunning these days. Back in the Dark ages it was the mantra of go forth & multiply & take everything with you & spare no one! The only problem with that is everyone else did that as well. We didn’t think of that back then, might have to go back to the drawing board. He, he.
    Talking about going back, sheeesh these old clips of The Priest, I remember not liking these sort of bands then, everyone has to start somewhere. This is around the time I was introduced to the progressive bands & a good thing that was, it sort of saved me from the thought that all was lost in rock music, at that time. Cheers.

  22. 22
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @21, This is ma bow, an’ this is ma arrow, an’ this is ma sword, an’ this is ma shield, an’ this is ma kilt, an’ this is ma MacGregor!.
    Be afeared ‘o mae… Alright then Jimmy?!.
    ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟโ›ณ

  23. 23
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I became aware of Priest in 1977 when the Punk and New Wave-worshipping NME always derided them. They would, say, review their “Diamonds & Rust” single and write nasty things + heap ridicule on them like “ultimate retribution for what Joan Baez has done to Dylan songs over the years, produced by ex-Purple Roger Glover, chugging arrangement is a carbon copy of Nazareth’s likewise incongruous cover of This Flight Tonight, come back Deep Purple, if all cannot be forgiven, then it is at least most certainly largely forgotten”. : – )

    So I went to a department store und listened to “Sin After Sin” over headphones there – I was in immediate ecstasy/bliss hearing “Sinner”, the first track (which has some similarities to Flight of the Rat). Priest reminded me of Purple, the same sleekness and elegance in writing riffs, the steady forward beat; I found their music highly accessible at first listen.

    The Purple tag stuck with Priest for quite a while in Germany: “Deep Purple not ‘in Rock’, but ‘in leathers’, minus Jon Lord!” was a regular quip about them.

    And to set everything straight, during the Band Aid gigs in America, Joan Baez asked for a meeting with Rob Halford and when he arrived, wary of what he might get to hear from her, she told him how much she liked Priest’s version and that it was her son’s favorite cover of one of her songs, so there!

    Finally, to bring things back: the Blackmore’s Night version of the song is mighty fine too, especially when they perform it live, Ghost Of A Rose is in any case my favorite BN album. It has a certain grace.

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