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Sixteen sympathetic strings

After a brief hiatus, here’s the third and the final part of Blackmore’s Night interview promoting their latest album Nature’s Light.

First part of the interview is here and the second one here.

8 Comments to “Sixteen sympathetic strings”:

  1. 1
    AndreA says:

    No, thanks..

  2. 2
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Whatever makes you happy Ritchie. You need a time machine and all your dreams will come true.

  3. 3
    Georgivs says:

    Let Blackers do whatever he is into. He is living his dream with the woman who he loves and who shares his vision. Very few people can afford it.

  4. 4
    AnthonyC says:

    Who else can pull off 3 successful bands?

  5. 5
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Who are we to determine which genre of music a musician chooses to perform at any time in his or her career?

    Ted :>

  6. 6
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @5: We can’t. But everyone’s entitled to an opinion.

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    Adel Faragalla says:

    Ted the Mechanic @5

    Good point if you talking in general terms.
    But that’s how I see and read Ritchie’s behaviour and comments.
    Ritchie is a very insecure person and don’t like a challenge and like to live in his own bubble.
    He never liked anyone to be bigger and more popular than him in a band. He always liked to be the centre of attention.
    He did reform Rainbow after he left Purple in 93 and the result was total failure as apart from Germany, the Rainbow tour was falling apart.
    Blackmore’s Night is a way of hiding in his bubble as he is competing with no one and no one is competing with him commercially in this kind of music.
    The few shows he did as Rainbow recently was only a way to cash in and make money as he never was serious about doing an album so it was a tour with no album to promote so it’s pretty obvious it’s a pension fund booster.
    Ritchie always liked to say odd and controversial comments about other people just to grab headlines. For example he recommended that Joe Satriani should play the wrong notes to search for music from the heart. Well everyone know how stupid to say to a perfectionist guitar player to play the wrong notes. That’s only one example and I can go on and on about other stupid things he said that show his insecurity.
    And as Svante @6 said everyone is entitled to their own opinion so that’s not forced on anyone to agree with me.
    But as a guitar player Ritchie is up there with the best but he is not in the top spot and that’s really hurts him I think.


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    GAVIN MOFFAT says:

    Adel- You said all those negative things about Ritchie as if you were there and took notes. You don’t really know him. He’s a complex entity like most of us and has had to maintain his sanity in a crazy business which kills many people. Proof? He can’t be everything you say. He would t have a living wife and kids second time around at his age. He would t have had 3 successful bands and a vibrant career/fam base if he was the way you and the press paint him. As he said much of it is an act to keep people at a distance so he can get in with his life despite being so famous.

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