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New Blackmore's Night...

Post by Altanon » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:00 pm

I know some folks here like Blackmore's Night, and I wanted to tell them that the new album, Autumn Sky, is, I think, their best yet. Like much, if not most, of their stuff, one listen is insufficient. I don't know what it is or why, but along about the third or forth time I play one of their songs, something just clicks.

So far, I have five I like a lot, and one cover that's impressive. The first song I heard was also the only one from the album with an official video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHHkWzWVDbc

The Hurdy Gurdy in this next one caught my attention:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsToJiNQ4Qo

One of the reviewers said they could picture Rainbow doing the next song, and almost hear Dio doing the vocals. I concur. Pay particular attention to Richie; pure Blackmore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRkX05rN6Ok

The next piece is a little darker than most Blackmore's Night, and as some of y'all know - I couldn't write a cheerful song to save my life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpxzVboqiws

This one you just have to listen for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbw9_tyWZU

Doing a cover justice is a slippery slope; staying true to the original whilst simultaneously making it your own. I think they do a fine job on this old Kinks classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Ow_cM1aos

I'm sure, as I continue to listen to the album, each song will come to have a unique place in the overall whole.

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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by Mark » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:32 pm

Not my cup of tea. [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]

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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by Australian » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:36 pm

I like the first one! I will listen to all of them eventually. Richie is still a cool cat. Those little lead fills were nice to hear. I listened to them years ago but didnt take to them. I think I might like their newer music if the first song is an indication.
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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by Bam Bam » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:23 pm

I tried to like it, I really did. "Highland" sounds exactly like a Sunday Worship song at my church. I appreciate that for what it is, and sing along every Sunday, but it's NOT what I EVER want to hear from Ritchie Blackmore. This was my first time listening to Blackmore's Night and I didn't know what to expect. I'm so disappointed. I'm not saying it's "bad" music, but the Ritchie Blackmore I thought I knew must be dead and buried in the Scottish Highland somewhere! [smilie=icon_cry.gif]

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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by Australian » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:36 am

I had to listen to it again. I really like this song. I think Ritchie might just ride the Top 30 charts again. And she has improved as a singer so much since I last heard her 3 years ago.
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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by Altanon » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:55 pm

Yeah, like I said: they have a way of growing on you.

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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by bauhausbullet » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:25 am

Mark wrote:Not my cup of tea. [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]
Very much mine at the moment. We (me and other half) went to see them in York (Grand Opera House) on Friday night, had a great time. My first time of seeing them live but have all their CD's, there's not much else like it around at the moment.

Respect to the man in chain mail and St. George's cross on the front row (definitely in keeping with his iphone).

I like Secret Voyage, Shadow of the moon (featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull), Under a violet moon CD's. The new Autumn Sky album is good also and I agree it's better with more listens! That first track (Highland), that's a previous Eurovision song is it not? Best shut up, this is a Marshall forum [smilie=icon_redface.gif]

If you want a fun night out (and you like dressing up in medieval clothes) I'd recommend it!

A goodly time was had by all. R [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

PS. Please santa, can I have a hurdy gurdy for xmas? [smilie=icon_wink.gif]

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Re: New Blackmore's Night...

Post by bauhausbullet » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:28 pm

Hi all, for all Blackmore's Night fans; just stumbled on this and downloaded it - looks like a Japanese version of a Blackmore's Night tab book and there's loads of it!

http://www.4shared.com/get/AIAA8aOn/Tab ... lackm.html

R [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

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