Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blackmore´s Night - Dancer and the moon

Blackmore´s Night - Dancer and the moon (2013) Frontiers Records
Produced by Blackmore´s Night
Tracks : 1.I think it´s going to rain today 2.Troika 3.The last leaf 4.Lady in black 5.Minstrels in the hall 6.Temple of the king 7.Dancer and the moon 8.Galliard 9.The ashgrove 10.Somewhere over the sea 11.The moon is shining 12.The spinner´s tale 13.Carry on.....Jon
3 out of 5

Although I´m not the biggest fan of Blackmore´s Night and new age music in general, I do think their new album "Dancer and the moon" is the most enjoyable album so far from Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that their 8th studio album contains the Uriah Heep cover "Lady in black", a new version of the Rainbow classic "Temple of the king", an awesome Deep Purple-flavored instrumental for his late friend Jon Lord called "Carry on.....Jon" and not to forget the majestic "The moon is shining" which is the closest Rainbow-like song Ritchie has recorded since "Stranger in us all" in 1996. I also do like their cover of Randy Newman´s "I think it´s going to rain today" because it came as a surprise really, plus I would like to give thumbs up to Ritchie´s acoustic piece "Minstrels in the hall" where he shows that he is still one of the best guitarists on this planet.

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