Spinefarm Records to Release Blackmore's Night's "Autumn Sky"
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:36:57
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Blackmore's Night, the group featuring husband and wife Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, will be releasing their new album Autumn Sky on January 18th. With a career spanning nearly two decades, the band of minstrels has gained crossover success all over the world with its new genre of "Ren and Rock" music. The lyrics, written by award winning singer/songwriter Candice Night, are inspired by nature and the myths and fairy tales they encounter on their international travels. The melodies, composed and arranged by Grammy nominated Ritchie Blackmore, encompass musical structure and the essence of melodies from the early 1600s. And then they are "Blackmore-ized." Blackmore's Night's last album, Secret Voyage, debuted at #1 on the Billboard New Age Chart and held that spot for four consecutive weeks. Clearly, there is quite an audience for "Ren and Rock."
In addition to being known from their unique sound which combines traditional as well as modern day instruments (including electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, violins, shawms, chanters, etc), and Candice's enchanting lyrics and vocals, they are also known for their fabulous live shows, many of which have been performed at castles and other exceptional venues that add to the mystique and warmth of their performance. If you want to get me out to see a band, tell me they are performing in a straight up castle, yo! Or if they perform in Rick Florino's apartment, I am there!
Autumn Sky features 14 new Blackmore's Night songs, plus a cover of "Celluloid Heroes" from The Kinks. Recorded during Candice's pregnancy, Candice and Ritchie have dedicated the Autumn Sky album to their newborn daughter Autumn Esmerelda Blackmore. I bet she is a beautiful baby with an epic name like that. Plus she has two super talented parental units!
What did you think of "Autumn Sky?" The song, not the baby, you fools!