Blackmore’s Night new album is the cover story for the new issue of Fireworks Magazine! To read Ritchie’s thoughts on the record and their future plans, get your copy of issue 71 here:
For more details, read the full album announcement below:
Aug 27, 2015 |
On September 18, 2015, Frontiers Music SRL will release ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, the tenth studio album from Blackmore’s Night, the world’s number one Renaissance act and one of the most popular folk-rock bands in the world.
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS will be released on a variety of formats: CD, CD/DVD and Digital versions on September 18 and in LP and Box Set configurations on October 16. Pre-orders for the CD and CD/DVD versions are available on Amazon.com here: http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightAmazon and the Digital version on iTunes/Apple Music here: http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightiTunes.
* CD/DVD Deluxe edition includes the full album plus a DVD with music videos for “All Our Yesterdays” and “Will O’ The Wisp,” plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the new album
* 2LP vinyl edition with a gatefold sleeve
* Box Set Limited Collector’s edition includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, 2LP, tshirt (L size ONLY), poster, lithograph
Blackmore’s Night vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Candice Night says, “There’s a theme to ALL OUR YESTERDAYS’ chosen songs that focuses on the attitude of living in the present, and looking toward the future, because we are, indeed, enriched by our past. My main theme and inspiration has always been nature and folklore from around the world.”
Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore’s lives and creative journeys have taken them through different characters and songs from a variety of times in history. That is part of the attitude in the song “Where Are We Going from Here,” about a traveling minstrel’s journey through life and age.
The title track (and also the first single and video), “All Our Yesterdays” echoes the sounds of Candice’s Russian roots, while a new song written by Germany’s George Hesse is an old-style, fiddle-driven instrumental with the Welsh title “Allan yn y Fan” (meaning “Out There”). Ritchie’s heritage includes family from Wales.
The album also includes stunning instrumentals: the acoustic guitar piece, “Queen’s Lament” and the dramatic “The Darker Shade of Black” that spotlights violin and guitar.
Elsewhere on the recording, “Earth Wind and Sky” is a delicate ode to nature. “The Other Side,” a latter-day folk dance joins two jigs that Candice sings: “Coming Home” and the supernatural-themed, “Will o’ the Wisp.”
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS gets further inspiration from Candace and Ritchie’s home town, where they take part in community folk nights during which the neighbours share guitars and songs, and sing melodies that have come from a variety of times in their own history. That’s how they fell in love with songs of various radio formats of years gone by. The album includes the Linda Ronstadt hit “Long Long Time” (penned by Gary White); the Mike Oldfield song, “Moonlight Shadow;” and an inspiring Maypole Dance treatment of Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”
Blackmore’s Night is a true musical and spiritual collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night and her husband, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The two met in 1989 when Deep Purple challenged Candice’s then radio station to a charity soccer match. In 1993 she sang on Rainbow’s DIFFICULT TO CURE tour. They co-wrote four songs for Rainbow’s STRANGER IN US ALL and in 1997 they formed Blackmore’s Night; they continue to play Faire Festivals all over the world.
BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – The Band:
Ritchie Blackmore – electric/acoustic guitars, mandola, hurdy gurdy, nickelharpe
Candice Night – vocals, chanter, cornamuse, shawms, rauschpfeife
Bard David of Larchmont- keyboards
Earl Grey of Chimay- Bass and rhythm guitar
Lady Lynn – harmony vocals, shawm, flute, recorder
Troubadour of Aberdeen on drums
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
July 3: Theater am Marientor, Duisburg, Germany
July 5 : Festhalle, Zweibrücken, Germany
July 8: L’Olympia, Paris, France
July 11: Rhein-Main Theater, Niedernhausen, Germany
July 14: Pivovarská zahrada, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
July 16: Schloss Eyrichshof, Ebern, Germany
July 18: Thiepval Areal, Tübingen, Germany
July 25: Neue Weimarhalle, Weimar, Germany
July 27: Prinzregenttheater, München, Germany
Catalogue numbers: FR CD 703; FR CDVD 703; FR LP 703; FR BS 703
In the lavish velvet-box you will find the first two Blackmore’s Night albums “Shadow Of The Moon” and “Under A Violet Moon” as well as rare video footage of their early tours “Live In Germany 1997-1998” and “Under A Violet Moon – Castle Tour 2000”. Available for the first time on DVD and only in the “The Beginning” box.
The footage from various concerts from the “Shadow Of The Moon” and “Under A Violet Moon” tours is enriched by interviews with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, as well as backstage footage, rehearsal footage and medieval fight shows. “We live the music”, says Ritchie Blackmore, confirming the impression that this documentation gives every second – Blackmore’s Night is authentic. The enthusiasm of the musicians captivates the audience and takes them along on a journey through the past. Some of the DVD tracks go from the living room rehearsals to the stage and are impressive proof that the compositions function wonderfully as intimate acoustic versions, as well as with the full band on the big stage.
Blackmore’s Night “The Beginning” is a very special release, not only for fans and collectors, for nostalgic or the medieval curious, but for any lover of beautiful timeless music. This extraordinary box provides the owner not only two DVDs with a delightful, interesting and entertaining performances plus two original studio albums of fantastic music, but rather with it is a ticket out of the dreary day to day life, a way to leave everything behind, to relax the soul for a few hours.
“Music that moves the soul and takes people into a majestic world” (Blackmore)
. DVD 1: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon – Live In Germany 1997-1998
. DVD 2: Blackmore’s Night – Under A Violet Moon Castle Tour 2000
. CD1: Shadow Of The Moon album
. CD2: Under A Violet Moon album
UK: December 10th, 2012
Ritchie Blackmore’s musical career is branded by an uncompromising faithfulness to his own musical ideals: he already distinguished himself as an ambitioned rock musician in Deep Purple and Rainbow. For the past 15 years, Blackmore’s Night has shown a marked contrast to his two previously successful bands, making him one of the few musicians who has successfully formed and performed in three different musical genres. With “A Knight In York”, the third Blackmore’s Night DVD release, Ritchie, Candice Night and their band of minstrels take their devoted audience on a musical journey through the ages.
Recorded live on 30th September 2011, “A Knight In York” will be out on 2nd July on UDR/EMI and features identical track listings in the following formats: Special DVD + CD digipack deluxe edition; CD jewel case (audio), DVD, BluRay, double vinyl LP & digital formats, plus a special limited edition “Fan Package” – details to follow at www.udr-music.com
Ritchie Blackmore: Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandola, hurdy – gurdy
Candice Night: Lead vocals, Renaissance wood winds, pennywhistles and tambourine
Earl Grey of Chimay: Bass, rhythm guitar
Bard David of Larchmont: Keyboards and vocals
Squire Malcolm of Lumley: drums and percussion
Gypsy Rose: Violin and harmony vocals
Minstrel Albert: Various medieval woodwinds
Special Guest: Autumn
01 Locked Within The Crystal Ball
02 Gilded Cage
03 The Circle
05 World Of Stone
06 The Peasant’s Promise
07 Toast To Tomorrow
08 Fires At Midnight
09 Barbara Allen
11 Dance Of The Darkness
12 Dandelion Wine
13 All The Fun Of The Fayre
14 First Of May
. DVD + CD Digipack (CD rack size) – UDR0200 DVD+CD
. DVD (Amaray) – UDR 0203DVD
. CD (Jewel Case) – UDR 0204CD
. Double Vinyl LP 12″ (Gatefold) – UDR 0205LP
. Blu-Ray – UDR 0206BR
. Digital (audio) – UDR 0207
. Digital (video) – UDR 0208
. D2C – UDR 0209BOX