What does it sound like?:
Richie Blackmore and Candice Night’s renaissance inspired band return with their tenth studio album, the follow up to 2013’s Dancer and the Moon.
This is an album which showcases influences of traditional and folk music and folklore from throughout Europe.If there is a theme, it is of living in the present while looking forward to the future while being enriched by our past heritage..
It is a diverse collection, which includes the stand out instrumentals Queen’s Lament, Allan yn y Fan and most exceptionally The Darker Shade of Black.
Stand out vocal performances appear on the title track, the supernatural themed Will O’The Wisp and Where Are we Going From Here.
As well as showcasing the bands own writing talents, the album features cover versions of Linda Ronstadt’s hit Long Long Time, a lovely version of Mike Oldfield’s Moonlight Shadow and Sonny & Cher’s I Got You Babe.
What does it all *mean*?
This band have had huge success in mainland Europe and this is an album which deserves to be heard with an open mind – no it’s not Deep Purple or Rainbow, but it is music that Richie Blackmore » Continue Reading.