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Blackmore's Night: kicking down the walls of the box

By June 6, 2013

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Candice Night, Ritchie Blackmore

If Blackmore's Night had existed back in the late '60s and early '70s you probably would have heard them on the progressive/alternative radio stations that thrived on the kind of music that was difficult to neatly stuff into any existing genre. Of course, Ritchie Blackmore was making music back then, as a founding member of Rainbow and Deep Purple. His professional (and marital) partner, Candice Night was, well, just being born in 1971.

Those who insist on all music having a neat little box to fit in have tried in vain to find one that would accommodate Blackmore's Night music. They might as well give up. With the release (06/11) of their 13th studio album, Dancer and the Moon, BN are, as Night says, continuing to "kick down those walls of that box that keep you in one specific genre. Once you do that, it's really hard to go back in a box."

Review: Blackmore's Night - Dancer and the Moon

Photo by Michael Keel, courtesy Leighton Media


June 21, 2013 at 10:37 am
(1) Otto Greenleaf says:

It’s good to see Mr.Blackmore stretching out a bit with Blackmore’s Night, but myself and a lot of other people would like to see and hear him plug his Fender back in and get together with Ian and co. one last time, if not with Joe Lynn Turner.

January 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm
(2) Jürgen Kraise says:

Forget it.

At best, you would get something like 1993 concert, Come hell or high water.

Never something like CA Jam.

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