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Aaediwen 
Posted: 19-Aug-2006, 06:23 PM
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I've been trying to decide for the last few weeks of Blackmore's Night belongs labeled as Celtic. Some of their material would DEFINATELY fit!

What I can say, is I'm falling in love with it! A long time ago, a guest came in to CRN chat and told me about this duo, spearheaded and pulling a name from Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. A co worker I let listen has ovserved, and I agree, that the lass who handles the lead vocals could easilly pass as Stevie Nicks (in appearance and sound, if she wanted to). Much of the material has either a Ren and/or Celtic feel to it. With the heaver style you remember from Deep Purple occasionally making an appearance.

I'd downlaoded some samplers from their site a long time ago, and was trying to decide what CDs to buy. While waiting to see Dead Man's Chest this afternoon, I ducked out of the pouring rain into the local Barnes & Noble, where I found, and purchased three of the CDs. wub.gif wub.gif

Rather I should dog Paul to add them to the stream, I still don't know. But I will recommend them to friends!!! WOW!!!

I like! I like! I like!

I should also add, the stories and feel of a lot of what I hear is deep! might be good to meditate on or with.


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Hi Aaediwen, Isn't the site great.. I love it and the music that they offer. I would say they are celtic..I would love it if Celtic Radio played their cd's come on Macfive...hound hound hound.... laugh.gif thumbs_up.gif

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Posted: 20-Aug-2006, 02:29 AM
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I'm looping a few songs from Ghost of a Rose right now....

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Ghost of a Rose
Cartouche
Loreley

Something else I noticed when I started looking at the CDs, is that the, CDs at least, are German smile.gif And a lot of the songs have German refrences. A surprising little note I'll have to find out more about. I didn't think Deep Purple was, so I wouldn't expect one of them to pair up with someone in Germany later on, and without that, I wouldn't expect the CDs to come out of that area. Maybe I'm just uninformed about some stuff.

Examples are, some of the insturmentals have German titles, and although I've never heard the name of Loreley before, I expect there's something in Germany that it is based on. It mentions the river Rhine by name. And it does sound like it's based on a story.

I'm also wondering what 'Cartouche' means. Just a couple things I'll have to look up when I get a chance.
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Posted: 20-Aug-2006, 02:49 AM
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I'm also wondering what 'Cartouche' means. Just a couple things I'll have to look up when I get a chance.


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'Cartouche' is actually a French word meaning 'gun cartridge'. When Napoleon's soldiers were in Egypt, they nicknamed this shape 'cartouche' because it reminded them of the shape of their gun cartridges, or bullets. At the time, people could not read hieroglyphic writing, so they did not know that the cartouche surrounded the name of the pharaoh. 'Cartouche' became so commonly used that it has remained the standard name for the shape around the name of an Egyptian pharaoh or queen.


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Posted: 21-Aug-2006, 07:38 PM
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Just CC'd Paul on a mail to their Media contact.

I've also found out that Loreley is apparently a rather common German tale. A friend and I looked it up during my lunch break today, and it appears to be pretty much your standard Mermaid tale (and she your 'garden variety' mermaid, if there is such a thing). Still a rather neat little find though. Reminds me, I ought to find a better picture of her statue to put as my wallpaper on some machine somewhere.
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Posted: 21-Aug-2006, 11:08 PM
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Blackmore's Night, though based in New York,spend most of their time touring in German castle's . I believe that Candice is a former German model which may be the reason. I have been listening to them since thier 2nd cd and like to think of them as Renaissance Gypsy music. If you are going to get any of their CD's I would recommend Fire's at Midnight, The Villige Lantern, and Under a Violet Moon. Te DVD concert performance is also very good except it tends to focus the camera on Richie and Candice when other musicians have solo's so you never really see the other musician's. The poor bagpipe player hardly got any screen time. But the DVD is still worth it as it has tons of stuff including their videos. Some of thoise can be seen over on Youtube.com


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Posted: 22-Aug-2006, 05:52 PM
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Renessance Gypsy might be a good description smile.gif

I walked out of B&N with The Villiage Lanterne, Ghost of a Rose, and Shadow of the Moon. All wonderful smile.gif

The Ghost of a Rose CD has the video for "Way to Mandalay" on it too
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Aaediwen I am green with envy----which one do you think is the best cd?

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Posted: 22-Aug-2006, 08:18 PM
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So Far. Ghost of a Rose has my facinatuion the most. they're all great CDs though
I keep wanting to quote lyrics in the forum, but I don't want to comit copyright infringement by doing so
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Thanks Aaediwen I bet its really good....I will keep that one in mind...for the future... thumbs_up.gif

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Posted: 23-Aug-2006, 06:08 PM
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I think they are wonderful! I know that Candice was at a fairy fest in Maryland this year.

I just discovered them this summer when a friend of mine in AL suggested that I check them out!

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Fires at midnight is considered by most to be the best but no idea of how the Village Lantern will effect that.
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I have several CD's. The latest "The Village Lanterne" just arrived two weeks ago from Amazon.com. The CD hasn't been ejected yet from my cd player. I love this CD.

I also own the DVD "Castles and Dreams" 2 cd set. It is packed with interviews, behind the scenes stuff, German television appearance, bios, discography, videos , etc. It is filmed at a castle in Germany. But much like the previous comment, I would have loved to have seen more of the other musicians and more of their interviews.

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Hi missdaisy, we cross each others paths a lot but I haven't spoken to you.. So "Hi There" thanks for all the information.

I have heard they do a lot of faeirie fests.. There's a article on them a year or so back in the Faerie Magazine..I think you can still order back copies.. If anyone is interested let me know and I will look up the # or url.

I am going to have to order some...amazon huh? Cool...

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Blackmore has always been into that style of music. Although best known for his time in Deep Purple, he started showing his true loves in music when he struck out with Ronnie James Dio and formed Rainbow. Back when they first formed that band they described it as "Medieval Rock" and it's obvious on their earlier albums. Of course the music that fit this genre never recieved much media attention. focusing instead on songs like Man on the Silver Mountain. There were a number of songs on the earlier Rainbow albums where Blackmore's progression is apparent, such as Gates of Babylon, 16'th Century Greensleeves and Kill the King. Even Dio has leanings towards this, as can be seen during the years he spent replacing Ozzy in Black Sabbath (the only decent music they put out IMHO). Give the song Heaven and Hell a listen, bearing in mind Dio wrote it to record with Rainbow originally...


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