July 16, 2008
The latest Blackmore's Night CD, The Secret Voyage, features 12 songs by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, charismatic vocalist / mult instrumentalist Candice Night, and their band of minstrels. Weaving together the haunting melodies of the past with mystical lyrics and modern day arrangements, the CD is rumored to be the best Blackmore's Night CD to date. This past decade has seen Blackmore's Night win multiple awards for their Renaissance / Folk / Rock music - as best album, best vocal album, a PBS special as well as numerous gold records internationally and entries on the Billboard charts. All of us have a desire for our Secret Journeys - we hope that you will take this one with Blackmore's Night and find that their music brings you to a place of inner peace and happiness.
Forged by a common love of Renaissance and Middle Age music, former Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore co-founded Blackmore's Night with vocalist Candice Night in 1997. Over the course of five high internationally charting studio albums--four gold records, awarded the Number One Vocal album of the year for two of their releases, music video awards, several live and compilation releases, and many sold-out tours around the planet-they have truly perfected their signature blend of renaissance and folk music with an effective rock and roll flourish.
2006 found the group being aired with their DVD 'Castles and Dreams', on a one hour special for the fund drive at WLIW and PBS stations throughout the USA. This will continue throughout 2007. The spin off single from their DVD - "Christmas Eve" charted on the Billboard AC charts last year at number 37 - "Winter Carols" was voted the Number 1 Holiday CD by New Age Reporter and spent 7 weeks on Billboard's top 10 New Age Charts. Paris Moon, their latest DVD/CD release filmed at the famed Olympia in Paris France was nominated for best vocal album of 2007 and has won many album of the year awards internationally.