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3.22 | 37 ratings | 3 reviews | 5% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hark The Herald Angels Sing / Come All Ye Faithful (3:37)
2. I Saw Three Ships (4:20)
3. Winter (Basse Dance) (5:04)
4. Ding Dong Merrily On High (3:15)
5. Ma-O-Tzur (2:20)
6. Good King Wenceslas (4:45)
7. Lord Of The Dance / Simple Gifts (3:33)
8. We Three Kings (4:48)
9. Wish You Were Here (5:04)
10. Emmanuel (3:30)
11. Christmas Eve (4:20)
12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1:25)

Total Time: 46:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / guitars, mandola, nickelharpa, hurdy gurdy, percussion, arrangements
- Candice Night / lead & harmony vocals, shawm, pennywhistle, recorder

- Pat Regan / keyboards, orchestral arrangements, producer
- Madeline Posner / harmony vocals
- Nancy Posner / harmony vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Detail of oil painting by Karsten Topelmann

CD Minstrel Hall Music ‎- PRE 008 (2006, Europe)
CD Locomotive Music ‎- LM 377 (2006, US)

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Winter Carols ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by Muzikman
4 stars Blackmore's Night has struck gold once again with Winter Carols. Candace Night and Ritchie Blackmore and their troupe make beautiful music together. One of their niches is the old-fashioned traditional carols and some of their own nifty originals like "Winter (Basse Dance)" and "Christmas Eve" make this recording a very special holiday treat this year. The renaissance sound is all part of the Blackmore's Rainbow repertoire and Candace Night has the perfect high angelic voice to accompany Blackmore's folk and electric (although seldom) guitar journeys.

I feel in love with the music of Blackmore's Night all the way back to their first album and now this holiday gift just melted my heart and made me feel all warm and spiritual. I know it may sound all squishy and fluffy but it is true. This is one the best Christmas albums I have ever heard and it will remain one of my yearly favorites for years to come.

This particular promo copy gave me offerings of "Christmas Eve" the radio edit version and full version along with the full version of "Wish You Were Here," which is also part of the main album's sequence. I also received a promo copy for the album including four tracks and the video version of "Christmas Eve," which is as enchanting as the song itself.

This one is a real keeper so get it.

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2 stars The album I bet Ritchie's been dying to make for the past seven years. Blackmore's Night - Winter Carols (2006) Overall Rating: 7 Best Song: Wish You Were Here, but... Yeah, everybody's favorite folk folks does what everyone expected them to do, eventually. their musical style always s ... (read more)

Report this review (#290651) | Posted by Alitare | Saturday, July 17, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Blackmore does a christmas album...hmmm... Well it was well done, but really fits for Christmas. It seems to edge more towards Candice than Ritchie, which is a different angle then is usually done. I must say, Candice sounds much more "american" in tems of vocals on this album. It's a good effo ... (read more)

Report this review (#107773) | Posted by rainbow111 | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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