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    Posted: September 26 2006 at 04:09
Originally posted by The Whistler

Indeed! Only dried up loser progsters record Christmas albums! Never catch one of my boys doin' that!
 
I guess you meant that sarcastic, as Jethro Tull also recorded a Christmas album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2006 at 04:15
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Originally posted by The Whistler

Indeed! Only dried up loser progsters record Christmas albums! Never catch one of my boys doin' that!
 
I guess you meant that sarcastic, as Jethro Tull also recorded a Christmas album.
 
...yes...
 
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well, IMHO, there are two sides of it...

first of all, i don't like BN, i think is poor folk, and i'm sure Richie did it for Candice... so, no, since the motive wasn't need for expression via music, i don't agree with this project, even less for Christmas Carols...

still, i wouldn't expect anything great from him if he didn't go down that road... i mean, if he had Rainbow or was in Purple, he wouldn't change the history of music like he once did... he would probably release mediocre LPs like Purple do and just tour to perform his classics much like the best tribute band to himself... what i'm trying to say is i don't miss him from the rock map... and since he is commiting the most acceptable crime - submitting to his lady's will - just let the guy do whatever he likes... he's written his own gold pages in the big book of rock music, we will always love him and listen to his immortal rock anthems...
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Edited by R o V e R - September 26 2006 at 18:33
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2006 at 06:37
Originally posted by Anthony

 
Originally posted by Sean Trane

 
Originally posted by Ghost Rider

 
Men.. Just because a woman looks nice, that can compensate for a lack of talent!Angry And then you get angry when a woman listens to 'cute' male artists...Unhappy

 
That's what I tried to say to Anthony about Mostly Autumn 's Heather Findlay. But he avoided the subject Wink
 
 
*cough* You're not reading a word I write, do you? then I'll explain it to you one more time:  >>> Lucky we do not try to write in Dutch, we would communicate even less correctly.TongueLOL Anthony, notice the winky smiley??? It was a slight pique which did not require your full explanation. I had caught you around the first time! Just wanted to have a quick humorous poke; because Rafaella's post allowed me to do so. Well at least you're not getting mad at me anymoreWink
 
Back to Blackmore's Night now...
 
 
Originally posted by salmacis

 
and the mother managing (I've read a horror story about her ripping up a Deep Purple fan's signed album with everyone's signature bar Blackmore's...) is like Spinal Tap, but he's doing what he wants, I guess.
 
 
 
Actually it is easy to see the plot here. Obviously Ritchie is madly hooked on the blonde and she and her mother know it. And they both know her talents are limited (Ritchie probably knows it too, but he's getting his thingie wet, so he cares only halfway) and they know the project would not survive Ritchie's wake up call.
 
So the dragon mother-in-law is watching out for potential dangers (or other sirens) and loses her temper stupidly when the "Purple Spectre" goes by her. Question of personal insecurity, I guess
 
 
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2006 at 06:57
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2006 at 12:06
Originally posted by Sean Trane

Originally posted by WaywardSon

 
Originally posted by Anthony

 
Blackmore's Night is great. And if Ritchie likes what he is doing, how can anyone be so selfish to say that he is wasting his talent?
 
 
A lot of people share my view. Shadow of the moon was a great album but lately his output is rather commercial and monotonous.
He has cut off his nose to spite his face.
I like some Blackmore´s Night (in fact I´m a big Blackmore fan), but what he will be remembered for is his fantastic guitar work in the seventies.
 
 
I am torn between both of your stance.
 
People need to get over Blackmore's past. He does not owe anyone anything anymore, especially noyt the industry.
 
So Ritchie does exactly what he wants , fine for him and he's got a delicious babe to sink his teeth (and more) into. I read somewhere that he is really living out a fantasy as best as he can.
 
 
But let's face it, if the first two or three albums were acceptable, the formula has grown quite thin, and Candice, whose talents are pretty thin (on stage anyway, I will not judge otherwise), is now becoming increasingly irritating. she is not a good singer, just passable. And the show is actually held/run by Candice's mother who acts as their manager.
 
Fortunately no-one is forcing me to listen to their stuff.
 
 
But I think it is time Ritchie stopped before BN is becoming ridiculous.
 
Some say he made a fool of himself with Rainbow (the 80's Rainbow)
ex; with a siger like JLT (though don't get me wrong, I really enjoy JLT and Rainbow-I was listening to Power when I wrote this)...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2006 at 18:09

 As a big-time Blackmore fan, I could weep! What the hell is he on? I'm sorry if I'm offending anyone who can actually take pleasure from the twee pap he is vomiting forth, but, remember, this man was THE finest British rock guitar player. Ever.

  I can't fathom him at all, why didn't he explore his classical leanings further? Refine the stuff he did in his Rainbow days with Beethoven, Holst etc?
 
 The man (in black) has clearly lost the plot Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2006 at 09:05
Well I don't like what he does now but I couldn't say it's really that bad. I do think he
errs too much on the side of twee though, and the Christmas album isn't the right step. There's nothing wrong with going down a folk path, I think he just should have done it without novelty or corniness attached.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2006 at 13:57
Here is more info on the album, it also shows the cover artwork
 
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