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Blackmore's Night


Prog Folk

3.22 | 106 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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2 stars I was personally disappointed by the style of this record. Though pretty Candice Night has a lovely voice, and Richie Blackmore is truly a very skillful guitarist, the music they make here is very unimaginative and calculated. This album truly sounds like a professionally constructed product for big audiences, and if you like Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals, you might like this. The lady singer sings with ethereal voice, as the heavy metal troubadour gets some feeling for the scale runs with acoustic guitar over the sweet carpet of synthesizer orchestrations. What's truly positive here is, that most of the tracks are their new mutual compositions, along with a traditional "Greensleeves" and a prog related covering of Renaissance's "Ocean Gypsy". The latter does not in my opinion bring anything new to the classic original performances. So not my cup of tea, though being an interesting tryout still. As a bonus, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull plays some flutes here too.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 2/5 |


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