Friday, January 17, 2003 @ 12:53 AM
Blackmore's Night To Release <
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT TO RELEASE DOUBLE LIVE CD PAST TIMES WITH GOOD COMPANY ON SPV ON FEBRUARY 25, 2003
SONGS INCLUDE BLACKMORE'S NIGHT FAVORITES AND DEEP PURPLE AND RAINBOW CLASSICS
Blackmore's Night transgresses time by bringing the romance and chivalry, the magic and majesty of the past, into the present. Although Blackmore's Night has received several awards for their studio albums, the group really shines performing live in an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship.
The joyful spirit of Medieval mood music and gipsy dances lives on 500 years later on Blackmore's Night's double live CD Past Times With Good Company,'which is set for North American release on SPV Records on February 25, 2003.
Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist/lyricist Candice Night created Blackmore's Night in 1997 to blend rock, pop and folk with an overt Renaissance feel. Blackmore plays acoustic guitar and, occasionally, the electric guitar, but the music of Blackmore's Night is primarily rooted in traditional instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, shawm, cornamuse, rauschpfiefe, mandolin, mandola, pennywhistle, tambourine and Renaissance drums.
Past Times With Good Company was recorded in May 2002 in Groningen, The Netherlands. It includes songs from the three Blackmore's Night studio albums Shadow of the Moon, 'Under a Violet Moon and Fires at Midnight, as well as two songs that Blackmore originally recorded with Deep Purple ("Solder of Fortune") and Rainbow ("16th Century Greensleeves").
The complete track listing for Past Times With Good Company is as follows: "Shadow of the Moon," "Play Minstrel Play," "Minstrel Hall," "Past Time With Good Company," "Fires at Midnight," "Under a Violet Moon," "Soldier of Fortune," "16th Century Greensleeves," "Beyond the Sunset," "Morning Star," "Home Again," "Renaissance Faire," "I Still Remember," "Durch Den Wald Zum Bachhaus" and "Writing on the Wall."