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This album will once again be well received by the BN fans around the world.

As I have no doubt said with previous reviews of Blackmore's Night albums, if you were a Deep Purple or Rainbow fan back in the day, and you don't like this music by now, then you never will. And as I have also said, if that is the case then you are not listening hard enough. Blackmore always has been and always will be a brilliant guitarist, and since teaming up with Candice Night, the gates of melody have opened wider for his music and, although he has lost people along the way, he has also made more friends with the stuff he's doing. Who wouldn't like to be in the position of doing what you want to do, rather than what other people demand?

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So, what of the new album? Well, it was written, arranged and recorded while the couple were expecting their first baby, and I don't know if that had any effect but it's a quieter, gentler album than its predecessor 'Secret Voyage'. Whereas that was more rock oriented, with a healthy splattering of Stratocaster all over it, this is not the case here. While the Strat is still there, particularly on 'Journeyman,' a medium tempo song with a bit of guitar synth thrown in, 'Dance Of The Darkness,' an up-tempo, instrumental version of 'Darkness,' 'Keeper Of The Flame,' another up-tempo track with lots of classic Richie strat work, and the end section of album opener 'Highland,' which isn't a Blackmore/Night original. Over the years I feel that Candice's confidence, and consequently her voice, has improved considerably, so that she is more comfortable doing the 'heavier' songs. Those that she makes her own though are the more melodic, ballad style songs such as 'Vagabond (Make A Princess Of Me),' 'Believe In Me' and 'Strawberry Girl'. With Eastern sounds in 'All The Fun Of The Fayre,' the Maypole dance feel of 'Sake Of The Song' and the acoustic guitar instrumental of 'Night At Eggersberg,' the album is quite eclectic, this album will once again be well received by the BN fans around the world, and I just know that some of these will sound even better live.

Andy B.


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