BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Under A Violet Moon (1999) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
BLACKMORES NIGHT Under A Violet Moon (1999) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
Under A Violet Moon (1999)
UNDER A VIOLET MOON is a Blackmores Night album released in July 1999 through Steamhammer U.S.
Blackmores Night features the talents of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist Candice Night. Blackmore is best known for his work with the rock band Rainbow, and before that, the legendary group Deep Purple. However he has long since been interested in medieval and Renaissance music.
On UNDER A VIOLET MOON, Blackmore and Night blend together acoustic pop with English medieval music. To add an air of authenticity, they employ such instruments as a hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, pennywhistles, and vintage tambourines. However, Blackmores guitar is the backbone of this music, and he accompanies Night with unerring sensitivity. Night sings in a relaxed mezzo-soprano on each piece. Most of all, listeners will enjoy following the lyrics, since each tune is centered on an exciting medieval tale. Highlights include the war song "March the Heroes Home," the wistful "Castles and Dreams," and the forlorn "Catherine Howards Fate." On the latter, Night sings of heartbreak, betrayal, and lovesickness. Even though this melody is antiquated, and the lyric is sung in Middle English, this story is wholly universal.
Personnel includes: Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night, Des Geyer Schwazer Haufen, Miri Ben-Ari, Jen Johannsen, Peter Ruth, Alex Alexander, Miguel Cervino, Rachael Birken, John Ford.
Producers: Ritchie Blackmore, Roy McDonald & Jeff Glixman.
1. Under a Violet Moon - 4:23
2. Castles and Dreams - 3:33
3. Past Time With Good Company - 3:24
4. Morning Star - 4:40
5. Avalon - 3:02
6. Possum Goes to Prague - 1:13
7. Wind in the Willows - 4:12
8. Gone With the Wind - 5:23
9. Beyond the Sunset - 3:44
10. March the Heroes Home - 4:39
11. Spanish Nights (I Remember It Well) - 5:22
12. Catherine Howards Fate - 2:34
13. Fools Gold - 3:31
14. Durch Den Wald Zum Bach Haus - 2:31
15. Now and Then - 3:11
16. Self Portrait - 3:18