Monday, August 18, 2008

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Tops Billboard's New Age Chart For Fourth Straight Week

"Secret Voyage", the latest album from BLACKMORE'S NIGHT — the award-winning band fronted by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night with legendary lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore — has remained No. 1 on the Billboard New Age chart for the fourth straight week.

The CD recently entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 14 and Finnish chart at No. 38."Locked Within The Crystal Ball", the new video from BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, can be viewed below.Other members of the band include Bard David of Larchmont (keyboards/vocals), Earl Grey of Chimay (bass/rhythm guitar/vocals), Squire Malcolm of Lumley (percussionist), and Gypsy Rose (violin/vocals).

This kaleidoscopic musical journey through time and space incorporates traditional folk music from around the world. The album blends haunting ancient melodies with newly written Night lyrics inspired by nature and fantasy, partially recorded on renaissance-period instruments, and arranged with a contemporary dramatic flair that features the brilliant acoustic and electric guitar stylings of Blackmore. This CD is sure to transport you to a simpler, more magical time, away from the stresses of modern day life."With BLACKMORE'S NIGHT," says Blackmore, "we have the creative freedom to play any style of music we want. We can play folk, rock, ballads, instrumentals, or tavern songs. I couldn't do that in DEEP PURPLE. Now I feel as if I'm not in a box anymore."

Inspired by their international performances, and assimilating the various melodies from the continents they've traversed, many of the 12 new tracks on "Secret Voyage" have been adapted from the folk traditions of numerous countries including France ("Gilded Cage"), Russia ("Toast To Tomorrow"), Germany ("Prince Waldeck's Galliard") and England ("Peasant's Promise"). Add to that two stunning covers done distinctively in BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's strongly identifiable style — the 1961 ELVIS PRESLEY hit "Can't Help Falling In Love" and RAINBOW's "Rainbow Eyes" — and some entrancingly poignant originals.

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