On March 10, Blackmore’s Night will celebrate the band’s quarter century anniversary with a deluxe, remixed reissue of the band’s debut Shadow Of The Moon via EARMusic. In early January, Blackmore’s Night presented a new mix of their timeless interpretation of the classic “Greensleeves” (https://blackmoresnight.lnk.to/Greensleeves). A lyric video accompanied the release (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lCDhkX7NzY). Earlier this month, they released “Play Minstrel Play,” a collaboration with long-time family friend Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. That recording can be heard here: Ian Anderson, Blackmore’s Night – Play Minstrel Play (25th Anniversary New Mix) (lnk.to). A lyric video accompanied the release as well click here:
The fully remixed 25th Anniversary Edition of Shadow Of The Moon will be available in a variety of deluxe editions, all including an exclusive bonus documentary on DVD as well as two previously unreleased acoustic recordings. All configurations available are available for pre-order here:
Blackmore’s Night were founded in 1997 by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and award-winning lyricist and singer Candice Night to stage and explore their love for traditional Medieval and Folk-Rock music. Together, they created a band that like very few others is a prime example of truthfulness and creative integrity. The band’s debut album “Shadow Of The Moon” (1997) was not only Blackmore’s deliberate radical cut from his previous life as celebrated rockstar in Deep Purple and Rainbow; it was a ground-breaking statement of his artistic ideals: mainly acoustic music, influenced by the songs of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance with a touch of genius that made them sound contemporary. “Shadow Of The Moon” was a milestone album. It encompasses everything that Blackmore’s Night stand for to this day: beautiful melodies and warm atmospheres that are able to reach the soul as well as joyful songs to dance to and to celebrate. Those who really understood Ritchie Blackmore´s music in his rock years, could immediately find the essence of his greatness in Blackmore´s Night, supported by lyrics that fit his music more than ever before.
Two Copies of the Black LP Pressing Contain a Golden Ticket that can be Redeemed for a Fender Ritchie Blackmore Signature Stratocaster Guitar