Blackmore’s Night To Release New CD ‘All Our Yesterdays’

Blackmore’s Night To Release New CD ‘All Our Yesterdays’

On September 18, 2015, Frontiers Music SRL will release All Our Yesterdays, the tenth studio album from Blackmore’s Night, the world’s number one Renaissance act and one of the most popular folk-rock bands in the world.

All Our Yesterdays will be released on a variety of formats: CD, CD/DVD and Digital versions on September 18 and in LP and Box Set configurations on October 16. Pre-orders for the CD and CD/DVD versions are available on Amazon.com here. The Digital version on iTunes/Apple Music here:

DETAILS: 

* CD/DVD Deluxe edition includes the full album plus a DVD with music videos for “All Our Yesterdays” and “Will O’ The Wisp,” plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the new album

* 2LP vinyl edition with a gatefold sleeve

* Box Set Limited Collector’s edition includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, 2LP, tshirt (L size ONLY), poster, lithograph

Blackmore’s Night vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Candice Night says, “There’s a theme to All Our Yesterdays chosen songs that focuses on the attitude of living in the present, and looking toward the future, because we are, indeed, enriched by our past. My main theme and inspiration has always been nature and folklore from around the world.”

Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore’s lives and creative journeys have taken them through different characters and songs from a variety of times in history. That is part of the attitude in the song “Where Are We Going from Here,” about a traveling minstrel’s journey through life and age.

The title track (and also the first single and video), All Our Yesterdays echoes the sounds of Candice’s Russian roots, while a new song written by Germany’s George Hesse is an old-style, fiddle-driven instrumental with the Welsh title “Allan yn y Fan” (meaning “Out There”). Ritchie’s heritage includes family from Wales.

The album also includes stunning instrumentals: the acoustic guitar piece, “Queen’s Lament” and the dramatic “The Darker Shade of Black” that spotlights violin and guitar.

Elsewhere on the recording, “Earth Wind and Sky” is a delicate ode to nature. “The Other Side,” a latter-day folk dance joins two jigs that Candice sings: “Coming Home” and the supernatural-themed, “Will o’ the Wisp.”

All Our Yesterdays gets further inspiration from Candace and Ritchie’s home town, where they take part in community folk nights during which the neighbours share guitars and songs, and sing melodies that have come from a variety of times in their own history. That’s how they fell in love with songs of various radio formats of years gone by. The album includes the Linda Ronstadt hit “Long Long Time” (penned by Gary White); the Mike Oldfield song, “Moonlight Shadow;” and an inspiring Maypole Dance treatment of Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”

Blackmore’s Night is a true musical and spiritual collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night and her husband, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The two met in 1989 when Deep Purple challenged Candice’s then radio station to a charity soccer match.  In 1993 she sang on Rainbow’s Difficult To Cure tour. They co-wrote four songs for Rainbow’s Stranger In Us All and in 1997 they formed Blackmore’s Night; they continue to play Faire Festivals all over the world.

BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – The Band:

Ritchie Blackmore – electric/acoustic guitars, mandola, hurdy gurdy, nickelharpe

Candice Night – vocals, chanter, cornamuse, shawms, rauschpfeife

Bard David of Larchmont- keyboards

Earl Grey of Chimay- Bass and rhythm guitar

Lady Lynn – harmony vocals, shawm, flute, recorder

Troubadour of Aberdeen on drums

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

July 3:  Theater am Marientor, Duisburg, Germany

July 5 : Festhalle, Zweibrücken, Germany

July 8: L’Olympia, Paris, France

July 11: Rhein-Main Theater, Niedernhausen, Germany

July 14: Pivovarská zahrada, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

July 16: Schloss Eyrichshof, Ebern, Germany

July 18: Thiepval Areal, Tübingen, Germany

July 25: Neue Weimarhalle, Weimar, Germany

July 27: Prinzregenttheater, München, Germany

Website: http://www.blackmoresnight.com/

 

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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