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Blackmore's Night - Paris Moon (2006)

Blackmore's Night  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Blackmore's Night
  • Format: Color, DTS Surround Sound, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Alliance
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VVE2TS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,722 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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If you still can't deal with the fact that the dude who played the solos on "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star" is the same guy who now stands on stage wearing Robin Hood boots, plucking a lute, and cranking a hurdy-gurdy, it's time to get over it--the release of Paris Moon roughly coincides with the tenth anniversary of Blackmore's Night, making it apparent that former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is intent on sticking with his goal of bringing music with a Renaissance flavor to a wider audience. He and his troupe of lords and ladies are doing a swell job of it, too. There's a fine line between credibility and risibility here. The two-hour concert's Ye Olde vibe, what with song titles like "The Village Lanterne" and band members sporting names like Bard David of Larchmont and Squire Malcolm of Lumley (to say nothing of the fellow in a rabbit suit who wanders onstage during "Minstrel Hall"), almost invites ridicule. But the Blackmore's Night sound, which evokes comparisons to the likes of world musician Loreena McKennitt and acoustic Jethro Tull (indeed, Ian Anderson made a guest appearance on their first album, and his "Rainbow Blues" is performed here) and ranges from the 12th Century ("Fires at Midnight") to Joan Baez ("Diamonds and Rust") and, yes, Deep Purple ("Soldier of Fortune"), is often powerful and evocative, especially when its disparate elements come together on "World of Stone" and several others. Candice Night, Blackmore's partner in music and life (she makes a wry reference to his three, count 'em, divorces), is a likeable frontwoman and a good if not especially distinctive lead vocalist, and the musicians are all first-rate--especially Blackmore, who brings out his Stratocaster for some heavy riffage on "Ariel," "Loreley," and "Saint Teresa" but otherwise confines himself to acoustic instruments. The audience helps, too, clapping and singing along and turning the occasion into a veritable Renaissance Faire. A brief (about nine minutes) documentary is the principal special feature; the package also includes an 11-track audio CD with songs from the concert and two bonus tracks. --Sam Graham

Product Description

For a decade, Candice Night, Ritchie Blackmore, and their fellow band of minstrels have crafted an enchanting folk/rock sound with Renaissance overtones that has earned them the devotion of fans around the globe. Over the course of five high internationally charting studio albums, several live and compilation releases, numerous awards and many sold-out tours around the planet, they have truly perfected their signature blend of music. The band continues to tour around the globe and this brand new DVD, filmed at the famous Olympia in Paris, France is a celebration of the past 10 years.

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Me in Paris...... November 14, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Once upon a crisp winter's eve, I stood outside a brightly lit theater in New Jersey, dressed in my finest medieval garb. A local approached me, and asked me what band was playing that night. "Blackmore's Night", I replied. The quizzical look on the person's face indicated to me that she was not familiar with the band. So I added, "If rock and roll was played 500 years ago, it would sound like their music... you could call it Renaissance Rock." With a look of understanding, the person smiled, and went on down the street.

Blackmore's Night has been the purveyor of "Renaissance Rock" for ten years now, and shows no signs of slowing down. From America, to Japan, the UK, Germany, and Eastern Europe, Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night, and their fellow minstrels have been filling the night air with lovely music, new and old, original and borrowed, for their appreciative fans, and for all others, too. It is difficult to convey to the uninitiated what feelings a Blackmore's Night concert imparts to dyed-in-the-wool fans such as myself.... the soaring vocals, the exquisite guitar mastery, the love and passion that is infused into each note, all lending to camaraderie, good cheer, good humor, and an all-around joie de vivre that is poured out like sparkling wine at each BN show.

Paris Moon is no exception to BN's earlier labors of love. This DVD and CD combination was recorded in Paris, France, in late 2006. BN's earlier two-DVD release, Castles and Dreams, gave an inside glance at their enchanting castle concerts in Germany, with imposing walls and natural twilight furnishing the backdrop to their magical performance. I submit to you that Paris Moon is the "flip side" of Castles and Dreams. Shot in a lovely theater, Paris Moon's 20 DVD tracks are a musical tour de force...
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Don't get me wrong: I love "Castles & Dreams" and all things Blackmore, as well, but, dare I say it, I find this DVD a tad BETTER than the last Blackmore's Night DVD. Why? I think the main performance is more inspired and VIRTUOSO in its depth: longer solos and more keyboard interplay. Unlike the band Kansas, not having the violin does *not* detract from this band in the least. In actual fact,Ritchie's amazing guitar---and the other musicians, too---shine even more without the addition of a violin player. Particular standouts are "World Of Stone", "Fires at Midnight", "Ariel", and even "Home Again", a track I felt was cute but kind of lame on the studio version.
I must admit that, when I first saw the track listing and so on, without having viewed the DVD yet, I thought Ritchie and Co. were merely "biding time" until another substantive release was forthcoming (and, yes, I also felt, again without having seen the DVD yet, that "Castles & Dreams" HAD to be the better of the two, was more definitive, and, frankly, "why bother"?). I was wrong. Get this asap!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Castles and Dreams, Definitely November 27, 2007
Format:DVD
First, let me say, "I believe that Blackmore's Night is head and shoulders above 'any' musical recording artist of the past ten years!" I wish they would stick with renaissance flavoured music and leave the hard rock to a minimum! Granted, Ritchie Blackmore is a genius at his craft. The whole band is terrific, (Bard David, Squire Malcolm, Sir Robert! All the best at their art!) including the loveable 'Sisters of the Moon', and Candice is the best lead vocal in a generation! Perhaps had I not enjoyed "Castles and Dreams" over and over again before watching this performance then maybe I would have liked this concert better. But I am not a Blackmore's Night fan because of "Soldier of Fortune" for example. I am a fan because of songs like "Queen For A Day" and "Mid Winter's Night", etc.. That's what I and my wife truly love about this band!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something unforgettable October 31, 2007
Format:DVD
I had the chance of going to that concert last year and was something unforgettable. Everyone was really excited and all of us enjoyed the lovely songs of Blackmore's Night. Their medieval melodies took us to another dimension and we fell in love with the lovely voice of Candice Night and the sounds played by Ritchie Blackmore. In this pack you will get the whole concert in a DVD and also a cd with some live tracks to catch the magic of the concert. You won't get disappointed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical evening November 12, 2007
Format:DVD
I'm a fan of R. Blackmore for over 35 years. I was present at this show in Paris. It was an amazing concert and a magical evening.
This DVD perfectly captures the atmosphere of that night and the great performance of Ritchie (see Fires at midnight). You have to experience this show !!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackmore's Night DVD : Paris Moon December 11, 2007
Format:DVD
If you are a Blackmore's Night fan, I don't need to tell you that this is a wonderful and necessary addition to your collection. The show is completely entertaining - the music transcends and the banter is fun. Their DVDs (the other being Castles & Dreams) just offer such an escape that you yearn for more and more. Even if you are not familiar with this group, I believe you would completely enjoy the experience and be happy own and watch it. I do - frequently!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paris Moon November 10, 2007
Format:DVD
This was a great dvd, however, I thought the previous dvd was better. The violen was not in this one and sound quality wasnt as good as the other dvd. The playing was great and the crowd seemed to really be into the show on this one. I would recommend castles and dreams before this one, but this is defenitely a must have for fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars did not enjoy it.
did not enjoy it...if you love this kind of renaissance music..then fine..but really found it tedious and boring. yes like many others i really miss the old rainbow/deep purple ...
Published 1 month ago by Judith A. Senning
5.0 out of 5 stars magic/spells are cast that is music.
I found this on you tube I did not even guess this existed/yes for tube as I have found more music out there old and new but this I thought celtic woman /yanni were beyond my... Read more
Published 5 months ago by james e johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD will not play
I have seen the video on youtube and love it but I cannot watch the DVD. It will not play!
Published 9 months ago by too complicated
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show
This was a really great show, Blackmore still has it even if its not hard Rick. The vocals were awesome & a great band. If U like this band add this to your collection
Published 13 months ago by chuck white
5.0 out of 5 stars So satisfying
What can I sayabout this. I already know I like this music, and being able to have the visual from a live concert is quite gratifying. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Becki Davis-Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackmore's Night - Paris Moon
one of my favorite groups. I like the theme, the vocalizations and the energy. I'm waiting for the next release.
Published 17 months ago by Grimelken
1.0 out of 5 stars Not in US Format
Purchased this as a gift for someone. Even though it said it was in the appropriate format for US, it was not. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I love Blacmore's Night!! their music is fantastic!! Again I should not have to put a required amount of words!!
Published 19 months ago by stargzr8
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackmore's Night at THEIR BEST !! ....
I know Blackmore's Night since their first record and I'd say their strange combination of experience, new fresh blood, romance, love, and respecto for ancient songs have created a... Read more
Published on August 8, 2012 by Jorge Villar
5.0 out of 5 stars This band is amazing 'live'.
I used to be all about heavy music and harsh singing. Not sure what it is about Blackmore's Night but this overtook Blind Guardian as my favorite and they aren't even a... Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by Tom N Carello
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Technical issues with audio?...or just a bad mix??
OMG! I see this comment was made 4 years ago, but I just bought Paris Moon and am watching it now, I have the same issue with the audio! At first I thought it was just my laptop speakers, but I realised it was definitely something wrong with the audio on this DVD. Kinda disappointing since I was... Read More
Apr 24, 2012 by Miss Olivia Jj Head |  See all 2 posts
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