The Village Lanterne
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For those of you not familiar with Blackmore's Night (however unlikely that may be), they play an impressive style of Renaissance era music, combining it with elements of new age, folk, rock, and blues, among others. Though heavily acoustic guitar driven, their songs blend a rich array of mandolins, violins, cellos, tambourines, drums, trumpets, bagpipes, and keyboards. Still retaining the classic Blackmore's Night sound, The Village Lanterne is arguably their most modern-sounding release to date. This seems to be because of the recording techniques they employed in the studio, rendering some of the pieces noticeably more contemporary than their earlier work. They are not omnipresent, however. It's more like the band and producer Pat Regan decided to incorporate some new textures and a heavier focus on atmospherics on some tracks. Songs like "Olde Village Lanterne" and "I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore" are both marked with effective rhythmic patterns, particularly in the way the drums and percussion are played.Read more ›
Once again Blackmore's virtuosity playing reaches the high standard you expect. Candace Night shows that her amazing voice has only become more mature and rich. This cd exhibits fantastic playing and a voice that Heaven is trying to get into their choir; so what else do you need to know?
The most important point is that this is not the album for you if you are looking for Blackmore's Night unique medieval/renaissance sound. This cd moves very strongly into the rock/pop genre. Depending upon your expectations, that may be a plus. While the original compositions are good, Blackmore covers his past with both a Deep Purple and Rainbow entry. Sadly, the originals win and you walk away wondering why Mr. Blackmore is revisiting his musical legacy.
The times for Blackmore's Night are changing with this cd. They have moved from medieval/renaisance music infused with rock to a pop/rock band infused with medieval sounds.
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My favorite group. Candice has the most beautiful voice ever.Published 20 days ago by Kym Casperson
I've loved this music since hearing it years ago and am glad I was finally able to buy it herePublished 3 months ago by Alli Elmlinger
Beautiful music -- I bought it five minutes after listening to it on Youtube!Published 3 months ago by Carrie Squier