At long last, Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night and their band of minstrels have returned with a brand new studio album! The Village Lanterne takes the listener on a wondrous renaissance tour-de-force and yields Blackmore's Night's strongest and most fully-realized album to date! The guitar mastery of Blackmore is ever-present, the vocals of Candice Night are truly heaven-sent, and the accompanying musicians give the album a truly cheerful and communal sprit. With the success of the recent DVD, brand new added awareness via the PBS special, and an aggressive marketing plan in place, Blackmore's Night is now positioned to reach new heights on every level. Steamhammer. 2006.