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Secret Voyage

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Secret Voyage is another kaleidoscopic musical journey through time and space, incorporating and rearranging traditional melodies from all over Europe, blending the "old" and contemporary. The brilliant guitar stylings of Ritchie Blackmore, the enchanting vocals and lyrics of singer/songwriter Candice Night and the saturation of authentic Renaissance instruments woven throughout the melodies, create a unique style of music they call Renaissance/Folk/Rock. Secret Voyage consists of twelve new tracks, recorded by Candice Night, Ritchie Blackmore and their Band Of Minstrels. This musical journey is inspired by nature and incorporates acoustic and electric guitars, strings, renaissance instruments and Candice Night s ethereal voice and mystical lyrics.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 15, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Steamhammer / SPV
  • ASIN: B001932LMW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,348 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Kathryn Sinclair on July 15, 2008
Format: Audio CD
If you are a Blackmore's Night fan, you will not want to miss this album.

Firstly, the sound of this album seems to be a combination of the previous ones ~ I can hear elements of all 5 other studio albums, and I mean that in a very good way. There is a 'darkness' to it ~ a mix of "Shadow of the Moon" and "Village Lanterne" (especially a flavour of 'Child In Time').

Some of the songs on this album seem more introspective and 'deep' in places ~ Candice has come back to earlier themes with her lyrics, but it is as though she is looking at these subjects from a different perspective.

God Bless the Keg :
It starts off with a harpsichord sound, and seems rather 'French Revolution' in tone, and then the rest of the orchestration comes in. Just when you think it is finished, you are left with this beautiful, dark, deep organ (reminds me of Bach), and there's also what appears to be Gregorian chanting right at the end. Track 1 runs straight into track 2 ~

Locked Within the Crystal Ball :
A wonderfully powerful song {just over 8 minutes long} ~ I can almost picture that ship from the front cover being tossed on the waves, hear the thunder and see the lightning! The sound is rather like 'Just Call My Name' and 'I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore', because of the drums. There are two slightly lighter instrumental breaks, the first one reminds me rather of 1980's era Clannad... until Ritchie's guitar comes back in! And the second one is much more renaissance in style ~ *very* nice. Another nice little touch is that the lyrics very briefly reference track 7 : 'The Circle'.

Gilded Cage :
Similar in style to both 'No Second Chance', 'Castles and Dreams', and, slightly, 'Ghost of a Rose'.
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Secret Voyage is the latest from "Renaissance Rockers" Ritchie Blackmore and his lovely wife Candice Night, who lead the merry band otherwise known as Blackmore's Night. For those unfamiliar with this band, Blackmore's Night dons medieval garb, picks up a wide range of instruments from the last thousand years or so, and then proceeds to knock our socks (hose?) off, with their historically-inspired music.

For over ten years, BN has been wildly popular with New Agers and Renaissance Faire Enthusiasts, in the Americas, Japan, and in Europe. I have no doubt that Secret Voyage will make inroads for new BN listeners, and can satisfy BN's long-time fans, like myself.

Secret Voyage does not disappoint in its musical quest, a voyage through time and space, alluded to by the iconic ship on the cover. Some great musical escapism is at work here. The first track, God Save The Keg, is a stately overture, formally inviting us along on this voyage. It is echoed later on the CD in the haunting song, Empty Words. Locked Within the Crystal Ball reminds us that "No one can stop us, we're one with the stars". And so it goes; the melodies of Secret Voyage draw inspiration from east and west, old and new, the joyful and the melancholy. Rainbow Eyes, the sixth track, features a Blackmore guitar solo that will stand up to any performance from his vast earlier repertoire with Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Line-up changes for this disc have not dampened any of BN's earlier musical fire. The fiddler Gypsy Rose has integrated seamlessly into this fine assembly. Likewise, Earl Grey of Chamay brings his talent as a backing player of multiple stringed instruments, and sounds like he's been here a jolly long time.
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I am a new fan to Blackmore's Night. I first heard their music on their Christmas album WINTER CAROLS. I was immediately taken by the group's beautiful brand of medieval folk music. I recently got a copy of their new cd SECRET VOYAGE. I immediately loved the album the very second I started playing the cd in my stereo. The delicate melodies, Candice Night's fragile vocals, and Ritchie Blackmore's dexterous skills as a musician is all there on the album. As I am listening to the cd again, I imagine myself at my local renaissance fair wearing a long flowing, flowery dress with a wreath of flowers wrapped around my head. I loved all of the songs even the band's unique take on Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love". The two songs that really stood out for me is "Gilded Cage" and "Far Far Away". I really just love the lyrics and melodies. After hearing SECRET VOYAGE, I am definitely going to have to check out the band's previous cds. I find myself hooked on Blackmore's Night. I can see SECRET VOYAGE being in my top ten list of best cds of 2008.
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By S. Lowry on December 1, 2012
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I hadn't purchased a CD of this type in a while, since I have lots already. But a friend posted the lyrics of one of the songs and I loved them, so clicked to hear the song. Loved it too, listened to a few of the clips and decided it was time to have some new Celtic/newagey/Pagan/soft rock music to listen to.
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If you like this genre and are familiar with the history of this band, echoes of all the incarnations of Ritchie Blackmores musical career from Purple through all variations of Rainbow. Candace has a beautiful voice, and live they are a great show. This is more for evening or slightly relaxed mood. Rainbow Eyes is very well done. Much like the first release, has organic pagan flow, the Strat is still in the background for the older fans.
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