Richie Blackmore - guitar, Baron St James - bass, Lady Madeline, Lady Nancy, Squire Malcolm - percussion, Bard David - keyboard
Since Blackmore left Deep Purple for the 15th time, he steered clear of rock music in general. Focusing on his love for medieval art and music, he started Blackmore's Night, featuring his talented wife Candice on vocals. No less than 8 albums the outfit delivered over the years, all of high quality, but not attracting devoted fans of DP. The folk sound of the band and Richie's grudge towards his old fellow band mates made the www shiver and shake during many occasions. It is therefore that this album is standing out in many ways.
"Dance rand the Moon" not only re-introduces the classical Fender strat sound on several occasions, it also pays tribute to his fallen brothers in rock; Ronnie James Dio, and... Jon Lord.
The typical sound is revived with some newly found modern panache, adding up to the band's catalogue. The production is crystal clear, the songs are absolutely wonderful. The tracks are all spot on and next to perfect, as where the musical marksmanship is outstanding. It all adds up to a fine piece of work.
After the first spin this collection of tracks finds its way to the storage section of your brain, and with every singly play of the disc you will feel more and more connected. This is an album for fans, music adept's and lovers....
Review by Edwin van Hoof.