Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Shadow of the Moon
Genre: Classic Rock
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Magical, heart capturing
H. Dadon | Coral Springs, FL. United States | 10/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blackmore's true mastery...
I am a big Blackmore fan since I was a child and of course was saddened to hear bout him leaving Purple. But I also know of all his ventures are so interesting and so it is like a sweetener to know that he would come up with something that I would fall in love with. So he did. I first saw this album in Bangkok in 1998 and could not believe this was Blackmore playing there. I bought the album and listened to it over and over for hours and it captured my soul. This guy can do anything he wants to. More over he did this Renaissance music (or at least the Blackmore version of it) because he has a true passion for it and it reflects in the music. The transformation of 1500-1600 eras to a contemporary studio with his Fender Strat playing on some songs is brilliant! This is how you can fall in love with an ancient music because a master, a virtuoso on his own right, makes it palatable for the audience.
Also on this Album, a special guest contributes to the Play Minstrel Play number, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson with his magical flute.
The album was produced by Pat Regan which did a great job and he came back later to produce some more for Blackmore. I am sure you will love this and other albums as well.
Needles to say I bought all of Blackmore's Night venture's albums that followed and they just got better and better. You can listen to very unique instrumentals (through which Blackmore's genius comes alive) and savor the other very well orchestrated and others that are musically arranged songs. But I have to say that I still miss the great Blackmore of the Purple and Rainbow days too...
Great to listen to while reading the book.
Science Designer | 12/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this mellowing and evocative music, and have been listening to it over and over while reading the very-similarly-titled space book In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of S)- they go very nicely together !!"