On the nearly six-minute-long minor-key track, Blackmore employs a creamy, overdriven Strat tone. The track has an organic, almost live feel to it; you can even hear what sounds like Blackmore flipping his five-way pickup switch at the 1:01 mark.
I cannot describe the audience reaction as the entire venue shook with a deep growl. With that single move, Blackmore reminded everyone that he was still the rock guitar god he's always been. As the song ended, I couldn't help but notice the man next to me was crying. I was also relieved that my friend got the moment on film!
Ritchie Blackmore's current band — Blackmore's Night — have released a new music video for the title track from their latest album, Dancer and the Moon. The album was released June 11 by Frontiers Records.
To the delight of longtime fans, Dancer and the Moon, the new album by Blackmore's Night, comes with a healthy serving of Ritchie Blackmore's trademark guitar playing. Among the album's highlights is an instrumental track called "Carry On...Jon," which Blackmore wrote as a tribute to his former Deep Purple bandmate Jon Lord, who died in 2012 at age 71.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea)," a new track by Blackmore's Night. The song is from the band's new album, Dancer and the Moon, which will be released June 11 by Frontiers Records.
I decided to write a blog post dedicated to Ritchie Blackmore. Everyone knows who is. He's the guy who wrote probably the best-known guitar riff of all time. So what's he doing now? You probably know he has a project with his wife, Candice Night, appropriately titled Blackmore's Night. I'd like to dispel some misconceptions about this extremely creative project.