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Winter Carols by Blackmore's Night [Now In Stores]

Medieval/Renaissance Rock
Released -- November 24, 2006
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Video of "Christmas Eve" -- [MP4] [Window Media]

For nearly a decade, guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore, charismatic vocalist Candice Night and their fellow band of minstrels have crafted an enchanting renaissance/folk/rock sound that has earned them the devotion of fans around the globe. Now for the first time ever, audiences can enjoy the magic of Blackmore's Night performing holiday songs.

Forged by a common love of Renaissance and Middle Age music, former Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore co-founded Blackmore's Night with vocalist Candice Night in 1997. Over the course of five high internationally charting studio albums-four gold records, awarded the Number One Vocal album of the year for two of their releases, music video awards, several live and compilation releases, and many sold-out tours around the planet, they have truly perfected their signature blend of renaissance and folk music with an effective rock and roll flourish. 2006 found the group being aired with their DVD 'Castles and Dreams" on a one hour special for the fund drive at WLIW and PBS stations throughout the USA. This will continue throughout 2007.The spin off single from their DVD-"Christmas Eve "charted on the Billboard AC charts last year at number 37-and the original version of Wish You were Here was number one in Europe for 7 months. We have included both of these Holiday songs on the new Blackmore's Night holiday album 'Winter Carols."

The songs on Winter Carols are Candice and Ritchie's interpretation of many favorite carols, shared, performed and enjoyed for the past 400 years. Candice: "The holiday season has always embodied joy, love, peace, togetherness. We are entranced by the magic of the Season. The sentiments of the holidays are what we try to express in our music year round - so this CD is a natural progression. All the music we craft and create has always been about love, unity and friendship. These songs as a whole are beautiful unifying carols - feel the warmth of friendship. Everyone can join in!"

Tracklisting:
1. Hark The Herald Angels Sing / Come All Ye Faithful
2. I Saw Three Ships
3. Winter (Basse Dance)
4. Ding Dong Merrily On High
5. Ma-O-Tzur
6. Good King Wenceslas
7. Lord Of The Dance / Simple Gifts
8. We Three Kings
9. Wish You Were Here
10. Emmanuel
11. Christmas Eve
12. We wish You A Merry Christmas


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