• Song Of The Day - 18 Sep 2008: Diamonds and Rust

    22. Sep. 2008, 3:29 von sablespecter

    Blackmore's Night / Diamonds And Rust / Ghost Of A Rose (3) / Jun 2003

    They say you shouldn't judge a book (or an album) by its cover. But yeah, go ahead on these albums. What you see and imagine is pretty much what you get with the current project of Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, Candice Night. (Nice catch there, Mr. Blackmore. Great voice, too. Gonna have to include her in Metal Mamas Week next year...)

    It's all pretty much lutes & lyres, fyfes & fiddles, and oh yeah, some of Ritchie's (mostly period-accurate acoustic) guitar work, too. OK, maybe that's not an entirely accurate instrument list, but there IS plenty of hurdy gurdy. And ladies shaking tambourines, too. OK to look at, though.

    The songs are heavily in favor of fa-la-la foo-foo "Renaissance Fayre" stuff. You know what I mean: all minstrels and damsels, wandering the countryside, living the "life medieval," entertaining ye lords & ladies, singing about, well, minstrels and damsels, wandering the countryside…