Blackmoreâ€™s Night â€“ Paris Moon / 2007 Steamhammer / http://www.blackmoresnight.com /
Individuals that are unsure exactly who the eponymous â€œBlackmoreâ€ is in Blackmoreâ€™s Night, it is Ritchie Blackmore, who may be more well known for eir stints in both Deep Purple and Rainbow. While the seeds for Blackmoreâ€™s Night were first laid in 1990, the act did not come up with a full length album until 1997. However, since 1997, the band has created a large amount of material; â€œParis Moonâ€ marks their second live DVD in two yearsâ€™ time. The backdrop for this performance is the Paris Olympia, which has been in some sort of use (with minor down times) since 1888. Aside from the ambiance that the Olympia provides, there is a little bit more in the way of a special flair to the tracks on this DVD â€“ this concert was conducted as a celebration, marking the bandâ€™s 10 continued years of existence.
The value of this set is incredible; individuals will receive the full show, which features tracks like â€œPast Times With Good Companyâ€, â€œDiamonds & Rustâ€, and â€œFires and Midnightâ€. A CD is included as well, giving individuals an easier way to cart around the bandâ€™s performance, and a solid bonus section makes this into a must buy for anyone that is into Blackmoreâ€™s work. The bonus sectionâ€™s biggest â€œgrabâ€ has to be the ten-minute documentary about the act. While short, it provides a bevy of information about Blackmoreâ€™s Night for anyone that might not be too educated about the band.
Despite the fact that Blackmoreâ€™s Night plays a style of â€œmedieval rockâ€, there is a tremendous amount of audience participation. This goes far beyond singing along with the songs; the fans get raucous and clap along to the track at a number of points during this DVD. The Olympia further amplifies this by providing a great atmospheric, an antique atmospheric to mesh well with the storied type of rock that comes forth from Blackmoreâ€™s Night. It is going on two years since â€œThe Village Lanterneâ€ was released (â€œWinter Carolsâ€ screams more of a holiday type of release to me, so Iâ€™m not counting it), so Blackmoreâ€™s Night should be ramping up to create a new album. With â€œParis Moonâ€ tiding individuals over, the wait will be much easier than one might think.
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