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The Village Lanterne [CD]

Blackmore's Night Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • ASIN: B000ELJ8VW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,657 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. 25 Years 4:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Village Lanterne (Studio Version) 5:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore 4:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. St. Teresa 5:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Village Dance 1:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mond Tanz / Child In Time 6:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Streets Of London 3:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Just Call My Name (I'll Be There) 4:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Olde Mill Inn 3:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen14. Street Of Dreams 4:31£0.69  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

A whole thesis could be written about the links between heavy rock and sword and sorcery-style mediaevalism; and if anyone did, they'd cap it off with Blackmore's Night. Since Rainbow's demise in 1996 Ritchie Blackmore along with partner Candice Night (see what they did there?) has been running a (ahem) cottage industry: crafting folksy new age albums and playing Europe's most crenellated spots to a loyal fanbase.

The Village Lanterne, comes resplendent with Enya-esque vocals embroidered with Ritchie's faerie finger work. Many may be surprised at the replacement of his signature Strat by an acoustic (supported by rather anachronistic electronic keyboards). Purple fans of yore may also be alarmed by the bands anthem "Child In Time" being welded to a jig, rendering it more like "Childe Roland In Thyme".

Yet the fact remains that even a toned-down Blackmore retains his skills and, while the sight of him dressed as the local minstrel may be a little ludicrous, The Village Lanterne is a palimpsest of treats for fans old(e) and new. --Chris Jones

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Product Description

2006 album of historically inspired musical hybrids the legndary guitarist Ricthie Blackmore with his creative & life partner Candice Night. Includes re-works of Deep Purple & Rainbow songs

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure listening pleasure 7 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
Once again Ritchie and Candice have excelled themselves and, together with the rest of Blackmore's Night, produced another varied and utterly enjoyable mixture of new and covered material. Their rendition of Streets of London is perhaps the most amazing cover version ever, recognisable but truly unique and haunting. This is a definite must-have for exisitng fans and highly recommended to anyone new to Blackmore's Night.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST YET!! 2 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
Starts off with a slow one. I wish they wouldn't do that. You get worried its all gonna be slow. No fear. It really speeds up .. and how!! If you like the band for the folk/medieval aspects you won't be let down. "Olde Mill Inn" will get you singing along and waving your arms unashamedly in the air. If instrumentals are your thing, Ritchie delivers as usual. If you like rock, prepare for a treat. " I Guess..." gives us one of the Man in Black's meanest riffs for some time. "St. Teresa" starts with a lovely accoustic solo fading to feedback,...and the Strat' is back! Reminiscent of the false sense of security at the start of "Speed King" Although this is not as fast a song, it is damned quick. Fastest BN song so far and the solo is as quick as anything on "Long Live Rock and Roll". If you bought the "Castles.." dvd and loved the "Mond Tanz/Child in Time" medley and then got to see the band live last year and enjoyed it even more, then rejoice. Here it is again. Better, louder, prouder, heavier, and ten times better. "Child" closes with some great soloing from the Maestro. "Just Call My Name (I'll Be There)" sounds like the title for a Michael Jackson cover but his songs never come with a riff that picks you up by the collar and head butts you. Head butting is apt as this action usually hits you "Straight Between The Eyes" which is where this song sounds like it would feel at home were it written in the same era. And, talk of the Rainbow era, "Street of Dreams" makes two appearances here, one on each disc. The first sees Candice giving her all with Mr Fluent Fingers blistering the fret board with yet more high speed soloing and giving the song a grungier feel than the original. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One to listen to again and again 5 July 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A superb entry into the Blackmore's Night collection of music .
Village Lanterne , Mond Tanz / Child in Time and Streets of London are tracks in particular that deserve repeat plays .
The sound quality is very good and the musicianship is first class throughout .
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5.0 out of 5 stars He still has it 26 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
Blackmore is best known for his explosive times with Deep Purple and many incarnations of Rainbow. I was interested in sampling his new venture, but people warned me 'isn't it just some sort of medieval folk music?'

Well, yes, its different, but listen to the man play. Give him anything with strings and he will give you a good tune. This is unmistakable Ritchie Blackmore, soaring solos with electric and acoustic instruments, just not at 50,000 watts.

He IS a virtuoso, his amazing talent shows through whatever he plays. As to the album, it would be quicker to list the couple of weaker tracks, the worst of which, 25 years & streets of London, get 3 stars - the rest get 4 and 5. His playing nicely complements Candices vocals, and the rendition of Child In Time is wonderful. (I did notice the writing credit was Ian Gillan and thought it ironic that he should be earning royalties from his arch nemesis from DP days)

This album is an excellent addition to my collection of 40 years worth of Rock and Metal music and I have no hesitation recommending it to anyone who wants to hear a true guitar genius at work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good Blackmore's Night album 15 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent Blackmore's Night album with a fine selection of mediaeval folk/rock tracks. Most of them are very good the only weak one being "Call it love" written purely by Candice Night. She writes good lyrics, is a fantastic lead vocalist but not a great music writer. Ritchie is better in this field. Just saw the band playing in Glenrothes - fantastic gig. The "cover versions" of "Child in time" and "Streets of London" on this album are great. If you are a Ritchie Blackmore fan but are uncertain about Blackmore's Night this is a good introductory album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars blackmore nights village lanterne 4 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
A good easy listening album, catchy melodies lines sung by Candice's excellent and occasionally haunting vocals,accompanied by quality harmonies and all round musicianship Ritchie Blackmore's renowned for.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Stratocaster is back 20 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
Ritchie Blackmore has brought back the Strat and made the best cd since Fire At Midnight.

This new CD The Village Lantern includes some very nice song writing and exciting arrangements.

Personaly I'm happy Blackmore in 1997 dared to take this new direction in music. I listen to his music with the same joy today, like I did in the 1970's, when the times and the band was much different.

Though I would have liked the new cd to include a studio version of the old Blackmore & Coverdale song Soldier Of Fortune.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent Blackmore's Night Cd
Another lovely recording from Blackmore's night. I really enjoy this type of music and find it very easy going. What a difference from Deep Purple. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Mr. Richard The book boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Lanterna Magica
I've listened to Blackmore's Night snippets many times, and now decided to collect them all. I admire Ritchie Blackmore, his unique talent, musical visions and feels. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rene Reinar Svendsen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Village Lanterne
I love this cd; it remains my favourite of all Blackmore's Night albums. Candice Night has an amazing voice, so full of atmosphere and it is enriched by Richie Blackmore's music. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mrs. J. Ford
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Published 19 months ago by Poul-Erik BÝrgesen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album from Blackmore's Night
A great album, beautiful songs. It would be great if they were all released earlier. As I am a fan, everyone would buy.
Published on 12 April 2012 by Joani
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackmores Night,Village Lantern
I had already bought this album but did not know there was a deluxe version until Planet Rock played Street Of Dreams By Candice and Joe Lynn Turner.Absolutely brilliant. Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2012 by Dave from Crayford
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic that has always been promised
I have dipped into Blackmore's Night music on-and-off since they started but I had always felt that there was something missing. They just hadn't quite got the mix right. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2012 by D. Jackson
3.0 out of 5 stars A light in the black
This is a nice gentle mellow album with some good renaissance folk music. Is that enough for a Ritchie Blackmore album? I don't think so. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2009 by Mr. T. J. Taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars A compilation?
This album has the effect of making you think you've heard pretty much every song before.

In some cases (the copious use of cover versions, sometimes of richies own... Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2006 by TC
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