Under a Violet Moon

Under a Violet Moon
Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released May 25, 1999 (Germany) / July 13, 1999 (United States)
Recorded During 1998/1999
Genre Folk rock
Length 58:49
Label Edel (Germany)
Platinum Entertainment (United States)
Producer Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Glixman, Roy McDonald
Blackmore's Night chronology
Shadow of the Moon
(1997)
Under a Violet Moon
(1999)
Fires at Midnight
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Under a Violet Moon is a Blackmore's Night's second album released in May 25, 1999 through Edel Music. Under a Violet Moon won the New Age Voice award for the best vocal album of the year.[2]

Track listing

  1. Under a Violet Moon (4:23) - Ritchie Blackmore/Candice Night
  2. Castles and Dreams (3:33) - Blackmore/Night
  3. Past Time With Good Company (3:24) - Traditional by King Henry VIII
  4. Morning Star (4:41) - Blackmore/Night
  5. Avalon (3:03) - Traditional
  6. Possum Goes to Prague (1:13) - Blackmore (Instrumental)
  7. Wind in the Willows (4:12) - written by Andy Bell/Piell (featuring Jon Ford as lead vocalist)
  8. Gone with the Wind (5:24) - Blackmore/Night (Polyushko Pole by Lev Knipper, a popular Russian song of mid-30's.)
  9. Beyond the Sunset (3:45) - Blackmore (Instrumental)
  10. March the Heroes Home (4:39) - Blackmore/Night
  11. Spanish Nights (I Remember It Well) (5:23) - Traditional
  12. Catherine Howard's Fate (2:34) - Blackmore/Night
  13. Fool's Gold (3:32) - Blackmore/Night
  14. Durch den Wald zum Bach Haus (2:31) - Blackmore (Instrumental)
  15. Now and Then (3:11) - Night (including the Prelude in C by J.S. Bach)
  16. Self Portrait (3:19) - Blackmore/Dio (Rainbow cover)

Personnel

  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitars, mandolin, bass, renaissance drums, tambourine
  • Candice Night – vocals, pennywhistle
  • John Ford - vocals, bass
  • Miri Ben-Ari – violin
  • Kevin Dunne – drums
  • Peter Rooth – bass, drum programming
  • Jens Johansson – keyboards
  • Mark Pender - trumpet
  • Jason Chapman - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Mr. & Mrs. Heller - hurdy gurdy

References


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