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Faire Warning: Ritchie Blackmore celebrates ‘bombastic pageantry’ in epic new video

Ritchie Blackmore
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Blackmore’s Night have released an epic, colourful video for Nature’s Light, the title track of their forthcoming eleventh studio album, which is due for release on March 12.

According to Ritchie Blackmore, Nature’s Light is dedicated to the unique magic of renaissance faires.

“I heard something that was a similar kind of melody, so I took that melody and gave it to [BN vocalist] Candice,” says the former Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist. “I said, ‘This represents people going to a faire, a very ceremonial thing, with the King and Queen coming through’ and it needed to have the bombastic pageantry of celebration. A regal announcement that royalty was coming to town.”

So that’s nice.

Speaking about the album, Candice Night says, “The story of Nature’s Light is the story of nature being the true queen and the simplicity and magic of everyday miracles that happen right before your eyes. If you feel stagnant or repressed in your surroundings, it is important to take a break from the mundane and go where your heart leads you. It allows you to recharge and begin again with fresh and renewed energy. For some it is the ocean, for some the woods, for some feeling the sun on your face. Our music is an escape from the stress and pressure of modern times. Journey back through time with us, to a simpler, magical time where music enters your heart and soul.”

“While the album is rooted in a traditional approach, fans of Ritchie Blackmore’s unique style will once again not be disappointed,” the duo’s record label earMUSIC promise.

Nature’s Light will be released on multiple formats on March 12. Among these is a 2CD Hardcover Mediabook Edition, including a bonus CD featuring a carefully selected set of Blackmore’s Night’s back catalogue tracks. The album will also be available as a CD Digipak Edition, a limited edition heavyweight 1LP Gatefold Edition on yellow vinyl, a 180g 1LP Gatefold Edition on black vinyl as well as digital.