Hear Ritchie Blackmore’s Christmas present to the world, Blackmore’s Night’s Here We Come A-Caroling

Blackmore’s Night
(Image credit: Minstrel Hall Music)

Sure, Smoke On The Water and Black Night are great, but, really, who wouldn’t want to hear guitar god Ritchie Blackmore playing Christmas carols instead? Furthermore, who among us isn’t ready for some festive cheer in this most hellish of years?

Well, hallelujah, for Blackmore’s Night have unveiled an animated video for the title track of their forthcoming Here We Come A-Caroling EP, which is set for release on December 4, 2020 via earMUSIC
The classic Christmas carol has been given a new-yet-traditional makeover by Blackmore and his music/life partner Candice Night.

Lovely stuff, we’re sure you’ll agree.

The Here We Come A-Caroling EP includes four festive tracks and will be released on limited edition 10” translucent green vinyl, as well as a limited edition CD digipak and digital.

Here We Come A-Caroling tracklist:

1. Here We Come A-Caroling (Vinyl Side A)
2. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Vinyl Side A)
3. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Vinyl Side B)
4. Silent Night (Vinyl Side B)

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.