Blackmore's Night - Castles & Dreams (2DVD) [Import]
DVD 1: 1 Intro 2 Cartouche 3 Queen For A Day I 4 Queen For A Day II 5 Under A Violet Moon 6 Minstrel Hall 7 Past Times With Good Company 8 Soldier Of Fortune 9 Durch Den Wald Zum Bach Haus 10 Once In A Million Years 11 Mr. Peagram's Morris And Sword 12 Home Again 13 Ghost Of A Rose 14 Mond Tanz / Child In Time / Mond Tanz 15 Wind In The Willows 16 Village On The Sand 17 Renaissance Faire 18 The Clock Ticks On 19 Loreley 20 All For One 21 Black Night 22 Midwinter's Night / Dandelion Wine 23 Credits Bonus Material Behind The Scenes Ritchie Blackmore's Guitar Special DVD 2 1. Acoustics DVD2-1 I Think It's Going To Rain Today (Burg Rheinfels) Music And Lyrics – Randy Newman 2 Christmas Eve 3 Shadow Of The Moon (Burg Waldeck 2004) 4 Queen For A Day (Burg Waldeck 2004) 5 Under A Violet Moon (Burg Waldeck 2004) 2. Videos 6 The Times They Are A Changin' Music And Lyrics – Bob Dylan 7 Way To Mandalay 8 Once In A Million Years 9 Hanging Tree Animation – Michael Clark 10 Christmas Eve Animation – Michael Clark 3. Documentaries 11 Blackmore's Night: The Story 12 Once Upon A Time: The Candice And Ritchie Story 13 Tourstart: St. Goar 2004 14 Hanging Tree: Making Music With Our Friends 15 Schlossgeister: German TV Special 16 Goldene Henne: German TV Appearance 17 Fernsehgarten: German TV Appearance 4. Proclamations 18 Discography - Blackmore's Night 19 Biography - Candice Night 20 Biography - Ritchie Blackmore 21 Interview - Band & Members 5. Special Bonus 22 Slideshow 23 Candice Night Private Movies
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I waited a long time for this DVD, cheers to Ritchie, Candice and the band, now we drink together...
I recommend it to all who listen..
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Extras aside, I would buy this DVD for the concert alone. Blackmore's Night, stage and musicians decked out in full renaissance, easily drew me into their world of bards and minstrels. I couldn't help it, they had me dancing and clapping along in my own living room.
It's always nice to see artists having so much fun performing their craft. Watching Castles & Dreams, one can only come to one conclusion; Blackmore's Night really enjoys playing their music. Even the ever-stoic Ritchie Blackmore can be seen laughing and teasing his bandmates (in between constant fiddling with his equipment as the show goes on). Up front, Candice Night is absolutely captivating. If you're not in love with her yet (be you gay, straight, male or female), you will be after watching this concert.
Blackmore's Night is a refreshing band in my opinion, writing songs that simply get back to basics. It's all about the melody here, a unique combination of medieval folk music and rock-n-roll. I didn't know it until I bought Castles & Dreams, but Blackmore's Night is a very improvisational band. While playing their many entrancing songs, they'll often break off into an instrumental jam session or spin off on some medley combining BN material and classical pieces, along with snippets of Blackmore's previous bands, Deep Purple and Rainbow. Ritchie plays a myriad of ancient string instruments on stage, including several songs where he straps on his signature Fender Strat (complete with age-old scratches, nicks and cracks) for a very entertaining blast from the past.
The sound on this DVD is superb and the band sounds much heavier live than they do on their studio albums. This should please Deep Purple and Rainbow fans like myself. However, the melody and the hypnotising beauty of this music is not lost for those who like Blackmore's Night for their softer side.
I recommend this for ALL Blackmore's Night fans, and if you've yet to hear them, this DVD would be a great starting point (especially considering the price tag isn't that much more than a regular CD). If you don't check this out, it will be your loss as a music fan.
These gripes aside, Castles & Dreams still gets five stars because it is just so enjoyable to hear and see. Highly recommended.
I rented this DVD on a whim and both a friend of mine, and I, were blown away by this concert. The 5.1 sound quality is fabulous. Watching the various guitars and instruments being played by Ritchie Blackmore and watching his beautiful wife Candice singing all the songs and interacting so well with the audience is such a treat. It was like going back in time to the days of the old world with castles, maidens, and the overall Rainaissance Faire. I wish I were there.
I've listened to some songs from Blackmore's Night, but it's the live performance that really captured my heart. This is a double DVD. The concert performance is over two hours, and the second DVD is a bunch of various videos, cameos, and various episodes of following Ritchie, Candice and the band popping in little shops and venues doing raw performances to entertain unsuspecting patrons that just happened to be there. This gives even more to their charm because it is their interaction with people that make you just love this couple all the more.
Ritchie, never mind the Deep Purple/Rainbow fans who criticize your change in your musical career. I admire you for being brave enough to follow your dream. And Candice, you are absolutely beautiful, and you have a beautiful voice. And I can see that you also have a beautiful heart. Good luck to you both.
It would be great if Blackmore's Night and the Strawbs would tour together. I think it would be a great show!
You get excellent video.
You get an excellent performance by all. As any Blackmore fan knows, Blackmore strives for perfection in all his endeavors and this latest project delivers just what you expect, (Excellence!).
A feature that I like is that you can elect to have the lyrics displayed while the songs are being sung. It works quite well.
This two dvd project is loaded with studio videos and documentaries along with a live concert at a castle in Germany. Almost anything you can think of is packed into these disks.
Blackmore fans know that getting to see Blackmore's Night live in the States is a rarity, so this dvd is a good substitute while we "Yankees" wait anxiously for the real thing to show up at an more accessible venue.
Bottom line, if you love Blackmore's Night, you WILL own the Castles and Dreams dvd and you'll love it.
"Castles & Dreams" is a two-DVD set that follows the band on one of its German Castle Tours, with high-quality video and sound footage of their enchanting performances. The second disc features behind-the-scenes looks at the band members, music videos, a number of previously-aired television productions featuring BN, and an educational overview of the frankly staggering amount of work that goes into concert production, especially when done within the walls of picturesque German castles.
If you've never seen Ritchie, Candice, and friends making their on-stage magic, I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind look at the innovative and fascinating musical phenomenon that is Blackmore's Night.
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