P>I have always been a fairly large fan of most of the bands Ritchie Blackmore has played in, Deep Purple and Rainbow being the main ones. I heard that he was no longer a part of the current Deep Purple lineup, and after a little research, discovered he was playing in a new band called Blackmore's Night. Accordingly, I bought one of their albums, expecting something along the lines of Deep Purple and/or Rainbow.
It's called Blackmore's NIGHT for a reason.
This is the sun setting on Blackmore's once glorious musical career. This isn't even rock and roll! It's a horrific mixture of modern soft pop with what sounds a bit like Jethro Tull, but don't let that get your hopes up, the style fusion doesn't work. I saw the band had a woman singer, but paid this no attention, thinking Blackmore could make ANYTHING work well for him. Well, guess what? HE CAN'T MAKE THIS WORK!
Put simply, this is NOT rock. It's SOFT POP. ...Two stars for the (horrid) effort. People, if you want progressive rock, stick with Jethro Tull. If you want soft pop, there's more than enough bands out there to satisfy you. My final verdict is NOT TO BUY THIS.