Blackmore’s Night // “Shadow Of The Moon (25th Anniversary Edition)“ // Album Review


As a passionate music lover, it is impossible not to be deeply immersed in the world created by the legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The music he created with Rainbow and Deep Purple will forever be remembered as some of the most iconic rock tunes of all time. However, it is Blackmore’s Night, his Renaissance-inspired folk-rock project with his wife Candice Night, that truly showcases his versatility and creativity as a musician.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Blackmore’s Night’s debut album “Shadow Of The Moon,” which was released in 1997. To celebrate this milestone, a re-mixed edition of the album will be released on March 10, 2023, via earMUSIC. This is a momentous occasion for fans of the band, as “Shadow Of The Moon” is widely considered to be one of their best albums.

“Shadow Of The Moon” introduced the world to Blackmore’s Night’s unique sound, blending medieval-inspired melodies with modern instrumentation. The album features enchanting vocals from Candice Night and intricate guitar work from Blackmore, showcasing his mastery of both electric and acoustic guitars. From the opening track “Shadow Of The Moon” to the closing number “Magical World,” the album takes listeners on a journey through a mystical realm full of wonder and enchantment.

The re-mixed edition of “Shadow Of The Moon” promises to offer a fresh perspective on the album, with improved sound quality and a new mix by Blackmore himself. This is a testament to Blackmore’s dedication to his craft and his desire to continually improve and evolve as a musician.

For those who have never experienced the magic of Blackmore’s Night, “Shadow Of The Moon” is the perfect introduction to their unique sound. It is an album that transcends genres and time, transporting listeners to a world of knights and maidens, castles and kings, and mythical creatures.

Beyond the music itself, Blackmore’s Night is also known for its captivating live performances, which feature elaborate stage sets, period costumes, and mesmerizing light shows. Their concerts are truly a feast for the senses, and fans eagerly await the chance to see them perform live once again.

Blackmore’s Night’s 25th anniversary re-mixed edition of “Shadow Of The Moon” is an exciting event for music lovers everywhere. It is a testament to the enduring legacy of Ritchie Blackmore and his ability to create timeless music that transcends genres and captivates audiences. Whether you are a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the band’s music, “Shadow Of The Moon” is an album that should not be missed.

On March 10, 2023, the fully remixed 25th Anniversary Edition of “Shadow Of The Moon” will become available in a variety of physical Deluxe Editions, all carrying an exclusive “Shadow Of The Moon” documentary on DVD as bonus as well as two previously unreleased acoustic recordings.


Pre-order the reissue album here:


Album Tracklisting:

1. Shadow Of The Moon (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side A)
2. The Clock Ticks On (25th Anniversary New Mix)
3. Be Mine Tonight (25th Anniversary New Mix)
4. Play Minstrel Play (25th Anniversary New Mix)
5. Ocean Gypsy (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side B)
6. Minstrel Hall (25th Anniversary New Mix)
7. Magical World (25th Anniversary New Mix)
8. Writing On The Wall (25th Anniversary New Mix)
9. Renaissance Faire (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side C)
10. Memmingen (25th Anniversary New Mix)
11. No Second Chance (25th Anniversary New Mix) 12. Mond Tanz (25th Anniversary New Mix)
13. Spirit Of The Sea (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side D)
14. Greensleeves (25th Anniversary New Mix)
15. Wish You Were Here (25th Anniversary New Mix)
16. Shadow Of The Moon (Ritchie & Candice Anniversary Home Session) (7” Single, Track A)
17. Spirit Of The Sea (Ritchie & Candice Anniversary Home Session) (7” Single, Track B)

-Documentary: The story of “Shadow Of The Moon” (30 min)
-Music Video Clips “Shadow Of The Moon”, “No Second Chance” & “Renaissance Faire” (with optional audio commentary by Candice Night & Ritchie Blackmore)

Listen to the single here!
Watch the lyric video here!

Blackmore’s Night online: