Blackmore's Night

Blackmore's Night - "The Beginning"

“Blackmore’s Night – The Beginning“ is a documentary about the early period of a musical legend.

In the lavish velvet-box you will find the first two Blackmore‘s Night albums „Shadow Of The Moon“ and „Under A Violet Moon“ as well as rare video footage of their early tours „Live In Germany 1997-1998“ and “Under A Violet Moon - Castle Tour 2000“. Available for the first time on DVD and only in the „The Beginning“ box.

The footage from various concerts from the „Shadow Of The Moon“ and „Under A Violet Moon“ tours is enriched by interviews with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, as well as backstage footage, rehearsal footage and medieval fight shows. „We live the music“, says Ritchie Blackmore, confirming the impression that this documentation gives every second - Blackmore‘s Night is authentic. The enthusiasm of the musicians captivates the audience and takes them along on a journey through the past. Some of the DVD tracks go from the living room rehearsals to the stage and are impressive proof that the compositions function wonderfully as intimate acoustic versions, as well as with the full band on the big stage.

Blackmore‘s Night „The Beginning“ is a very special release, not only for fans and collectors, for nostalgic or the medieval curious, but for any lover of beautiful timeless music. This extraordinary box provides the owner not only two DVDs with a delightful, interesting and entertaining performances plus two original studio albums of fantastic music, but rather with it is a ticket out of the dreary day to day life, a way to leave everything behind, to relax the soul for a few hours.

„Music that moves the soul and takes people into a majestic world“ (Blackmore)


  • Ritchie Blackmore - Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandola, hurdy - gurdy
  • Candice Night - Lead vocals, Renaissance wood winds, pennywhistles and tambourine
  • Earl Grey of Chimay - Bass, rhythm guitar
  • Bard David of Larchmont - Keyboards and vocals
  • Squire Malcolm of Lumley: drums and percussion
  • Gypsy Rose - Violin and harmony vocals
  • Minstrel Albert - Various medieval woodwinds
  • Special Guest: Autumn




01. Shadow Of The Moon 01. Written In The Stars
02. The Clock Ticks On 02. Morning Star
03. Play Minstrel Play 03. Renaissance Faire
04. Minstrel Hall 04. Fires At Midnight (Midnight Acoustic Performance)
05. St. Theresa 05. Possum Goes To Prague
06. Under A Violet Moon 06. Under A Violet Moon
07. Magical World 07. Spanish Nights
08. No Second Chance 08. Past Time With Good Company
09. 16th CENTURY GREENSLEEVES 09. Wind In The Willows
10. Renaissance Faire 10. March The Heroes Home
11. Writing On The Wall 11. Gone With The Wind
12. Mond Tanz 12. Fires At Midnight (Midnight Acoustic Performance)
13. Be Mine Tonight 13. Now & Then
14. Memmingen 14. Durch Den Wald Zum Bach Haus
15. Black Night  
16. Man On The Silver Mountain  
17. Still I'm Sad  
18. Maybe Next Time  

CD 1

CD 2

01. Shadow Of The Moon 01. Under A Violet Moon
02. The Clock Ticks On 02. Castles And Dreams
03. Be Mine Tonight 03. Past Time With Good Company
04. Play Minstrel Play 04. Morning Star
05. Ocean Gypsy 05 .Avalon
06. Minstrel Hall 06. Possum Goes To Prague
07. Magical World 07. Wind In The Willows
08. Writing On The Wall 08. Gone With The Wind
09. Renaissance Faire 09. Beyond The Sunset
10. Memmingen 10. March The Heroes Home
11. No Second Chance 11. Spanish Nights ( I Remember It Well)
12. Mond Tanz 12. Catherine Howard's Fate
13. Spirit Of The Sea 13. Fool's Gold
14. Greensleeves 14. Durch den Wald Zum Bach Haus
15. Wish You Were Here 15. Now And Then
16. Possum's Last Dance 16. Self Portrait


  • •  DVD 1: Blackmore‘s Night - Shadow Of The Moon - Live In Germany 1997-1998
  • •  DVD 2: Blackmore‘s Night - Under A Violet Moon Castle Tour 2000
  • •  CD1: Shadow Of The Moon album
  • •  CD2: Under A Violet Moon album

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