August 2003

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From: mastermiker_df@hotmail.com
To:
nightanswers@aol.com

Dear Candice,
I have recently listened to your first two albums (Shadow of the moon and under a violet moon) and I must say that I absolutely loved them, you have great lyrics and music and your voice is also very nice. I love the songs Writing On The Wall and No Second Chance, they're really good. Listening to Blackmore's Night is a good change from rock and heavy metal I listen to, such as Rainbow and Deep Purple, which I know Ritchie was in =) He is my favourite guitarist, I was wondering if he ever sings? I also wanted to ask if you and Ritchie will be making any other albums in the near future, cos I would love to listen to them.
 
I also wanted to ask if you roleplay, cos you seem like a person that would, and if you want I can give you a URL to a site I'm currently working on and have almost finished, it would be really great if you could join it, it would mean a lot to me. Maybe you could even get some ideas for lyrics there too =)
 
From Your Loyal Fan, Michael.


Hello Michael,
Ritchie is my favorite guitarist too! His choice of notes and the way that the music just flows from him is really amazing to witness, be it on stage or around the house!
He hums while he is playing. Actually, sometimes the producer has to tell him to stop humming while we are recording his playing because it comes through on the microphone. But when he sings, he sings only for me, in private. He has a really great voice and can hit a low range. But he never does it publicly. Still, the way he plays guitar I guess he doesn't need to sing...
We have 5 albums out now. Besides the 2 you mentioned there is also Fires At Midnight; Past Times WIth Good Company which is our double live cd; and Ghost of a Rose will be released in the US on 8/26/03.
I have never officially participated in role playing, although I guess you could say that I do role playing almost everyday during the regular course of my life. I do have a lot of friends that are involved in gaming androle playing and they swear by it.
I am sure that it could be very creatively inspirational...
Thanks for your questions!
Love,
Candice


From:   Rijir
To:     NightAnswers

Hi Candice,

Michigan has it's own festival every year.  Is there any chance you and Ritchie would ever consider a visit?

Russell

Hi Russell,
Believe it or not, Ritchie and I actually talk about going to the Michigan Faire every year and have yet to see our plans through. We've made it to the Arizona Faire, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Tuxedo New York, New Jersey, Largo- Florida and Deerfield Beach- Florida Faires as well as some of the smaller ones like Sands Point, Huntington Long Island, etc. I believe that
Owain Phyfe and the New World Renaissance Band perform at the Michigan Faire and we have quite a few of their cds and have always wanted to see them perform live. Plus we have heard so many great things about that faire, so now its just the matter of finding the time to travel there and booking the flights! Perhaps this year... we'll see!
Love,
Candice

 


From: brandtbomb@hotmail.com
To:
nightanswers@aol.com


hello Candice,

my name is Aaron, i live in wisconsin. Im 16 yrs old and I just got introduced to your music and i think its probably some of the greatest stuff ive ever heard. i listen to all kinds of music and this is on the top of the list for me. I also noticed how pretty you are. You are a very beautiful woman and i wish you had more pictures on your site, thanks anyways for having a questions thing on your site. Do you plan on making ventures into the states any time soon?
Love,
Aaron

Hello Aaron,
Thanks for writing and for the sweet words. We have some more pictures on the official band site at
www.blackmoresnight.com with promo pictures, live photos as well as personal ones. And we took so many new pictures on our last tour I'll be sure and get some more up here for you soon! We do have just 2 dates right now booked for the US. One in New York and one in Pennsylvania on September 17th and 19th. The new album Ghost of a Rose is due out on August 26th and then we are looking into some more dates in the US either at the end of the year or the beginning of next year. It becomes kind of difficult in the US because the promoters are so taken by what is being played on the radio. It would be easy to play rock venues because of Ritchie's past , but we want to be booked in theaters so that it makes is special for the people who come to see us. We want to try to transport them to another time and place...to create a bit of magic which is difficult to do in a rock venue. So, we don't look for the easy way out- we strive for something better. Unfortunately, that puts some promoters off. It is a shame, really because there are so many places in the US we'd love to play. The funny thing is, there are so many fans asking when we are going to play in the US and we are looking forward to it- it always seems to be those narrow minded people making the decisions that stand between us. We are working on other venues and options for the states so as soon as I hear anything more, I'll be sure to post it on the tour page on www.blackmoresnight.com   Otherwise, I hope you'll travel to one of the confirmed dates to see us and join in the merriment!
Love,
Candice


From: vze4ysyr@verizon.net
To:
nightanswers@aol.com

Candice, when you tour the u.s., please, please come to pittsburgh, pa. I have seen Ritchie every time that he has been in town since 1980, except for the last Blackmores night tour. Ritchie is my favorite musician, and Blackmores night is my favorite band. Thank you and Ritchie for giving me the change and new direction of music that i probably would never have listened to otherwise, Also my 10yr old daughter Annastacia, who has a mild case of cerebral palsey, is a huge, huge fan of the music (home again especially), and is a very huge fan of yours.
thank you for the music and joy that you have given not only myself, but my children also.  Robert Harsh


Dear Robert,
Well, I have good news and bod news. The good news is that we are playing Pennsylvania! The bad is that it  will be Philladephia this time around so I do hope that you and Annastacia will be able to come see us so that we can sing Home Again together and make it a very special night. For more information, go to
www.blackmoresnight.com  and go to the tour dates page. Everything you will need to know ill be on there. Hope to see you both that night...
Love,
Candice


From: spirit_of_the_sea@writeme.com
To:
nightanswers@aol.com


Hi Candice,

I've bought my first CD from Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon - just 2 weeks ago and I'm now captivated. Your music touched my soul and I feel that something has changed. Thanks for bringing me some magic.
I would like to have the lyrics of your musics, but the recorder company did not include them in Brazil, is there any place where I can find them? If you ever need a friend in Brazil, please feel free to write me.
Love and light,

Ricardo

Hello Ricardo,
Thank you for your compliments, friend. There is so much magic to be found in certain music, I am glad you have found it on ours. Welcome!
Although the record companies are supposed to include the lyrics with the booklet in the cd, sometimes they fail to do so. I don't know why that is...There is a page with all of the lyrics of the songs that we have written which is on the official Blackmore's Night website. You can get there by going  to
www.blackmoresnight.com  and then clicking on the "lyrics" section on the index. The lyrics for Ghost of a Rose will be up soon! I hope you enjoy them.
Love,
Candice


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