lenceel wrote:as a long time listener to deep purple, i'm a huge fan of ritchie blackmore - i always thought he was tremendously underrated when compared to his peers. i anxiously awaited rainbow after deep purple broke up and was not disappointed.
then came blackmore's night - after the initial shock of hearing my favorite hard rock guitarist playing minstrel music wore off, i actually dug a lot of this stuff even though some of it reminded me of being at a bad renaissance fair or something.
my one complaint with the band still is i want to hear more guitar solos!
speaking of deep purple - i just got turned on to the three pre Ian Gillan deep purple albums and they rock!
georgef76 wrote:I heard the first cd of the Blackmore's Night albums years ago and couldn't stand it. This was a long way from the guitarist at his peak in mid 70's. Definatley the Rainbow albums Rising and Long Live Rock and Roll are the quintessential . He was playing the best guitar back then , he also sounds impressive in the Stranger In Us all cd from the 90's but Blackmore Night , slow folk medieval music from one of the best guitar players just doesn't do it for me. As for Deep Purple 's Rapture Of The Deep Cd some great songs then what happened , boring crap songs. Their House Of Blue Light from 87 is one of the best for me, it has some really good songs on it and they are at their heavy best.
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