Autumn Sky

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Autumn Sky
Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released 3 September 2010 (Europe)
18 January 2011 (USA)
Recorded 2010
Genre Celtic, folk rock, neo-medieval, hard rock
Length 61:33
Label Spinefarm (US, UK),
Sony/Ariola (DE, AT, CH)
Blackmore's Night chronology
Secret Voyage
(2008)
Autumn Sky
(2010)
A Knight In York
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Glory 7/10 stars [1]

Autumn Sky is the eighth studio album by the group Blackmore's Night. It is dedicated to their daughter Autumn Esmerelda Blackmore, who was born on May 27, 2010. It was released on September 3, 2010 in Europe and on January 18, 2011 in the U.S.

Autumn Sky entered at #1 on the New Age Billboard Charts.[2] It reached #13 in Greece, #29 in Finland, #36 in Sweden, #43 in Austria and # 57 in Switzerland.[3] In Russia it went gold.[4][5] The album won a Zone Music Award for the Best Vocal Album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Highland" (One More Time cover) Peter Grönvall, Nanne Nordqvist 5:46
2. "Vagabond (Make a Princess of Me)"   Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night 5:23
3. "Journeyman (Vandraren)" (Nordman cover; English lyrics: Candice Night) Helena Bäckman, Py Bäckman, Håkan Hemlin, Mats Wester 5:41
4. "Believe in Me"   Blackmore, Night 4:26
5. "Sake of the Song"   Blackmore, Night 2:52
6. "Song and Dance" (Instrumental) Blackmore 1:59
7. "Celluloid Heroes" (The Kinks cover) Ray Davies 5:27
8. "Keeper of the Flame"   Blackmore, Night 4:41
9. "Night at Eggersberg" (Instrumental) Ritchie Blackmore 2:16
10. "Strawberry Girl"   Blackmore, Night 4:05
11. "All the Fun of the Fayre"   Blackmore, Night 3:56
12. "Darkness"   trad., Blackmore, Night 3:26
13. "Dance of the Darkness" (Instrumental) trad., Blackmore 3:33
14. "Health to the Company"   trad., Blackmore 4:16
15. "Barbara Allen"   trad., Blackmore 3:46
16. "Gottlische Devise" (Japanese Bonus Track) trad., Blackmore 3:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitars, renaissance drum, nyckelharpa, hurdy-gurdy, mandola, mandolin
  • Candice Night - vocals, harmonies, penny whistle, gemshorn, rauschpfeife, shawms, bombards, chanters, recorders
  • Bard David of Larchmont - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gypsy Rose (Elizabeth Cary) - violin, harmony vocals
  • Earl Grey of Chimey (Mike Clemente) - bass and rhythm guitar
  • Squire Malcolm of Lumley (Malcolm Dick) - percussion and drums
  • Albert Danneman - renaissance woodwinds and vocals

Additional personnel (from sleeve)[edit]

  • Producer: Pat Regan
  • Orchestra: Pat Regan's Orchestral Consort
  • Mastering: Brad Vance (Red Mastering)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
German Albums Chart [7] 15
German LP-Downloads Chart[8] 16
Russian Albums Chart[9] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ (German)
  2. ^ John P. Olsen (March 18, 2011). "Billboard Chart Musicians; Blackmore’s Night". NewAgeMusic.nu. 
  3. ^ "Autumn Sky - Charts". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  4. ^ Christian A. (January 7, 2011). "Interview with Candice Night". SMNnews. 
  5. ^ Dr. Matt Warnock (2011-01-28). "Ritchie Blackmore: The Autumn Sky Interview". Guitar International. 
  6. ^ "2011 Zone Music Award Winners". March 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 2 | charts". Mtv.de. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  8. ^ "Brandon Flowers: Ab in die Download-Charts - media control". Media-control.de. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  9. ^ "Russia Top 25. Albums - week 39-2010". 2M (in Russian). lenta.ru. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.