Fires at Midnight is the third studio album by the group Blackmore's Night, released July 10, 2001 through SPV/Steamhammer. In comparison with their previous two releases, there are more electric guitar parts on this album, whilst maintaining a folk rock direction. The album reached #32 in Austria and #81 in Switzerland.
On December 2001, Fires At Midnight was a finalist on the New Age Voice award for the best vocal album of the year. In 2004 the album went Gold in the Czech Republic.
The album was one of the 10 international pop bestsellers in Russia during the Autumn of 2001. The single "Times They Are A Changin" stayed in the Russian top 20 Hits for over 9 weeks.
It featured the singles "The Times They Are a Changin'", "Home Again" and "All Because of You".
"Possum's Last Dance" – Instrumental (2:41) (Written by Blackmore) (European version only)
"Sake of Song" – 3:13 (US and Japan version only)
A music video for the song "Times They Are a-Changin'" is on the US version as a CD-ROM bonus.
Bonus track 1, "Possum's Last Dance", was previously US only bonus track on Shadow of the Moon.
Bonus track 2, "Sake of Song", was also the non-album B-side to the European single "The Times They Are a Changin'". The song was re-recorded later as "Sake of the Song" (with vocals) and "Song and Dance" (an instrumental version of the same track) on Autumn Sky.