Secret Voyage

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Secret Voyage
Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released 27 June 2008
Genre Celtic, folk rock, neo-medieval, hard rock
Length 50:36
Label SPV
Producer Pat Regan
Blackmore's Night chronology
Paris Moon
(2007)
Secret Voyage
(2008)
Autumn Sky
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Cosmos Gaming (favorable)[1]
Maelstrom 5.5/10 stars [2]

Secret Voyage is the seventh studio album by the group Blackmore's Night. According to a SPV press release, Secret Voyage is another kaleidoscopic musical journey through time and space, incorporating and rearranging traditional melodies from all over Europe, blending the "old" and contemporary.[3] Secret Voyage consists of twelve new tracks, recorded by Candice Night, Ritchie Blackmore and their Band of Minstrels.[4]

Secret Voyage won the New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Award as the best celtic album.[5] It was also nominated for NAR awards in two more categories - Best Vocal Album and Best Cover Artwork for a CD.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "God Save the Keg""   trad., Ritchie Blackmore, Pat Regan 3:40
2. "Locked Within the Crystal Ball"   trad. (by Theme from "Stella Splendens" from "Llibre Vermell de Montserrat", 14th century), Blackmore, Candice Night 8:04
3. "Gilded Cage"   trad., Blackmore, Night 3:42
4. "Toast to Tomorrow"   Russian trad.,[7] Blackmore, Night 3:49
5. "Prince Waldeck's Galliard"   Blackmore 2:13
6. "Rainbow Eyes" (Rainbow cover[7]) Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio 6:01
7. "The Circle"   Blackmore, Night 4:48
8. "Sister Gypsy"   Blackmore, Night 3:21
9. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley cover[7]) Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss 2:51
10. "Peasant's Promise"   trad., Blackmore, Night 5:33
11. "Far Far Away"   Kenn Machin 3:54
12. "Empty Words"   trad., Blackmore, Night 2:40

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Germany 27 June 2008
Europe 30 June 2008
United States 15 July 2008[8]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2008 USA (Billboard New Age Albums Chart[9]) 1
Germany 14
Finland 38
Austria 40
Sweden 44
Switzerland 67
Netherlands 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahlberg, Chris. Secret Voyage review cosmosgaming.com. 2008-08-31. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ Shaked, Avi. Secret Voyage review maelstrom.nu Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ Blackmore's Night - New Album in June @ metalstorm.ee
  4. ^ Blackmore's Night to release 'Secret Voyage' in June, News @ Blabbermouth.net
  5. ^ 2008 NAR Lifestyle Music Awards zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved on 2010-07-31.
  6. ^ "Ritchie's Bio". The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore's Night website. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  7. ^ a b c Secret Voyage @ SPV
  8. ^ The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmores Night Website
  9. ^ Dooley, Sean Patrick (2010-12-26). "Smoke on the Moat: Blackmore’s Night to Release New Album". Gibson Guitar Corporation.