Shadow of the Moon

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For the book by Francis French, see In the Shadow of the Moon (book).
Shadow of the Moon
Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released June 2, 1997 (Europe)
February 17, 1998 (United States)
Genre Celtic, folk, neo-medieval
Length 65:24
Label Edel (Germany) / Edel America
Producer Pat Regan and Ritchie Blackmore
Blackmore's Night chronology
Shadow of the Moon
(1997)
Under a Violet Moon
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Shadow of the Moon, is the debut studio album by the group Blackmore's Night, released June 2, 1997. It stayed on the German charts for 17 weeks.[2] It received a gold certification in Japan for 100,000 albums shipped to stores.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shadow of the Moon"   Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night 5:06
2. "The Clock Ticks On"   trad. by Tielman Susato, Blackmore, Night 5:15
3. "Be Mine Tonight"   Blackmore, Night 2:51
4. "Play Minstrel Play"   trad. by Pierre Attaingnant, Blackmore, Night 3:59
5. "Ocean Gypsy" (Renaissance cover) Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher 6:06
6. "Minstrel Hall" (Instrumental) Blackmore 2:36
7. "Magical World"   trad. Wassail, Blackmore, Night 4:02
8. "Writing on the Wall"   trad. by Pyotr Iiyich Tchaikovsky, Blackmore, Night 4:35
9. "Renaissance Faire"   trad. by Tielman Susato, Blackmore, Night 4:16
10. "Memmingen" (Instrumental) Blackmore 1:05
11. "No Second Chance"   Blackmore, Night 5:39
12. "Mond Tanz" (Instrumental; Mondtanz being German for "Moon Dance") Blackmore 3:33
13. "Spirit of the Sea"   Blackmore, Night 4:50
14. "Greensleeves"   trad. 3:47
15. "Wish You Were Here" (Rednex cover) Leskelä Teijo 5:02

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r333767
  2. ^ "Ritchie's Bio". The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore's Night website. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  3. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年1月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. January 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 484: 8. March 10, 2000. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 

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