Fires at Midnight

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Fires at Midnight
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Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released 10 July 2001
Recorded During February/April 2001
Genre Celtic, folk rock, neo-medieval, hard rock
Length 70:29
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Pat Regan and Ritchie Blackmore
Blackmore's Night chronology
Under a Violet Moon
Fires at Midnight
Past Times with Good Company
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Fires at Midnight is the third studio album by the group Blackmore's Night, released July 10, 2001 through SPV/Steamhammer. In comparison to their previous two releases, there are more electric guitar parts on this album, whilst maintaining a folk rock direction. The album was a Top Ten record in Germany.[2]

On December 2001, Fires At Midnight was a finalist on the New Age Voice award for the best vocal album of the year.[3] In 2004 the album went Gold in the Czech Republic.[4]

The album was one of the 10 international 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.[5]

It featured the singles "The Times They Are a Changin'", "Home Again" and "All Because of You".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Written in the Stars" Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night 4:47
2. "The Times They Are a-Changin''" (Bob Dylan cover) Dylan 3:30
3. "I Still Remember" trad. by Tielman Susato, Blackmore, Night 5:39
4. "Home Again" Blackmore, Night 5:25
5. "Crowning of the King" trad. by Tielman Susato, Blackmore, Night 4:29
6. "Fayre Thee Well" (Instrumental) Blackmore 2:05
7. "Fires at Midnight" trad. by Alfonso X, Blackmore, Night 7:33
8. "Hanging Tree" Blackmore, Night 3:44
9. "The Storm" Blackmore, Night 6:08
10. "Mid Winter's Night" trad., Blackmore, Night 4:27
11. "All Because of You" Blackmore, Night 3:34
12. "Waiting Just for You" trad. by Jeremiah Clarke, Blackmore, Night 3:14
13. "Praetorius (Courante)" (Instrumental) trad. by Michael Praetorius 1:54
14. "Benzai-Ten" Blackmore, Night 3:49
15. "Village on the Sand" Blackmore, Night 4:54

Bonus tracks[edit]


Charts performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2001 Germany 9
Japan 20
Austria 32
Switzerland 81
U.K. 138


  1. ^ Astarita, Glenn. Fires at Midnight at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Fires At Midnight - Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "History". Candice Night Official Website. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Ritchie's Bio". The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore's Night website. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Media Archives-Russia". The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore's Night website. Retrieved 2013-06-09.