Ghost of a Rose

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Ghost of a Rose
Ghost of a rose.jpg
Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released June 30, 2003 (Europe)
August 30, 2003 (North America)[1]
Recorded January/April 2003
Genre Celtic, folk rock, neo-medieval, hard rock
Length 60:19
Label SPV
Steamhammer US
Producer Pat Regan, Ritchie Blackmore
Blackmore's Night chronology
Past Times with Good Company
(2002)
Ghost of a Rose
(2003)
Beyond the Sunset: The Romantic Collection
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]

Ghost of a Rose is the fourth studio album by the folk rock group Blackmore's Night, released June 30, 2003.[1] It features covers of Joan Baez's "Diamonds and Rust", and Jethro Tull's "Rainbow Blues".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Way to Mandalay" Blackmore, Night 6:27
2. "3 Black Crows" Night 3:43
3. "Diamonds and Rust" (Joan Baez) Baez 4:54
4. "Cartouche" Blackmore, Night 3:48
5. "Queen for a Day (Part 1)" Blackmore, Night 3:05
6. "Queen for a Day (Part 2)" Blackmore 1:36
7. "Ivory Tower" Night 4:24
8. "Nur eine Minute" (Instrumental; Nur eine Minute being German for "Just One Minute") Blackmore 1:08
9. "Ghost of a Rose" Blackmore, Night, Edward Elgar 5:45
10. "Mr. Peagram's Morris and Sword" (Instrumental) Blackmore 2:01
11. "Loreley" Blackmore, Night 3:36
12. "Where Are We Going from Here" Blackmore, Night 4:05
13. "Rainbow Blues" (Jethro Tull) Ian Anderson 4:30
14. "All for One" (based on Breton drinking song 'Son ar Chistr') trad. 5:36
15. "Dandelion Wine" Blackmore, Night 5:39

Bonus tracks[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Madeline Posner (Lady Madeline) – harmony vocals ("Ghost of a Rose", "Way to Mandalay")
  • Nancy Posner (Lady Nancy) – harmony vocals ("Ghost of a Rose", "Way to Mandalay")
  • Marnen Laibow-Koser (Lord Marnen of Wolfhurst) – violin, viola
  • Robert Curiano (Sir Robert Of Normandie) – bass
  • David Baranowski (Bard David Of Larchmont) – background vocals ("All for One")
  • Mike Sorrentino – drums, percussion
  • Tim Cotov – background vocals ("All for One")

Production[edit]

  • Sascha Braun – photography
  • Michael Keel – photography
  • David Owen – photography
  • Johanna Pieterman – cover art
  • Pat Regan – mixing, producer
  • Takaomi Shibayama – design
  • Carole Stevens – photography

Charts performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Germany 11
Sweden 39
Switzerland 75
Austria 75
Japan 77

Certifications[edit]

Country Date Award Amount (units)
Czech Republic 2004 Gold 2,500[3]

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Ghost Of A Rose' Track-By-Track Description". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. June 22, 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r647089
  3. ^ "Ritchie's Bio". The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore's Night website. Retrieved 2010-08-02.