Under a Violet Moon

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Under a Violet Moon
Under A Violet Moon cover.jpg
Studio album by Blackmore's Night
Released May 25, 1999 (Germany) / July 13, 1999 (United States)
Recorded During 1998/1999
Genre Celtic, folk rock, neo-medieval, hard rock
Length 58:49
Label Edel (Germany)
Platinum Entertainment (United States)
Producer Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Glixman, Roy McDonald
Blackmore's Night chronology
Shadow of the Moon
Under a Violet Moon
Fires at Midnight
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Under a Violet Moon is the second studio album by the group Blackmore's Night, released May 25, 1999. Under a Violet Moon won the New Age Voice award for the best vocal album of the year.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Under a Violet Moon"   Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night 4:23
2. "Castles and Dreams"   Blackmore, Night 3:33
3. "Past Time with Good Company"   trad. by King Henry VIII 3:24
4. "Morning Star"   Blackmore, Night 4:41
5. "Avalon"   trad. 3:03
6. "Possum Goes to Prague" (Instrumental) Blackmore 1:13
7. "Wind in the Willows" (feat. John Ford) Alan Bell 4:12
8. "Gone with the Wind" (Includes "Polyushko-polye" by Lev Knipper, a popular Russian song of mid-30's.) Blackmore, Knipper, Night 5:24
9. "Beyond the Sunset" (Instrumental) Blackmore 3:45
10. "March the Heroes Home"   trad. by Michael Praetorius, Blackmore, Night 4:39
11. "Spanish Nights (I Remember It Well)"   trad. 5:23
12. "Catherine Howard's Fate"   Blackmore, Night 2:34
13. "Fool's Gold"   Blackmore, Night 3:32
14. "Durch den Wald zum Bach Haus" (including the Prelude in C by J.S. Bach) Blackmore 2:31
15. "Now and Then"   Bach, Night 3:11
16. "Self Portrait" (Rainbow cover) Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio 3:19



The albums' cover image is inspired by the German old town street in Rothenburg ob der Tauber


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r423917
  2. ^ "Ritchie Blackmore discography". Official Blackmore's Night Website. Retrieved 2011-03-27.