I would like to ask why you and Ritchie
chose Aruba for your Honeymoon destination ?
Aruba was where my brother got
married the month after I did. He had
the beach ceremony and I did the castle
ceremony the month prior.
My family had been going to Aruba for
many years and he fell in love with the
As Ritchie has spent most of his life
traveling, it is rare to get him to go
somewhere when it is not for touring
purposes. He'd much rather be at home.
So we combined the celebration of my
brothers wedding, in which we were both
in the wedding party), with a few extra
days there as our honeymoon.
So it served 2 purposes!
Dear Candice. I have a question, but first I
would like to congratualte you
and Ritchie.The love between you two truely
shines within your vocals and
I'm a log time fan of Ritchie through Deep
purple and Rainbow. I play
guitar and he has always been a great
inspiration to me. With Deep Purple and
Rainbow I always found myself
skipping or fast forwarding to my favorite
songs. When I listen to Blackmores Nights, I
and every song on every album inspires me to
no end. You two compliment
each other so well, I can't even think of a
word to describe it. I hope I
can one day express as much feeling in my
music. Ok .. so I wanted to ask you how
often your lyrics begin as just a short
poem? I'm not gifted with a singing voice so
I just play instramenals on my guitar. I
wrote something very meaningful to me about
a year ago. I'm often reminded of it
when I listen to Ritchie's instramentals.
This little poem, even though I was
very sad and
greiving when I wrote it, helps me to
believe in a happy time and place
with no end. A true happily ever after where
I'll once again embrace those whom I have
............................ Just a thank
you to you and Ritchie for
helping to turn a sad time in my life to
hope and hppiness! :)
What a beautiful poem. I have posted it
in my Poets page in the Reflections
section of this site.
Thank you for your kind words and for
sharing your poetry with us all.
My lyrics start from many different
roots and seeds. Some as an idea, some
as a poem years before it is set to
music, some as 1 line or word in which a
whole song springs when it is ready.
Many times melancholy is the best
beginning for a poem or a song. It is an
incredible outlet for you to release or
delve into your inner feelings and
surround them with music.
Keep writing, singing and playing. The
world of playing music is for precious
few these days and when you have that
gift and it fills your soul you must
nurture it. It heals...
Dear Candice and Ritchie
I've been a fan since, as the native
Americans say..."the Days of the before the
before". I'm the "Dr. Maier" who invented
the vinyl record care product Discwasher and
owned that copany often using Ritchie's
material in demo of the very Hi End audio
stuff we had in our import division. .
Congratulations on your recent formalization
of the beauty you've shared for these 2
I am still a devout audiophile [worldclass
audio system] and often use BMN as demo
*LAUGHING* For self and guests. Secret
Voyage is absolutely stunning in material,
musical execuation and CD/audio quality
Who masters you mateiral into CD
format?...It is VERY well done and captures
the superb tonal elements of
instruments....from drumm cores to
cymbals...and Candice..your voice is
tranduced beautifully!! . I always look for
the sonic fingerprints of the different
mastering labs...and I do not see a credit
as to your lab.
When are you playing the USA?
Regards to you, Candice....and
Ritchie.....and your dedicated team of
Bruce R. Maier
Thanks for your question and
professional ear! Actually our cds are
mastered by Mastertraxx, they have been
mastering for us since the very
beginning. I'm sorry if we overlooked
crediting them on the cds as they
certainly should be mentioned!!
We are looking to play the USA later
this year so keep checking the tourdates
page on blackmoresnight.com for
Love and light,
I do have to tell you,that you are truly
incredible!!!!!You have a Heavenly voice and
the way you sing is so uplifting and
peaceful,you are truly a Goddess with an
Angel's voice.I've been a fan of Richie
since I heard Rainbow with Dio.With all the
talent,Richie is a guitar God,his music is a
light in a dark time with your voice that
carries us to the dawning of betters days.
I have listened to many different kinds of
music but I love your music more than every
one else because of that positive energy
that just makes every one forget the bad for
just a moment and truly enjoy life.Please
forgive me but I could go on an on all day
but I do have a question,with all the great
songs in the past from Rainbow,I wanted to
know if you ever thought or did a remake of
Temple Of The King,one of the greatest
pieces of music in my book,that was ever
recorded.I would love to hear you sing that
song and since Richie just becomes more
incredible with every minute,I can just hear
how great the song would be now.
I love your music and hope and wish all of
you many days of happiness.
I also see you love poetry,I hope you like
How nice of you to say those
wonderful things. Thank you! Yes, I must
say that I am still amazed daily at
Ritchie's guitar talents...as are we all
Actually, occasionally on stage we
do break into Temple of the King when
Ritchie is in the mood for it. We
haven't yet approached that song to
record on a cd, but since we do it on
stage it is entirely possible that may
be on the cards in the future...
Thank you for your question! And your
beautiful poem which can be found on the
Poets page on this site...
Love and light,
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