Fires At Midnight

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1. Written In The Stars

2. The Times They Are A Changin

3. I Still Remember

4. Home Again

5. Crowning of the king

6. Fayre Thee Well

7. Fires At Midnight

8. Hanging tree

9. Storm

10. Mid Winter’s Night

11. All Because Of You

12. Waiting Just For You

13. Praetorius (Courante)

14. Benzai-Ten

15. Sake Of Song ** (Only Asian)

16. Village On The Sand

17. Again Someday (Bonus Track)

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Written In The Stars

Written by Blackmore & Night

Do you believe in destiny ?  Would you want to know the future if you could? Or is it better not to know?

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The Times are a Changin’

Written by by Bob Dylan

This song was written in the early 1960s and  has been been covered by many artists.

Original version

Blackmore’s Night version

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I Still Remember

Written by Tielman Susato and adapted by Blackmore & Night

Reflections of a love long gone but never forgotten.  We all reminisce and wonder what could have been, sometime.  Part of this melody was taken from a traditional Renaissance  song called “Mon Ami” – my friend – how fitting.

Original Version

Blackmore’s Night version

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Home Again

Written by Blackmore & Night

You can travel to the end of the earth and all that you are searching for will be right at home awaiting your return.

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 CROWNING OF THE KING

Written by Traditional Tielman Susatto adapted by Blackmore & Night

Mainly a Tielman Susato song – this is the celebration of majesty and pageantry.  Representing a new hope and a new chance with a royal leader.

Original Version

 

 

Blackmore’s Night version

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Fayre Thee Well

Written by Blackmore  Instrumental

Parting at the crossroads

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Fires at Midnight

Written by King Alfonso the 10th adapted by Blackmore & Night

Bonfires illuminate the darkened hills. Silhouetted figures celebrate the coming of the night.  There you stand with the Seven Sisters watching over you as you ponder, in awe, the mysteries of the world.

Original Version

Blackmore’s Night version

Live

 

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Hanging Tree

Written by Blackmore & Night

A popular punishment for many centuries was hanging.  But no one could tell the tale better than the tree who lived through it.

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THE STORM

Written by Blackmore & Night

The clouds grow dark, lightening splits the sky and the winds surround you.  It is as if you could close your eyes and be swept away by the intensity of the storm.  This song allows it to happen.

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MID WINTER’S NIGHT

Written by traditional Provincial French adapted by Blackmore & Night

Borrowed from a Provincial French carol from the sixteen hundreds a cold winter’s night in a small French farming town.  A bed of straw and the church bells won’t stop ringing – sleep does not come easily.

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ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

Written by Blackmore & Night

Remember that feeling of the love that made every moment seem like a gift; everyday seem like summer?  You felt as if you could fly and you could help but smile all of the time.  That feeling is All Because Of You.

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WAITING JUST FOR YOU

Written by Jeremiah Clarke and adapted by Blackmore & Night

Going against what others tell you for love’s sake is part of living and loving.  When you know it’s right – advice from outside influences make no difference.  Even if you have to wait for it.  The main theme of this melody is taken from an 18th song by Clarke.

Original Version

 

 

Blackmore’s Night version

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Praetorius Courante

Written by Michael Praetorius adapted by Blackmore – Instrumental

This tune is like a spring day from the 1600s.

Original Version

 

Blackmore’s Night version

 

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BENZAI-TEN

Written by Blackmore & Night

In Japanese folklore there is a story of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune.  Benzaiten is the only Goddess in this group of deities.  Legend has it that she is the daughter of a dragon and that she married a dragon king to stop him from eating humans.  Her story spans the ages of the 11th century through to the 16th century.  It is said she is the goddess of music, marriage and happiness, wealth and love.  She plays an instrument called Biwa which is a type of Japanese lute and that she lives at the bottom of Lake Biwa by the medieval city of Kyoto.

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VILLAGE ON THE SAND

Written by Blackmore & Night

Inspired by a night spent at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor Cornwall England.  About the love that changed the life of a pirate.

 

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Various Promo / Collectible Versions of this album

 

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