Shadow of the Moon

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Shadow of the Moon
Shadow of the moon.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 2, 1997 (Europe)
February 17, 1998 (United States)
GenreCeltic, folk, neo-Medieval
LabelEdel (Germany) / Edel America
ProducerPat Regan and Ritchie Blackmore
Blackmore's Night chronology
Shadow of the Moon
Under a Violet Moon
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Shadow of the Moon is the debut studio album by the group Blackmore's Night, released June 2, 1997. It stayed on the German charts for 17 weeks.[2] It received a gold certification in Japan for 100,000 albums shipped to stores.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Shadow of the Moon"Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night5:06
2."The Clock Ticks On"trad. by Tielman Susato, Blackmore, Night5:15
3."Be Mine Tonight"Blackmore, Night2:51
4."Play Minstrel Play"trad. by Pierre Attaingnant, Blackmore, Night3:59
5."Ocean Gypsy" (Renaissance cover)Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher6:06
6."Minstrel Hall" (Instrumental)Blackmore2:36
7."Magical World"trad. Wassail, Blackmore, Night4:02
8."Writing on the Wall"trad. by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Blackmore, Night4:35
9."Renaissance Faire"trad. by Tielman Susato, Blackmore, Night4:16
10."Memmingen" (Instrumental)Blackmore1:05
11."No Second Chance"Blackmore, Night5:39
12."Mond Tanz" (Instrumental; Mondtanz being German for "Moon Dance")Blackmore3:33
13."Spirit of the Sea"Blackmore, Night4:50
15."Wish You Were Here" (Rednex cover)Leskelä Teijo5:02

Bonus track[edit]


Guest appearances
  • Ian Andersonflute on "Play, Minstrel, Play"
  • Scott Hazell – backing vocals on "Play, Minstrel, Play"

Charts performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1997 Japan 11
Germany 25


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  2. ^ "Ritchie's Bio". The Official Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore's Night website. Archived from the original on 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  3. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年1月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. January 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 484: 8. March 10, 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.

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