20th October 2017
Winter Carols - 2017 (2CD Edition)
Disc 1: 1. Deck The Halls / 2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / 3. Oh Christmas Tree / 4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful / 5. I Saw Three Ships / 6. Winter (Bass e Dance) / 7. Ding Dong Merrily On High / 8. Ma-O-Tzur / 9. Good King Wenceslas / 10. Lord Of The Dance/Simple Gifts / 11. We Three Kings / 12. Wish You Were Here / 13. Emmanuel / 14. Christmas Eve / 15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Disc 2: 1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/o Come All Ye Faithful (Live from Minstrel Hall) / 2. Emmanuel (live from Minstrel Hall) / 3. We Three Kings (Live from Minstrel Hall) / 4. Ma-O-Tzur (Live from Minstrel Hall) / 5. Good King Wenceslas (Live from Minstrel Hall) / 6. Christmas Eve (2013 version) / 7. Christmas Eve Radio Edit (German) / 8. Christmas Eve Radio Edit (English and German) / 9. Christmas Eve Radio Edit (English)
The festive season is a particularly special time for Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, not least because many traditional Christmas songs ('Carols') originate from medieval times, which are so dear to them. On this album, Ritchie and Candice share with their fans some of their favourite Christmas songs of the last 400 years. The song 'Wish You Were Here', which is being promoted as their new Christmas single, is a wonderful cover version of the Rednex song, beautifully interpreted by Candice and embellished by Ritchie's distinctive guitar-playing. The album also contains 'Christmas Eve', Blackmore's Night's previous Christmas single (from 2013) in different versions. Finally, this 2017 remastered edition in a 2CD Jewelcase contains three brand new bonus tracks: 'Deck The Halls', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' and 'Oh Christmas Tree'.