LOCOMOTIVE SENDS A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE WORLD WITH THE NOVEMBER 7TH RELEASE OF WINTER CAROLS BY BLACKMORE’S NIGHT 

New York, NY (October 16, 2006)—Ritchie Blackmore has been known worldwide for his guitar shredding in Deep Purple and Rainbow. He has also shown hints of his penchant for medieval music in both of those bands. That 18th and 19th Century love, though, has only truly come to the fore within the acoustic context of his “renaissance rock” project, Blackmore’s Night. The seven-piece band, featuring the airy vocals of his lovely wife, Candice Night, who has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Karen Carpenter, has been an ongoing passion of the guitarist’s since 1997. On November 24th, Locomotive Records will release a very special holiday album, Winter Carols. 

“The holiday season has always embodied joy, love, peace and togetherness,” says Candice. “We are entranced by the magic of the season. The sentiments of the holidays are what we try to express in our music year round—so this CD is a natural progression. All the music we craft and create has always been about love, unity and friendship. These songs as a whole are beautiful unifying carols. Feel the warmth of friendship! Everyone can join in.” 

“The origin of the word `carol’ means `dance,’” adds Ritchie. “I am naturally attracted to these melodies. As a kid, I would go from house to house during the holiday time and sing them just to earn some money. As an adult, I thought I could play them and make more money!” 

Track Listing 
1) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Come All Ye Faithful 
2) I Saw Three Ships 
3) Winter (Basse Dance) 
4) Ding Dong Merrily On High 
5) Ma-O-Tzur 
6) Good King Wenceslas 
7) Lord Of The Dance/Simple Gifts 
8) We Three Kings 
9) Wish You Were Here 
10) Emmanuel 
11) Christmas Eve 
12) We Wish You A Merry Christmas 
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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT

WINTER CAROLS