Blackmore’s Night – All Our Yesterdays


This band has really become very tiring. We’ve heard everything before. It’s the same thing over and over again. Most melodies are nice but there’s nothing to differentiate one album from the other. The Greek saying “you are preaching to the converted” suits “All Our Yesterdays” perfectly. Personally, I believe that the band’s duty has been completed since 2003 with the great “Ghost Of A Rose”. During these last ten years there have been six albums all of them in the same renaissance music scene. It may be interesting by nature but Ritchie Blackmore and his spouse have driven it to such a deadlock that there is no point even talking about it.

“All Our Yesterdays” gives us no reason to invest on it. I see no point in taking a 20 Euro note out of my half empty wallet just to listen to the cover of “Moonlight Shadow” (quite good I might say) and that of “I Got You Babe” (mediocre) along with ten other tracks which I have been listening for  the last ten years now.

The only memorable moment of “All Our Yesterdays” is “Darker Shade Of Black”   an exceptional instrumental and a really new proposition to the band’s music. But is that enough?

I may be disappointing Ritchie Blackmore’s fans right now but as a fan myself I really feel sad seeing him being imprisoned in his obsessions. I think that the best thing he can do and really soon, before it’s too late, is to take the white Fender in his hands again and call Joe Lynn Turner.

P.S. Though, after this presentation was written and before it was published, Ritchie Blackmore got the white fender in his hands, but didn’t call Joe Lynn Turner…