New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 75

opening title track reflects their signature style in a reminiscing tale of romance that flows into the animated “Allan Yn N Fan”. In contrast “Darker Shade Of Black” is heavier as an old church choir encounters contemporary drums and guitars. On All Our Yesterdays Blackmore’s Night magically melds medieval and modern sounds in a dozen enchanting songs that echo of simpler times... It may take you a few moments to recognize the classic rock songs hidden behind a stylized mask but that’s what makes Spirit of ‘67 interesting. Vanilla Fudge is recognized for revising popular tunes. This time they picked ten tracks from the influential year of 1967 plus one original - “Let’s Pray for Peace” that thematically suits the times. On this album Vanilla Fudge changes the speeds and structures of well known songs, often giving them a heavier sound as in the case of Watch the video for “Will O’ The Wisp” by Blackmore’s Night NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 10 75