At some point Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night will probably catch up with his Deep Purple albums. Numeric. But there's news on the medieval front. Thus, on the eighth work, the Renaissance round dance begins with a surprisingly electrified version of Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", but this splendid song doesn't exactly win in the much faster played Schunkel version with electric guitar solo and kitsch strings. Then you don't believe your ears on track four: Here Uriah Heep's "Lady In Black" is actually put on a minnesinger hurdy gurdy robe! This works better than Randy Newman's. Also "Temple Of The King" from the Rainbow period is newly sausaged, at least the electric guitar is allowed to sing in the midst of spherical ornaments. Once you flirt with electro rhythms, well. The finale is with the instrumental Jon Lord tribute "Carry On... Jon", on which Blackmore once again walks on the old Baroque-Rock tracks with organ solo. It was nice then. Much more electric guitar this time, a plus.
Top track: Carry On... Jon