December 31, 2000


Rumours say Ritchie Blackmore has released on “Canyon Classics” in Japan a new album called “Impressions And Reflections For Classical Selections” including following classical gems: “Royal Fireworks Music – Overture” by Handel, “Morning – Peer Gynt” by Grieg, “Jesus Bleibet Meire Freude” by Bach, Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, “O Holly Night” by Adam and Pachelbel’s “Canon”.

The official site says nothing about new release.



Trent Gardner of MAGELLAN is currently making up a project on life of Leonardo Da Vinci.

The album comes up as a rock opera involving a cast of vocalists portraying characters of the opera:
Leonardo da Vinci – James LaBrie (DREAM THATER)
Caterina – Michelle Young
Lorenzo de Medici – Josh Pincus (ICE AGE)
Giovan Francesco Melzi – Mike Baker (SHADOW GALLERY)
Andrea del Verocchio – Trent Gardner (MAGELLAN)
Salai (aka ‘Giacomo’) – Robert Berry
Bartolomeo Calco – Steve Walsh (KANSAS)
Ludovico il Moro Sforza – Chris Shryack (UNDER THE SUN)
Francois I – Bret Douglas (CAIRO)

“Leonardo – The Absolute Man” is scheduled for release on April 24th 2001.

December 31, 2000

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