Frontiers Records has announced the digital release of the first single from the new BLACKMORE'S NIGHT album, Dancer And The Moon, entitled 'The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea)'.
This beautiful new song is, "based on an old folk Czech melody which Candice and I thought were very melodic and haunting", says Ritchie Blackmore. "We adapted and arranged to suit more of a rock structure. We also played it as a ballad as it was originally intended. We asked several of our Czech friends what it was called but they couldn’t tell us, so it remains a mystery".
The single can be downloaded now from iTunes or Amazon and streamed legally via Spotify and Deezer. Listen to a sample of the track below:
Dancer And The Moon will be released on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe in regular CD configuration and deluxe edition in digipak, including a bonus DVD featuring a 40 mins "making of the album" documentary and acoustic versions of 'The Spinner's Tale', 'Somewhere Over The Sea/Moon Was Shining', 'The Ashgrove' and 'Queen For A Day'. The album will also be made available in a super-deluxe edition strictly limited to 2,000 copies packaged in a polyston frame with the cover artwork printed on canvas and including a black tote bag with Blackmore's Night artwork, four Blackmore's Night pins, a certificate of authenticity and of course the CD/DVD edition.
'I Think It's Going To Rain Today'
'The Last Leaf'
'Lady In Black'
'Minstrels In The Hall'
'The Temple Of The King'
'Dancer And The Moon'
'Somewhere Over The Sea (The Moon Is Shining)'
'The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)'
'The Spinner's Tale'
'Carry On... Jon'
Confirmed tour dates:
15 - Palace of Ukraine - Kiev, Ukraine
18 - Crocus City Hall - Moscow, Russia
20 - BKZ Oktyabrsky - St Petersburg, Russia
26 - Carnegie Hall - Dunfermline, Scotland
28 - Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre - Newcastle, England
1- Wolverhampton Grand - Wolverhampton, England
3 - City Hall - Salisbury, England
5 - G Live - Guildford, England
9 - Hugenottenhalle - Neu Isenburg, Germany
11 - Serenadenhoff - Nurnburg, Germnay
13 - Congresshalle - Saarbrucken, Germany
14 - Kongress am Park - Augsburg, Germany
19 - Burg Creuzburg - Creuzburg, Germany
21 - Albrechtsburg - Meissen, Germany
23 - Beethoven Saal - Stuttgart, Germany