|Special edition version of the band's 8th studio CD
Format: CD / Cat No: FRCDVD605 / Released: 01/06/2013
Track Listing: 1. I Think It's Going To Rain Today / 2. Troika / 3. The Last Leaf / 4. Lady In Black / 5. Minstrels In The Hall / 6. Temple Of The King / 7. Dancer And The Moon / 8. Galliard / 9. The Ashgrove / 10. Somewhere Over the Sea (The Moon is Shining) / 11. The Moon is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea) / 12. The Spinner's Tale / 13. Carry On... Jon / DVD: 1. All Access: Dancer and the Moon (interview) / 2. The Spinner's Tale (Bonus Acoustic version) / 3. Somewhere Over The Sea/Moon Was Shining (Bonus Acoustic version) / 4. The Ashgrove (Bonus Acoustic version) / 5. Queen For A Day (Bonus Acoustic version)
More information: Formed in 1997 by Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore, the two began working together first in Ritchie's previous group Rainbow, when Candice co-wrote a number of songs, most notably "Ariel" and "Black Masquerade" for Rainbow's 1996 album, STRANGER IN US ALL. The following year, the two formed Blackmore's Night, and after seven studio albums, two live DVD/CDs and one holiday release, the group's latest album, DANCER AND THE MOON follows the band's eclectic/jam/folk rock/new age/neo-Celtic/neo-Medieval/progressive rock/chamber pop/world beat styling. Take your pick from the songwriting team of Candice and Ritchie: the acoustic "Somewhere Over the Sea (The Moon Is Shining), the rocking track "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)," which you can dance to, along with the title track "Dancer and the Moon," the nature-inspired "The Last Leaf" and the Russian-influenced "Troika." Blackmore's Night own their versions of classic rock chestnuts: Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," Uriah Heep's "Lady In Black,” and "The Temple of the King" that Ritchie and the late Ronnie James Dio collaborated on originally for their band Rainbow. The album is made complete with its inspiring instrumentals, including the waltzy "Galliard" and the Deep Purpleesque "Carry On...Jon," that Ritchie wrote as a heartfelt tribute to his former band mate, the late Jon Lord.