Listen: Blackmore's Night Premiere New Song, "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea)"

Today, presents the premiere of "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea)," a new track by Ritchie Blackmore's band, Blackmore's Night.

The song is from the band's new album, Dancer and the Moon, which will be released June 11 by Frontiers Records.

Good news for Blackmore fans: Dancer and the Moon, the band's eighth studio album, features several instrumentals, including "Galliard" and "Carry On… Jon," which Blackmore wrote as a tribute to the late Jon Lord of Deep Purple.

Dancer and the Moon will be released June 11 in North America and June 14 in Europe in regular CD configuration and deluxe edition in digipak, including a bonus DVD featuring a 40-minute "making of" documentary and acoustic versions of "The Spinner's Tale," "Somewhere Over The Sea/Moon Was Shining," "The Ashgrove" and "Queen For A Day".

For more information about Blackmore's Night and Dancer and the Moon, visit

Dancer and the Moon Track Listing:

  • 01. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
  • 02. Troika
  • 03. The Last Leaf
  • 04. Lady In Black
  • 05. Minstrels In The Hall
  • 06. The Temple Of The King
  • 07. Dancer And The Moon
  • 08. Galliard
  • 09. 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

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.