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New Blackmore's Night Album, 'Dancer and the Moon,' Features Tribute to Deep Purple's Jon Lord

Blackmore's Night, a band featuring former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, will release a new album, Dancer and the Moon, June 11 on Frontiers Records.

The album will be released in two editions: a regular CD and a deluxe digipak with a bonus DVD with music videos of "Dancer and the Moon" and "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)," the album's first single. It also features an extensive interview with Blackmore and Candice Night.

Dancer and the Moon, which will be the band's eighth studio album, features several instrumentals, including "Galliard" and the Deep Purple-esque "Carry On… Jon," which Blackmore wrote as a tribute to the late Jon Lord of Deep Purple.

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Dancer and the Moon Track Listing:

  • I Think It's Going To Rain Today
  • Troika
  • The Last Leaf
  • Lady In Black
  • Minstrels In The Hall
  • The Temple Of The King
  • Dancer And The Moon
  • Galliard
  • The Ashgrove
  • Somewhere Over The Sea (The Moon Is Shining)
  • The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)
  • The Spinner's Tale
  • Carry On... Jon

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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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.