Secret Voyage

 

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Album Information – with tracks & CD Cover

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1. God Save The Keg
2. Locked Within The Crystal Ball
3. Gilded Cage
4. Toast To Tomorrow
5. Prince Waldeck’s Galliard
6. Rainbow Eyes
7. The Circle
8. Sister Gypsy
9. Can’t Help Falling In Love
10. The Peasant’s Promise
11. Far Far Away
12. Empty Words

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Comments on each songs from Candice Night in Blue

music divider01God save the Keg

Written by Traditional and Adapted by Blackmore

A grand entrance as you embark upon your secret voyage. Starting on simplified peasant instruments and building to the royal pageantry celebration for the start of the adventure, this song was inspired by a traditional melody and many vats of beer.

Instrumental

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Locked within the Crystal Ball

Written by Blackmore & Night

The fortune teller sees our future within the crystal ball, but are the visions locked within that crystal? Taken from the Traditional Medieval melody of Stella Splendens, new instrumentation, lyrics and arrangement transformed this melody into the wondrous path into the crystal ball, the mysteries throughout the ages that mysteriously affect us to this day and the secrets they hold. From the elements to the ancient castle walls, to the standing stones- the olden ways are evident throughout our vast and varied travels around the world. But what secrets do the stones hold, and will they be locked within the crystal ball until we discover them?

Here in the spotlight this moment is ours
No one can stop us, we’re one with the stars
I feel the waves begin to rise
Far across the ocean deep within your eyes
Silently watching as they fall
I can see the future locked within the crystal ball
Strike up the lightening, hear my prayer
Feel the light electric dancing through the air
Here by the ancient castle wall
Can you see the future locked within the crystal ball
Here in the spotlight this moment is ours
No one can stop us, we’re one with the stars
Quiet by nature, standing tall
Old stone circles, they have seen it all
Caught like a ghost in yesterday, shadows down the hall
Are locked within the crystal ball
Fire and water, earth and sky
Mysteries surround us, legends never die
They live for the moment, lost in time, I can hear them call
They’re locked within the crystal ball
I feel the waves begin to rise
Far across the ocean deep within your eyes
Silently watching as they fall

 

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Gilded Cage

Written by Blackmore & Night and inspired by Thomas Roth & Albert Danneman of Des Geyers

Taken from a French traditional melody, and introduced to us by the German band Des Geyers, the gilded cage is representative of the tragic yet fragile and timeless wisps who enchant us and capture our hearts. Whether it is through the medium of stage or screen, through song or story, sometimes those who you hold high on the pedestal are afraid of heights. The spotlight holds the secret that not everyone is as it seems…

I walk alone, the night wears a shadow
Painted in silver, painted in gold
The moment ends in silence, then the moment grows old

And when she smiles, a thousand dreams surround her
Dress them in secrets no one can hold
The fire dies in the distance, as the embers grow cold

Sing for me now
All the world is a stage
Smile take a bow
From your gilded cage
Behind the glass, she’s safe where no one can reach her
Roses with thorns just make her bleed
A fragile porcelain angel breaks easily

Sing for me now
All the world is a stage
Smile take a bow
From your gilded cage

The restless heart cries when no one is listening
She’s waiting for someone waiting for you
To want, love and need her to help her make it through
As the moment grows old in her gilded cage

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Toast to Tomorrow

Written by Traditional and Adapted by Blackmore & Night

Inspired by a Russian traditional folk song, Toast to Tomorrow is a celebration of our lives, our friends, our experiences and our memories. So, grab a glass, laugh, sing and dance the night away!

Come and gather around
Join in the crowd
Singing those songs that we know
We’ll drink a toast to tomorrow and one to days long ago

We will dance through the night
In the candlelight
Warmed by the fires glow
We’ll drink a toast to tomorrow and one to days long ago

And we’ll follow the stars
No matter how far
Wherever the wind may blow
We’ll drink a toast to tomorrow and one to days long ago

When the sun starts to rise
We will not hide our eyes
We’ll greet her with a kiss hello
We’ll drink a toast to tomorrow and one to days long ago

All the memories we’ll share
Greet us everywhere
Along life’s twisting road
We’ll drink a toast to tomorrow and one to days long ago

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Prince Waldeck’s Galliard

Written by Blackmore

One of our favourite castles, Schloss Waldeck in Germany was reputed to have a Prince reside there. This is in honour of him.

Instrumental

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Rainbow Eyes

written By Blackmore & Dio

A Rainbow track recorded many years ago, so many fans asked us to re-record this one in Blackmore’s Night style, how could we say no?

She’s been gone since yesterday
Oh I didn’t care
Never cared for yesterdays
Fancies in the air

No sighs or mysteries
She lay golden in the sun
No broken harmonies
But I’ve lost my way
She had rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes

Love should be a simple blend
A whispering on the shore
No clever words you can’t defend
They lead to never more

No sighs or mysteries
She lay golden in the sun
No broken harmonies
But I’ve lost my way
She had rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes
Rainbow eyes

Summer nights are colder now
They’ve taken down the fair
And all the lights have died somehow
Or were they ever there

No sighs or mysteries
She lay golden in the sun
No broken harmonies
But I’ve lost my way
She had rainbow eyes

original version

Blackmore’s Night Version

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The Circle

written By Blackmore & Night

A very powerful symbol throughout the ages. Representing the seasons, nature renewing itself, the earth and moon, and the fact that history repeats itself. Can we learn from our past and allow it to teach us about or future? This musical commentary touches on everything from global warming to the witch trials. Its up to us to respect and protect our connection with the earth and with each other. Will we ever learn?

I’ve been here for a million years
Through the joy, through the tears
But when I am gone this will go on and the circle starts again

I’ve watched the mountains rise from dust
Saw the gold return to rust
I had cried when the oceans died and the circle starts again

I was here when the world began to turn
Kissed the sun as it started to burn
The whispering at the reckoning said “The circle starts again”

The moon was rising from above
I caught her eye and thought it was love
But she turned her back, the sky went black and the circle starts again

I danced through castles made of stone
Walked the desert sands alone
In the midnight hour you feel the power and the circle starts again

Now the question falls to you, my friends
No beginning has no end
Will we ever learn will the world still turn will the circle starts again

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Sister Gypsy

written By Blackmore & Night

She’s the one who beckons you into the wood to dance beneath the moonlight. She is silhouetted by the trees beyond the bonfire. She tempts you to break the rules. She is the wild side hidden within us all.

And she danced through the wood
Like a gypsy girl should
And she laughed in the face of the fire
Under the black velvet skies
With the moon in her eyes
Head held high, tambourine held higher

And she laughed at the fools
Who played by the rules
And she wondered just what would’ve been
If she set them all free
Into her fantasy
Dream to dance through the woods again

A dangerous game
To know her name
She was wild, she was free
She was calling to me
Sister Gypsy we’re one and the same

And the danced through the trees
For those who believed
She was one with the earth and sky
In a moment she gone
But her memory lives on
Like a shooting star through the night

A dangerous game
To know her name
She was wild, she was free
She was calling to me
Sister Gypsy we’re one and the same

I can see her in you
Kindred spirits are few
When you find one you hold on for good
And if you lose your way
If you path goes astray
She will lead you back to the wood

A dangerous game
To know her name
She was wild, she was free
She was calling to me
Sister Gypsy we’re one and the same

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Can’t Help Falling in Love

Written by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore

An old Elvis song we had fun playing around with.  A pop song based on “Plaisir d’amour” by Jean Paul Egide Martini

Wise men say, only fools rush in
But I can’t help, falling in love with you
Shall I stay? Would it be a sin
If I can’t help, falling in love with you?

Like a river flows, surely to the sea,
Darling, so it goes something’s are meant to be.
Take my hand, take my whole life too.
For I can’t help, Falling in love with you

Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darling so it goes, something’s are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too.
For I can’t help falling in love with you.

For I can’t help falling in love with you.

original versions

Blackmore’s Night Version

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The Peasant’s Promise

Written by Traditional and Adapted by Blackmore & Night

The true love that blossomed beneath the willow tree. Inspired by a traditional English tune, the Peasant’s Promise is about a love that isn’t based on riches, on shallow needs or desires. The vow of this peasant is that he has only his heart to offer. And that is always enough.

One warm summer night
He rode into sight
On a wild mare that was so perfectly white
I dreamed I’d go with him and i was right
Wishes can come true when you wish with all your might

One look in his eyes
I had realized
His life was so simple he had no disguise
He lived day to day, no promise he would stay
But in these few words he stole my heart away

He said: “My life’s not to lead
Through power or greed
I am but a poor man when I’m cut I bleed
A more humble man you never will meet
And here is my heart for only you to keep”

In the shade of the willow tree
My poor peasant promised to me

No scholarly thoughts, he couldn’t pay high costs
And sometimes it feels like he’s totally lost
But he said this true and he said it loud
“I promise you my heart with this solemn vow”

One warm summer night
He rode into sight
On a wild mare that was so perfectly white
I dreamed I’d go with him and i was right
Wishes can come true when you wish with all your might

In the shade of the willow tree
My poor peasant promised to me

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Far Far Away

Written by Traditional and Adapted by Blackmore & Night

Written by a close friend of ours, he performed this song for us one night at an acoustic gathering. The visuals of the castles, the longing and the fairytale ending captured our hearts. By the end of the night, everyone was singing along to the chorus. We now present it to you…

She passes the days one after the other
She never sees, she never hears
Counting the hours, her life is a rerun
A series of failures rolled into one

When she was young she looked towards the future
Eyes full of promise, a heart filled with joy
How had her road twisted so harshly
Can these two women be one and the same

Once she dreamed of romance
Once she imagined she lived in a castle
Once she held the world in her hands
Once was a long time ago far far away

How her mind aches, her life’s been a hard one
Filled with such sorrow, no girl should know
How her heart aches, she’s loves and she’s lost
Some say its better, but she disagrees

Once she dreamed of romance
Once she imagined she lived in a castle
Once she held the world in her hands
Once was a long time ago far far away

When she was young she looked towards the future
Eyes full of promise, a heart filled with joy
How had her road twisted so harshly
Can these two women be one and the same

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Empty Words

Written by Traditional and Adapted by Blackmore & Night

A sort of reprise of the introduction song, we always find it fascinating how many people are around that speak of absolutely nothing. And yet speak all the time. Silence is a rare commodity and desperately needed in this day and age. Words are so important when they are chosen carefully and so unimportant when they are.

I have heard that eyes can reflect the soul
And pictures tell a thousand stories
But when I look at you
Why don’t I feel it’s true
There’s so much said in empty words

There are people talking everywhere I look
No one saying what they mean
Still they talk anyway
When there’s nothing to say
There’s so much said in empty words

I’ve heard it all so many times
I still try to believe
But you give it away
With the things you don’t say
There’s so much said in empty words

I’ve heard it all so many times
I still try to believe
But you give it away
With the things you don’t say
There’s so much said in empty words

You’ve listened, but you never heard
There’s so much said in empty words

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Various Promo / Collectible Versions of this album

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