Chris de Burgh is the master of storytelling through song and he truly excels with“Moonfleet and Other Stories”, released on October 18th through Ferryman Productions.
Chris’s latest album has been inspired by the gripping 18th century tale of love and loss, set against a backdrop of smuggling in the coastal village of Moonfleet, Dorset. Written in 1898, such is the popularity of this story that it has already been adapted to film, two TV series, a stage and a radio play. Chris’s adaptation utilises all his musical skill, masterfully combining classical, folk and choral genres with his trademark ballads, pop and rock songs, and features a narrative which takes the listener on an emotion-filled journey, creating a “film in the mind”.
There are 19 brand new, original compositions on “Moonfleet and Other Stories”, six of which tell the ‘other stories’ of the title, covering such diverse subject matter as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the loss of innocence, a story by Oscar Wilde, a tale of war, a guardian angel and an eloquent musical statement on 2009 atrocity in Iran, a place with which Chris has a deep affinity.
|Full Tracking Listing:|
|1||The Moonfleet Overture||14||Moonfleet Bay|
|2||“The Village Of Moonfleet…” (Narration)||15||The Storm|
|3||The Light On The Bay||16||Greater Love|
|4||Have A Care||17||“In The Years That Followed…” (Narration)|
|5||“For Two Days And Nights…” (Narration)||18||The Moonfleet Finale|
|6||Go Where Your Heart Believes|
|7||The Escape||Other stories|
|8||“And So It Was…” (Narration)||19||Everywhere I Go|
|9||The Days Of Our Age||20||The Nightingale|
|10||The Secret Of The Locket||21||One Life, One Love|
|11||“With Heavy Heart…” (Narration)||22||Why Mona Lisa Smiled|
|12||My Heart’s Surrender||23||Pure Joy|
|13||Treasure And Betrayal||24||People Of The World|
Chris knew this project would be a huge challenge, but it’s one he relished, and is justifiably proud of the results, “It’s way beyond the most difficult challenge, musically, that I have ever had before. It was tremendously complex. But I will know that I have created something to be proud of – and I am very excited about transferring what I have done to the live stage, with all of the possibilities which that will allow.”
In April 2011 Chris will perform three very special UK shows featuring “Moonfleet & Other Stories”, details as follows:
|April 15||Birmingham||Symphony Hall||£37.50 – £50.00||0121 780 3333|
|April 16||Birmingham||Symphony Hall||£37.50 – £50.00||0121 780 3333|
|April 18||London||Royal Albert Hall||£45.00 – £55.00||020 7589 8212|
|cc 020 7434 2222|
Tickets are available online: www.ticketline.co.uk and are subject to booking fee.
With nearly 50 million world-wide albums sales and years of sell-out performances around the globe, Chris de Burgh has cemented himself as a true super star. He continues to delight his scores of fans with each new release and will undoubtedly to do so with “Moonfleet & Other Stories”.
There will also be a special edition of the album made available, featuring the CD itself and the book that it is based on. For further information, contact Sharon Chevin at The Publicity Connection.
The first single from “Moonfleet & Other Stories”, ‘Everywhere I Go’, will be released on Monday 11th October. Check out the video on youtube