Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the September 25 release of the Gary Moore CD, DVD and Blu-ray title Blues For Jimi[Pre-book Order Date August 31, MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray, and $13.98 for CD].
Gary Moore is one of many musicians who was taken from us far too soon. When Gary Moore took the stage at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival last year, no one on Earth knew it would be his final performance there.
On the soon to be released CD ( Will be released September 20th, 2011) Live at Montreux 2010, Gary Moore puts on a one of a kind performance that no Gary Moore fan can afford to miss. In this set are three new songs, “Days of Heroes”, “Where are You Now” and “Oh Wild One” that Moore intended to record for an up and coming rock album. Live at Montreux is the only place where you will get to hear the new tunes. In my opinion, it is some of Gary’s strongest material in recent years, and while it is disappointing that he never got the chance to record these on a studio CD, I am grateful to hear them performed in a live setting.
The rest of the set on this CD is very good as well. You can’t go wrong with such Gary Moore classics like “Over The Hills and Far Away” and “Johnny Boy”. I have loved these songs since I first heard them way back in 1987, when I picked up the Wild Frontier album.
Gary Moore’s legacy will continue to live on through the incredible music he has left us. I am grateful to have such a cool live CD to close out the career of one of the best rock and blues guitarists of all time.
You can pick up your copy of Live at Montreux 2010 on CD at this link. Don’t miss it!
Rating: Out of 10
~ON CD, DVD, AND BLU-RAY SEPTEMBER 20~
NEW SOLO ALBUM “DIAMONDS AND DIRT” OUT ON APRIL 5 IN NORTH AMERICA
Legendary guitarist BRIAN ROBERTSON recently took some time out to reflect and remember former band mate and friend Gary Moore, who passed away earlier this week.
BRIAN spoke about the recording process of the Thin Lizzy “Nightlife” album and his refusal to re-record Gary’s solos:
“When I first joined Thin Lizzy and we recorded the Nightlife album, there was this track that we had to do, a song called “Still In Love With You”. As it was time to record the guitar solos I refused to replace Gary’s original solos. They were the best solos I’d ever heard at that point and I wouldn’t let anyone talk me into changing that!”
ROBERTSON reflected on just one of his memorable Gary Moore stories:
“In the early days with Lizzy we did a tour of Europe with Colosseum II, which was the band Gary was in at the time, and we did a gig in Arnhem, Holland. Gary came round my room at the hotel after the show with a crate of brandy. Needless to say, we had a great time and we ended up hosing each other down with the fire hoses in the hallway. Unfortunately the fire alarm went off and the whole hotel had to be evacuated. It was a very cheap hotel and it had lots of senior citizens living there, so all of these people had help each other out of the hotel in the middle of the night while Gazza and I stayed in the room and tried to hide. We ended up in the nick for that prank, but it was quickly sorted by our managements”
BRIAN ROBERTSON is set to release his first solo album “Diamonds and Dirt”, on April 5th in North America on SPV/Steamhammer. The album blends hard rock with definite blues elements and gritty mainstream, wonderfully melodic excellent guitar arrangements. In terms of compositions, the album presents a number of outstanding Robertson numbers, such as the driving title track, the truly intense “Passion”, “Texas Wind” with its wonderfully atmospheric beginning, and the powerful “Devil In My Soul” with its awesome wah-wah guitar solo. The album is rounded off by tracks from Robertson’s extremely successful collaboration with Phil Lynott during their Thin Lizzy days in the years 1974 to 1978 and his fellow-countryman Frankie Miller, with whom he recorded “Dancing in the Rain” in 1986, among others.
01: Diamonds And Dirt (Brian Robertson)
02: Passion (Brian Robertson)
03: It’s Only Money (Phil Lynott)
04: Mail Box (Frankie Miller)
05: Running Back (Phil Lynott)
06: Texas Wind (Brian Robertson)
07: Devil In My Soul (Brian Robertson)
08: Do It Till We Drop (Drop It) (Frankie Miller/Jeff Barry/Brian Robertson)
09: Blues Boy (Brian Robertson/Phil Lynott)
10: That’s All…! (Brian Robertson)
11: 10 Miles To Go On A 9 Mile Road (Jim White)
12: Running Back (Phil Lynott) (slow version)
13: Ain’t Got No Money (Frankie Miller) (bonus track)
Produced by Chris Laney, Sören Lindberg and Brian Robertson except for “Ain’t Got No Money” produced by Sören Lindberg and Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson – All Guitars, Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards(Bass Guitar and Percussion on “Ain’t Got No Money) (Ex-THIN LIZZY, Ex-MOTÖRHEAD, Ex-WILD HORSES)
Ian Haugland – Drums and Percussion (Drummer EUROPE)
Nalley Påhlsson – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Bassplayer THERION and TREAT)
Leif Sundin – Lead Vocals (Ex-singer of MSG)
Liny Wood – Backing Vocals
Rickard Jakobson – Percussion
Chris Antblad – Piano on “Running Back”
Ola Gustafsson – Dobro on “Running Back”(slow version only!)
Rob Lamothe – Lead Vocals on “Ain’t Got No Money” (RIVERDOGS)
Ellinor Alm – Backing Vocals on “Ain’t Got No Money”
Håkan Persson – Drums on “Ain’t Got No Money”
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Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore was found dead in his hotel room in Estepona, Spain. Moore was best known for being a part of the popular rock band Thin Lizzy, but also enjoyed a very successful solo career working with well known artist such as George Harrison and Ozzy Osbourne.
Gary Moore started playing guitar when he was only eight years old and enjoyed a 50-year long career earning much respect from musicians around the globe.
Moore was found dead in his hotel room in Spain at the age of 58, his death was unexpected and has left many friends and fans shocked and saddened today. Moore’ death was confirmed on his official website with the announcement reading: “It is with deep sorrow and regret that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain. Our thoughts are with his children, family and friends at this sad time.”
The cause of Moore’s death is unknown at this time. An autopsy will be performed to determine the actual cause of death.
Hard Rock Hideout would like to offer our condolences to Gary Moore’s family and friends. The rock world has lost another fantastic musician. Gary Moore will be greatly missed by all!