This month marked the 10th anniversary of the death of former Thin Lizzy guitarist and solo star Gary Moore, and now Provogue Records have dug into the Moore archive to compile an album of previously unheard and unreleased songs.
How Blue Can You Get will be released on April 30 and contains eight tracks. First out of the gates is the Moore original In My Dreams, a Parisienne Walkways-esque ballad featuring that unmistakable Gary Moore tone.
Elsewhere on the album are versions of Freddie King‘s I’m Tore Down, Memphis Slim’s Steppin’ Out, Elmore James’ Done Somebody Wrong and BB King‘s How Blue Can You Get, the song that gives the album its name. Full tracklist below.
“Gary Moore was a force,” says Toto founder Steve Lukather. “His intensity, as well as his dynamic sweet soft tones, had such deep feel. He was a master, and I got to watch him play and meet him. He was a very nice man as well. His loss is felt by all who loved him, but we are blessed; we can still hear him play on the records, DVD’s, and all that will live forever. He was a one of a kind.”
“Gary Moore took the blues and turned it on its head for me,” adds Black Crowes guitarist Chris Robertson. “His ferocity and his style of playing definitely has been an influence on me. There’s a ferociousness on what he does that can’t be matched.”
“We grew up in the business together, and he eventually became a major solo star,” says ex-Whitesnake man Bernie Marsden. “I wasn’t remotely surprised, of course, as his playing was so astonishing, a great showman and performer. But to me, he was first and foremost, my friend, and I still miss him today! Enjoy this rare recording.”
How Blue Can You Get will be released on limited edition deluxe CD – containing four guitar picks, two coasters, a postcard and a sticker – as a regular CD, and as a blue vinyl LP. It’s available to pre-order now.
How Blue Can You Get tracklist
1. I’m Tore Down
2. Steppin’ Out
3. In My Dreams
4. How Blue Can You Get
5. Looking At Your Picture
6. Love Can Make A Fool Of You
7. Done Somebody Wrong
8. Living With The Blues
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- Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.10, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2023 14:57)on February 5, 2023 at 4:30 am
GARY MOORE Parisienne Walkways (Classic 1978 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also featuring Fanatical Fascists written by Phil Lynott, die-cut MCA company sleeve MCA419)
- Gary Moore - Blues Alive - Numbered - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $151.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Dec-2022 10:10)on February 5, 2023 at 4:30 am
GARY MOORE Blues Alive (Rare 1993 UK limited edition 13-track double LP featuring a blistering collection of tracks recorded live during his 1992 tour, complete with full colour picture inners and fold out poster insert, individually numberedsingle pocket picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl remains in near 'as new' condition V2716)
- Gary Moore - Blues For Greeny - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $235.95, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 17-Nov-2022 17:07)on February 5, 2023 at 4:30 am
GARY MOORE Blues For Greeny (Long Out Of Print 1995 UK 10-track LP, a superb tribute to Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, where Moore positively burns through the material giving them a new lease of life, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows only very light evidence of storage wear, whilet the vinyl looks barely played V2784)
- Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues - Injection - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.46, €7.83 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2022 12:37)on February 5, 2023 at 4:30 am
GARY MOORE Still Got The Blues (1990 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Left Me With The Blues, picture sleeve VS1267)
- Gary Moore - We Want Moore! - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.15, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2022 14:32)on February 5, 2023 at 4:30 am
GARY MOORE We Want Moore! (1984 UK 6-track LP with a bonus 4-track vinyl 12", featuring live recordings taken from venues around the world, with Ian Paice on drums & additional vocals by Jimmy Nail on 'Rockin' & Rollin', gatefold picture sleeve with tour dates printed inside. The sleeve shows a few light paper marks & the vinyl remains in excellent condition GMDL1)