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 Still Got The Blues (2017 UK/EU 9-track LP, a welcome reissue of the long out-of-print on vinyl classic 1990 album. Picture sleeve reproducing the original artwork, factory sealed from new)
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GARY MOORE Friday On My Mind (1987 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including Reach For The Sky, title stickered clear PVC sleeve TENP164)
- Gary Moore - Falling Inlove With You - UK - 7" picture disc - £12.00, $15.96, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2021 09:49)on December 3, 2021 at 10:18 am
GARY MOORE Falling In Love With You (1983 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also includes the Instrumental Version, hype-stickered clear PVC sleeve VSY564)
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GARY MOORE Wild Frontier (1987 UK 8-track LP, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with album credits inner. The sleeve has some minor edgewear and the vinyl looks seldom played DIX56)
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GARY MOORE Ready For Love (1989 UK limited edition 'The Video Story In Words And Pictures' 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the 12" Remix plus live recordings of 'The Loner' and 'Wild Frontier' recorded at Isstadion in Stockholm on the 25thApril 1987; glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has minimal wear and the indder has some foxing. The vinyl looks barely played GMSTG2)