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 - Back On The Streets - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2021 17:16)on April 21, 2021 at 3:00 am
GARY MOORE Back On The Streets (1978 UK 8-track vinyl LP including the classic Parisienne Walkways featuring Phil Lynott on vocals, housed in the glossy picture sleeve with song hype flash. The sleeve has some light storage wear, whilst the vinyl appears seldom played MCL1622)
- Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Feb-2021 15:41)on April 21, 2021 at 3:00 am
GARY MOORE Parisienne Walkways (Classic 1978 UK 7" vinyl single with four prong centre, also featuring Fanatical Fascists written by Phil Lynott, die-cut company sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played MCA419)
- Gary Moore - Too Tired - UK - 12" vinyl - Promo - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-Sep-2020 09:45)on April 21, 2021 at 3:00 am
GARY MOORE Too Tired (1990 UK official white label promotional 12" vinyl single, with plain labels and custom stickered die-cut sleeve. The vinyl on this copy shows some light hairlines not affecting play VST1306)
- Gary Moore - Over The Hills And Far Away - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2020 12:59)on April 21, 2021 at 3:00 am
GARY MOORE Over The Hills And Far Away (1986 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single double pack includes live versions of Out In The Fields and All Messed Up; within a gatefold picture sleeve TEND134)
- Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues - Stickered - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2020 16:42)on April 21, 2021 at 3:00 am
GARY MOORE Still Got The Blues (Rare 1990 UK 9-track vinyl LP with picture labels, including Oh Pretty Woman and Still Got The Blues For You, hype-stickered glossy picture sleeve with original credits inner. The sleeve shows just a little light edgewear whilst the vinyl shows light signs of play V2612)