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 - Out In The Fields - UK - 12" vinyl - £6.99, $8.67, €8.25 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 12:45)on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm
GARY MOORE & PHIL LYNOTT Out In The Fields (1985 UK 3-track 12" single, also including Military Man and Still In Love With You, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play TEN49-12)
- Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.40, €11.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Feb-2022 13:25)on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm
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 - Victims Of The Future - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.88, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2021 13:47)on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm
GARY MOORE Victims Of The Future (1983 UK 8-track LP, his fifth solo studio album featuring Ian Paice and Neil Carter, complete with lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play DIX2)
- Gary Moore - Friday On My Mind - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.67, €8.25 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2021 15:35)on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm
GARY MOORE Friday On My Mind (1987 UK 7" vinyl single, also including live version of Reach For The Sky, picture sleeve TEN164)
- Gary Moore - We Want Moore! - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.00, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-Dec-2021 11:22)on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm
GARY MOORE We Want Moore! (1984 UK 6-track vinyl LP with a bonus 4-track vinyl 12", featuring live recordings taken from venues around the world, with Ian Paice on drums and additional vocals by Jimmy Nail on 'Rockin' & Rollin'. Housedin a glossy gatefold picture sleeve with tour dates printed inside. The sleeve shows just light signs of storage wear, whilst the vinyl discs show very little evidence of play GMDL1)