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 - Rockin' Every Night - Live In Japan - Japanese - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.50, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 11:55)on September 30, 2022 at 1:52 pm
GARY MOORE Rockin' Every Night - Live In Japan (1983 Japanese 8-track LP recorded live at Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan on 24th & 25th January 1983, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with Japanese/lyric insert. The sleeve shows just minorshelfwear & the vinyl barely appears played VIL-6039)
- Gary Moore - Take A Little Time - Double Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $8.80, €9.04 (New Item) (arrived 21-Mar-2022 16:13)on September 30, 2022 at 1:52 pm
GARY MOORE Take A Little Time (1987 UK limited edition 4-track double vinyl 7" set, also includes Out In The Fields plus live versions of All Messed Up & Thunder Rising recorded in Stockholm. The two vinyl discs come issued in the glossy gatefold picture sleeve TEND190)
- Gary Moore - Dirty Fingers - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.50, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2021 11:33)on September 30, 2022 at 1:52 pm
GARY MOORE Dirty Fingers (1984 UK 10-track LP, featuring Bad News, Run To Your Mama, Nuclear Attack and Rest In Peace, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edgewear, whilst the vinyl appears in near 'as new' condition JETLP241)
- Gary Moore - Friday On My Mind - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $7.69, €7.90 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2021 15:35)on September 30, 2022 at 1:52 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, $27.50, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 24-Dec-2021 11:22)on September 30, 2022 at 1:52 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)