1952 - 2011
3rd April 2015, (Friday, 20.00) - A38 Ship, Budapest, Hungary
Ticket prices: 2900 HUF in advance (€10) - 3500 HUF at the entrance (€12)
Online tickets are also available through the venue's website: www.a38.hu
You can support our event with bidding for CDs and press photos (signed by Gary!) at our Auctions 2015 page. Thank you for your support! Looking forward to see you in April!
Universal Music just re-released on vinyl all the Thin Lizzy studio albums, plus the legendary Live And Dangerous concert album. Two of these records are featuring Gary Moore. "Nightlife" was originally released in 1974, after Gary's left the band, but the tracklist is including one song with him, because they've kept the original guitar on "Still In Love With You". The great "Black Rose" was released in 1979, after Gary returned as a full-time member. These new Thin Lizzy vinyl albums were released on 8th December 2014.
Jack Bruce was born in 1943. To celebrate his 50th birthday they've put together a fantastic concert in Germany. Actually, it was two concerts at the E-Werk in Cologne on 2nd and 3rd of November 1993, where many of his musician friends were joining him to play a wide selection of songs from his career, which is started back in 1962, when he joined to Alexis Korner. Of course, this release is important to us Gary Moore fans from another reason, too. Gary also joined to them to play a few Cream songs with Jack and Ginger Baker, probably already with the idea in their heads to forming a band and recording a studio album together. This concert recording is really a must for all Gary Moore fans, and finally it will be available as an official DVD release (it was already released on double CD in 1994), after watching it in different copies on the internet for long years. It will be released in several different formats (2DVD, 2DVD+1CD and a special 3DVD+1CD version) on the 28th of November in Germany.
Time to start to work on our next year tribute to Gary, and to keep the tradition, we will make it here in Budapest, Hungary, just like the last three years. Originally the plan was to take it other cities every year, but now it's clear that we have to keep it here, and make our capital for a pleasant meeting point for all our friends in those early April days. We always have some fantastic time together. Let's meet again next year!
We've got in touch with some bands and musicians already, and of course really would like to welcome again our friends who played all the three previous gigs, just because our point is really not to put names on the posters, but to try to bring together all those people who care about Gary and his musical legacy. So, without a detailed program you can be sure it will be a great night! Of course we will try our best and put it together as soon as possible, and informing all of you about the details. One thing is sure, that next year it will be on the weekend (on Friday or Saturday night, 3rd/4th)...so probably it will be much easier to travelling for more people. It will be the Easter weekend in 2015, what of course can be good or bad in timing, but who really wants to be here with us to remember Gary, probably its better than a weekday.
Two years after the original release of the great Blues For Jimi live album and DVD, Eagle Records decided to re-release it as a DVD+CD set as well. As you probably know already it was recorded at Hippodrome in London on 25th October 2007. Gary Moore, Darrin Mooney and Dave Bronze have played a great set of Jimi Hendirx classics, and in the finale Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell also joined Gary to play three of the biggest Jimi Hendrix songs. Both discs will contain the same material, all the 12 songs as listed below. The release date is 6th October 2014.
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I've just discovered it by accident, but gladly sharing this interesting video with all of you. For long years I've just heard about it as an existing, but still missing item. Then the CD reissue of the Dr. Strangely Strange album, "Heavy Petting" finally gave us some excerpts from the music (which was recorded in September 1983), but still wasn't that much chance to see the original animated film with the complete soundtrack featuring Gary Moore on acoustic and electric lead guitar. ...or maybe we've been trying to reach it from the wrong direction. Probably it wasn't that rare for those who are interested in the animted short films and its history. Anyway, around a year ago, Tim Booth (the singer and guitarist of Dr. Strangely Strange) uploaded his film to a video sharing page, so now as I was updating the discography/session pages of our website, I've made some quick research for Dr. Strangely Strange materials as well, and found it!
Eagle Records will release a new Gary Moore live album this autumn, under the title "Live At Bush Hall 2007". Right before the UK tour the band played a special album launch gig of the Close As You Get record - which was an 'invited-only' concert at the Bush Hall in London on the 17th of May in 2007. The concert was broadcasted by the Planet Rock radio, so you might have the recording of it (the radio broadcast was roughly one hour), but it will be great to have an official CD version of this special concert with a pro sound and with a longer tracklist, including two songs what Gary never played again on the tour after this concert. As Eagle Records confirmed, the scheduled release date is 22nd September.
Now you can listen short snippets of each song from this forthcoming live album at amazon.de.
Hello to all Gary Moore fans!
As most of you will know by now, I am writing the official biography and Zoli asked me to give you all an update. I have already written biographies of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Alexis Korner, Graham Bond plus articles for Mojo, Classic Rock and their Blues magazine and other magazines.
After two years of research, I have finally started writing the book. Why has it taken so long to get to this point? Well, I work full time for a UK drugs charity called DrugScope and I have interviewed over 100 people for this book, the most for any of my books apart from Jimi Hendrix. But in that case, I had somebody working with me, who conducted a number of the interviews on my behalf. This time, I am on my own. And of course, I work during the day, musicians work at night and are touring, so you can see how time can fly past trying to set things up. But I have to say that everybody has been very cooperative and happy to share their memories of Gary.
Writing a book like this is like doing a large jigsaw puzzle. First you have to do the outside, to frame the puzzle so you can see the shape of what you are doing before you can start with all the detail. So the research is the frame and the writing is the detail. I can’t say yet when the book will be published because that has yet to be worked out – but when I know, I’ll be sure to tell Zoli. In the meantime, it’s head down and keep writing.
Harry Shapiro, 26th June 2014
This summer will bring a new vinyl re-release to the Gary Moore fans and collectors. "Ballads & Blues 1982-1994" was the first proper Gary Moore compilation, which was originally released almost 20 years ago, in November 1994. Those LPs are quite rare (and expensive) nowadays, so this fresh, quality 180g vinyl is highly welcomed. Universal Music will release it in the 'Back To Black' range, so it will include a voucher for the free mp3 album as well. The album will be out in the original shape, without the two songs ("Crying In The Shadows" and "Falling In Love With You") what was included on the CD and cassette versions, and only the South Korea LP was included all the 14 tracks.
The new vinyl version of "Ballads & Blues 1982-1994" will be released on 14th July 2014. In the meantime check out the 'related links' at the bottom of this page to see all the previous versions of this evergreen compilation.
The new year will start with a great record what will be very special for all of us. Don Airey's forthcoming studio album will including the songs what Don and Gary recorded together sometime in 2010. "Keyed Up", the new studio album from renowned keyboard maestro Don Airey will be released through Music Theories Recordings, a division of Mascot Label Group on 17th February 2014. This is Don’s fourth studio set, and his third to be released through the label. The album features many of Don’s friends and peers and, sadly, represents one of the very last times that Gary Moore recorded a guitar part. He - a long time associate of Don - features on "Adagio" and also on "Mini Suite", which is dedicated to his memory. The tracklisting of the album draws from throughout Don’s career and also takes in some of his influences, with twists upon familiar themes. Don has performed with a host of the most important bands in the rock canon, from Cozy Powell to Colosseum II to to Sabbath to Rainbow to Ozzy Osbourne and of course, ultimately to Deep Purple, via sessions for innumerable peers and this experience and panache illuminates "Keyed Up". This is an album that wears its virtuosity easily and never loses sight of its sense of fun, "Claire D’Loon" anyone? "Difficult To Cure 2013" is a version of The Rainbow favourite re-arranged to include Beethoven’s double fugue, whilst "The Godbox" referenced in the seventh track was Fats Wallers’ nickname for the Hammond organ.
This Vox AC30 amplifier, manufactured in the early 70's, was used by Gary Moore when he was in Colosseum II. This is most likely the Vox AC30 that Phil Harris talks about in his video with Guitar Interactive about the Peter Green/Gary Moore Les Paul. According to Gary himself, the amp had gone missing in 1977 while touring. Later that year it finds its way to Robin Millar, a man who later is to become of the most successful record producers ever, selling more than 150 million albums. In the mid and late 70's he worked a lot at Morgan studios in Brussels, Belgium, a sister company to the more known Morgan studios in London. Morgan studios also owned the company that Gary was signed to during the late 70's, according to Chris Tsangarides – the producer of Back on the streets. In 1984 Robin Millar bought Studios 1 and 2 of Morgan studios in North West London, renaming it Power Plant Studios.
Finally I can share with you the TV recording of our Memorial Evening from this April. It was recorded on the A38 Ship, by the venue, the same place where we will make our next year event. Although these videos can't give back the great atmosphere of the concert, and we also had some annoying technical difficulties, I'm happy that this year we have a recording of the concert, what we can share with you here. Thank you once more for the house band, Run For Power, and our guests Cliff Moore, Henrik Freischlader, Harrisen Larner-Main & Darren Main! ...and of course to everybody in the audience.
|The tracklist of the first part:||The tracklist of the second part:|
| 1. Over The Hills And Far Away
2. Thunder Rising
3. Reach For The Sky
4. After The War
5. Empty Rooms
6. Run For Cover
7. Johnny Boy *•
* featuring Cliff Moore
♦ featuring Henrik Freischlader
• featuring Harrisen Larner-Main
Click here for photos and the complete setlist of the Memorial Evening:
As this program was produced for a local TV channel, the Hungarian interview parts are without subtitles, and only the English and German interviews got Hungarian subtitles. Thank you for your understanding!
Universal Music will be release a 7" picture disc to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Virgin Records, what was Gary's record label for 15 years, from the Corridors Of Power album in '82 to the great Dark Days In Paradise record in '97. This classic Gary Moore & Phil Lynott single from 1985 will be released on the 28th of October as a limited edition 7" vinyl single. Just like on the original releases you will find Military Man on the B-side. You can order this nice (and unexpected) item at the official Universal store, and also will find more information about all the original releases at the discography pages of our website. Click here to check out the page about the different Out In The Fields singles.