Jack Bruce - The 50th Birthday Concerts

 Click here for larger image  Click here for larger image  Click here for larger image 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 2nd of December in Germany. More information and details soon...

Gary Moore Memorial Concert 2015

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, as 4th April is on Saturday...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.

Blues For Jimi DVD+CD set

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.

Win the new live album...or more!

Thank you for everyone for taking part in the competition! These are the correct answers to our questions:

Who is the drummer on Live At Bush Hall 2007?
BRIAN DOWNEY
What was the title of Gary's first blues live album?
BLUES ALIVE
Which was the first Gary Moore studio album under the wings of Eagle Records?
OLD NEW BALLADS BLUES
 

The missing piece: The Prisoner

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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!

New Gary Moore live album in September!

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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.

The Book - Message from the author

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

New, refreshed website coming soon

New, refreshed website coming soon!

This summer our website will get a refreshed look and some updated features. It takes some time to go through all the already existing pages and creating the new ones, but hopefully in July or August it will be finally available. Of course, in the meantime I will updating this site as well, just like our Facebook page, so visit them frequently for news and interesting postings, or subscribe to our newsletter to receive all the important information related the new website, the forthcoming releases, and anything else related to our deeply missed hero, Gary Moore.

Thank you for all your help and patience! Enjoy the summer!

Take care,
Zoli

Vinyl reissue of "Ballads & Blues 1982-1994"


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.

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Zoli

Gary Moore Memorial Concert 2014 - Setlists, videos

Gary Moore Memorial Evening 2014 - A38 Ship, Budapest, Hungary - 3rd April 2014

 

Run For Power
Cliff Moore Band
Henrik Freischlader Band

+ guests: Remig Somogyi, Harrisen Larner-Main, András Petruska

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways - Jet To The Best (2014)


One more Japanese compilation with the songs from the Jet Records years, but this time you can also find a rare single B-side song in the tracklist. "Trust Your Lovin'" was originally released on "You" - on the second G-Force single  - in July 1980, and this is the first time that it is released on CD. The other songs are from the Jet albums "G-Force", "Dirty Fingers" and "Live At The Marquee".

Keyed Up - Don Airey's new album with Gary

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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.

Auction to support our memorial event

AUCTION 2013

This year we have got a nice offering from the Style Record Group to support our next year event, the Gary Moore Memorial Evening 2014. They have for sale two original record awards, what could be a perfect gift to fans and beautiful additions to any Gary Moore collection. Style Record Group will support us generously from the sales of these nice items. Feel free to write us related to this auction, or if you would need more info about these items.

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Gary Moore gold BPI record award (1990)
Standard BPI size: 41 x 52 cm - Condition: very good

Presented to Bill Smith (the designer of the artwork) to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 100,000 copies of the Virgin Records album, "Still Got The Blues".

Winner bid: 275 GBP from Gary Trenholm, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - CONGRATULATIONS!

Number of received bids: 2

You can place your bid (or Best Offer) via our contact form: - click here -

Free postage to the UK - Europe 35 GBP - Rest of the world 60 GBP. (Insured, tracked, signed-for GlobalPriority service)

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Gary Moore silver BPI record award (1987)
Standard BPI size: 41 x 52 cm - Condition: very good

Presented to Bill Smith (the designer of the artwork) to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 60,000 copies of the 10 Records album, "Wild Frontier".

Winner bid: 275 GBP from Gary Trenholm, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - CONGRATULATIONS!

Number of received bids: 2

You can place your bid (or Best Offer) via our contact form: - click here -

Free postage to the UK - Europe 35 GBP - Rest of the world 60 GBP. (Insured, tracked, signed-for GlobalPriority service)


History of a VOX AC30

Click here for larger imageThis 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.

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