1952 - 2011
The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, USA, has announced the nominees for the organization's 33rd annual Blues Music Awards, which takes place on Thursday, May 10th 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.
In the "DVD Of The Year" category, the "Live At Montreux 2010" set is pitched against a number of other, top notch titles. Read the full nominee list here.
This follows on from Gary's 2009 nomination for Best Rock Blues Album of the Year, for the 2008 CD "Bad For You Baby".
DVD Of The Year nominees:
Ana Popovic - An Evening At Trasimeno Lake (ArtisteXclusive)
Gary Moore - Live At Montreux 2010 (Eagle Rock/Eagle Vision)
Ruthie Foster - Live At Antone's (Blue Corn)
Trampled Under Foot - The Emporium To The Orpheum (Redwood)
Various Artists - All Jams On Deck (Mug-Shot Productions)
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton - Play The Blues (Rhino)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, peaceful days with your loved ones! Thankyou for the friendship! Let's keep in touch in the new year! Thankyou for visiting our website!
...and remember to the man, who gave us so many "Christmas presents" on every day of the year, each days of our lives when his timeless songs and inimitable guitar playing filling up our heart with emotions, and brings back all the memories.
On 26th October we have planted a little tree in the centre of Budapest.
After that shocking Sunday in February, weeks and months passed so quickly, that I've found myself under blossoming cherry trees in the blink of an eye. Just like in the last couple of years - related to my work -, we have spent some nice days together with our friends and teahouse guests in a little botanical park in the heart of Budapest. We are usually celebrating Hanami in that park, making teas, and enjoying the spring and the beautiful flowers of these Sakura trees.
This spring wasn't the same. As these Hanami days usually are in the first weeks of April, just around Gary's birthday, I wasn't able to get out of my mind the feel that we have to plant a tree like this, dedicated to the memory of Gary Moore. As these trees are so beautiful, they are also sad in the same time. Our Japanese friends knows it better, but these short-lived flowers are also known as the synonyme of the beautiful but short life, what we have to enjoy and appreciate...
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Hux Records will re-release Dr. Strangely Strange's second album "Heavy Petting" on
31st October 8th November 2011. The album was originally released in September 1970 with Roger Dean's cover artwork and one of the first recorded appearances of Gary Moore. Now digitally re-mastered from the original stereo production tapes, this great album has now been bolstered by the addition of seven live and studio bonus tracks. Record Collector magazine recently nominated this as one of the most collectable progressive rock albums of all time. This reissue is packaged in a full colour digipack with a 36 page booklet and includes exhaustive liner notes and lots of rare photographs and ephemera. The booklet also includes full lyrics and interviews with the band...
The UK based Back On Black record company mostly release metal albums, but recently they have started to re-discover some of the great rock bands too, and now you can find in their catalogue some blues artists as well. Rory Gallagher, ZZ Top, Rainbow, UFO, Saxon and the Michael Schenker Group records are available already or will be out in a month, and earlier this year the classic Thin Lizzy albums also have been re-released on beautiful black vinyls in gatefold covers. Of course the most important news for us that two of Gary's albums also will be out pretty soon...
EMI will release the classic Stockholm concert from 1987! At the moment the release is scheduled for 31st December 2011! Please note that this release has been postponed from an earlier planned date and hopefully it will be out at the end of this year. The double set will including a CD and a DVD, with the same 9 songs as it was released originally on VHS in 1987. The difference is that this time they've used the longer versions of the last two songs. "Rockin' Every Night" and "The Loner" were edited to shorter on the original release, but if the details are correct what we have got from EMI, it seems that now we can enjoy them in longer versions. DVD will be available separately as well. Watch this space for more info...
"2010 saw Gary Moore make a return to rock music after a long period of time exploring the blues. He was writing and working on a new rock album when all was brought to a halt by his untimely death on 6th February 2011. This concert from Montreux in July 2010 was his last performance to be filmed. The setlist draws heavily on his hugely successful rock albums of the eighties, stirs in a couple of his classic blues tracks with some memorable hit singles and includes three brand new songs that would have featured on the album left sadly uncompleted on his death. Gary Moore was one of the finest and most respected guitarists the British Isles have ever produced. This concert shows just what a talent we will miss."
The legendary "Black Rose" album will be out in a double deluxe edition on the 27th June 2011. This deluxe version of the album contains an expanded booklet by Paul Elliott and contains new interview with Scott Gorham and Brian Downey. The first disc contains the remastered version of this classic album from 1979, while you can find many rare and unrelased tracks on the bonus CD. Some of them are available on official release for the first time.
On 8th June 2011 a new double compilation will be released in Japan as a cooperation between Universal, EMI and Victor. The first disc of "Gary Moore Memorial Collection" (UICY-15066) will include songs from the period 1978-1990, mostly singles and Japanese favourites, but they also inserted the rare "Track Nine", which was released only a vinyl single B-side in 1978. The second disc is a nice collection of Gary's other projects and sessions from the '70s and '80s.
On the same day as the "Wild Frontier Tour" DVD, there will be another new CD+DVD release. Updated release dates: The special edition of "Ballads & Blues" is released on 29th of April in Germany, and it will be out on the 2nd of May everywhere else in Europe. The US release date is 10th of May. EMI decided to re-release Gary Moore's great collection of ballads in this double pack format. The video version of this nice compilation is never been released on DVD, so it's already a great thing, but the most interesting information related to it that they've added a 'promotion only' video to the DVD! In this 20 minutes long interview Gary is talking about the songs and also playing some short snippets from them. These are the tracklists of this forthcoming release:
Now as we have sent out the newsletter about the BBC film, many of the e-mails returned as undeliverable, so it seems time to update our newsletter database. If your e-mail address changed recently and you would like to get our newsletters in the future, please click on this link to the contact page of our website and send an e-mail with your name, location and of course the new e-mail address. Thankyou!
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"Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues" - A look back at the career of Belfast-born guitar icon Gary Moore. Features a previously unseen interview with Gary Moore from 2006 and contributions from Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham and Brian Downey. The programme will go out on BBC Northern Ireland on Tuesday, March 29th at 10.35pm. It can be viewed across the UK via Sky Television and for seven days on BBC Iplayer.
April 18th, Dublin, Ireland - "The music world lost a true legend this year in Gary Moore, one of the finest musicians to ever pick up the Guitar. Over a powerful 40 plus year career Gary provided the world with a wealth of amazing material from early Skid Row to Thin Lizzy and a varied and eclectic solo career. He has amazed the masses with a rare combination of technical wizardry and feeling. Gary was also a great singer, with a wide range and a great sense of melody. Gary Moore was the total package. A master of music and a born entertainer, and will be sorely missed by all of us whose music has touched our lives and inspired us, so it is only fitting that we pay tribute.