Grinding Stone (1973)

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The very first Gary Moore solo album, from 1973.
...just because Back On The Streets was the second "first", and Corridors Of Power was the third "first" solo album, according to some superficial sources and record labels.

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1. Grinding Stone
2. Time To Heal
3. Sail Across The Mountain
4. The Energy Dance
5. Spirit
6. Boogie My Way Back Home

Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
Pearse Kelly - drums, percussions
John Curtis - bass

Additional musicians:
Philip Donnely - rhythm guitar
Jan Schellhaas - keyboards
Frank Boylan - bass

All songs composed by Gary Moore ♦ Recorded at ? ♦ Produced by Martin Birch

First released in May 1973

Vinyl releases

United Kingdom - CBS Records - 65527 - May 1973
United Kingdom - CBS Records - 65527 - March 1983
United Kingdom - CBS Records - 32699 - November 1985
United Kingdom - CBS Records - 467 449 1 - October 1990
Holland - Music On Vinyl - MOVLP798 - 3rd June 2013
USA - P.I. - PILPS 9004 - 1973
United Kingdom/Japan - CBS Records/Shinseido - 65527 - 1983 - UK pressing for the Japanese market with triangle OBI

Side A:
1. Grinding Stone
2. Time To Heal
3. Sail Across The Mountain

Side B:
1. The Energy Dance
2. Spirit
3. Boogie My Way Back Home

8 track release

USA - P.I. - 8PI-89004 - 1973

Cassette releases

United Kingdom - CBS Records - 40-32699 - May 1973
United Kingdom - CBS Records - 467 449 4 - October 1990
Holland - Columbia/Sony - 467449 4 - 19??
Yugoslavia - RTV Slovenija - KL 2009 - 1990
Turkey - Uzelli - 91.34.U.014 467449 - 1991?
Thailand - Sony Music - 4674494 - 1991?

Side A:
1. Grinding Stone
2. Time To Heal
3. Sail Across The Mountain

Side B:
1. The Energy Dance
2. Spirit
3. Boogie My Way Back Home

CD releases

United Kingdom - CBS Records - 467 449 2 - October 1990
United Kingdom/Holland - CBS Records - 467 449 2 - October 1990
United Kingdom - Castle Communications - ESMCD 914 - 24th July 2000
United Kingdom - Floating World Records - FLOATM6311 - 23rd June 2017
Germany - Repertoire Records - RES2302 - 22nd November 2005
Japan - Epic/Sony - ESCA 5352 - 1st August 1991
Japan - Sony - SICP-2068 - 29th October 2008
Japan - Solid Records/Repertoire Records - OTLCD-7481 - 15th February 2017

1. Grinding Stone
2. Time To Heal
3. Sail Across The Mountain
4. The Energy Dance
5. Spirit
6. Boogie My Way Back Home

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