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.
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.
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.
One more Japanese compilation has been released - this time by Victor - with songs from the Jet Records years, but this time you can also find a rare single B-side song in the tracklist, what definitely makes worth to have this new CD release. "Trust Your Lovin'" was originally released on "You" - the second G-Force single - in July 1980, and this is the first time that it is released on CD officially. The other songs are from the Jet albums "G-Force", "Dirty Fingers" and "Live At The Marquee". Fans and collectors already knew this song from the vinyl single or from bootleg compilations, but finally now it is available for everyone who would like to have the 'missing' G-Force recording. Although this quality Japanese import CD is not cheap, but definitely will be a nice addition to your Gary Moore collection.