That was a fantastic weekend 10 years ago in August. Fans of Thin Lizzy came together from all over the world to celebrate the birthday of Phil Lynott, and to being present at the unveiling of his beautiful bronze statue in the centre of Dublin on the 19th August 2005. The next day was about music, as Gary Moore has invited his friends, and did put together a tribute concert for his friend. This August, on the 10th Anniversary of this memorable concert, we can celebrate these unforgettable musicians and their fantastic musical legacy with two new DVD reissues of "One Night In Dublin".
Hello to all Gary Moore fans!
Pleased to report that after three years work, the book is finished. All that remains is to finalise the publishing arrangements and then the book can go into production. The current target publication date is February next year. Sad to note though that recently we have lost Jack Bruce and Craig Gruber who were both very cooperative on the book.
Harry Shapiro, 24th July 2015
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Another vinyl reissue will make happy the Gary Moore fans worldwide, as Back On Black has got the green light from Eagle Records to release the live album which was recorded at the start of the Close As You Get tour in 2007, but we had to wait to hear it until the official CD release in 2014. It was a special, invited-only album launch concert, where the band played more songs from the new album than later on the tour. This live album is the only recording where you can hear the live versions of the opening "If The Devil Made Whiskey" or the great acoustic track at the end, "Sundown". This time it will be out in the "Rock Classics" series as a double album on great quality 180g vinyl records, and the discs will be white (first 500 copies) to make it more special. Pre-order here
Catalogue number: RCV160LP
Record company: Back On Black
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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.
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.