The Book - Message from the author

  • Posted on: 27 June 2014
  • By: Csillag Zoltán

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.

Vinyl reissue of "Ballads & Blues 1982-1994"

  • Posted on: 13 May 2014
  • By: Csillag Zoltán

Click here for larger imageThis 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.

Parisienne Walkways - Jet To The Best

  • Posted on: 24 April 2014
  • By: Csillag Zoltán

Click here for larger imageOne 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.

Keyed Up - Don Airey's new album with Gary

  • Posted on: 21 December 2013
  • By: Csillag Zoltán

Click here for larger imageThe 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.

History of a VOX AC30

  • Posted on: 31 October 2013
  • By: Csillag Zoltán

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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