This 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.
Finally I can share with you the TV recording of our Memorial Evening from this April. It was recorded on the A38 Ship, by the venue, the same place where we will make our next year event. Although these videos can't give back the great atmosphere of the concert, and we also had some annoying technical difficulties, I'm happy that this year we have a recording of the concert, what we can share with you here. Thank you once more for the house band, Run For Power, and our guests Cliff Moore, Henrik Freischlader, Harrisen Larner-Main & Darren Main! ...and of course to everybody in the audience.
Universal Music will be release a 7" picture disc to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Virgin Records, what was Gary's record label for 15 years, from the Corridors Of Power album in '82 to the great Dark Days In Paradise record in '97. This classic Gary Moore & Phil Lynott single from 1985 will be released on the 28th of October as a limited edition 7" vinyl single. Just like on the original releases you will find Military Man on the B-side.
Another new Gary Moore box set is on way, but this time the record company won't mixing his rock and blues albums, like they did with the one released last year (5 Album Set), when they've put together Run For Cover and After The War from the rock years, with the three blues classics, Still Got The Blues, After Hours and the great Blues For Greeny. On 25th of November Universal will release this low-budget box set, including all the five classic Gary Moore hard rock albums from the '80s, in the same expanded versions as they have been re-released them 10 years ago.
Release date: 25th November 2013
Record company: Universal Music
Catalogue number: 5346002
Disc 1: Corridors Of Power
Disc 2: Victims Of The Future
Disc 3: Run For Cover
Disc 4: Wild Frontier
Disc 5: After The War
A new 3DVD set will be released in October by Eagle Vision, including three of the previously released concert films. Gary's first and last (1990/2010) Montreux Jazz Festival concerts, filmed 20 years apart, have been completed here with the great Blues For Jimi film, what was recorded in 2007. Although none of the DVDs will including new bonus features, this forthcoming release still can be a nice addition to your music collection - especially if you are just about getting to know Gary Moore's music, and now you would like to discovering some of his live performances. Live At Montreux 1990 is just the perfect start for that. After changing his musical direction to play the blues, he got the chance immediately to play at this very important festival. The rest is history now. Songs like "The Stumble", "Still Got The Blues" and "The Messiah Will Come Again" are proved that it was the right decision.