The inside story of the album that reignited British Blues, by the people who were there.
An exclusive article, featuring unseen photos, and never before published comments from various musicians, and those that were associated with Gary, on the making of the "Still got the Blues", album.
Also includes Eric Clapton's comment on his version of the title track, which appeared on his latest album.
Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast
Gary Moore was an exceptional guitarist, songwriter and performer. His solo records are internationally admired, likewise his work with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, The Traveling Wilburys, BB King and George Harrison.
Gary was born in Belfast on April 4, 1952. Sadly, he passed away on February 6, 2011. To mark what would have been his 60th birthday, the family of Gary Moore is helping with a unique exhibition of his personal effects. This will be launched at the Oh Yeah music centre in Belfast on April 4,
The exhibition includes:
Gary’s Black ‘quilted’ Gibson Les Paul guitar
A suit, shirt and shoes, specially commissioned by the tailor Gresham Blake for an Amnesty International event.
A series of gold albums, framed magazine covers, signed photos, tour passes, posters and flyers.
A brass plaque to mark a sold out Hammersmith Odeon
show, in 2001
A mounted brick from the Martime Hotel, Belfast, presented
by the Belfast Blues Society to Gary.
Plus many more effects. This is the first of a series of events that will mark the legendary achievements of Gary Moore.
Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast www.ohyeahbelfast.com
Tel. 02890 4310845
April 4 to Dec 31, EXIBIT NOW EXTENDED!!
Weekdays: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: 1am to 5pm
Some follow up media stories:
BBC Newsline (starts at 22.25)
Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 24 September 2012 of the Gary Moore, CD, DVD, Blu-ray and double vinyl title “Blues For Jimi” [Cat Nos EAGCD491, EREDV950, ERBRD5164 and EAGLP493 respectively]. This release captures an unique concert featuring Gary Moore playing Jimi Hendrix tracks, including classics like: “Purple Haze”, “Foxey Lady”, “The Wind Cries Mary”, “Hey Joe”, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and many more. Both Gary Moore and one of his guests Mitch Mitchell have since passed away, so the release of “Blues For Jimi” means that the magic of this night has been captured forever.
This unique concert was filmed at the London Hippodrome on 25 October 2007. It formed a part of the launch for the Jimi Hendrix “Live At Monterey” programme and featured Gary Moore and his band performing classic Hendrix tracks. At the end of the night Gary was joined by Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for 3 tracks. The full line-up for this show was Gary Moore (guitar, vocals); Dave Bronze (bass); Darrin Mooney (drums) with Billy Cox (bass on tracks 9-11, and also vocals on tracks 9 & 10) and Mitch Mitchell (drums on tracks 9-11)
1) Purple Haze 2) Manic Depression 3) Foxey Lady 4) The Wind Cries Mary 5) I Don’t Live Today 6) My Angel 7) Angel 8) Fire 9) Red House 10) Stone Free 11) Hey Joe 12) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Gary Moore was one of the finest British guitarists of all time and is one of the few players who could pay homage to Jimi Hendrix’s groundbreaking and truly distinctive guitar style. This is a stunning tribute from one master guitarist to another.
September 19th, 2012: Japan
Ward Records - VQBD-10109 (DVD+CD) - Limited edition
Ward Records - VQBD-10110 (DVD)
Ward Records - VQXD-10038 (Blu-ray+CD) - Limited edition
Ward Records - VQXD-10039 (Blu-ray)
Ward Records - VQCD-10320 (CD)
September 24th, 2012: Europe
Eagle Rock - EAGCD491(CD)
Eagle Vision - EVOD187(DVD)
Eagle Vision - EVOB188(Blu-ray)
Eagle Records - EAGLP493 (Double Vinyl)
September 25th, 2012: USA
Eagle Vision - EV305709 (DVD)
Eagle Rock - ER202922 (CD)
Eagle Vision - EVB334299 (Blu-ray)
"An amazing, evocative and passionate blues performance from Gary Moore, Blues for Jimi is a pitch perfect tribute from one guitar legend to another. If you haven’t yet heard this performance, then you owe it to yourself to pick it up"
" I just picked this blu-ray up today and have a big grin on my face after watching. Gary just kills on this. Nice to see Gary playing the strats and flying v on this tribute show. Mitch Mitchell & Billy Cox sit in for 3 songs doing a fantastic job. Don't hesitate to pick this one up...fantastic show!!!"
Oregon Music News:
"Moore closes out the set with a rendition of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” that would not only make Jimi Hendrix proud but Stevie Ray Vaughan"
"The concert showcases Moore’s uncommon gifts as a guitarist. On Moore’s cover of “Purple Haze,” the riff sounds freshly smelted from a molten Stratocaster"
"This is great music delivered by great musicians"
"It’s not often you get to see one master’s music performed by another, but that’s exactly what you get"
Wnct, Channel 9:
"the way in which Moore plays, it’s as if he’s channeling Hendrix himself"
Gibson Guitars USA, have announced the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a new signature honouring the guitar great who passed away in 2011.
From his scorching playing with Skid Row and Thin Lizzy to his incendiary solo work, Gary Moore produced some of the most powerful guitar performances known to stage and studio from the mid ’70s right up until his untimely death in 2011. Throughout his career, Moore virtually defined high-octane blues-rock, coining a signature tone that thousands have sought to emulate. Across three decades of playing, his weapon of choice remained the mighty Les Paul. Now Gibson USA honors this certified guitar legend with the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a first-class Les Paul decked out to this demanding artist’s preferred specifications. Produced in association with Gary's estate, and based partly on Gary's own "tweaked" original signature Les Paul, and a number of prototype guitars. This model sees a number of upgrades, and many details are reminiscent of the famed “Peter Green Les Paul,”
From its highly flamed maple top with Lemonburst finish, to its traditional Les Paul Model headstock with signature truss-rod cover, to its mismatched amber and gold top-hat knobs, the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard offers uncompromising looks. Plug in and fire up its BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickups via Orange Drop tone caps, all anchored with a quality TonePros™ hardware, and it rips it up with a tone fit to carry the name, Gary Moore.
Body and Neck
The Gary Moore Les Paul Standard is rooted in Les Paul tradition, with a top carved from figured Grade-AA maple, and a back crafted from Grade-A mahogany. To better show of the luscious nitrocellulose Lemonburst finish, the body carries no binding or pickguard. It is strategically weight-relieved to render this a superbly comfortable guitar. The neck is made from quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany and carved to a rounded ’50s profile that measures 0.818” at the 1st fret and 0.963” at the 12th. It is topped with an unbound Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays.
Pickups and Electronics
The two BurstBucker Pro pickups on the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard blend the best of Gibson’s hallowed PAF humbuckers with the versatility required by today’s high-gain rockers. These pickups are made with Alnico V magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire—with extra turns in the bridge pickup’s coils for a hotter lead sound—but are wax potted to withstand high volume levels without microphonic squeal. The neck pickup is reversed in its mounting, in recognition of a similar modification to Peter Green’s Les Paul. The guitar carries the traditional control layout, with Orange Drop tone capacitors, and mismatched amber and gold top hat knobs on the neck and bridge pickup controls respectively.
Hardware and Appointments
A TonePros™ Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece with locking mounting hardware partner with TonePros™ Kluson green-key tuners to comprise a first-class hardware set.
Cases and Extras
Wrap it up in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case with Gary Moore signature, owner’s manual, adjustment literature, and Gibson USA’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, and it’s a fitting tribute to the man himself.
Gary's prototype and "tweaked" original GM signature Les Paul model: