The Gary Moore Exhibition
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, at 6pm.
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.
Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast
Weekdays: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: 1am to 5pm
Vintage Guitar Readers Induct Gary Moore to Hall of Fame
Vintage Guitar magazine, which is celebrating 30 years of publication, has announced inductees to its Hall of Fame, including the late Gary Moore in the Player category. Inductees, as well as winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, are featured in the magazine’s April issue, available now.
A definitively “unsung hero,” Moore’s career was reflected in virtuosity, diversity, and an uncom- promising body of work. Moore was versed in the areas of blues-rock, power pop, heavy metal, and even jazz-rock fusion, and further separated himself via improvisations with exotic note choices, fluid pas- sagework, textures, and melodic patterns. Influenced by everyone from Frank Zappa to Ollie Halsall to Albert King, he was a flashy lead player as well as a powerful, supportive rhythm player who kept mod- ern blues in the forefront like nobody since Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Other Readers’ Choice winners include Joe Satriani as Artist of the Year, B.B. King as Blues
Player of the Year, Warren Haynes for Rock Player, Brad Paisley for Country Player, and Al Di Meola as Jazz Player, Jeff Beck, Live+ was honored as Album of the Year, while David Gilmour was also inducted to the magazine’s Hall of Fame in the Player category, alongside National founder George Beauchamp as Innovator and the Fender Champ amplifier as Instrument. Win- ners in all categories are determined by a vote of the magazine’s readership.
For more information on Vintage Guitar, the Readers’ Choice Awards, the magazine’s subscriptions (print and digital), and e-newsletters, visit VintageGuitar.com.
Known for his fierce, take-no-prisoners virtuosic guitar playing that encompassed every style from jazz-fusion and progressive rock to heavy metal and blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore set the world afire every time he took the stage or entered a studio.
Since 1987, when he first joined Fender’s production line, Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz has dreamed of creating a reproduction of the 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster Moore, his favourite guitarist, favoured in the ’80s, as “the ultimate tribute to the man and his fans.” When he was offered the chance to analyse Moore’s original instrument and create this peerless reproduction, he enthusiastically obliged. Cruz experimented endlessly with the notoriously variable Fiesta Red colour, matching the precise shade on Moore’s guitar, and lovingly reproduced every hard-won battle scar on the guitar.
Moore’s instrument was close to “stock,” including the original-spec low-output pickups and traditional 3-way pickup switch. The only modifications were the addition of copper shielding in the cavity and jumbo frets. Cruz’ masterful replica accurately reflects these modifications—even going so far as incorporating a 10”-radius rosewood fingerboard that reflects the original after many years of hard play and multiple re-frets. The pickups are Cruz’ own “Bonetone” design, hand wound by Josefina Campos, and packed full of soulful, authentic Fender tone.
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Guitarist Magazine - January, 2017
Gary Moore's famous 'Fiesta Red' '61 Strat - was the subject of January's Guitarist Magazine cover feature, in which the legendary guitar is directly A/B with the Fender Custom Shop's exacting new Gary Moore Stratocaster replica...to find out how they compared, grab a copy here: http://bit.ly/2gRgWdm
Gary Moore - Rocks Back To Vinyl
Universal Music have re-issued 2 of Gary's most memorable albums, making an appearance, for the first time, on 180g vinyl. Run For Cover and Wild Frontier were released on January 20th, via USM. March 17th, will see the re-release of After The War and Still Got The Blues, again on 180g vinyl. All discs will include a digital download code.
Further details can be found, here:
‘Blues and Beyond’ - 24th November 2017 on BMG
On 24th November 2017 BMG proudly release Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow written by Harry Shapiro.·
Best known for his evocative solo hits, Parisienne Walkways and Still Got the Blues (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums.
As well as running his own bands, during a successful solo career, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was also the guitarist many looked up to, not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing.
The ‘Blues and Beyond’ formats;·
2 x CD: Bringing together the cream of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, this digipack format is the perfect Gary Moore blues collection.
The 4 x LP counterpart format is housed in an awesome double gatefold “AxeWax” vinyl and features a number of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, most of which have never appeared on vinyl.
The Box Set: comprises the blues studio recordings on 2 CDs plus a further 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, with two previously unheard song versions. This is the first time that this concert has been available, anywhere. Also included, is the brand new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, which offers a unique insight into the world of Gary Moore. This full length Gary Moore-authorised biography is new, unreleased and all you need to know about the man behind the guitar. For the true collector, included are a number of reproductions of ultra-rare memorabilia items including a concert ticket, album launch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass. This box is the ultimate collection of Gary Moore’s blues output and documents the evolution of a legend.
Blues and Beyond track listing:
1. Enough Of The Blues
2. Tell Me Woman
3. Stormy Monday
4. That's Why I Play The Blues
5. Power Of The Blues
6. Ball And Chain
7. Looking Back
9. Cold Black Night
10. There's A Hole
11. Getaway Blues
12. We Want Love
13. Memory Pain
14. The Prophet
1. You Upset Me Baby
2. Bring My Baby Back
3. I Can't Quit You Baby
4. World Of Confusion
5. Picture Of The Moon
6. Can't Find My Baby
7. Drowning In Tears
9. My Baby (She's So Good To Me)
10. Ain't Got You
11. Just Can't Let You Go
12. How Many Lies
13. Torn Inside
14. Parisienne Walkways (Live)
CD3 (box set only)
Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)
1. Walking By Myself
2. Oh Pretty Woman
3. Need Your Love So Bad
4. Since I Met You Baby
6. Cold Black Night
7. All Your Love
8. Still Got The Blues
CD4 (box set only)
Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)
1. Too Tired
2. The Sky Is Crying
3. Further On Up The Road
5. The Blues Is Alright
6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)
7. The Prophet
‘I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow’ book information (box set only)
Three years in the making, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow is the official Gary Moore biography written by acclaimed music writer Harry Shapiro, who was given exclusive access to Gary’s family, friends and musicians.
Spanning Gary’s five decades as a professional musician, the story begins with his early, troubled life in Belfast which he dealt with by honing his extraordinary talent in private, becoming recognised as one of the city’s best guitarists even while still at school. Leaving home at 16, the guitar prodigy began a tumultuous career first in Skid Row then, aged only 19, an abortive attempt at running his own band and then on through the Seventies switching with consummate ease between the hard rock of Thin Lizzy and the complex jazz rock of Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum II.·
But even as a kid, Gary was telling his friends that he always wanted to be the frontman, never a guitar for hire. His solo career finally took off in 1979 with the chart single “Parisienne Walkways”. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success with the 1990 album, Still Got The Blues, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.
As well as running his own bands, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, Cozy Powell, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was the guitarist many looked up to not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing. Yet Gary never found life easy. He had demons to battle, could be his own worst enemy and made quite a few extra ones on the way. But when he suddenly died in 2011, the outpourings of admiration and grief from fellow musicians and fans around the world was heartfelt. As Harry Shapiro says “I would never have written a simpering hagiography. Hopefully this account will come across as honest as the man himself”.
• Blues And Beyond Q/A Playback event
- Q&A with Harry Shapiro (author of Gary Moore’s new biography), Graham Lilley (Gary Moore guitar technician), Neel Panchal (BMG Director Of Design)
- Audio playback from Blues And Beyond and exclusive first play of selected cuts from Blues And Beyond Live
- Display of Gary Moore guitars and artefacts
- Complimentary drinks reception and post show bar
- 25th October, 4pm-7pm at Gibson Showrooms, 61-62 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8QN.
2CD: ·4050538287684 - BMGCAT105DCD
4LP: 4050538287745 - BMGCAT105QLP
Box Set: 4050538302608 - BMGCAT105BOX
You are able to PRE-ORDER HERE