February 7, 2011 – 12:08 pm

GARY MOORE R.I.P. 1952-2011

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BBC 1984 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, February 11, 1984. BBC Rock Hour, broadcast April 15, 1984. Very good radio broadcast.

Recorded from a BBC Rock Hour Syndication record, this set finds Gary Moore at the start of his days with the Virgin label playing tracks from the albums Corridors Of Power and Victims Of The Future, playing in a near heavy metal style, before his ventures into Celtic rock and blues music. - Philip Cohen

The BBC reported:

Renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died in a hotel room while on holiday in Spain. Moore, 58, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy. Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons told the BBC he was found early on February 6. Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its late frontman Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.

Blues-rock, rock, heavy metal and back to the blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore had played them all but he seemed better known for his hard rock/heavy metal days. Fans have even commented that his best work were from the hard rock days of the ’80s. Once again, it’s thanks for the memories.

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Track 01. Wishing Well (8.2MB)
Track 02. Murder In The Skies (8.0MB)
Track 03. Shapes Of Things To Come (7.3MB)
Track 04. Don’t Take Me For A Loser (8.9MB)
Track 05. End Of The World (11.7MB)
Track 06. Empty Rooms (17.7MB)
Track 07. Back On The Streets (8.0MB)
Track 08. Nuclear Attack (10.0MB)
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Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
Ian Paice - drums
Neil Carter - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Craig Gruber - bass

The track Rockin’ And Rollin’ from this show (which was not broadcast) can be found on the 1984 album, We Want Moore!

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  2. hey bigo, thanks!!! if phil has any thin lizzy shows with gary moore (black rose) or john sykes (thunder and lightning), please post! i have one from the riviera theatre that is real good. all the hits.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 7, 2011

  3. No, this is the only Gary Moore show that I’ve got, and it has been in the Big O archives for some time.

    By Philip Cohen on Feb 7, 2011

  4. Gary Moore will be remembered as much more than a member of Thin Lizzy and an annonymous 80s metal shredder. Check out his beck-like fusion work in the great 70s band Colosseum II. Or his work with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in BBM. But finally remember Moore as a bluesman. His Montreux performances are definitive of his career. Grab those CDs and watch him play a lights out version of Jimi’s Red House on “The Strat Pack” DVD. Gary was a miltifaceted player of great style and skill and he will be missed.

    By ZenNews on Feb 7, 2011

  5. hey phil, thanks. i’d be happy with any thin lizzy show, if you have one.

    this gary moore show is good. i can’t remember the name of his blues rock album, but it’s like stevie ray vaughan. it’s real rocking. i’m familiar with bbm. i found it years ago in a pawn shop for 50 cents in great shape. my brother wasn’t familiar with it, but he liked how i gave it to him.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 7, 2011

  6. Thanks … a nice memorial to a great guitar player. He was born not five miles from where I am … a legend in his lifetime - what more can you say…

    By Canute on Feb 7, 2011

  7. Thanks, Phil and BigO. Rest in peace, Gary Moore.

    By Aking on Feb 8, 2011

  8. Thanks for posting this. All of Gary’s ventures showed off how versatile he was. A true virtuoso guitar player. I was lucky enough to see him in 87 in the Wild Frontier show (jaw dropping to say the least) and his Blues tour in 91 or 92. Check out also his playing on the Andrew lloyd Weber album, “Variations.” Also on Greg Lake’s solo albums as well as the live King Biscuit show with Lake.
    Scorching stuff to say the least…

    I was hoping to catch him again here in the states..RIP, Gary

    By Dan on Feb 8, 2011

  9. Anyone who wants more Moore there are a couple posts here

    One with Colosseum in ‘77 and another ‘84 show.
    Thanks BigO for letting me post this link.

    By Sking on Feb 8, 2011

  10. I always loved “Still Got The Blues”.
    RIP Gary…

    By TDC on Feb 8, 2011

  11. People often forget about two significant periods of Moore’s memorable career, his work in Coliseum II and with the Greg Lake Band. The song Nuclear Attack, written by Moore, was the single off the Greg Lake Band’s first album. Very underrated guitarist.

    By DLC on Feb 8, 2011


    By RICHIE on Feb 9, 2011

  13. To put things right:
    Track 3 is the old Yardbird cracker Shape of Things.
    My favourite Gary Moore recordings are the two Skid Row Albums on CBS Records. Gary was 18 years old then.
    Also liked his contributions on the debut album by Cozy Powell (titled Over The Top) but couldn’t stand his later blues influenced outbursts.
    Gary never was a blues man but a great rock guitarist.

    By tony lauber on Feb 9, 2011

  14. great recording…

    By Kevin on Feb 10, 2011

  15. Hey Ed,
    Here is Thin Lizzy in Boston ‘78

    By Sking on Feb 10, 2011

  16. hey sking, thanks!


    By Ed Saad on Feb 11, 2011

  17. To Tony Lauber,

    Actually there were 3 CBS “Skid Row” albums: “Skid Row”, “Skid” & “34 Hours”. “”Skid Row” & “Skid” have some songs in common, but they are different versions. All three albums have appeared on CD. “Skid Row” was offered on CD in the UK on the “Columbia Rewind” label. “Skid” was released in Japan on Epic/Sony & “34 Hours” was released in Germany on the “Repertoire” label.

    There was also a post-CBS album that was only released in the UK many years later(in the CD era) called “Skid Row: Gary Moore, Brush Shiels & Noel Bridgeman” on the Castle/Essential label.

    By Philip Cohen on Feb 11, 2011

  18. Would anyone know…….the song Rockin’ And Rollin’ which was played in this BBC set but not included in this excellent release detailed above…….when was it played in the set? First song? Last? Third song? Just interested in the actual complete set list. Thanks!

    By Bill on Feb 12, 2011

  19. Ed: There’s a great torrent floating around the interwebs of video of Thin Lizzy with Gary Moore in Sydney 1978, pro shot 40 minutes of energy, .avi is all I’ve seen; I’d suggest you snag it. I’ve also come across Gary Moore - The Limited Edition EPs, 15 tracks that I haven’t seen on any LP/CD releases or listed on Allmusic; some great music for the fans. Thank you kindly for this post.

    By HytekFred on Feb 16, 2011

  20. hey hytekfred, i pretty much get my boots from bigo. i’ve found there’s are usually good quality and complete, in most cases. i can’t figure out dime or torrent. i get some avant, thrash and hardcore shows from blogs, though. if there are any slayer fans out there, bigo has offered two that are great. i got both! thanks for your feedback!


    By Ed Saad on Feb 16, 2011

  21. Bill, re Gary Moore 1984 it was the last song played as a second encore. See

    By ANB on Jul 16, 2011

  22. one of the top 10 guitarists that’ve ever lived in my opinion. should be mentioned along with SRV, and Clapton as well. yes, his Montreux concerts are both beasts!!! actually got turned on to him by catching the vid performance of his ‘94 montreux concert on pbs.

    By Anthony on Dec 29, 2013

  23. Don’t remember seeing this on the first go round.. will listen to this for sure.. Thanks for posting..

    By Tom on Jun 18, 2014

  24. I own Gary’s white strat does any body no what gig in London he gave it away for charity ?

    By Paul on Sep 28, 2014

  25. What can i say it’s amazing, great stuff, quality is superb on computer, to think it’s not available
    on vinyl or cd,

    By peter Chrisp on Dec 31, 2014

  26. cHIDO, CHIDO chido!!!!

    By sdvblues on Aug 28, 2015

  27. A Tony Lauber said, N°3 is “Shape of Things created by the Yardbirds (Jeff Beck’s era).There was a song called Shapes of thing to come” produced 2 years later(1968) for a science fiction movie.

    By Philippe on Sep 1, 2015

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