More Gary Moore
The DVD was filmed on what would have been Lynott’s 56th birthday, August 20, 2005. On that day, his mother unveiled a statue on Dublin’s famous Gafton Street of her late son as fans and luminaries looked on. In the crowd was the rest of Thin Lizzy who jammed that night on eight Thin classics— “Jailbreak,” Don’t Believe A Word,” “Emerald,” “Still In Love With You,” “Black Rose,” “Cowboy Song,” “The Boys Are Back In Town” and “Whiskey In The Jar”—plus two from the Moore solo catalog, “Parisienne Walkways” (originally recorded with Lynott in ‘79) and “Walking By Myself.”
Moore was at the top of his game on this emotional evening, as were bandmates Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, Scott Gorham, Eric Bell and Jethro Tull’s Jonathan Noyce. The DVD also includes highlights of that afternoon’s proceedings, and interviews with band members.
The Old New Ballads Blues CD stands as a testament to Moore’s unerring artistry, as he seamlessly melds originals with blues classics by Otis Rush and Willie Dixon. Tracks include “Done Somebody Wrong,” “You Know My Love,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Gonna Rain Today,” “Flesh And Blood,” “Cut It Out,” “No Reason To Cry” and “I’ll Play The Blues For You.” Plus, Moore has updated two fan favorites from the album Still Got The Blues—“Midnight Blues” and “All Your Love”—in sterling new 2006 versions.