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  GARY MOORE 'BLUES AND BEYOND' BOX SET WITH DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OUT IN DECEMBER
2nd November 2017



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Gary Moore's 'Blues And Beyond' will be released by BMG on Friday 1st December 2017. This collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings will be made available as a 2CD, 4LP and deluxe box set which will consist of the 2CDs plus a further two 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 made available, anywhere and the box set will also house the brand new book, 'I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow', written by Harry Shapiro, as well as reproductions of rare memorabilia.

This box is the ultimate collection of Gary Moore's blues output and documents the evolution of the legend.

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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.

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'Blues And Beyond' tracklisting:
CD1
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
8. Surrender
9. Cold Black Night
10. There's A Hole
11. Getaway Blues
12. We Want Love
13. Memory Pain
14. The Prophet

CD2
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
8. Evil
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
5. Surrender
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
4. Fire
5. The Blues Is Alright
6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)
7. The Prophet

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 70s 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'.

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."













 


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