Live From London
Mascot Label Group / Provogue Records
By Greg Johnson
This recording comes from a December, 2009 show in London’s Islington Academy, a smaller theater that makes the performance truly an intimate setting. Sadly, it was also one of the last shows that Gary Moore ever played as he was taken from this world a few months later, far too young. It captures arguably one of his absolute best shows to be made available to the public from this blues-rock guitar icon.
The set-list is filled with Moore staples, including covers by the likes of Albert King (“Oh, Pretty Woman”), John Mayall (“Have You Heard”), Otis Rush (“All Your Love”), even Donny Hathaway (“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”). And of course, no Gary Moore show would be complete without his best-known numbers “Still Got The Blues” and “Parisienne Walkways.”
Live From London is packed full of vicious, intense, and incendiary guitar playing, but always spot on through this performance with crystal clear sound and tone. This is exactly the type of showcase we needed to remind us all how proficient and spectacular Gary Moore was when he strapped a guitar over his neck. Blues rock at its very best.
Total Time; 1:18:00
Oh, Pretty Woman / Bad For You Baby / Down The Line / Since I Met You Baby / Have You Heard / All Your Love / Mojo Boogie / I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know / Too Tired – Gary’s Blues 1 / Still Got The Blues / Walking By Myself / The Blues Alright / Parisienne Walkways