GARY MOORE – Run For Cover [Japan SHM-CD remastered +3] [Limited Release] (2016)
Universal Music Japan is reissuing in 2016 nine rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE featurig cardboard sleeve cover artwork, the high-fidelity SHM-CD format and the latest remastered sound – plus bonus tracks.
“Run For Cover” is often considered as Gary Moore’s breakthrough album, and his more glossy / melodic produced. It features as well, monster vocal contributions by legends Glenn Hughes and Phil Lynott.
Indeed, checking the credits, you’ll see no less than four big name producers were employed in the making of “Run For Cover”: Mike Stone (Journey, Whitesnake), Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, Queensryche), Andy Johns (All!) and Beau Hill (Ratt, Winger), with each playing to their strengths.
Parping ’80s keyboards are present and correct but not obnoxiously so and complement songs like ‘Once In A Lifetime’, the excellent title track and the awesome ‘Out In The Fields’.
The choice of vocal wonder Glenn Hughes, to guest on four of the tracks, works really well. His, for once, understated delivery meshes really well with Gary’s voice.
Repeated mention must be made of the towering contribution of Phil Lynott to ‘Military Man’ and ‘Out In The Fields’, that pretty much justify the album as a classic on their own.
The guitar-led version of the terrific ‘Empty Rooms’ that appears here is far more fully formed than the previously recorded by Gary, which in retrospect sounds more like a demo.
All these SHM-CD remastered reissues offer juicy bonus tracks, but “Run For Cover” presents a true gem: the touching remake of ‘Still In Love With You’, a song that bookends Lynott and Moore’s collaboration from the original version on Thin Lizzy’s Nightlife album to this version, recorded not long before Phil’s sad demise in 1986. The track was initially only issued as a single B-side.
Plus, we have live takes on ‘Stop Messin’ Around’ (Moore & Lynott on vocals) and ‘Murder In The Skies’ (Moore and keyboardist Neil Carter sharing vocals) both recorded in 1984.
“Run For Cover” is fantastic record by a fantastic musician, this time accompanied by top class cats which have rounded a superb piece of Rock.
This SHM-CD remastered reissue sounds excellent.
Nuff said… A Must Have.
Universal Japan ~ UICY-77623 【SHM-CD】
ＲUN ＦＯＲ CＯVＥＲ / ゲイリー・ムーア
01 – Run For Cover
02 – Reach For The Sky (Feat. Glenn Hughes)
03 – Military Man (Feat. Phil Lynott)
04 – Empty Rooms [’85 Version]
05 – Out Of My System (Feat. Glenn Hughes)
06 – Out In The Fields (Feat. Phil Lynott)
07 – Nothing To Lose (Feat. Glenn Hughes)
08 – Once In A Lifetime
09 – All Messed Up (Feat. Glenn Hughes)
10 – Listen To Your Heartbeat
11 – Still In Love With You (Feat. Phil Lynott)
12 – Stop Messin’ Around (Live)
13 – Murder In The Skies (Live)
Gary Moore – guitar, lead & backing vocals
Phil Lynott – bass (3, 6), lead vocals (3, 11), co-lead vocals (6, 12)
Glenn Hughes – bass (1, 2, 5, 7, 9), lead vocals (2, 5, 7, 9)
Bob Daisley – bass (8)
Don Airey – keyboards (3, 6)
Andy Richards – keyboards (1-6, 8, 10)
Neil Carter – keyboards (5, 7, 8, 10), backing vocals
Charlie Morgan – drums (2, 3, 6)
Gary Ferguson – drums (1, 8, 9)
James (Jimbo) Barton – drums (sampled) (4)
Paul Thompson – drums (5, 7)
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