GARY MOORE – Back On The Streets [Rock Candy remaster]
Universal Music released some time ago this remastered, expanded version of GARY MOORE’s first solo album, “Back On The Streets“.
This is in fact a Rock Candy remaster, although it’s not credited to them due to legal reasons. But you will see that the 12 page full color booklet, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos are in the typical Rock Candy fashion.
And yes, the album was remastered by Rock Candy resident Andy Pearce.
This very good piece of history from one of the most talented guitarists in rock history features four B-sides / alternate versions as bonus tracks.
“Back On The Streets” is best known for one of Gary Moore’s milestones, the song “Parisienne Walkways” which reached the UK Top 10 single charts and features Phil Lynott. The album also include a hot cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Don’t Believe A Word”.
But there’s also another gem on this reissue, the most touching song Gary has written; “Spanish Guitar” in three wonderful versions, one better than the other.
An album full of innovative music for the era, “Back On The Streets” is a pleasure to discover, or if you enjoyed the vinyl to death, to grab this excellent reissue remastered.
01 – Back On The Streets
02 – Don’t Believe A Word
03 – Fanatical Fascists
04 – Flight Of The Snow Moose
05 – Hurricane
06 – Song For Donna
07 – What Would You Rather Bee Or A Wasp
08 – Parisienne Walkways
09. Track Nine (taken from Back On The Streets’ 7″ Single) B-Side
10. Spanish Guitar – Phil Lynott vocal 7″ Single
11. Spanish Guitar – Gary Moore vocal 7″ Single
12. Spanish Guitar – Instrumental 7″ Single B-Side
Gary Moore: guitars, vocals
Phil Lynott: bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals
John Mole: bass
Don Airey: keyboards, organ, piano
Brian Downey: drums, percussion
Simon Phillips: drums, percussion
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