Category: GARY MOORE

COZY POWELL – Octopuss [Korean Edition remastered]

It has been requested classic COZY POWELL albums in the best sound quality possible. “Octopuss“, the third Cozy solo album has been reissued in Japan remastered an pressed on SHM-CD. But we’re more than happy with this [rare] Korean pressing which uses the same master (which sounds huge) and has an excellent disc manufacturing too.
Again with likes of Gary Moore, Mel Galley, Don Airey and for the first time legendary Jon Lord, “Octopuss” is a new tour-de-force for Powell & Co.
Perhaps not his best album in terms of songwriting, but in our opinion, “Octopuss” is where Powell’s drumming skills is better captured into to. Just listen to ‘The Rattler’ (co-written with David Coverdale).
Killer.

COZY POWELL – Tilt [Korean Edition remastered]

It has been requested classic COZY POWELL albums in the best sound quality possible. “Tilt“, the second Cozy solo album has been reissued in Japan remastered an pressed on SHM-CD. Bu we’re more than happy with this Korean pressing which uses the same master and has an excellent disc manufacturing too.
”Tilt” features musical assistance from Jeff Beck, Don Airey, Bernie Marsden, Gary Moore and great vocals by Elmer Gantry (Alan Parsons) among other luminaries. Considered to be one of England’s best drummers, Cozy Powell was legendary for a heavy-hitting style that could be made to work with many styles of music, which are addressed here…

COZY POWELL – Over The Top [Universal Japan Hard & Heavy series]

It has been requested classic COZY POWELL albums in the best sound quality possible. “Over The Top“, the first Cozy solo album has been reissued in Japan on SHM-CD. We don’t have it, but don’t need it either: this ‘Universal Japan Hard & Heavy series’ from 2007 uses the same remaster and it sounds fabulous.
This is a Nineties remastering – the only available for this album – and perfectly fits to this recording: this is a late Seventies album and this type of ‘quiet’ remaster preserves the original harmonics.
The pristine sound quality from this Japanese CD is clearly noticeable against the other pressings we heard.
With Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden, and Don Airey among the musicians surrounding Cozy on this album, you only can expect superb musicianship.

GARY MOORE – How Blue Can You Get [Japan Edition Blu-spec CD2] (2021)

This weekend, Provogue will be releasing a new album featuring previously unreleased material from the iconic blues-rock master GARY MOORE, titled “How Blue Can You Get“. Bu we have the just appeared Japanese Edition on Blu-spec CD2.
Venturing deep into the Moore family archives, some previously unheard and unreleased deep cuts and alternative versions surfaced to accentuate the beguiling mastery of one of blues’ finest modern exponents.
Amongst the songs are unheard and unreleased Moore originals – “In My Dreams,” a lusciously glorious slow-moving ballad with every note and bend weeping as Moore pours out his heart along with the stunningly melancholic “Looking At Your Picture”.
This year marks a decade since the tragic passing of the iconic Northern Irish musician and singer-songwriter. He left behind, not only an incredibly formidable back catalogue of music from his esteemed solo career, Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, Colosseum II and more, but also a legacy matched by few others…

PAUL RODGERS – Muddy Waters Blues : A Tribute To Muddy Waters [Music On CD reissue 2020] *EXCLUSIVE*

Excellent Dutch reissue label Music On CD has just made available again “Muddy Waters Blues : A Tribute To Muddy Waters“, the fantastic album by PAUL RODGERS featuring on each track contributions from the greatest Rock guitarists around: the unique Gary Moore, Brian May, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Neal Schon, Brian Setzer, Richie Sambora, Slash, Steve Miller, and Trevor Rabin, plus Jason Bonham on drums.
Rodgers’ tribute to Muddy Waters is not a return to Waters’ electric Chicago blues, but a continuation of the blues-rock of Rodgers’ old bands, Free and Bad Company with an early ’90s production sheen.
The sound quality of this 2020 release is top notch.
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GARY MOORE – Live At The Marquee [Japan SHM-CD remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

Some days ago we featured here in exclusive the quite unknown GARY MOORE short-lived band G-Force album remastered and pressed on SHM-CD. Now we have a show recorded during the tour presenting the album, “Live At The Marquee“, captured at the legendary Marquee Club in London on November 5th & 6th, 1980.
For the shows Moore enlisted former LONE STAR frontman Kenny Driscoll to provide lead vocals (Driscoll’s replacement in Lone Star, John Sloman, would later perform with Moore), Andy Pyle of THE KINKS to play bass, former Black Oak Arkansas and PAT TRAVERS drummer Tommy Aldridge, and Moore’s former COLOSSEUM II bandmate, keyboardist Don Airey, who would go on to contribute to many of Moore’s later solo works.
The performance mainly showcases material from Moore’s 1979 Back On The Streets and the G-Force albums, with two songs being from Dirty Fingers, and the remaining track, “Dallas Warhead” being an original composition, which incorporates a killer, awesome drum solo from Aldridge.

GARY MOORE – Dirty Fingers [Japanese K2HD remastering HQCD] Out Of Print

Finally, one of rarest – and best – albums by GARY MOORE, “Dirty Fingers“, received a proper reissue by Victor Japan Company with a K2HD remastering on a HQCD. There were several attempts to get a fully sound from this recording, even previously appeared on SHM-CD, but somehow due to master copies / transfer troubles the dynamic range resulted plain flat.
This K2HD remastering makes wonders, unfortunately a limited release already sold out.
“Dirty Fingers” was actually recorded in 1981 for Jet Records but was shelved for years, only to be released in later in Japan in 1983 after Gary Moore began to gain some popularity.
One of the interesting things about this album is that features an all-star band which aside from Gary, also included ex-Ted Nugent vocalist Charlie Huhn, Rainbow / Dio bassist Jimmy Bain, keyboard master Don Airey, and monster drummer Tommy Aldridge.
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GARY MOORE – Out In The Fields, The Very Best Of +1 [Japan Double SHM-CD remastered] oop

“Out In The Fields: The Very Best of Gary Moore” is a compilation of the late, exceptional guitarist / vocalist GARY MOORE. Released in 1998 the album encompasses a part of Moore’s immense career from 1982 to 1994.
There was as well a Limited Edition featuring a Bonus Disc released at the same time containing outtakes from various gigs, two B-sides and one remixed track.
But Universal Music Japan have gone even further: with the advent of new high quality audio technology, they have reissued “Out In The Fields: The Very Best of Gary Moore 2-disc Limited Edition” on a double SHM-CD and added a bonus track. Additionally, some tracks are not the same mix.

Gary Moore’s G-FORCE – G-Force [Japan SHM-CD remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

We always need ‘more Moore‘ and as requested here’s GARY MOORE‘s only album with G-FORCE and its self-titled record remastered & reissued in Japan on miniLP replica and pressed on high quality SHM-CD.
While touring America with THIN LIZZY in support of the band’s album ‘Black Rose: A Rock Legend’, Gary Moore suddenly quit the band and moved to Los Angeles, hoping to establish a solo rock presence.
With the opportunity to tour America in support of Van Halen, Moore recruited his one-time Thin Lizzy bandmate, drummer Mark Nauseef (ex IAN GILLIAN BAND), and vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, dubbing the band “G-Force”. Several months into rehearsals, Hughes left the band after an alcohol-fueled altercation with Moore and was replaced with vocalist Willie Dee and session bassist Tony Newton.

GARY MOORE – Rockin’ Every Night [Japan SHM-CD remastered +3] Out of print

Continuing with the Universal Music Japan reissue of nine rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE featuring cardboard sleeve cover artwork, the high-fidelity SHM-CD format and the latest remastered sound plus bonus tracks, now it’s time for the quite unknown “Rockin’ Every Night“.
Recorded at the Tokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan in 1983 during the Corridors Of Power tour, “Rockin’ Every Night” was originally only released in Japan. It was…

GARY MOORE – Back On The Streets [Japan SHM-CD remastered] [Limited Release] Out of print

“Back On The Streets” is another of the reissues by Universal Music Japan of nine rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE, featuring cardboard sleeve cover artwork, the high-fidelity SHM-CD format and the latest remastered sound. The album has been remastered by Rock Candy as well – excellent sound – posted at 0dayrox some time ago, so you can compare both versions.
“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 includes a hot cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Don’t Believe A Word”.
Gary Moore’s first solo album post Thin Lizzy, in hindsight demonstrates the musical crossroads he was at the time and so…

GARY MOORE – Still Got The Blues +5 [Limited Japan SHM-CD remastered] Out Of Print

The smash hit “Still Got The Blues” is also part of the last Universal Music Japan reissue of nine rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE featuring cardboard sleeve cover artwork, the high-fidelity SHM-CD format and the latest remastered sound – plus bonus tracks.
A return to his blues roots, “Still Got The Blues” is the most successful album both in sales and chart positions from Gary Moore in the US and grand part of the World.
Relieved from the pressures of having to record a hit single, Gary Moore cuts loose on some blues standards as well as some newer material here. Moore plays better than ever, spitting out an endless stream of fiery licks that are both technically impressive and soulful. I believe Gary Moore…

GARY MOORE – We Want Moore! +1 [Japan SHM-CD remastered] {Limited Release} Out Of Print

Continuing with the Universal Music Japan reissue campaign of nine rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE discography featuring cardboard sleeve cover artwork, high-fidelity SHM-CD format, and the latest remastered sound plus bonus tracks, now it’s time for the killer “We Want Moore!
“We Want Moore!” is Gary Moore’s first official live album to be available worldwide (Rockin’ Every Night was initially only available in Japan) and is not only a superb live album but also one of the strongest he has ever recorded. This record is a jaw-dropping affair for anyone who believes that Eddie Van Halen is the ultimate guitar-shredding experience.
Drawing mainly from Moore’s previous two studio albums, every cut gets a shot in the arm from his extended soloing, most notably…

GARY MOORE – Wild Frontier [Japan SHM-CD remastered +3] [Limited Release] Out Of Print

Universal Music Japan reissued 9 rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE discography in a cardboard sleeve cover artwork, the high-fidelity SHM-CD format, and the latest remastered sound – plus bonus tracks.
Wild Frontier” is one of Gary Moore more “80s sounding album”, melodic and with lots of keyboards according to the era (1987), but still his killer guitar chops are present all over the record.
By 1987, Gary Moore was a well established and experienced guitarist, known for his recordings with Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II and many others, as well as his solo career which…

GARY MOORE – After The War +4 [Japan SHM-CD remastered] Out Of Print

Universal Music Japan reissued 9 rock masterpieces from GARY MOORE discography featuring cardboard sleeve cover artwork, high-fidelity SHM-CD format and the latest remastered sound  plus bonus tracks. One of you requested again for “After The War“, now already out of print.
“After The War” – perhaps Moore’s best produced album ever – is one of our favorites.
It was the last hard rock album from Gary Moore before he turned a heavy-blues performer. And what a great way to say goodbye to the genre he embraced all over the ’80s.
This was a return to a harder sound – yet with a glossy production…