Greg Lake (feat. Gary Moore) – In Concert (1995)

FrontCover1King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Greg Lake in Concert is a live album recorded by Greg Lake live in concert on November 5, 1981. It was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England and aired on the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio broadcast. It was first released on CD in 1995. Recording mastered at PolyGram Studios. The CD was mastered at Dolphin Studios.[2]King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Greg Lake in Concert is a live album recorded by Greg Lake live in concert on November 5, 1981. It was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England and aired on the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio broadcast. It was first released on CD in 1995. (by wikipedia)

The show captured on King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) (1996) was recorded circa Greg Lake’s 1981 self-titled debut, and features Lake (guitar/bass/vocals) leading an impressive backing combo with Gary Moore (guitar), Ted McKenna (drums), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Tristian Margetts (bass). The set originated as a King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast from the Hammersmith Odeon in London on November 5, 1981. During this time, Lake was on an extended hiatus from Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), and issued a pair of solo efforts.


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As such, the play list is heavy on Greg Lake(1981) material from the first of these. Standouts among the lot are the slightly synth sounding “Retribution Drive,” and the edgy-’80s power rockers “The Lie” and “Nuclear Attack.” Also worth mentioning is the upbeat and agile “Love You Too Much,” which Lake actually co-wrote with Bob Dylan. Likewise, there are classics dating back to the King Crimson sides — “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “In The Court Of The Crimson King” — from Lake’s brief tenure in the band. The unit heard here is not as lean as the ELP version, and both “Fanfare For The Common Man” and “Karn Evil 9” prove just that, as the arrangements lumber along in places. However, in terms of sheer musicality, the acoustic side, “Lucky Man,” is arguably the highlight in its simplicity. For enthusiasts looking for a passable anthology, From the Beginning: Retrospective (1997) is a good place to start. From the Underground: The Official Bootleg (1998) is a perfect companion, as it features essential stops in Lake’s live legacy. (by Lindsay Planer)


Tommy Eyre (keyboards, vocals)
Greg Lake (vocals, guitar)
Tristram Margetts (bass)
Ted McKenna (drums)
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals)


01. Fanfare For The Common Man – Karn Evil 9 (Copland/Emerson/Lake/Sinfield 6.10
02. Nuclear Attack (Moore) 5.46
03. The Lie (Benyon/Eyre/Lake) 4.34
04. Retribution Drive (Benyon/Eyre/Lake) 5.41
05. Lucky Man (Lake) 4.50
06. Parisienne Walkways (Lynott/Moore) 6.03
07. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (Robinson) 5.25
08. Love You Too Much (Dylan/Lake/Springs) 5.03
09. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield) 9.07
10. The Court Of The Crimson King (McDonald/Sinfield) 5.40



Various Artists – From Clarksdale To Heaven – Remembering John Lee Hooker (2002)

FrontCover1For the first of two tribute albums to John Lee Hooker, executive producer Arnie Goodman of Blue Storm Music has assembled an impressive list of British musicians from the 1960s who helped spark the ’60s blues revival that was responsible for the ascension of Hooker (among others) into legendary status. The biggest name on his own is Jeff Beck, who plays guitar on “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Hobo Blues,” but other notable figures include Cream’s Jack Bruce, Leo Lyons and Ric Lee from Ten Years After, Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker, ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, former Fleetwood Mac leader Peter Green, and Gary Moore. The performers are reverent toward Hooker’s music, maintaining its relentless rhythmic power and even at times re-creating the master’s haunting mumble of a voice. The set is not entirely given over to the Brits, however, as it opens with Inlet1A“I Want to Hug You,” sung by Hooker’s daughter, Zakiya, and ends with Hooker himself, accompanied by Booker T. Jones and Randy California, among others, performing a previously unreleased “Red House” that was cut for a Jimi Hendrix tribute album. There is also a newly written song (“The Business”) penned by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and Bay Area musician Greg Anton that was earmarked for a Hooker project never recorded due to his death. Such tracks provide some variety, but the strength of the album is still in the devoted performances of people like Beck and Green. (by William Ruhlmann )

From a child of his body and the children of his music, this is a chance to pay respects to the man who made his guitar a blacksmith’s anvil and pounded out rhythms of sorrow. Look for Jack Bruce’s Ozzy Osbourne-like sneer on “I’m in the Mood,” along with Gary Moore’s Godzilla footsteps on guitar. That’s Jeff Beck playing robot-metallic notes on “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Hobo Blues,” and Peter Green’s vocal sounds like a decaying zombie obeying his master on “Crawling King Snake.” John Lee himself paints a “Red House” with something other than crimson pigment, and I’ve got to credit Robert Hunter’s composition, “The Business,” by Greggs Eggs vocalist Suzanne Sterling for giving the old man that special smile with a posthumous kiss. (by Mitchell Lopate)


Jeff Allen (drums)
Michael Bailey (bass, background vocals)
Richard Bailey (drums)
Jeff Beck (guitar)
Gary Brooker (piano, vocals)
Jack Bruce (bass, vocals)
Randy California (guitar)
Dave “Clem” Clempson (guitar)
Vince Converse (guitar, vocals)
Tony Cook (guitar)
David Daniel (bass)
Bruce Gary (drums)
Earl Green (vocals)
Peter Green (guitar, harmonica)
Kenny Greene (drums)
Dave Hadley (bass)
Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophone)
John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals)
Zakiya Hooker (vocals)
Gary Husband (drums)
Johnnie Johnson (piano)
Booker T. Jones (organ)
Ric Lee (drums)
Andy Fairweather Low (guitar)
Leo Lyons (bass)
Godfrey McLean (drums)
T.S. McPhee (guitar, vocals)
Max Middleton (piano)
Dave Moore (piano)
Gary Moore (guitar)
Bobby Murray (guitar)
Matt Pegg (bass)
Henry Spinetti (drums)
Peter Stroud (bass)
Mick Taylor (guitar, vocals)
Nigel Watson (guitar)
Chris Wilson (bass)


01. Zakiya Hooker, Johnnie Johnson, Bobby Murray: I Want To Hug You (Hooker) 4.04
02. Jack Bruce + Gary Moore: I’m In The Mood (Besman/Hooker) 6.19
03. LLC-Vince Converse, Leo Lyons, Ric Lee: Bad Like Jesse James (Hooker) 7.07
04. Jeff Beck: Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Traditional) 6.08
05. Gary Brooker + Andy Fairweather-Low: Baby Lee (Bracken/Hooker) 4.48
06. T.S. McPhee, Dick Heckstall-Smith: Ground Hog Blues (Hooker) 5.44
07. Mick Taylor + Max Middleton: This Is Hip () 3.50
08. Peter Green Splinter Group: Crawlin’ King Snake () 5.41
09. T.S. McPhee, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Clem Clempson: I’m Leaving () 5.25
10. Gary Brooker + Andy Fairweather-Low: Little Wheel () 5.34
11. Greggs Eggs: The Business () 4.36
12. Jeff Beck: Hobo Blues () 5.52
13. Gary Moore + Jack Bruce: Serve Me Right To Suffer () 6.24
14. John Lee Hooker, Booker T, Randy California: Red House (Hendrix) 4.57
(Prevously unreleased song with J.L. Hooker)






Gary Moore – Live – Hammersmith Odeon (1984)

FrontCover1 Recorded from a BBC Rock Hour Syndication record, this set finds Gary Moore at the start of his days with the Virgin label playing tracks from the albums Corridors Of Power and Victims Of The Future, playing in a near heavy metal style, before his ventures into Celtic rock and blues music. (Philip Cohen)

The BBC reported in2011:

Renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died in a hotel room while on holiday in Spain. Moore, 58, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy. Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons told the BBC he was found early on February 6. Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its late frontman Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.

Blues-rock, rock, heavy metal and back to the blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore had played them all but he seemed better known for his hard rock/heavy metal days. Fans have even commented that his best work were from the hard rock days of the ’80s. Once again, it’s thanks for the memories.

Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, February 11, 1984.
BBC Rock Hour, broadcast April 15, 1984.
Very good radio broadcast.

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Neil Carter (keyboards, guitar, vocals)
Craig Gruber (bass)
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals)
Ian Paice (drums)

01. Introduction/Wishing Well (Rodgers/Kirke/Yamauchi/Kossoff/Bundrick) 5.08
02. Murder In The Skies (Moore/Carter) 5.00
03. Shapes Of Things To Come (Samwell-Smith/Relf/McCarty) 4.35
04. Don’t Take Me For A Loser (Moore) 5.34
05. End Of The World (Moore) 7.19
06. Empty Rooms (Moore) 10.48
07. Back On The Streets (Moore/Campbell) 5.00
08. Nuclear Attack (Moore) 6.15

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Gary Moore – Live At Monsters Of Rock (2003)

GaryMooreMonstersOfRockFCThis latest incarnation of Gary Moore is an extremely impressive thing to behold. I saw him play the night before he recorded this show and was just blown away! He is performing with his recent band, Scars, but despite only having a three-piece set up, the depth of sound is not lost at all. He moves away from the blues music that dominated his 1990’s and plays a mix of his 80’s rock numbers and some songs from his most recent album. This, topped with the slow version of “Dont Believe a Word” that it is claimed has not been recorded before, Out in the Fields, Parisienne Walkways, and also a cover of Free’s “Wishing Well” will leave you very very happy… (by T. Hopkins)


Cass Lewis (bass)
Darrin Mooney (drums)
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals)

01. Shapes of Things (Samwell-Smith/Relf/McCarty) 5.02
02. Wishing Well (Yamauchi/Rogers(Kirke/Kossoff/Bundrick) 4.32
03. Rectify (Gary Moore/Cass Lewis/Darrin Mooney) 5.10
04. Guitar Intro (Moore) 2.16
05. Stand Up (Moore/Lewis/Mooney) 6.08
06. Just Can’t Let You Go (Gary Moore/Cass Lewis/Darrin Mooney) 9.22
07. Walking by Myself (Rodgers) 4.52
08. Don’t Believe a Word (Lynott) 7.15
09. Out in the Fields (Moore/Lynott) 8.50
10. Parisienne Walkways (Moore/Campbell) 9.22