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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 1, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • ASIN: B000PFU9UG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With his latest studio album Close As You Get, Gary Moore continues in a direction not too dissimilar from his 2006 studio release Old, New, Ballads, Blues. Mixing original tunes with some interesting Blues covers that Gary has rediscovered, Close As You Get showcases Moore's exceptional talent as a guitarist and is destined to be one of the finest blues and guitar albums released this year.

Gary Moore is acknowledged as one of the finest musicians that the British Isles has ever produced. In a career that dates back to the 1960s, there are few musical genres that he has not turned his adroit musical hand to, and has graced the line-ups of several notable rock bands, Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II and Skid Row to name but three.

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Nice slide guitar work (which is always a treat for me).
dknight16
If you are familiar with his music you already know what you're going to get.
LBerg
This new cd also reunites him with drummer Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy fame.
Laurence A. Babbin

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By dknight16 on June 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
It's a great CD. Each one since the Scars CD seems to get better and better. Gary continues to place more effort on his vocals and is nearly back to the Still Got The Blues and After Hours era when considering the smoothness, dynamics and overall tone of his voice.

The order of the songs is mid/up tempo followed by a ballad. This pattern repeats throughout the entire CD.

If The Devil Made Whisky - A mid tempo, growling tune with a slightly abrasive guitar riff. Nice slide guitar work (which is always a treat for me). It's a great lead off track.

Trouble At Home - Slow bluesy ballad with an organ backing up the melody. Very dark and moody solo.

Thirty Days - Up tempo number with an infectious groove. The solo fits the song perfectly (you'll "whoo" right along with Gary). Fun.

Hard Times - Mid tempo shuffle with harmonica coloring the song throughout. The guitar solo is played with alot of passion and energy. You can almost see Gary making the faces. Great song.

Have You Heard - Back to the ballad, and again with organ backing. The solo is more passionate in this one than Trouble At Home. Nice.

Eyesight To The Blind - A recognizable cover tune. Gary's take is fairly predictable, but engaging. The organ is present, but a bit more in the background as Gary's guitar volume donimates it. Very good solo helps make the song distinctly Gary's.

Evenin' - Another ballad. Starts out with just a percussion beat, then the rest of the band joins in. This one probably has Gary's most vunerable vocal and delicate solo. Dreamy.

Nowhere Fast - Slow tempo song that is essentially a ballad I suppose. Not as delicate as Evenin', but not as dark and moody as Trouble At Home.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By LBerg on June 6, 2007
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Ireland's Gary Moore is one of the great guitarists of any era. He's also a terrific rough and tumble vocalist. It's a shame that he is not more highly regarded here in the States. Part of that might be that he never tours over here anymore for some reason.

Close As You Get is another in a long line of tremendous albums from Moore, and is probably his best recording so far this decade. If you are familiar with his music you already know what you're going to get. If you're not familiar with him, you will be getting brilliant musicianship packed with thrilling six-string exploits and gutsy vocals. Blues rock at its finest.

Moore is the man whom Jack Bruce once referred to as the best guitarist he had ever worked with. Coming from a musician the caliber of Bruce, who also happened to work for a while with a guy named Clapton, that's saying a lot.

If you're a fan of blues/rock and great guitar playing, you can't go wrong with Gary Moore.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Baddstuff on July 1, 2007
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one reviewer said the Gary never made it on Rolling Stone's 2003 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. I would have been more shocked if he did make it as that rag is extremely overrated and not nearly as hip as they think they are. I'd probably love that rag if I was 12 years old and clueless.

What attracted me to Gary way back in the day was that his licks were full of fire and passion, he played like he meant it. I absolutely love his hard rock and fusion work and I enjoy his blues playing.
For some odd and unexplainable reason he never caught fire here in the states and that is a damn shame. In his prime he could wipe the floor with the pretty boy posers that some people seem to drool over. I originally gave this disc 5 stars but upon further review I will say it is a 3 star CD if only because Gary seems to be treading water here. His Still Got The Blues disc is way better. I'll always have a soft spot for Gary but it's a shame he doesn't want to dust off the power chords and slash and burn like he used to. Although still a fine player I think his blues stuff is getting a bit stale. Sorry Gary. :(
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BDH on September 15, 2007
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"Close As You Get" is the new release from Irish guitarist/vocalist Gary Moore. Similar in some respects to his former CD, Old New Ballads Blues, the Moore originals sit nicely between blues covers. As he did previously with songs like "Gonna Rain Today", he's proving his skills as a blues songwriter to all who care to listen.

"If The Devil Made Whisky" is a raw and gritty 12-bar roadhouse blues song. Gary gets down and dirty with both guitar and vocal on it. He adds some harsh slide midway through, bringing an ambiance of pure electric blues to the onset. His voice utilizes a tremor that's very reminiscent of a Steve Marriott style.

The album contains about four slow blues numbers, each with its own style and sound, making it extremely diverse and interesting. "Trouble At Home", a Moore original, is a slow blues in the air of "As the Years Go Passing By", from his 1990 classic "Still Got the Blues". His tone is cutting and bright, and he maximizes the sound of a Fender spring reverb when chopping the strings of the verse ending chords.

"Have You Heard", the second slow blues, gets into a slow Otis Rush muse. Vic Martin's Hammond organ adds persona and appeal to the Mayall penned tune. "Evenin'" is a personal favorite of mine. His guitar tone is amazingly clear and warm. The bridge contains a sliding chord that's hauntingly reminiscent of Peter Green, in tone and style. Actually, the whole song is kind of Green-ish, and really very nice. "I Had A Dream", the last slow blues, reminds me of "Gonna Rain Today" from "Old New Ballads Blues". Though dissimilar in style, both present a remarkable blues ballad vibe. It's songs like this that are helping to make Moore a noteworthy blues songwriter, a member of an elite group in contemporary times for sure.
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