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For fans of Gary Moore
on June 30, 2014
I'm not typical of people who would buy this DVD. I've played guitar for more than three decades and always knew Gary Moore was out there and considered a fine guitarist, but I rarely heard much of his music, and what I did hear didn't have much impact on me. But lately, with so much concert footage coming out on DVD, including Blu-ray, I've been building up a collection. It made sense to get something from Moore, and I went with this particular concert because of the strong reviews. So I didn't come to this as a Moore fan, just a fan of guitar.
Verdict? The positive side is that Moore is definitely a great guitarist, with chops and passion galore. But the negative side for me (it's subjective) is that I frankly find most of the songs to be rather simple and even boring. While he was a great guitarist, I don't think he was a great composer, and that might help explain why he didn't achieve the acclaim of people like Hendrix, Page, Van Halen, Beck, etc.
In contrast to this, I did find some footage online where Moore plays blues and Hendrix songs, and there he really shines. So my conclusion is that, while this DVD may be great for Moore fans, people in my category may prefer his performances where he plays the music of others, several of which are apparently available on DVD. Combining great songs with Moore's playing is definitely potent!