Essential Montreux

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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
This five-disc box collects as many complete concerts by Irish blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore, recorded in 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Some might call this too much material, especially given the number of songs that recur four versions of "All Your Love," three each of "Oh Pretty Woman," "Too Tired," and "You Don't Love Me," and two each of "The Blues Is Alright," "Further on Up the Road," "Need Your Love So Bad," "Parisienne Walkways," "Since I Met You Baby," "Still Got the Blues," "Stop Messing Around," and "Walking by Myself", but there is in fact substantial variation from disc to disc. The obvious outlier is the 1990 disc, on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
This five-disc box collects as many complete concerts by Irish blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore, recorded in 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Some might call this too much material, especially given the number of songs that recur four versions of "All Your Love," three each of "Oh Pretty Woman," "Too Tired," and "You Don't Love Me," and two each of "The Blues Is Alright," "Further on Up the Road," "Need Your Love So Bad," "Parisienne Walkways," "Since I Met You Baby," "Still Got the Blues," "Stop Messing Around," and "Walking by Myself", but there is in fact substantial variation from disc to disc. The obvious outlier is the 1990 disc, on which Moore is joined for four superlative songs by legendary Texas guitarist Albert Collins. But the 1997 concert finds Moore moving from straight Chicago-style blues to an alternative metal roar, the guitar cranked up ferociously loud and backed by a mix of live instruments, occasionally chintzy synths, and programmed beats. By 1999, he's returned to the blues, albeit a hard-rocking version that's still closer in spirit to Blueshammer than Buddy Guy. The 2001 set is a mixed bag, running the gamut from a restrained take on "Stormy Monday" to an almost punk rock sprint through Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" and the amp-frying closing instrumental "The Prophet." At each concert, he's backed by a sympathetic and skilled band including horns in 1990 and 1995, which only draws attention to one of this set's biggest flaws -- the total lack of information. Concert dates are provided, but no personnel listings or songwriting credits. It's a shame that the backing musicians are so ill-served, but otherwise, any serious Moore fan would do well to pick this set up and spend an afternoon or two wallowing in six hours of screaming blues-rock guitar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992015828
  • Catalog Number: 20158
  • Sales rank: 205,895

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Your Love (4:05)
  2. 2 Midnight Blues (6:27)
  3. 3 You Don't Love Me (3:49)
  4. 4 Texas Strut (12:59)
  5. 5 Moving On (2:54)
  6. 6 Too Tired (3:49)
  7. 7 Cold Cold Feeling (8:16)
  8. 8 Further on Up the Road (5:27)
  9. 9 King of the Blues (6:27)
  10. 10 Stop Messing Around (4:32)
  11. 11 The Blues Is Alright (7:18)
  12. 12 The Messiah Will Come Again (10:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 If You Be My Baby (5:53)
  2. 2 Long Grey Mare (3:14)
  3. 3 Oh Pretty Woman (5:05)
  4. 4 I Loved Another Woman (6:18)
  5. 5 Merry-Go-Round (5:38)
  6. 6 The Stumble (3:20)
  7. 7 Need Your Love So Bad (8:07)
  8. 8 You Don't Love Me (5:13)
  9. 9 Key to Love (2:22)
  10. 10 All Your Love (4:16)
  11. 11 Since I Met You Baby (3:27)
  12. 12 The Blues Is Alright (8:55)
  13. 13 Stop Messing Around (6:20)
  14. 14 Jumping at Shadows (4:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1 One Good Reason (3:09)
  2. 2 One Fine Day (4:18)
  3. 3 Cold Wind Blows (6:40)
  4. 4 I've Found My Love in You (8:25)
  5. 5 Always There for You (6:15)
  6. 6 Oh Pretty Woman (4:38)
  7. 7 Walking by Myself (4:16)
  8. 8 Business as Usual (13:18)
  9. 9 Out in the Fields (7:50)
  10. 10 Over the Hills and Far Away (6:21)
  11. 11 Parisienne Walkways (11:14)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Walking by Myself (4:14)
  2. 2 Since I Met You Baby (3:38)
  3. 3 Need Your Love So Bad (7:22)
  4. 4 Tore Down (4:00)
  5. 5 You Don't Love Me (4:43)
  6. 6 All Your Love (4:32)
  7. 7 Still Got the Blues (6:35)
  8. 8 Too Tired (4:24)
  9. 9 The Sky Is Crying (11:34)
  10. 10 Further on Up the Road (6:21)
  11. 11 Fire (3:09)
  12. 12 Parisienne Walkways (11:31)
Disc 5
  1. 1 You Upset Me Baby (3:21)
  2. 2 Cold Black Night (4:19)
  3. 3 Stormy Monday (7:14)
  4. 4 Oh Pretty Woman (4:41)
  5. 5 All Your Love (5:14)
  6. 6 Still Got the Blues (7:16)
  7. 7 Too Tired (9:51)
  8. 8 How Many Lies (7:27)
  9. 9 Fire (3:56)
  10. 10 Enough of the Blues (8:05)
  11. 11 The Prophet (7:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Moore Primary Artist
Albert Collins Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Roy Buchanan Composer
John Mayall Composer
Gary Moore Composer
Phil Lynott Composer
Milton Campbell Composer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
B.B. King Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Otis Rush Composer
Clifford Adams Composer
Joe Bihari Composer
Joe Veasey Composer
James McNair Liner Notes
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