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|Gary Moore The Midnight Blues - Live at Montreux 1990|
Actor: Gary Moore
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This concert from the Montreux Jazz Festival was recorded on July 7, 1990 on the tour for Still Got The Blues. It features the band used on that album and special guest Albert Collins, who had also appeared on the album. B... more »
Harold J. Sharon | Windsor Ontario | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a guitar player of sorts and have been a blues fan for years. ....and have just recently discovered Gary Moore! This DVD is a must have for blues fans and guitarists alike. How good is it? Let me just say that when I first watched this, I thought I had died and gone to guitar heaven!
There are many different opinions as to what a "great" guitarist is. I don't know about anyone else, or who gets to say who the "best" is (if there can be such a thing today), but Gary Moore just has to be in the top ten! Why?
It's his tone! The sounds he pulls from that Les Paul! His blues phrasing is excellent and refreshing. Incredible note bending and sustain. His version of The Stumble is a masterful demonstration of blues phrasing and a great tribute to Peter Green and of course, Freddy King! Yes, there are the various King influences, but.. .his way of interlacing his phrases with the most searing blues guitar sound that I've ever heard is nothing short of amazing. Still Got The Blues For You is perhaps one of the best blues songs ever written! This whole DVD is blues/rock at it's best.
If Gary had not gone into blues, he would have always been a great rock guitarist. What sets him apart (and above) the rest of the great rock guitar players is his ability to grind out the blues. Not everyone can play blues like this. You have to FEEL it--not play it! And boy, does Gary show you how he feels!
He draws every ounce of emotion from every single note he plays...especially on "The Return of The Messiah"-- I think Gary Moore has done something very few top rock guitarists can do---create a new sounding blues form with a hard rock edge to it..tough to do with so many "blues" artists around!
Get this DVD! It will rock your socks off! It's great and so very cheap(it's actually a steal at this pice)...and the delivery service was fast & hassle free...ordered it on Thursday..at my door the next week on Friday!"
Good audio and video , committed performance
A C SHIELDS | melbourne , australia | 10/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gary came out of the shadows for a lot of listeners with his blues albums . The roots of rock can be found in this music and Gary wrote a classic blues tune of his own as well - Still Got the Blues . It was like he had been given a second chance - he certainly grabbed it with both hands , as he does on this recorded evidence .
He has a good band here and plays very well .
The direction is solid and shows all the players to good effect .
If you are a fan of blues or rock guitar played with a lot of passion , then this disc is an essential purchase ."
MOORE IS A MONSTER....Explosive Guitar Playing!
Ronnie Milsap | Arizona | 06/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blues-Rock guitar players rarely come any better than the criminally underappreciated Gary Moore. If you love hot guitar playing and have never heard this man before, this is the DVD you need in your collection right away!
In this dynamic 1990 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, we see Gary Moore taking his place alongside Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and Eddie Van Halen as one of the most POWERFUL guitarists in the world of rock and blues! It is a shame that a guitarist of this calibre is only marginally known here in America. The electrifying solos that dominate this performance show that Gary could easily blow most guitar players right off the stage!
This show captures Moore in his prime, right at the point when he switched his style from heavy metal to blues-rock. Most of the songs here are from his excellent 1990 album Still Got the Blues. One of the highlights of the show is a hot performance of "Texas Strut" where Gary pays tribute to Stevie Ray and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top with some nice impersonations of Gibbons and Vaughan.
Another highlight is the special guest appearance by blues legend Albert "Ice Man" Collins who delivers a fine version of the beautiful blues masterpiece "Cold Cold Feeling". Albert sticks around for several more songs too. Gary delights the audience with three encores and finally ends the show with the haunting and searing guitar instrumental "The Messiah will come again". If you care anything about electrifying guitar solos or powerhouse blues-rock music, buy a copy of this sucker and turn it up!
bachnroll | North Carolina | 12/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Messiah Will Come Again is well worth the price alone. I have been a Gary Moore fan since the late 70's and prefer his pre blues, but this dvd is smoking. His chops, tone, and overall performance is superb. If I thought there was such a thing as 5 stars. I would give this 5. This is a must for all Gary Moore fans. Gary Moore in his prime. Well recorded and shot. This rivals Emerald Isles 1984 and Stockholm 1987. This is a great dvd"