I have said it before, and will say it again, Gary Moore is one of the best guitarists to ever strum a chord. The man had an amazing career, but unfortunately was struck down before his time. I'm still saddened by the thought of Moore being gone, but relish in the fact that he left us so much great music to remember him by. The latest thing to surface is a tribute show Moore did in honor of Jimi Hendrix. The great folks at Eagle Rock Entertainment have recently released this performance in a CD and Bluray format (sold separately).
The show was captured in London back in 2007 and has now just seen its release. It is an amazing performance in which Moore and his band tear up some Hendrix classics, but the real highlight of the show is when original Experience members Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox join Moore for some smoking renditions of Red House, Stone Free and Hey Joe.
The Bluray looks amazing and gives you a sense of being in the audience. The show was shot on film and is captivating. The CD also is mixed well and has a great feel about it. I gotta say this was a pretty ballsy move by Moore, but it paid off. Hard to pull off doing a whole set of Hendrix, and doing it justice, but that is just what he did. Moore was just on fire that night. He rips is up like no other. The CD and the Bluray complement each other nicely. Get both if you can, because it is worth it. All in all this is a solid show.
Bottom Line: Moore killing it live, the only way he ever could. Gary doing a fitting tribute to one of the greats.
-Ragman is missing Gary Moore about now.