Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Gary Moore's brand new studio album 'Old, New, Ballads, Blues' continues his exploration of the blues through the combination of classic blues tracks written by the likes of Otis Rush and Willie Dixon and new self-penned songs. Gary has had the fortune in the past to have played with both Albert Collins and Albert King and is currently on the BB King farewell tour of the UK. 'Old, New, Ballads, Blues' fits right into the pocket of Gary's platinum-selling album 'Still Got the Blues'. This great new album should bring Gary right up to the top in the blues and blues rock market.
Personnel: Gary Moore (vocals, guitar); Gary Moore; Frank Mead (alto); Nick Pentalow (tenor saxophone); Sid Gould (trumpet); Vic Martin (keyboards); Jonathan Noyce (bass instrument); Graham Walker (drums); Don Airey (keyboards); Darrin Mooney (drums).
Recording information: Sarm West, London, England.
Guitar wizard Gary Moore has been turning out blues-based rock since the early 1970s, and 2006's OLD NEW BALLADS BLUES finds him returning to his traditional blues roots. In addition to running through versions of classic blues numbers by Elmore James and Willie Dixon, among others, Moore also penned several originals for the album. Half of the set finds him in ballad mode, and longtime fans will be pleased to note that Moore's fiery six-string antics are all over the disc.