The Best Of The Blues
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The Best Of The Blues

18 April 2011

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  Song Title
Walking By Myself
Oh Pretty Woman
Still Got The Blues
Separate Ways
Since I Met You Baby
Story Of The Blues (Single Edit)
All Your Love
Too Tired
Need Your Love So Bad (Single Edit)
Midnight Blues
King Of The Blues
Jumpin' At Shadows
Texas Strut
Moving On
Stop Messin' Around
Parisienne Walkways (Live '93)
The Supernatural
Disc 2
Caldonia (Live)
You Don't Love Me (Live)
Key To Love (Live)
The Thrill Is Gone (Live)
Stormy Monday (Live)
Cold Cold Feeling (Live)
Further On Up The Road (Live)
The Stumble (Live)
Oh Pretty Woman (Live)
Walking By Myself (Live)
Too Tired (Live)
Still Got The Blues (Live)
All Your Love (Live)
Midnight Blues (Live)

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 15 April 2011
  • Release Date: 15 April 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:26:42
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  • ASIN: B004U2FNLU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,979 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great live bonus disc 5 Dec 2006
By Macca
Format:Audio CD
This is a superior "best of" album, and you should get it for the bonus Live disc 2, capturing Gary on the Still Got the Blues and After Hours tours in the early 90s.

The live disc features a tremendous performance of Stormy Monday with Albert King, and the performances of Texas Strut, Moving On, Still Got the Blues and Midnight Blues are superior to the original album versions.

Great album
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth getting for the bonus CD 6 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This compilation of Gary Moore's blues albums from the 90s (excluding the recent Back to the Blues) offers a good reflection of his output over this period. It is therefore a perfectly good introduction to his blues work.
For those who have already bought these albums, the main reason to buy is the bonus CD of live material. The collaborations with BBK and Albert King and Albert Collins have been taken from two live videos Moore released in the 90s and, as such, emphasise the development in his playing over 3-4 years. The earlier work with Albert King and Collins shows Moore struggling to free himself from some hard rock excesses (don't get me wrong - these are still fine performances). The later and excellent Thrill is Gone with BB King illustrates how far Moore developed over a few years with much greater restraint being shown (while still being an extremely enjoyable performance).
My recommendation is therefore to buy purely on the strength of the bonus disk.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gary at his Blues Best 24 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Generally I'm not a compilation fan, but this is an excellent album for sticking in the car and driving with it at a good volume. Definitely not a chill out album!
Gary Moore consistently shows excellent technique and mastery of his chosen axe... Disc 1 is predominantly a studio CD with excellent track selections and coalitions with the blues greats along with Gary's own blues classics and the prerequisite hommage to the great Peter Green, The Supernatural. Disc 2 is labelled a Bonus Disc, and should be viewed as such. The stand out track for me, out of the mainly live track selection, is the Freddie King/ Peter Green popularised classic, The Stumble. Some of the other tracks make up for in atmosphere for what they slightly lack in 'tightness'. This is the only reason it lost a star in this reviewers opinion.
All in all I thoroughly recommend this CD.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary Moore is at his best 7 Feb 2002
By Mr. Ron D. Innes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is Gary Moore at his very best. The variety of tracks from the raunchy to the chilled out are superbly played. This is what Blues is all about, tight, crisp, great guitar riffs. Now if only we could get Gary and Clapton together......
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational blues guitar playing 21 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is probably his finest album yet. It has more depth to it than previous albums because he has taken the energy from the rock albums and the feelings of the blues albums to produce a masterpiece. There's nothing better than jamming along with Movin' On (if you play the guitar!) and Stop Messin' Around. There's a brilliant version of the Thrill Is Gone with BB King and an extended lead guitar solo on the live Still Got The Blues track that re-defines the term 'blues guitar solo'.
I can't stop listening to this album, so I say go ahead and listen to it too, as much as possible.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues is best 3 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
This cd covers some great aggresive playing, as we would expect from Gary, The old Les Paul really does the job. All guitar addicts will appreciate the fabulous tone, particularly on the rework of Fleetwood Mac's 'Stop Messin' Around' - complete with the stand alone tone of Peter Green's old Les Paul, It's got to be for Gary to produce 'that' tone. To be brief, this is Gary Moor playing blues as only he can, there's too many tracks to review individually. But if you like guitar playing with an edge, and your into the blues, this is one that can't be missed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars electric blues at its best 18 Oct 2011
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I've never been a particular fan of Gary Moore.Familiar with only his more well known work & liking it.His albums have always seemed patchy at best to me. So I'm delighted to have come across this collection which which is surely the best it could be. A real treat for lovers of electric blues.Not a dud track on the album, & some tracks worth the very reasonable album price on their own.Buy a copy;what's to loose? Only one tiny complaint, 'Red House' isn't on the album (see it live on the 'Strat Pack' DVD. Brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All wheat, no chaff, 5 July 2010
Format:Audio CD
Thunder, lightning and calmer passages: The virtuoso guitarist turns his back on rock guitar and returns to his true love, the blues. Based around his 4 early-90s albums (Still Got The Blues, After Hours, Blues Alive and Blues For Greeny) this is the killer Moore blues album that you need. All wheat, no chaff, there are guest-spots by Albert King, B.B. King and Albert Collins, plus the essential Still Got The Blues and the definitive live recording of "Parisienne Walkways" which has one of the all time great solos in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if only for the one track
this has got the BB King and GM 10 min version of
The Thrill has gone.
worth it for this track alone...

and then some albert king etc etc. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. G. Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars music
brought it as a xmas present it was on the persons wish list so i brought it for them price was resonable.
Published 3 months ago by chris watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary the Great.
Gary Moore at his best, playing what he does so very well - The Blues, fantastic, a must for all Blues fans.
Published 12 months ago by AJB
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of The Blues
The Best of The Blues by Gary Moore. Excellent CD containing lots of his best Music .
A matser of the Blues Guitar.
Published 13 months ago by David Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic best of blues.
Got into Gary Moore during his post LIzzy Solo years, then there was all that fuss with Greeny's guitar and becoming a blues god. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Andrew Gaffey
5.0 out of 5 stars best blues
lost old gary moore when ipod died so had to get some more.this cd captures all the irish mans greatness.if you dont know him or his music then try it noiw
Published 14 months ago by se
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value
I bought this album recently when Amazon had an offer on for 2 cds for 9 so it only cost 4.50. It's a double album which makes it even greater value. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable double album.
Another great CD from Gary Moore. I particularly like the second live album It is nice to hear the audience reaction.
Published 16 months ago by Dell
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Class
What a great album. Full of Gary Moore's fabulous guitar playing - I wish I had got into his music much earlier - and an excellent range of really good blues tracks. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2011 by gowser64
4.0 out of 5 stars Who needs the shredders?
I am not a fan of compilations, but this one is an excellent introduction to Gary Moore's superlative guitar work and is far superior to the more commercialised Out In The Fields. Read more
Published on 31 July 2011 by maz
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