I received this Blu-Ray this morning, and have been lucky enough to watch it this afternoon. The picture quality is average, but given the length of time it has taken to get to disc it was probably not originally intended for release. The audio is excellent on my surround system (Onkyo and Kef) and as I am more interested in the sound than visuals for this type of disc, I have no complaints whatsoever. I have always been a Moore fan, and am very impressed with his take on the Hendrix classics on this disc. Loads of wah wah, wailing/screaming guitars and controlled feedback. Listen with the volume up and immerse yourself in nostalgia. If you are a Moore or Hendrix fan you need this disc. It was especially good value as I pre-ordered at £2.00 less than the current price!!
This recording was made in what seem to be almost informal conditions at the London Hippodrome in 2007. The informality is underlined, not only by Gary's pleasantly laid-back approach to the audience and to his own performance, but also because of the frequent sights of the recording technicians behind the players but still 'in shot'. Rumour has it that this recording was made more as a private recording for Gary rather than as a full-blown commercial venture. If this really was a non-commercial venture initially then we can count ourselves very lucky indeed that it was made, that it is as good as it is technically and that it has been released for general consumption.
Gary was one of the finest guitarists of his generation and had a particularly high regard for the work of Jimi Hendrix. It is arguable that he was probably the only guitarist capable of such a tribute at the time and what we are able to share here is an absolutely authentic Hendrix sound but with the added advantage of a far superior recording quality than was possible in Jimi's own lifetime.
The concert starts with the iconic Purple Haze then works its way through a further 12 numbers before Gary concludes with the comment that he doesn't know any more to perform! We should not complain as this is a generous selection running for some 74 minutes and delivers high musical quality throughout. The style of performance is that of modest concentration demonstrating Gary Moore's obvious personal respect for the music of Hendrix. Two members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on guitar, join Gary for a couple of numbers towards the end. No-one would guess that this was achieved with the minimum of rehearsal time.
In conclusion therefore, this is a fine tribute to one ground-breaking guitarist by another fine guitarist and which is presented simply and modestly and with obvious respect and enjoyment. The recording is visually fine enough to convey the atmosphere of the occasion and is presented in an enjoyable quality of both DTS surround and stereo sound. It should give followers of both Jimi Hendrix and Gary Moore great satisfaction and on that basis, this unique concert can safely be suggested as an attractive proposition for purchase.
I approached this Blu Ray with some trepidation, as a big Jimi Hendrix fans from the 60s when I was lucky enough to see Jimi live on several occasions. I also admire Gary Moore for his techniques, but know that he does sometimes thrash to the max (beyond eleven!). But fear not, this turns out to be a fitting display of near Hendrix as we are now likely to see. Performed before a crowd of Music Business hacks (some who unfortunately came with thier preconceptions and got short shfit from GM), to promote the release of the `JImi Hendrix Plays Monterey` Blu Ray. We are given a masterclass of all the sounds and skills of JH but without (too much) excess from Moore. Gary Moore manages to play almost note for note some quintessenetial sounds by Jimi H, in a live performance that may make some Gary M detractors think again. The sound is superb, the grimacing not too overwhelmming and what a performance! By the end of the show even the die hard hacks had come around to this selection of delights. This Blu Ray serves to show what losses the passing of these two superb artists has brought us. Recommended for both sets of fans and music lovers everywhere. Fly on sweet angels . . .
One of the few guitarists around who could tackle Hendrix's stuff - and excel; this is as close as it gets. Every note played with feeling in Hendrix's style, and when it's called for tons of power - something iv'e come to expect of GM this past 35 years or so! The most underated guitarist on the planet both from a technical and compositional viewpoint; there again he seemed to shun the limelight of the music industry, and never promoted himself(nor was promoted); instead he just concentrated on his playing and performance, always working hard to improve his technique. Unfortunately, we will never see the likes of him and his playing again in this generation; so we must enjoy the legacy of his music. The DVD picture quality and sound was certainly acceptable on my basic system. I'm sure I will be playing this for many years to come. So go on......get yourselves a copy of this masterpiece of playing!
I had my tickets booked in 2007 to see this performance streamed live at a VUE cinema, but when we got there, it had been canceled due to Tech difficulties... Finally got to see it 5 years later, and incredible! Wing Crys Mary my fav
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and also fof JH fans, GM fans, JHE members fans. What's not to like about it? Names speak for themselves, likewise the titles of songs. The sound is perfect, vision too, Amazon's delivery too, this blu-ray's price is lower than in my country. Enough about it. Buy it.
Gary Moore with a tight rhythm section plays twelve Jimi tracks live mainly from the album "Are You Experinced". Moore was excellent in interpreting classics of his heroes like Peter Green and Jimi. So it is great that we finally get this show on CD/DVD/Blu-ray. On three tracks Moore is backed by the last Experience back-up: Billy Cox on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. This trio has clearly not rehearsed their set, but it is great to see Billy and Mitch in action. The playing of Moore is great throughout, sounds enough Jimi without being just copying and Gary plays with a huge feeling - sadly he had to go so early. No guitar heroes left any Moore!Blues For Jimi [Blu-ray] 
I'm a big fan of Gary Moore from around the time Run For Cover came out and was shocked when he passed away at an early age. The chance to pick up this concert was well worth it and there's some great tracks on here where he pays homage to one of his biggest influences.
The whole thing is great quality and worth a watch. The songs where he plays with Jimis band feel slightly under prepared (they were if you read the liner notes) but great nonetheless.
A good one for your collection if your a fan of either guitar player.