GARY MOORE - Parisienne Walkways: The Blues Collection (2003)

Although he took a pop-metal detour during the '80s, guitarist Gary Moore was always a blues-rock guitarist at heart. After all, his chief instrument throughout his career has been a Les Paul that once belonged to Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, and he played on the original version of Thin Lizzy's slow-burning bluesy tour de force "Still in Love With You." By the dawn of the '90s, Moore had grown tired of trying to keep pace with the Def Leppards of the rock world, and returned to his original love. The move paid off immediately for Moore, as 1990's Still Got the Blues was a worldwide hit, and as a result, the guitarist continued with this direction for much of the decade. The 2004 12-track compilation Blues Collection is true to its title, as it includes the cream of this aforementioned rootsy era. Moore sounds reinvigorated on much of the material here, especially "Oh Pretty Woman" (nope, not the Roy Orbison song of the same name), "Walking By Myself," and "Cold Day in Hell." Also included is the Phil Lynott-penned classic from the late '70s, "Parisienne Walkways," and the George Harrison-penned "That Kind of Woman," which proves to be a break from the blues (it would have fit comfortably on a Traveling Wilburys album). But one glaring omission prevents Blues Collection from being the definitive Moore blues collection - the title track from Still Got the Blues, which just so happens to be arguably Moore's best blues track of them all. - cduniverse.com

This 2003 album collects 12 tracks from Gary Moore, including several excellent live performances, and Albert King guesting on "Oh Pretty Woman."

01. Oh Pretty Woman (feat. Albert King) 02. Walking By Myself 03. Need Your Love So Bad 04. Merry Go Round 05. Showbiz Blues 06. Love That Burns 07. Parisienne Walkways (Live) 08. That Kind Of Woman 09. The Sky Is Crying 10. Cold Day In Hell 11. Only Fool In Town 12. King Of The Blues (Live)



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