Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Gary Moore Band 1973 Grinding Stone

The Gary Moore Band
Grinding Stone

01. Grinding Stone 9:39
02. Time to Heal 6:21
03. Sail Across the Mountain 7:16
04. The Energy Dance 2:24
05. Spirit 17:15
06. Boogie My Way Back Home 5:42

Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
Frank Boylan - bass guitar
John Curtis - bass guitar
Philip Donnelly - Rhythm-guitar
Pearse Kelly - percussion, drums
Jan Schelhaas - keyboards

Released in 1973, Grinding Stone was Gary Moore's solo debut. The music on this album could be described as experimental Boogie Rock, but on the album Moore explores a number of styles, from the title track's instrumental Boogie Rock to soulful vocals in "Sail Across the Mountain" and 17 minutes of guitar and keyboard excursions in the surprisingly funky "Spirit."

Often cited as an overlooked gem and totally ahead of its time, Grinding Stone showcases Moore at his most experimental, mixing up styles and a taste of the triumphs that followed with his work in Colosseum II & Thin Lizzy.

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