Listen to a previously-unreleased Gary Moore live cover of Freddie King’s I’m Tore Down

Taken from the upcoming compilation How Blue Can You Get.

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In anticipation of the new compilation How Blue Can You Get, a previously-unreleased Gary Moore cover of Freddie King’s blues number I’m Tore Down has surfaced.

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The album the track is taken from commemorates the 10th anniversary of Moore’s death, and features a number of unearthed performances. Alongside I’m Tore Down are Elmore James’ Somebody Wrong, Memphis Slim’s Steppin’ Out, the previously-released In My Dreams, and BB King’s How Blue Can You Get, from which the album gets its name.

Take a listen to I’m Tore Down below.

Leading up to the album’s release, a number of guitar stars released statements paying tribute to Moore, including Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden.

“I met Gary Moore in London on 23 October 1970,” Marsden said. “He was playing with Skid Row and my band Skinny Cat were opening that Friday. We were roughly the same age, dressed in a similar way, except for the beret he wore! We got along well – I immediately realised how good he was, but I also noticed that he was easygoing, he cared about the support group and made an effort – believe me, that wasn’t always the case.”

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather chimed in, “Gary Moore was a force. His intensity, as well as his dynamic sweet soft tones, had such deep feel. He was a master, and I got to watch him play and meet him. He was a very nice man as well. His loss is felt by all who loved him, but we are blessed; we can still hear him play on the records, DVDs and all that will live forever. He was one of a kind.”

The full tracklist for How Blue Can You Get below:

  1. I’m Tore Down
  2. Steppin’ Out
  3. In My Dreams
  4. How Blue Can You Get
  5. Looking At Your Picture
  6. Love Can Make A Fool Of You
  7. Done Somebody Wrong
  8. Living With The Blues

Pre-order How Blue Can You Get, here.

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