Guitar Legend, Gary Moore playing ”Separate Ways” live at London, back in 1992. This version features an extended guitar intro. Gary Moore is one of the rare few guitarists who had major chops and the ability to play ripping fast but also could play the most soulful shit imaginable. Usually, it’s one or the other – he had it all and then some, and this song is the perfect demonstration of his full range of guitar mastery.
Outstanding composer, guitarist and blues and rock singer. Known mainly for his unique, highly emotional style of playing the guitar and perfect technical mastery of this instrument.
Gary Moore was born on April 4, 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He started his career in the second half of the 1960s. Inspired by the works of contemporary blues rock guitarists with Jimi Hendrix and John Mayall at the helm. He set sail as the guitarist of the Irish group Skid Row. It was then that he was noticed by his idol Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, who helped the group sign a deal with a major record company and gave Gary one of his favorite 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars. Years later, Moore played the entire album with the compositions of his idol “Blues for Greeny” on this guitar.
The 1970s were a very busy time for Moore. He started his solo career with the release of the album “Grinding Stone” in 1973. He also participated in many side projects. He was mainly active in Thin Lizzy and the Coloseum II pro-rock project. At the end of the decade and throughout the 1980s, he took a serious solo career, releasing 7 albums during this period, leaving behind classics such as “Parisienne Walkway’s”, “After The War” and “Over the Hills and Far Away”. In the 1980s his style moved away from blues in favor of hard rock and soft metal, but in 1990 he remembered himself as a blues guitarist with the release of his most famous album “Still Got The Blues”. This release featured guest appearances by Albert Collins, Albert King, and George Harrison.
Blues accompanied the guitarist on the next albums “After Hours” and “Blues for Greeny”. At the turn of the century, Gary Moore experimented with new sounds, but albums released in this style were not well received by fans and critics, so in 2001 he returned to blues again with the album “Back to The Blues”. He remained faithful to his beloved music until the end of his career. In November 2009, Gary Moore played a concert in Warsaw.
He died on February 6, 2011, of a heart attack, in a dream while on vacation in the Spanish town of Estepona.