"The result is Moore's most solid blues outing in several years.....A solid example of blues-rock done right."
1.If the Devil Made Whiskey
2.Trouble at Home
5.Have You Heard
6.Eyesight to the Blind
9.Checkin' up on My Baby
10.I Had a Dream
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Gary Moore (guitar); Pete Rees (bass guitar); Mark Feltham (harmonica); Vic Martin (keyboards); Brian Downey (drums).
On 2007's CLOSE AS YOU GET, Irish guitar hero Gary Moore offers up a wonderfully spare set of blues tunes. While the album features plenty of top-notch covers (see John Mayall's "Have You Heard" and Son House's "Sundown"), many of the finest moments are Moore's own songs--most notably, the smoky "Trouble at Home"--which sound like they were written decades ago, and perfectly suit the performer's raspy voice and stinging six-string work.