Platinum Collection

Platinum Collection

by Gary MooreGary Moore

CD(Dutch Import)

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With countless Gary Moore compilations released over the years, it's understandable for fans to greet the release of yet another, 2006's Platinum Collection, with skepticism. But what differentiates this three-disc set from the previous compilations is that it does a fine and dandy job of collecting highlights from all phases of Moore's career -- heavy metallist, mainstream melodic rocker, and blues enthusiast. A cover of the Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things" allows Moore to show off his smoking six-string skills, and serves as proof that with a little more luck, Moore would have been up there with Van Halen, Vai, and Satriani as top rock guitarists of the '80s. Elsewhere, a pair of tracks recorded with the late great Phil Lynott -- "Parisienne Walkways" and "Out in the Fields" -- show the promise that future collaborations between these onetime Thin Lizzy bandmates held, if Lynott hadn't senselessly died young. Also, you'll find tracks that show Moore streamlining his sound in hope of crossover success -- which he did obtain in Europe ("Over the Hills and Far Away," "Wild Frontier") -- as well as his early-'90s rebirth as a bluesman ("Still Got the Blues," "Oh Pretty Woman," "Since I Met You Baby"). Also rounding out the set is a mixed bag of live tracks touching upon all the aforementioned styles -- rockers ("Military Man"), blues ("Caldonia"), etc. As a Gary Moore introduction, the extensive and smartly assembled Platinum Collection simply can't be beat.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2006
Label: Virgin Int'l
UPC: 0094637074022
catalogNumber: 370740
Rank: 22226

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Moore   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jeff Beck   Author
Jack Bruce   Author
Gary Moore   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Paul Kossoff   Composer
Phil Lynott   Composer,Author
Milton Campbell   Composer
Neil Carter   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Albert King   Author
Simon Kirke   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Keith Relf   Composer
Paul Samwell-Smith   Composer
Harry Vanda   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Dan Robey   Composer
Joe Veasey   Composer

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