Hello Rocksmith fans!
This week’s DLC is a THREE song pack from @gmooreofficial! Over the weekend we learned that the pack will include both The Loner (Wild Frontier – 1987)and the title track off Still Got The Blues (1990). Today we can confirm (via Xbox NZ) the obvious inclusion of Gary Moore’s Over The Hills and Far Away (Wild Frontier).
It’s definitely a good start for fans of the legendary Irish guitarist!
During his teenage years in the 1960’s, Moore played in the line up of a number of local Belfast based bands, before a move to Dublin, Ireland, after being asked to join the Irish band Skid Row, whose soon to depart lead singer, was one Phil Lynott. Later on, Moore could be seen playing in the likes of Thin Lizzy and British jazz-rock fusion band Colosseum II, as well as having his own, highly successful solo career split between the genres of heavy metal and blues. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock musicians as B.B. King, Albert King, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Albert Collins, George Harrison, and Greg Lake.
One of rock’s most underrated guitarists (both from a technical and compositional point of view), Gary Moore remained relatively unknown in the U.S., while his solo work brought him substantial acclaim and commercial success in most other parts of the world — especially in Europe. Born on April 4, 1952, in Belfast, Ireland, Moore became interested in guitar during the ’60s, upon discovering such blues-rock masters as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and perhaps his biggest influence of all, Fleetwood Mac‘s Peter Green. After relocating to Dublin later in the decade, Moore joined a local rock group called Skid Row, which featured a young singer by the name of Phil Lynott, who would soon after leave the group to double up on bass and form Thin Lizzy. Skid Row persevered, however, eventually opening a show for Moore‘s heroes, Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac, and making such an impression on the veteran group that Green personally requested their manager help secure Skid Row a recording contract with CBS (in addition, Green sold Moore one of his most-used guitars, a maple 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, which would become Moore‘s primary instrument).
- Gary Moore “The Loner”|Lead [E Standard] | Bass [Drop D] – [XBL] / Steam
- Gary Moore “Over The Hills And Far Away”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
- Gary Moore “Still Got The Blues”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
Bassists gotta tune at least once this week!
There you have it, THREE tracks from @gmooreofficial that barely scratches the surface of the legendary guitarist. Are you happy with this first pack, or are you already hitting the request app with your Parisienne Walkways requests? Let us know!