This was the 1st, and last, album to be recorded by the Gary Moore Band (which featured Moore on vocals and guitar, Pearse Kelly on drums and percussion and John Curtis on bass). Moore’s guitar playing is absolutely sublime. However, to those that love his bluesy stuff, you mightn’t like this album because it was done at a time when Moore thought that to be a great guitarist you had to be fast.
With only six tracks on this CD you’d be forgiven for thinking that 1973’s Grinding Stone was an EP. In fact, it’s a stupendously brilliant LP. This was at a time when Gary Moore had grown out of his bluesy roots and this was the start of a good long time doing rock. One of the special things about Moore is his unwillingness to do the same thing twice. Throughout his career he has played classical, blues, jazz, and in 1973, Hard Rock guitar. All of it exceptional.
Digitally remastered edition of the guitarist\'s first solo album prior to his joining Colosseum II. Moore tried a variety of styles on this debut, expressing only hints of the blues that he would become known for later in his career and lots of the hard/progressive rock that would soon follow these sessions.
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All songs by Gary Moore
1. \"Grinding Stone\" (Instrumental) – 9:38
2. \"Time to Heal\" - 6:19
3. \"Sail Across the Mountain\" - 6:58
4. \"The Energy Dance\" (instrumental) - 2:29
5. \"Spirit\" - 17:14
6. \"Boogie My Way Back Home\" – 5:41
* Gary Moore - Guitar, Vocals
* Frank Boylan - Bass
* John Curtis - Bass
* Philip Donnelly - Guitar
* Pearse Kelly - Percussion, Drums
* Jan Schelhaas - Keyboards