A BIG SURPRISE !! A TRUE GUITAR CLASSIC 2BADITSAIMPORT
JERAME1@EARTHLINK.NET | FREMONT,CALIFORNIA the best place on earth | 04/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FROM THE DAYS OF BEING A THIN LIZZY TOURING GUITAR PLAYER TO BACK ON THE STREETS A TRUE ROCK CLASSIC IN THE SAME LEAUGE AS "BLOW BY BLOW" AND "BECK-OLA" GARY MOORES GUITAR SCREEMES 4 MERCY UNLIKE NO OTHER. I HAVE THE ORIGINAL ALBUM I BOUGHT IN MY EARLY YEARS OF "HIGH SCHOOL" .A ALBUM IM SURE YOU WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF . I HAVE NOT!!!!!!!!! .VICTIMS OF THE FUTURE AND CORRIDORS OF POWER A MUST BUY!!!!"
Gary moore plays fusion - meltdown baby!
Carol E. Czaplicki | 07/01/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Without a doubt some of Gary's best work is contained on this CD. "Don't Believe a Word" and "What Would You Rather Bee or Wasp" highlite Gary's trademark sound - a melding of blues, jazz and rock in a way that sounds both seamless and timeless. Mr. Moore has sent many a guitarist (myself included) back to the woodshed. But don't think of this as music for musicians... strong melodies (think "Parisian Walkways" here) have always been a hallmark of Gary's style and this CD is the rule, not the exception. I heartily recommend this selection... you won't be dissapointed."
Carol E. Czaplicki | Nerja Malaga Espaņa | 04/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If blindingly fast guitar 70's style is to your liking, this is the cd for you."Back on the Streets" begins with a good solid rocker title track and takes off from there on a journey through several musical styles that Gary manages to master one and all."Don't Believe A Word" is a great bluesy tune more in common with the material he is now best known for.Three songs in the middle find Gary tackling jazz fusion stuff very remeniscent of the Jeff Beck / Jan Hammer collaborations of the same time period. You might even think of Al DiMeola circa "Elegant Gypsy"."Song For Donna" has some sweet mellow tones and worth the price of admission alone is the original studio version of "Parisienne Walkways" with lead vocals by Phil Lynott with Gary doing backup vox.Absolutely fantastic! This cd is a must have for completists and anyone interested in the evolution of one of the best guitarists of this or any other era.I would have given the disc 5 stars except for the inclusion of the song "Fanatical Fascists", which is probably the worst song Gary Moore has associated himself with.( Italian mustaches?)Otherwise a superb recording."