Back on the Streets (Gary Moore album)

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Back on the Streets
Studio album by Gary Moore
Released 30 September 1978
Recorded Spring 1978, Morgan Studios, London
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock, jazz fusion
Length 41:11
Producer Chris Tsangarides, Gary Moore
Gary Moore chronology
Grinding Stone
(1973)
Back on the Streets
(1978)
G-Force
(1980)

Back on the Streets is an album by British blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore, released in 1978, and his first authentic solo record (1973's Grinding Stone album being credited to "The Gary Moore Band"). Thin Lizzy bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott and drummer Brian Downey appear on four songs, including UK top 10 single "Parisienne Walkways". On the album's sleeve, Moore is depicted leaving notorious prison Wormwood Scrubs in the Inner London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Back on the Streets" (Moore/Campbell) – 4:19
  2. "Don't Believe a Word" (Phil Lynott) – 3:34
  3. "Fanatical Fascists" (Lynott) – 2:44
  4. "Flight of the Snow Goose" (Instrumental) (Moore/Campbell) – 6:59

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Hurricane" (Instrumental) (Moore/Campbell) – 4:50
  2. "Song for Donna" (Moore/Campbell) – 5:22
  3. "What Would You Rather Bee or a Wasp" (instrumental) (Moore/Campbell) – 4:48
  4. "Parisienne Walkways" (Lynott, Moore) – 3:08
  • Also released on cassette and CD. Songwriting credits are given as they appear on the sleeve. Songs credited to Moore/Campbell on the sleeve are credited solely to Moore on the album label.

Later versions of the CD, and download versions of the album, contain additional tracks:

  1. "Spanish Guitar" (Phil Lynott vocals)
  2. "Spanish Guitar" (Gary Moore vocals)
  3. "Spanish Guitar" (Instrumental)

Download versions additionally contain an otherwise unnamed bonus track 9.

An alternative CD release, also titled Back on the Streets but with a different cover, contains a revised playing order and additional track (Spanish Guitar) available on later issues of the original recording CD.

  1. "Back on the Streets" – 4:18
  2. "Song for Donna" – 5:22
  3. "What Would You Rather Bee or a Wasp" (Instrumental) – 4:48
  4. "Fanatical Fascists" – 2:44
  5. "Spanish Guitar" (Moore) – 3:48
  6. "Don't Believe a Word" – 3:34
  7. "Flight of the Snow Moose" (Instrumental) – 6:59
  8. "Hurricane" (Instrumental) – 4:50
  9. "Parisienne Walkways" – 3:08

Yet another release with the same title, but no other apparent connection to the original album, is a 2003 compilation of Gary Moore's greatest hits.

Personnel[edit]

  • Gary Moore: guitars, vocals
  • Phil Lynott: bass guitar, double bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals, vocals (CD tracks 2, 3, 8, 9)
  • John Mole: bass guitar (CD tracks 4-7)
  • Don Airey: keyboards, organ, piano (CD tracks 1, 4-7)
  • Brian Downey: drums, percussion (CD tracks 2, 3, 8, 9)
  • Simon Phillips: drums, percussion (CD tracks 1, 4-7)

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