Run for Cover (Gary Moore album)

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Run For Cover
Studio album by Gary Moore
Released September 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 45:41
Label EMI
Producer Andy Johns, Gary Moore, Peter Collins, Beau Hill, Mike Stone
Gary Moore chronology
We Want Moore
(1984)
Run For Cover
(1985)
Wild Frontier
(1987)

Run For Cover is an album by Gary Moore, released in 1985, and is often considered as Gary Moore's breakthrough album.

The album includes a remake of the hit single "Empty Rooms" (UK #20), one of Moore's biggest successes and top 5 single "Out in the Fields" the album's biggest selling single.

The album features many of Moore's friends including Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, Paul Thompson of Roxy Music and Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy. Lynott and Moore trade vocals on "Out in the Fields", while Lynott sings vocals on "Military Man", an old Grand Slam track, alone. Lynott also provided vocals for a re-recording of the Thin Lizzy classic "Still in love with You" (on which Moore originally played guitar); the track was initially only issued as a single B-side but is included on later remastered versions of the album. "Out in the Fields" is a song about the turmoil in their native Ireland.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Run for Cover"   Moore 4:13
2. "Reach for the Sky"   Moore 4:46
3. "Military Man"   Phil Lynott 5:40
4. "Empty Rooms"   Moore, Neil Carter 4:17
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Fields"   Moore 4:17
2. "Nothing to Lose"   Moore 4:41
3. "Once in a Lifetime"   Moore 4:18
4. "All Messed Up"   Moore, Carter 4:52
5. "Listen to Your Heartbeat"   Moore 4:31
CD release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Run for Cover"   Moore 4:13
2. "Reach for the Sky"   Moore 4:46
3. "Military Man"   Lynott 5:40
4. "Empty Rooms"   Moore, Carter 4:17
5. "Out of My System"   Moore 4:01
6. "Out in the Fields"   Moore 4:17
7. "Nothing to Lose"   Moore 4:41
8. "Once in a Lifetime"   Moore 4:18
9. "All Messed Up"   Moore, Carter 4:52
10. "Listen to Your Heartbeat"   Moore 4:31
2002 remastered CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Still in Love with You"   Lynott 5:59
12. "Murder in the Skies" (Live at the Ulster Hall, December 17, 1984) Moore 4:09
13. "Stop Messin’ Around" (Live at the Ulster Hall, December 17, 1984) Peter Green 5:23

Singles[edit]

  • "Military Man" (1985)
  • "Empty Rooms" (July 1985)
  • "Run for Cover" (1985) (Released only in South Africa)
  • "Listen to Your Heartbeat" (1985)
  • "Reach for the Sky" (1986) (Rare South African promotional single)

Personnel[edit]

  • Gary Moore - guitar, lead vocals (all songs), bass guitar ("Run for Cover")
  • Gary Ferguson - drums ("Run for Cover", "Once in a Lifetime" and "All Messed Up")
  • Glenn Hughes - bass guitar, vocals ("Reach for the Sky", "All Messed Up", "Nothing to Lose", and "Out of My System")
  • Andy Richards - keyboards (All except "Nothing to Lose" and "All Messed Up")
  • Neil Carter - backing vocals ("Run for Cover", "Empty Rooms", "Nothing to Lose", "Once in a Lifetime", and "Listen to Your Heartbeat"), keyboards ("Out of My System", "Nothing to Lose", "Once in a Lifetime", and "Listen to Your Heartbeat")
  • Charlie Morgan - drums ("Reach for the Sky", "Military Man" and "Out in the Fields")
  • Phil Lynott - bass guitar, vocals ("Military Man", "Out in the Fields" and "Still in Love with You")
  • Don Airey - keyboards ("Military Man" and "Out in the Fields")
  • James (Jimbo) Barton - drums (sampled) ("Empty Rooms")
  • Paul Thompson - drums ("Out of My System" and "Nothing to Lose")
  • Bob Daisley - bass guitar ("Once in a Lifetime")

Production[edit]

  • Andy Johns ("Run for Cover", "Reach for the Sky" and "All Messed Up")
  • Gary Moore ("Military Man")
  • Peter Collins ("Empty Rooms" and "Out in the Fields")
  • Beau Hill ("Out of My System" and "Nothing to Lose")
  • Mike Stone ("Once in a Lifetime" and "Listen to Your Heartbeat")

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1985 UK 12

References[edit]