After the War (album)

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After the War
Studio album by Gary Moore
Released 25 January 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 53:01
Label Virgin
Producer Peter Collins
Gary Moore chronology
Wild Frontier
After the War
Still Got the Blues
Singles from After the War
  1. "After the War"
    Released: December, 1988
  2. "Ready for Love"
    Released: March, 1989
  3. "Led Clones"
    Released: July, 1989
  4. "Livin' on Dreams"
    Released: October, 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

After the War is an album by Irish rock guitarist Gary Moore, released in 1989.

Like Moore's prior album Wild Frontier, this album contains elements of Celtic music. The instrumental track "Dunluce" is named after Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland.

The track "Led Clones," with Ozzy Osbourne sharing lead vocals with Moore, pokes fun at bands such as Kingdom Come who were quite popular at the time and were based on a Led Zeppelin type sound and image; it also appeared on a compilation album. Moore again pays tribute to the memory of his long-time friend and colleague Phil Lynott with the song "Blood of Emeralds".

"After the War" is the last conventional hard rock album by Moore until Dark Days in Paradise (1997); the next album marked a departure into blues.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "After the War"   Moore 4:17
2. "Speak for Yourself"   Moore, Neil Carter 3:42
3. "Livin' on Dreams"   Moore 4:14
4. "Led Clones"   Moore, Carter 6:07
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Messiah Will Come Again" (Instrumental; not present on Virgin Records vinyl recording) Roy Buchanan 7:29
2. "Running from the Storm"   Moore 4:45
3. "This Thing Called Love"   Moore 3:32
4. "Ready for Love"   Moore 5:39
5. "Blood of Emeralds"   Moore, Carter 8:19
6. "Dunluce" (Instrumental, cassette only) Moore 3:50
CD release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dunluce (Part 1)" (Instrumental) Moore 1:17
2. "After the War"   Moore 4:17
3. "Speak for Yourself"   Moore, Carter 3:42
4. "Livin' on Dreams"   Moore 4:14
5. "Led Clones"   Moore, Carter 6:07
6. "The Messiah Will Come Again" (Instrumental) Buchanan 7:29
7. "Running from the Storm"   Moore 4:45
8. "This Thing Called Love"   Moore 3:22
9. "Ready for Love"   Moore 5:39
10. "Blood of Emeralds"   Moore, Carter 8:19
11. "Dunluce (Part 2)" (Instrumental) Moore 3:50
2002 remastered CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Emerald"   Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, Phil Lynott 4:06
13. "Over the Hills and Far Away" (Live) Moore 10:16
14. "Military Man" (Live) Lynott 6:26
15. "Wild Frontier" (Live) Moore 5:01




Year Chart Position
1989 UK 23
April 29, 1989 USA 114


  1. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "After the War - Gary Moore | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-22.