Close as You Get

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Close as You Get
Studio album by Gary Moore
Released May 21, 2007
Genre Blues, blues rock
Length 51:48
Label Eagle
Producer Gary Moore, Ian Taylor
Gary Moore chronology
The Platinum Collection
(2006)The Platinum Collection2006
Close as You Get
Bad for You Baby
(2008)Bad for You Baby2008

Close as You Get is a 2007 album by Northern Irish blues guitarist and singer Gary Moore. The album reunited Moore with his former Thin Lizzy colleague, drummer Brian Downey who played on all the tracks.

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

Track listing[edit]

Close as You Get
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If the Devil Made Whiskey" Moore 2:48
2. "Trouble at Home" Moore 5:00
3. "Thirty Days" Chuck Berry 3:16
4. "Hard Times" Moore 3:04
5. "Have You Heard?" John Mayall 5:49
6. "Eyesight to the Blind" Sonny Boy Williamson 2:34
7. "Evenin'" Royce Swain 5:47
8. "Nowhere Fast" Moore 3:38
9. "Checkin' Up on My Baby" Sonny Boy Williamson 5:24
10. "I Had a Dream" Moore 7:16
11. "Sundown" Son House 7:08


  • Gary Moore - vocals, guitar, dobro on "Sundown"
  • Brian Downey - drums
  • Vic Martin - keyboards
  • Pete Rees - bass
  • Mark Feltham - harmonica on "Hard Times" and "Checkin' Up on My Baby"
  • Produced by Gary Moore and Ian Taylor
  • Engineered and mixed by Ian Taylor, assisted by Jonathan Tayler-Webb.
  • Recorded and mixed at Sarm Hookend, except "I Had a Dream" backing track, recorded at Sphere Studios by Franco Cameli, assisted by Joshua Blair.


  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal. Close as You Get at AllMusic