G-Force (album)

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G-Force
G-ForceCover.jpg
Studio album by G-Force
Released 30 May 1980
Recorded December 1979-January 1980; Cherokee Studios, Hollywood; Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop rock, hard rock
Length 40:34
Label Jet
Producer Gary Moore, Mark Nauseef, Willie Dee, Tony Newton
G-Force chronology
Back on the Streets
(1978)
G-Force
(1980)
Corridors of Power
(1982)
Singles from G-Force
  1. ""Hot Gossip""
    Released: 23 May 1980
  2. ""You""
    Released: Jul 1980
  3. ""White Knuckles / Rockin' And Rollin'""
    Released: 28 Nov 1980

G-Force is a 1980 studio album by the namesake UK-American band led by Irish rock guitarist Gary Moore.

While touring America with Thin Lizzy in support of the band's album Black Rose: A Rock Legend, Moore suddenly quite the band and moved to Los Angeles, hoping to establish a solo rock presence. With the opportunity to tour America in support of Van Halen, Moore recruited his one-time Thin Lizzy bandmate, drummer Mark Nauseef (Elf, the Ian Gillan Band), and vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple), dubbing the band "G-Force". Several months into rehearsals, Hughes left the band after an alcohol-fuelled altercation with Moore and was replaced with vocalist Willie Dee (born William Daffern; formerly of Captain Beyond and Pipedream) and Motown session bassist Tony Newton. The subsequent tour was a success, and the band went on to support Whitesnake on their 1980 Ready an' Willing tour. However, the project was short-lived, only producing the one eponymous album, which was re-mixed by Dennis Mackay. The album consisted of more conventional hard rock radio-oriented music than Moore's previous efforts. The band also recorded the Newton and Dee-penned song "Trust Your Lovin'", only released as a B-side to the 7" single "You".

Soon after the album was released, G-Force disbanded and Moore joined Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame on a new venture, a collaboration that led to Lake's eponymous debut solo album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Answers.com 2.5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "You"   Gary Moore Willie Dee & Moore 4:11
2. "White Knuckles / Rockin' and Rollin'"   Moore / Moore, Mark Nauseef Instrumental / Dee 5:10
3. "She's Got You"   Moore, Nauseef Dee & Moore 4:53
4. "I Look at You"   Moore Dee 6:02
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Because of Your Love"   Tony Newton, Dee, Duane Hitchings Dee 4:00
2. "You Kissed Me Sweetly"   Moore, Newton, Dee Dee 4:16
3. "Hot Gossip"   Moore Moore 3:34
4. "The Woman's in Love"   Moore Moore & Dee 3:53
5. "Dancin'"   Moore, Nauseef, Newton, Dee Dee 4:30
^† — Separated into two tracks on some issues of the album

Personnel[edit]

  • Gary Moore - guitars, lead & backing vocals, keyboards on "I Look at You" and "The Woman's in Love", string arrangements on "I Look at You", production
  • Tony Newton - bass guitar, string arrangements on "You Kissed Me Sweetly", production
  • Mark Nauseef - drums, percussion, production
  • Willie Dee - lead & backing vocals, production

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Joachim Kuhn - keyboards
  • Tom Scott - saxophone on "The Woman's in Love", string arrangements on "I Look at You" and "You Kissed Me Sweetly"
  • Karat Faye - engineering
  • Moshe Brakha - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Answers.com review
  2. ^ Lovén, Lars. "G-Force - Gary Moore & G-Force | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.