Still Got the Blues

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Still Got the Blues
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Studio album by
Released26 March 1990
Recorded1989
GenreBlues-rock, blues
Length52:56
LabelVirgin
ProducerGary Moore, Ian Taylor
Gary Moore chronology
After the War
(1989)
Still Got the Blues
(1990)
After Hours
(1992)
Singles from Still Got the Blues
  1. "Oh Pretty Woman"
    Released: March 1990
  2. "Still Got the Blues (For You)"
    Released: April 1990
  3. "Walking By Myself"
    Released: August 1990
  4. "Too Tired"
    Released: November 1990
  5. "Moving On"
    Released: 1990 (Spanish release only)
  6. "Midnight Blues"
    Released: 1990 (German release only)

Still Got the Blues is the eighth solo studio album by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, released in 1990. It marked a substantial change in style for Moore, who, prior to this album, was predominantly known for rock and hard rock music with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, G-Force, Greg Lake and during his own extensive solo career, as well as his jazz-fusion work with Colosseum II. As evidenced by its title, Still Got the Blues saw him delve into an electric blues style.

The album features guest contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins and George Harrison.

The title track was released as a single and reached No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 16 February 1991.[1] To date, it is the only single of Moore's to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album reached No. 83 on the Billboard 200 on 16 February 1991, then was certified gold by the RIAA on November 1995. This was the most successful album both in sales and chart positions from Gary Moore in the US.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Moving On" - (Gary Moore) - 2:39
  2. "Oh Pretty Woman" - (A. C. Williams) - 4:25
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Albert King - guitar
    • Raoul D'Olivera - trumpet
    • Frank Mead - alto and tenor saxophones
    • Nick Pentelow - tenor saxophone
    • Nick Payn - baritone saxophone
    • Don Airey - Hammond organ
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
  3. "Walking By Myself" - (Jimmy Rogers) - 2:56
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Frank Mead - harmonica
    • Mick Weaver - piano
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
  4. "Still Got the Blues (For You)" - (Moore) - 6:12
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Gavyn Wright - leader of the string section
    • Don Airey - keyboards
    • Nicky Hopkins - piano
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
  5. "Texas Strut" - (Moore) - 4:51
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Don Airey - Hammond organ
    • Bob Daisley - bass
    • Brian Downey - drums
Side Two
  1. "Too Tired" - (Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Maxwell Davies, Saul Bihari) - 2:51
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Albert Collins - guitar
    • Stuart Brooks - trumpet
    • Frank Mead - alto saxophone
    • Nick Pentelow - tenor saxophone
    • Nick Payn - baritone saxophone
    • Don Airey - piano
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
  2. "King of the Blues" - (Moore) - 4:36
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Raoul D'Olivera - trumpet
    • Frank Mead - alto and tenor saxophones
    • Nick Pentelow - tenor saxophone
    • Nick Payn - baritone saxophone
    • Don Airey - Hammond organ
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Brian Downey - drums
  3. "As the Years Go Passing By" - (Deadric Malone) - 7:46
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Frank Mead - tenor saxophones
    • Nick Payn - baritone saxophone
    • Don Airey - Hammond organ
    • Nicky Hopkins - piano
    • Bob Daisley - bass
    • Brian Downey - drums
  4. "Midnight Blues" - (Moore) - 4:58
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Gavyn Wright - leader of the string section
    • Mick Weaver - electric piano
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
CD Release Bonus Tracks
  1. "That Kind of Woman" - (George Harrison) - 4:32
    • Gary Moore - lead guitar, lead vocals
    • George Harrison - rhythm and slide guitars, backing vocals
    • Martin Drover - trumpet
    • Frank Mead - alto saxophone
    • Nick Pentelow - tenor saxophone
    • Nick Payn - baritone saxophone
    • Nicky Hopkins - piano
    • Bob Daisley - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
  2. "All Your Love" - Otis Rush - 3:32
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Mick Weaver - Hammond organ
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums
  3. "Stop Messin' Around" - (Clifford Davis, Peter Green) - 4:00
    • Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
    • Frank Mead - saxophone
    • Mick Weaver - piano
    • Andy Pyle - bass
    • Graham Walker - drums [3]
2002 remastered CD bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."The Stumble" (Instrumental)Freddy King, Sonny Thompson3:01
14."Left Me with the Blues"Moore3:05
15."Further On Up the Road"Don Robey, Joe Medwick4:08
16."Mean Cruel Woman"Moore2:48
17."The Sky Is Crying"Elmore James4:54

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Sales certifications for Still Got the Blues
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Platinum 70,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[18] Gold 25,000[18]
Germany (BVMI)[19] Gold 250,000^
Japan 112,500[10]
Netherlands (NVPI)[20] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[21] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[22] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[23] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[24] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  22. ^ Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1979–1990 (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. 2005. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
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