'Gary Moore & Friends: One Night in Dublin'
(Gary Moore, et al / Blu ray / NR / (2006) 2009 / Eagle Rock)
Overview: In celebration of Phil Lynott’s short but bright musical career, ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN features Gary Moore, Brian Downey, Eric Bell, Jethro Tull’s Jonathan Noyce, and many others performing a hard-rocking set of Thin Lizzy classics. The touching tribute, recorded in 2005 on what would have been Lynott’s 56th birthday, includes energetic renditions of "Still in Love with You," "Walking by Myself," and "The Boys are Back in Town."
DVD Verdict: This is a welcome addition to my blu ray collection as Thin Lizzy is one of my all-time favorites right up there with Sabbath, Zep, etc. The sound/video quality is very good, and so is the musicianship, especially Gary Moore and Brian Downey. Actually, Brian Downey saves Gary and Brian Robertson at the last few bars of "Emerald" but, hey, that's rock'n'roll!
In the interviews part of this release, Robbo made a good point in stating that the unveiling of a statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin wouldn't have been complete without this tribute show to the man who touched so many people's lives worldwide. Also in this show provides us the appearances by Scott Gorham, sans Les Paul in favor of a Strat and also the first guitarist in this great band, Eric Bell.
This blu ray would have been a perfect "10" if Snowy White (Chinatown, Renegade) and John Sykes (Thunder and Lightning) were in it, but I'm not gonna complain! It's about time Thin Lizzy got the credit they have been due and this dvd firmly cement's Phil Lynott's Legacy in rock and roll history and hopefully will garner new, younger fans as well. Timeless music has a way of doing that! A very nice package overall. [YM] This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.