Title : Christy Moore – The Early Years: 1969 – 81. Format : Limited 2CD/DVD. Label : UMC. Cat Num : 3512347. Barcode : 00602435123479
Release Date : November 6th 2020
LTD. EDITION 2CD/DVD SET WITH 38 REMASTERED AUDIO TRACKS INCLUDING 14 RARITIES PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD OR DIGITALLY – PLUS 23 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM THE RTÉ AND BBC VAULTS. IN ALL, OVER 3 HOURS OF MUSIC.
When you have been turning out new music for nigh on six decades, whether performing solo, in seminal ensembles, exciting collaborations or with esteemed accompanists, the back catalogue can sometimes become underappreciated or in Christy’s case, even hard to find. Christy Moore has lived several music lives at this stage, an odyssey that has led as down as many backroads as it has the motorways to mainstream fame and success, and it seems like on every aberration off the beaten track Christy has dropped gold. As one of those rare artists who has somehow managed to remain relevant and socially pertinent to this day, you could forgive Christy for forgetting where he buried the treasure. In the archives of Christy Moore’s history, beyond the multi-platinum albums and the big songs that have sound-tracked a society, lay many dormant gems on dusty discs in lonely libraries. It was time to go looking for them, to piece back the puzzle, to celebrate and appreciate those moments once again. Here, on this first ever comprehensive retrospective of Christy’s early works, we find a selection of songs from Christy’s run of albums and live TV appearances from 1969 to 1981. Many of these tracks have only ever been available on long-lost vinyl pressings or in the case of the RTÉ and BBC performances, they have, until now, remained unreleased.