GARY MOORE – Corridors of Power

Gary Moor – Corridors of Power [Remastered] (2002, Virgin Records – UK Import)
Original Release: 1982, Mirage Records

1. “Don’t Take Me for a Loser” … 4:17
2. “Always Gonna Love You” … 3:56
3. “Wishing Well” … 4:06
4. “Gonna Break My Heart Again” … 3:19
5. “Falling in Love with You” … 4:52
6. “End of the World” … 6:53
7. “Rockin’ Every Night” …  2:48
8. “Cold Hearted” … 5:12
9. “I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow” … 7:47
10. “Falling in Love with You” (Remix) … 4:10
11. “Falling in Love with You” (Remix instrumental) … 4:24
12. “Love Can Make a Fool of You” … 4:06

Gary Moore – Vocals, Guitar
Neil Murray – Bass
Ian Paice – Drums
Don Airey – Keyboards
Tommy Eyre – Keyboards
Jack Bruce – Vocals (“End of the World”)
Bobby Chouinard – Drums (“End of the World”)
Mo Foster – Bass (“Falling in Love with You”)

Producer: Jeff Glixman

Gary Moore surrounded himself with some fine musicians for this one– Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath), Ian Paice (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) and journeyman keyboardist Don Airey (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Ozzy, etc, etc, etc…)

This is my second Gary Moore purchase and it isn’t quite as good as Victims of the Future, but it is still an enjoyable listen. Victims of the Future was the follow-up to this one and that album displayed Gary Moore in full-on hard rock guitar hero mode, but this album sees him straddling the line between hard rock (the great opener “Don’t Take Me for a Loser”) and pop (the guilty pleasure slice of cheese balladry that is “Always Gonna Love You”).

My favorite song from this album is “End of the World” which starts off with two minutes of Moore showing of his incredible skills and this hard rocker would have easily fit on Victims of the Future.

This one has been reissued a number of times with varying bonus tracks, most interesting to me is a 2000 reissue with a seven minute version of “Empty Rooms”. Would’ve been nice to have that one instead of three variations of “Falling in Love with You” on one album.

Highlights: “Don’t Take Me for a Loser”, “Always Gonna Love You”, “Wishing Well”, “Gonna Break My Heart Again”, “End of the World”


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