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Close as You Get

Close as You Get
Studio album by
Released21 May 2007
StudioSarm Hookend, Sphere Studios
GenreBlues, blues rock
ProducerGary Moore, Ian Taylor
Gary Moore chronology
The Platinum Collection
Close as You Get
Bad for You Baby

Close as You Get is sixteenth solo album by Northern Irish blues guitarist and singer Gary Moore.[1] The album reunited Moore with his former Thin Lizzy colleague, drummer Brian Downey who played on all the tracks.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

Track listing

Close as You Get
1."If the Devil Made Whiskey"Moore2:48
2."Trouble at Home"Moore5:00
3."Thirty Days"Chuck Berry3:16
4."Hard Times"Moore3:04
5."Have You Heard?"John Mayall5:49
6."Eyesight to the Blind"Sonny Boy Williamson2:34
7."Evenin'"Royce Swain5:47
8."Nowhere Fast"Moore3:38
9."Checkin' Up on My Baby"Sonny Boy Williamson5:24
10."I Had a Dream"Moore7:16
11."Sundown"Son House7:08


  • Gary Moore - vocals, guitar, dobro on "Sundown"
  • Brian Downey - drums
  • Vic Martin - keyboards
  • Pete Rees - bass
  • Mark Feltham - harmonica on "Hard Times" and "Checkin' Up on My Baby"
  • Produced by Gary Moore and Ian Taylor
  • Engineered and mixed by Ian Taylor, assisted by Jonathan Tayler-Webb.
  • Recorded and mixed at Sarm Hookend, except "I Had a Dream" backing track, recorded at Sphere Studios by Franco Cameli, assisted by Joshua Blair.


  1. ^ "Gary Moore – Close As You Get". Goodreads. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal. Close as You Get at AllMusic