And yet, in his biography of Moore, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, Harry Shapiro raises the regrettably valid point that while Moore is revered by fans and musicians, he’s woefully under-appreciated in the wider sphere of popular music.
Live From London is a welcome reminder of Moore’s talent. Of all the styles he tried on for size, the blues was a natural fit, and this 2009 show finds him deeply immersed in the genre.
Leading a crack band through a raw, varied set, Moore’s guitar work is incendiary on Oh Pretty Woman, emotive on Still Got The Blues and jaw-dropping on John Mayall’s Have You Heard.
This album is the sound of a musician at his peak.