1989 Gary Moore – After The War

After the War is the eighth studio album by Irish guitarist Gary Moore, released in 1989.

Much like Moore’s previous album Wild Frontier, After the War contains elements of Celtic music. The instrumental “Dunluce” is named after Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland.

The track “Led Clones” features Ozzy Osbourne sharing lead vocals with Moore. The song pokes fun at bands such as Kingdom Come, who were quite popular at the time and were based on a Led Zeppelin type sound and image; it also appeared on a compilation album. Moore again pays tribute to the memory of his long-time friend and colleague Phil Lynott with the song “Blood of Emeralds”.

“After the War” would be Moore’s last foray into conventional hard rock, and his last rock album of any kind until Dark Days in Paradise, released in 1997; starting with his next album, Still Got the Blues, he would primarily switch to playing blues.


1  Dunluce (Part 1) (Gary Moore) 01:17
2  After The War (Gary Moore) 04:18
3  Speak For Yourself (Gary Moore) 03:42
4  Livin’ On Dreams (Gary Moore) 04:14
5  Led Clones (Gary Moore) 06:07
6  The Messiah Will Come Again (Gary Moore, Roy Buchanan) 07:31
7  Running From The Storm (Gary Moore) 04:48
8  This Thing Called Love (Gary Moore) 03:22
9  Ready For Love (Gary Moore) 05:38
10  Blood Of Emeralds (Gary Moore) 08:19
11  Dunluce (Part 2) (Gary Moore) 03:46


BassBob Daisley
DrumsCozy Powell
GuitarGary Moore
KeyboardsNeil Carter
Background VocalsNeil Carter
VocalsGary Moore

Other Musicians

2 After The War

DrumsCharlie Morgan
Background VocalsChris Thompson
Background VocalsAndrew Eldritch

3 Speak For Yourself

DrumsSimon Phillips
Background VocalsOzzy Osbourne
Background VocalsAndrew Eldritch

5 Led Clones

ViolinChris Thompson
Background VocalsChris Thompson
VocalsOzzy Osbourne

6 The Messiah Will Come Again

BassLawrence Cottle
KeyboardsDon Airey

7 Running From The Storm

KeyboardsDon Airey

8 This Thing Called Love

KeyboardsDon Airey

9 Ready For Love

Background VocalsChris Thompson
Background VocalsSam Brown
Background VocalsMiriam Stockley

10 Blood Of Emeralds

DrumsSimon Phillips
Background VocalsAndrew Eldritch

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Collins
Engineer – Ian Taylor
Mixed By – Duane Baron
Mixed By (Additional) – Ian Taylor

Design – Bill Smith Studio
Photography – John Claridge, Arthur Meyerson

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