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Artist: Gary Moore

Title: Wild Frontier

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Gary Moore Wild Frontier Album Cover


Category: Rock

Year: 1987

Label: 10 Records (U.K.)

Catalog Number: DIXCD 56


Gary Moore guitar, vocals
Neil Carter keyboards, vocals
Bob Daisley bass

Remastered re-issue plus bonus tracks released in 2002


1.  Over The Hills and Far Away  5:20
2.  Wild Frontier  4:14
3.  Take a Little Time  4:05
4.  The Loner Instrumental  5:54
5.  Friday on My Mind  4:11  Cover: The Easybeats
6.  Strangers in The Darkness  4:38
7.  Thunder Rising  5:43
8.  Johnny Boy  3:15
9.  Over The Hills and Far Away 12” version  7:26
10.  Wild Frontier 12” version  6:38
11.  Crying in The Shadows  5:01
12.  The Loner extended mix bonus track  7:16
13.  $The Easybeats$ECFriday on My Mind 12” version bonus track  6:15
14.  Out in The Fields live bonus track  5:28
Total Running Time:  75:24

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From: Jennifer Date: May 15, 2001 at 18:47
Moore proved he could really sing on this one, and it's full of great songs. "Over The Hills" is classic, and the guitar work on "The Loner" could easily be the most emotive guitar instrumental ever. It's a tribute to Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, who died the year before this was released. One word describes this one: EXCELLENT

From: Craig Date: July 31, 2001 at 10:12
Easily his most consistent album to date. Neil Carter vocals really compliment Gary on this one. A must have!

From: Date: February 22, 2002 at 8:16
this sucks!

From: Rockforever Date: June 26, 2002 at 19:34
Witty and intelligent comments from the person who doesn't give his/her name. Gary Moore continues to impress as one of the hard rock era's most soulful and talented guitarists. Although it is obviously his instrumental power that shines, Gary has always been a good singer and proves himself to be passionate here. Well done!!!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 14, 2002 at 11:29
Para mi junto con el Run for Cover su mejor disco de los ochenta.Añade a su musica cortes celtas de gran agrado auditivo.Take a little time uno de sus mejores temas y un dominio aplastante sobre las seis cuerdas.GRAN DISCO.

From: baris Date: September 8, 2002 at 15:40
A SUPER "PRE-STILL GOT THE BLUES" ALBUM. "Over The Hills And Far Away" is one of my classics.

From: ace Date: February 2, 2003 at 22:57
This and 'Victims" are classic to me. He is too underappreciated. It was once said that if he were better looking, he would have been huge. What a bunch of crap. Ridiculous commentary from a degrading music society of late. Just one cats opinion.

From: Agnar Date: February 26, 2003 at 9:23
ABSOLUTE ROCK MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!! http://members.xoom.it/hammerblow

From: Scandinavia Date: June 27, 2003 at 16:29
Yep...Great album! Gary's my favorite guitar player(his 80s stuff) next to Rhoads...Damn amazing down-to-earth feel to his playing. He cleverly avoided the "gunslinger" mentality of the 80s...You know: Bigger, Better, Faster...His solos are well-thought and still incorporates the cutting edge techniques of that time. Most songs are good with only few fillers. Highlights: "Over the...", "Wild...", "Take a little..." and the mysterious "Friday...". Sadly all his great 80s albums were forgotten...

From: Harvey Date: June 29, 2003 at 12:17
Shockingly bad.

From: RR-Finland Date: September 1, 2003 at 15:44
Very important piece of Gary Moore to me! Friday On My Mind just happens to be BEST let´s go get some beer tonite, song! This is melodic hard rock cornerstone. Gary gives full-loaded guitarwork and it amazes me how clearly he does it. Thunder Rising!

From: Peter Date: September 21, 2003 at 23:34
The Loner one of the best instrumental ballad of all time. Over the hills and far away is covered by the finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish.

From: Rene Date: October 30, 2003 at 16:47
Friday on my mind is an increible song that i love so much. Anyway, all the album is a killer and its realy the last perfect GARY MOORE record.

From: GhostRider Date: November 3, 2003 at 13:58
No, Corridors and Run for cover were pretty good when he wasnt sigin wishin well but there is little tunes on here to save him and yes he gave up the Van Halen rip off shit and thats great but he couldve went more original. Did he? nope Blues was the in thing around this time and like the early 80's he had to be on somethin big copying SRV so go figure from this Shitbag

From: SWEBarb Date: April 18, 2004 at 17:28
One of the coolest records ever.

From: Geoff - NZ Date: May 6, 2004 at 0:02
Gary is a GREAT rock guitarist (not too shabby at blues either). I've always thought he is under-appreciated. Perhaps he has been too hard to label? Wild Frontier is an outstanding album. I listen to it whenever I need to be inspired. Buy it.

From: illimey Date: May 6, 2004 at 0:25
Apparently Mr. Moore thinks he's the bee's knees. There are a number of stories out there of him treating his adoring fans with absolute contempt in public places. Regardless, it has to be said that this album is truly amazing in parts, and Over the Hills is a track of pure magnificence. So maybe we can allow Gary his alleged disdainful attitude and simply let his music soothe our shattered illusions. Mind you, he HAS released some stinkers in his time as well...

From: Marc Konwinski Date: May 14, 2004 at 13:06
Gary Moore ROCKS! This is by far one of the best albums of all time (from the 80's)! Strangers in the Darkness and Thunder Rising (as well as the other songs on this album) really showcase what a GREAT guitar Player Gary Moore really is...and don't forget the Great Bass fills from Bob!

From: rafa Date: June 10, 2004 at 14:18
para mi el mejor cd del señor moore inpresionante para mi ha sido como un padre he crecido con el disco que sacaba disco que me pillava lastima que se pasara al blus aunque no lo hace nada mal

From: Big Papa K Date: June 14, 2004 at 2:21
This one starts off strong with "Over The Hills And Far Away", where Moore's vocals sound like Pete Townshend at the start of the song. The cover of "Friday On My Mind" is awful. Like most Moore albums, some very strong tracks surrounded by filler. 5/10

From: Joan Date: September 4, 2004 at 8:19
Para mi el mejor disco y el mas original (por el sonido celta que envuelve el disco)de la etapa hardrockera de Gary Moore. Increible "The Loner", posiblemente su mejor canción.

From: Rene Date: October 3, 2004 at 10:58
TAKE A LITTLE TIME is one of the best melodic hard rock songs from the 80s. Together with Friday on my mind its already a good deal buying this album.

From: Bernardo Date: December 26, 2004 at 20:48

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: May 31, 2005 at 22:51
Good Hard Rock album, con el Run For Cover 2 grandes trabajos de Gary no se como seran el resto pero estos 2 son muy buenos, album muy parejo con buenos cortes como Over the Hills and Far Away, The Loner(la instrumental que define el espiritu de alguien como en mi caso), Strangers in the Darkness otro buen disco que todo amante del buen Rock disfrutara. saludos de su amigo el Ave Fenix aunque muy critico pero Justo tambien.

From: PAUL Date: October 28, 2005 at 10:12
Another masterpiece from the mighty GARY MOORE. The way he combines straight british hardrock with traditional irish elements is truly incredible! You can't go wrong with him and his friends. As usual "wild frontier" is a quality album with some of his best moments and as he did with "wishing well" covered "friday on my mind" perfect. Highly recommended, ain't Jez?

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From: Jez Date: October 28, 2005 at 10:34
PAUL - You must be a mind reader, as I am playing this one right this minute. Great album and the remastered version is even better as it has extended versions of 'The Loner' & 'Friday On My Mind' which are my highlights on this one. The rest ain't bad either. As you say, a great mixture on this that keeps the interest going until the very end. Excellent stuff.

From: Carlos A. Date: August 15, 2006 at 11:27
Hardrock esquisito en su linea mas clasica y algo de Aor, este irlandes es un maestrazo, aunque aqui le quiera dar mas de dos vueltas a las preciosas Over the Hills and... y Wild Frontier tambien hay otros tesoros como Take a Little Time, Strangers in the Darkness o Crying in the Shadows....discazo que se hace aun mas entrañable por ser de 1987 9/10

From: lalorock Date: April 21, 2007 at 17:58
Gran clásico de Gary Moore, ojala hubiera seguido con este estilo que es inmortal y hubiera sacado más grandiosos albumes como este;temas plagados de unos solos mágicos y espectaculares,Over the hills... excelente tema épico y melódico con una fuerza inexpunable, el tema título otra joya del album donde batería y guitarras son los protagonistas,Take a little time a lo Out in the fields por ser marchosas,The loner grandiosa demostración instrumental de este mago, mas hard rock y menos blues!...

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 31, 2007 at 23:54
Lo Mejor de Gary Moore empesando el album con un buen tema "Over The Hills and Far Away" y que decir de la segunda joyita "Wild Frontier" hay magia en este buen trabajo tienes que escuchar Friday on My Mind, Strangers In The Darkness que misterio de este tema toda una joyita de AOR y para finalizar este buen album MelodicHardRock/AOR Thunder Rising y una baladita Crying in the Shadows bellisima, recomendado para los jovenes guerreros....

From: Billy Victory Date: August 27, 2009 at 16:25
Under appreciated musician?I don't think so.It's in US only. He and his albums were greatly appreciated in most parts of the world (even here in Indonesia). My favourite tracks on this album: 1. Over The Hills And Far Away () 2. Thunder Rising (adrenaline pumping!) 3. The Loner (instrumental ballad with his trademark chord progressions) And I love his blues albums too (have you ever listened to Picture Of The Moon on the 'Back To The Blues' album?.I really miss rock era in 80s and early 90s compared to crappy music these days.

From: shoemaker Date: February 6, 2011 at 12:20
R.I.P. :[

From: Doug Date: February 7, 2011 at 10:42
He left a great legacy of work. RIP.

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