ROCKTOBER Episode 3: Over the Hills and Far away-Gary Moore

“Over the Hills and Far Away” is a song by Northern Irish musician Gary Moore, released in December 1986 by 10 Records as the first single from his sixth solo album Wild Frontier. The song peaked at number 20 on the UK Singles Chart,[but was most successful in the Nordic countries, topping the charts in Finland and Norway.

The song features The Chieftains, who also appear in the video.Moore performed the song with the group at the TV show celebrating their 25th anniversary in 1988.

If anyone thinks the Chieftains are rigid in their attitudes, a look at the list of people with whom they have recorded (Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Art Garfunkel, Dan Fogelberg, Mike Oldfield) or jammed (Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne) should put that notion to rest.

They have recently finished a single with Canada’s rising rock group Glass Tiger, and Moloney chuckles when he talks about another collaboration, with Irish rock guitarist Gary Moore, a platinum seller in Europe. “ ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’ was the single, the video for which, incidentally, they dressed me up in black leather. I looked like Napoleon gone wrong.” Paddy Moloney said.


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