Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Moving Hearts

Prog Folk

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Moving Hearts Live Hearts album cover
3.00 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Live, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. McBrides
2. 2-1 Freddie
3. Downtown
4. All I Remember
5. Open Those Gates
6. Strain Of The Dance
7. What Will You Do About Me.
8. Let Somebody Know
9. Lake Of Shadows


Search MOVING HEARTS Live Hearts lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MOVING HEARTS Live Hearts tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Mick Hanly / lead vocals
- Dónal Lunny / bouzouki)
- Declan Sinnott / guitar
- Keith Donald / alto sax
- Eoghan O'Neill / bass
- Matt Kellaghan / drums
- Davy Spillane / uilleann pipes

Releases information

LP WEA - IR 0230

Thanks to kenethlevine for the addition
Edit this entry

MOVING HEARTS MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy MOVING HEARTS Live Hearts Music

Live HeartsLive Hearts
Green Linnet
$10.00 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy MOVING HEARTS music online Buy MOVING HEARTS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

MOVING HEARTS Live Hearts ratings distribution

(2 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (100%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

MOVING HEARTS Live Hearts reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by kenethlevine
3 stars I can't be sure whether the initial incarnation of MOVING HEARTS with CHRISTY MOORE ever played live, but if they did, it does not seem to have been captured on you-tube, let alone on disk. By the time "Live Hearts" was performed in 1982, Mick Hanly had replaced Christy on vocals. It appears that the group was still adapting new material to their repertoire because this album features several tracks not present on either of their first two releases.

The performance of the new songs seems somewhat lackluster, as if Hanly was still finding himself within the band, and the synthesizers appearing on "Dark End" are all the more pronounced here. But, since renditions of "Let Somebody Know" and "What will you do about me" are both excellent, I wonder whether it is simply the newer songs like "1-2 Freddy" and "Open Those Gates" that aren't worthy of the group's repertoire. In contrast, "Strain of the Dance" is superb, sounding surprisingly akin to what Christy Moore was to do on his own a bit later, like "Biko Drum". Here Hanly seems much more confident, perhaps because he is working with a much more powerful piece to begin with. The album closer is a fine version of the instrumental "Lake of Shadows"

Hence we have a mixed bag of live performances that are valuable if only because they remain the only available concert recording of the period, but also reflect a band that rose to the level of its material. With two out of the three newer songs being inferior, perhaps the saga was indeed spent in two short years, and least for Moving Hearts as a vocal oriented Celtic rock band. 2.5 stars rounded up for historical significance.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MOVING HEARTS "Live Hearts"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives