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Gallagher, Rory: Irish Tour '74-40th Anniversary (2CD)

Here's an unmissable treat for fans of the much missed Irish Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and a treat for those who merely love great music. Released in various formats this is a veritable treasure trove of fabulous songs and even better playing featuring a number of previously unreleased versions of Gallaher standards. At the time, Northern Ireland was going through a period of political turmoil and devastating violence euphemistically called the Troubles. However, while the live music scene was non-existent at that time because of the societal violence, Gallagher was willing to tour. His reasoning: "Kids still live here."

The two disc version is chock filled with classics Gallagher's work on "Tattoo'd Lady" is utterly sublime and arguably the whole band are at their peak on the wonderful "Walk On Hot Coals". Gerry McAvoy (bass), Rod De'ath (drums) and Lou Martin (keys) provide suitably muscular but sympathetic accompaniment throughout and one can only wonder at how splendid it must have been to see this quartet in the flesh. Fortunately we have the various versions of this package to remind us of a great, great talent.

Track Listing:
Disc 1 & 2
Cork (5th of January 1974) * = previously unleashed
Messin' With The Kid*
Cradle Rock
I Wonder Who
Tattoo'd Lady
Walk On Hot Coals
A Million Miles Away
Hands Off*
Too Much Alcohol
As The Crow Flies
Pistol Slapper Blues*
Unmilitary Two-Step*
Bankers Blues*
Going To My Hometown*
Who's That Coming
In Your Town*

Added: November 1st 2014
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Related Link: Artist Website
Hits: 1992
Language: english

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