Released in 1971 after the disbandment of Taste the previous year, Rory Gallagher’s eponymous debut album was recorded at London’s Advision Studios and further established him as a guitarist to be reckoned with. 50 years on and the Irish bluesman’s legacy continues as a guitarist’s guitarist, with the likes of Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, and Slash citing him as a major influence.
In celebration of the album’s golden anniversary, a limited edition five-disc Deluxe box set has been planned for release on September 3. A Rory Gallagher fan’s dream, it includes a brand-new mix of the original album; 30 unreleased/alternative tracks; a 6-song BBC Radio John Peel Sunday concert from 1971; and 4 other BBC Radio session tracks.
The Deluxe box set also contains a previously unreleased DVD of the French “Pop Deux” television show, along with a 32-page hardback book containing rare and previously unseen photographs.
Cut down versions of the Deluxe release are available as a double CD and limited edition 3LP.
Click here (opens in new tab)to pre-order your copy.
Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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