- Audio CD (July 13, 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
- Label: Buddha
- ASIN: B00000JIL1
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Deuce Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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The dark, edginess of his first solo release have receded (though I love that CD for other reasons), and "Deuce" pretty much set the stage for how Mr. Gallagher's later catalog of recordings would be structured, intermixing blistering power riffs from tracks such as Crest of a Wave and In Your Town with plaintive blues songs such as Don't Know Where I'm Going and Should've learned my Lesson.
His stalwart sidekicks from the early days, Gerry McAvoy on bass and Wilgnar Campbell on drums, generate the rhythm that sets the course, keeping things down to earth and lively. (Mr. McAvoy played bass with Rory till the end.)
This remastered CD sounds clear and free from the technical problems that have marred some of the others. That clean sound, a fine bonus track called Persuasion, and expanded liner notes are enough to justify replacing older copies of this CD
It seems that many folks tend to disregard Rory Gallagher but anyone who takes the time to listen will appreciate how fine a talent we lost in June 1995.
"Crest of the Wave" begins with memorable guitar lines in the beginning and a strong vocal melody. "Well you can ride on the crest of the wave if that's where you want to be". A major tempo change occurs with the line "They won't be satisfied 'til you're out of their sight". Then comes Rory's trademark slide guitar licks. Great solo! No, let's not kid ourselves. This is Rory Gallagher we're talking about here. It's not great- it's FREAKING AWESOME! And when it returns again at the end? Yeah you know it's awesome then too. "There's a Light" has a jazzy rhythm and the drumming is solid. This not only feels like jazz, it also has an atmosphere that reminds me of exploring mountains that I admire. The song also feels like a radically different spin on the older type of rock music with the "Come here now baby, now look what you've done to me now" part. A VERY melodic and interesting jazzy guitar solo in the middle and end too. It's all terrific!
"In Your Town" opens with some awesome guitar playing as you'd expect, but then the tempo shifts and this turns into a blues song with the intensity level pushed up a few notches. Wonderful and melodic slide guitar solo too. I have a feeling there isn't a bad guitar solo on ANY of Rory's albums. Just guessing! This is how bar blues is *supposed* to sound. Not like the boring George Thorogood way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Deuce is a killer album and a guitar showcase for Rory Gallagher. His slide playing is fantastic and his acoustic playing is of equal merit and he plays a dirty blues like few can. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Alapick
Caught it in the early 70's on vinyl. Fantastic talent then and now.Published 9 months ago by dave mcfarland
Rory is one of my top two favorite guitar players ever. I own just about everything he has ever recorded and am always on the lookout for out of print DVDs, CD's or new unreleased... Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by Kevin Schertell
Rory was ahead of his time, he wrote, played and sang with the best of them. He truly loved his music, watch his personal enjoyment on any of his videos and you will know, he was a... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Charles Joseph Cantrill
Have only played this about four times so far. It's a runaway favorite ! I am sure I will buy more of Rory's work in time. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Gweedo Murray