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Rory Gallagher [Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Rory GallagherAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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In the years that have passed since Rory Gallagher’s death, aged 47 on June 14 1995, his true stature has become ever more clear. This soft spoken Irishman, characterised by his flowing locks and trademark working man stage clothes, was far from ordinary. Gallagher was a self taught virtuoso who forged a musical revolution in his native land, shunned the traps of fame and stardom yet ... Read more in Amazon's Rory Gallagher Store

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  • Audio CD (July 13, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Buddha
  • ASIN: B00000JIKM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Laundromat
2. Just The Smile
3. I Fall Apart
4. Wave Myself Goodbye
5. Hands Up
6. Sinner Boy
7. For The Last Time
8. It's You
9. I'm Not Surprised
10. Can't Believe It's True
11. Bonus Track: Gypsy Woman
12. Bonus Track: It Takes Time

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Featuring Sinner Boy; For the Last Time; I Fall Apart , and more. The two bonus tracks- Gypsy Woman and It Takes Time -bring the song count to an even dozen. First domestic release on CD!

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT UNDERRATED TALENT February 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to find a place to start with somebody who has put out such an extensive catalog of great works in his short lifetime. But this first album and the one that followed in that same year of 1971 remain my favorites. Gallagher's creative juices were still hot after after just breaking up his band Taste, who were just about to attain international success when they broke up because of management and musical differences within the band. It's good Gallagher broke out on his own, because he's doing here what he does best. And that is laying down some of the best blues rock ever made. I still can't believe this album didn't achieve worldwide success. His guitar solos on songs like "For The Last Time", Sinner Boy", and "I Fall Apart", are the best ever put down on vinyl. It just doesn't get any better than this. I will put Gallagher up against all the heavyweights out there. Hendrix, Peter Green, Stevie Ray, and Jeff Beck. He's that good! Another thing that's always been overlooked is Gallagher's ability's on the acoustic guitar. He plays with more feel for the country blues roots than any of the other blues rockers I've heard even to this day. Just try out "Just The Smile", or "It's you", which has a country sound to it, and features Gallagher on Mandolin, which was an instrument he had only recently mastered. You would never know it. Another great song on here is "I'm not surprised". I am surprised this song never became a single. It features the great keyboardist Vince Crane from Atomic Rooster and Authur Brown fame playing some great Fats Domino style piano. There are just no weak songs on here. And the 2 bonus tracks are even good. He does "Gypsy Woman", which Muddy Waters originally recorded. Read more ›
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoldering to explosive August 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The late Rory Gallagher could evoke such range of emotions from his guitar (unlike the emotional monotone that pervades too much of the more-heralded Eric Clapton). Rory was about the blues, but his take was vivid, fresh, and powerful. Warning: if you depressed, do not listen to cuts such as "Can't Believe It's True" alone. You may not make it through the night. On the other hand, the muscular "Laundromat" shows just how effectively Rory could transcend the quotidian and take listeners to a place where they could indulge in his sonic revelries and find, if not a measure of solace, a kindred spirit.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The bonus tracks were new to me. April 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit that the only reason I bought this album was because I had never heard these bonus tracks. They weren't on the original vinyl and were not present on the first pressings of the CD. After hearing them, I'm glad that I bought it. The album is a great clinic in good song writing, and I will always love Rory Gallagher's guitar work. He was great.Though I didn't buy the album through Amazon.com, I still have to give my review of it, so that other people can know about Rory Gallagher--the greatest guitarist on the planet.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great! November 14, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Really, any of the late Rory Gallagher's albums are worth the money. This was a guy with talent and soul to burn and unlike Clapton, Beck, Bloomfield, Winter, heck, even Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gallagher never, ever made a bad album. This one's my favorite for simply having served as my first exposure to the man. And what a mix! Everything from flat-out rockers ("Laundromat" and "Hands Up"), acoustic country blues ("Wave Myself Gooodbye")and late-night jazz ("Can't Believe It's True") and points inbetween. Gallagher was especially eloquent on guitar, whether acoustic or electric, but the dude could also wail on the sax and was a very accomplished mandolin player as well. He's backed to the hilt by bassist Gerry McAvoy and drummer Wilgar Campbell, with Atomic Rooster's Vincent Crane joining on the 88s for a couple of songs. The styles may be all over the place, but the passion is always consistantly there and it makes for one great album. Of many.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rory's best July 18, 1999
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Well done Amazon, for making this fantastic album available again after all these years (and Deuce too, almost as good). Rory's first album after he broke up Taste is quite simply breathtaking. In Taste's dying days Gallagher didn't seem to be creating anything special and his promise as an exciting guitar player seemed to be waning, but with this album he started to really show what he could do. It's worth buying for the phenomenal 'I Fall Apart' alone! Totally original lead guitar playing and great vocals (somewhat reminiscent of Clapton - the vocals that is). Interesting to note that the late Vincent Crane (of Atomic Rooster) plays piano on this album. Also, thankfully, Rory didn't try any more saxophone playing (Taste's 'on The Boards')! A MUST BUY for any Rory fan.
Rory's playing peaked (in my view) with the Irish Tour '74 album. His live act was unbelievable (I saw him twice: '72 and '74) - he blew everyone else away, without showmanship or flashiness, just pure high energy, enthusiasm and genuine talent. I doubt if there will ever be anyone like him again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just amazing January 14, 2006
Format:Audio CD
When i first heard of the late great Rory Gallagher, he had already been dead (R.I.P. Rory).I really did not know what to expect having read about what an amazingly superb guitarist he was (sometimes i get really disappointed after reading great reviews about albums which after i purchase i find to be really dull and a waste of time and money (I am a huge Neil Young fan but his 'On the Beach' album is an example of such a disappointment!)).I popped the 'Rory Gallagher' album on my cd changer in my car and i almost crashed, i found myself shaking my head being moved by his singing,his guitaring and his great songwriting skills!I thought to myself "how come such a talented guitarist/singer/songwriter/saxophonist/harmonicaist (i wonder if thats what they call them)never got the recognition he deserved in his lifetime and after his sad untimely death, while others such as Jimi Hendrix,Janis Joplin,Bob Marley,Jim Morrison and many many others to name a few are seen as martyrs of Rock 'n' Roll?" Defnitely they are all great,but,Rory really stands out between them!If you dont believe me or if you think i am exagerating just buy the cd listen to it and inevitably you will start purchasing all his albums just like I did and please let me know.

Absolutely amazing!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rory, the rock world hardly knew ye...!
I count myself among the fortunate to have witnessed the amazing talent that was Rory Gallagher LIVE IN CONCERT. Read more
Published on October 18, 2010 by @GNES $TECK
4.0 out of 5 stars still great listening 35 years gone
great selections and rory still has a die hard fan club, he now inspires hundreds of young artists to match and try to surpass his skill and recently I have listening to all his... Read more
Published on March 17, 2009 by T. P. Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Keeper For The Library
This so refreshing,to listen to Rory in the days of old.His music is always timeless.

There are so many happy days to remember,listening to this album when it was in... Read more
Published on December 21, 2008 by Michael A. Rommel
5.0 out of 5 stars Achingly good.
I first heard this album back in 1971 on my last day in Geneva, Switzerland before coming to the States. Unfortunately it had to be left behind and subsequently was lost. Read more
Published on June 30, 2008 by Howland of Genf
2.0 out of 5 stars Leave to the last!
All of the wonderful things that have been said about Rory Gallagher in the other reviews for this album are true. Read more
Published on March 21, 2008 by Martin Screech
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic
Warning: Listening to Rory is addictive! I recently purchased this CD along with the Rockpalast, Montreau, and Irish Tour DVDs, as well as the Irish Tour, Live in Europe, and BBC... Read more
Published on February 2, 2008 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS AMAZING,,,,,,as you would expect!
EVERY song is stunning! This man is the best guitar player EVER but you HAVE to hear what he did with the alto-sax on "Cant Believe its True". That song captures you.... Read more
Published on January 14, 2008 by Stacy Pulliam
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-discovering Gallagher
Rory Gallagher, pioneer of the blues-rock-hard-blues-heavy blues and all that variations that along with Clapton and Cream and Hendrix created the path to be followed for the bands... Read more
Published on January 12, 2008 by J. H. Infante
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD I've ever heard
Rory Gallagher never released a bad CD (Big Guns being the possible exception), however, this gem renders the others, themselves all time classics, second rate. Read more
Published on October 10, 2005 by Quarter Twain
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