- Audio CD (August 25, 2009)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Eagle Records
- ASIN: B002HWUU6I
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,296 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Crest Of A Wave - The Best Of Rory Gallagher [2 CD]
Double Disc Greatest Hits package of the Best Recordings by the Great Legendary Irish Guitarist. Rory Gallagher is the man who, without question, spearheaded and influenced the entire Irish rock movement. Rory's music was his religion. The conviction and sincerity with which he projected it have assured him a place in rock history and earned him critical acclaim as one of the greatest torchbearers of driving, effusive rock and blues. This collection of songs spanning the Rory catalog will introduce a whole new generation to this legendary player and bring back memories to those who where there.
Top Customer Reviews
Long-time fans will not need this collection which will appeal to completists and those curious or unfamiliar with Gallagher's body of work.
All the tracks are staples but the stand-outs include; A Million Miles Away, Crest of a Wave, Moonchild, Tattoo'd Lady, Walk On Hot Coals and They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore.
This is a good collection but there are others out there which best this one. Check out BIG GUNS - THE VERY BEST OF RORY GALLAGHER which IS career spanning as it takes in TASTE and his solo career and packs more punch than this latest offering.
But for me this double cd is the best.
And it was a very nice surprise that there is a other version of Overnight bag on this cd.
Different than the original song on the photo finish cd.
This version have's a longer solo on the end.
For people that want to learn to know Rory's music,this cd will be a very good start.
I especilaly enjoy the way he goes all the way back to the 1920's in his choices of cover songs. He always credits the original songwriters because it seems he realizes the doors they opened for all blues musicians. By knowing the history of the blues, and playing it to near perfection, his music actually enshrines him as one of the legends. I also really enjoy listening to his up-tempo original cuts. I have other RG albums but this is a great retrospective compilation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
that is for sure. Up, Up there with Clapton, Lee, Page, Fripp, Knopfler, Taylor, Moore, Trower, Green, Blackmore, Ronson, Richards...Published on March 30, 2014 by Gerardo Martinez Casas
Great CD, seller and price. I recommend this seller. I am glad to see that Rory is not forgotten. He influenced so many players and he like Mick Ronson, will live forever because... Read morePublished on January 26, 2010 by Martin Richardson