- Audio CD (November 23, 1999)
- Rmst ed. edition
- Original Release Date: November 23, 1999
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Live
- Label: Sony Legacy
- Run Time: 59 minutes
- ASIN: B00002Z84Q
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,841 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Live In Europe Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Live
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guitarist with a great feel for all kinds of blues, soulful singer, and charismatic performer (though without pretense), Gallagher was, for some reason, a non-seller. This album was the first Gallagher cut-out I bought and when the CD was released I didn't flinch at all at paying full price because this is some of the best live blues and rock on earth. After a perfunctory introduction and some enthusiastic applause from what sounds like a small audience, Gallagher rips into the first notes of his cover of Junior Wells' "Messin' With The Kid" and never lets up. His acoustic blues are just as impassioned as his electric rock; his performance of "Pistol Slapper Blues" is actually reminiscent of Blind Boy Fuller's, complete with fine Piedmont style fingerpicking and "Going To My Hometown" features mandolin and audience participation. Bassist Gerry McAvoy and drummer Wilgar Campbell fir perfectly with him. ther challenge and push him without getting in the way. Campbell's fills never intrude on the music, rather they help to fill the background and tend to keep the intensity up. Gallagher's own virtuosity never seems to exist for its own sake; his ego seems totally subsumed in the music. This is the mark of a true musician. The production is competent without being the least bit slick and there are just enough wrong notes to indicate a minimum of overdubbing. This is a great live rock album, doubtless one of the best, and an object lesson for many musicians with great chops and little maturity. Don't miss it.
A lot of guitarists fake it in the studio. They get the benefit of multiple takes, double tracking, and various sound effects. Live albums show what you can really do, and luckily we have two great live albums from Gallagher, this one and IRISH TOUR. I actually prefer this one, however, because most of the cuts here did not appear on other albums.Read more ›
From the first song 'Messin' with the Kid' Rory's guitar comes out swinging. Backed by excellent bass and drums, this power trio delivers rock-n-blues at its best. Another fine highlight is Blind Boy Fuller's 'Pistol Slapper Blues' a Rory Gallagher favorite. Perhaps no song among in this fine collection shows just at what a high level of playing this trio was capable of than 'Bullfrog Blues'.
If you've never heard Rory Gallagher before prepare to be pleasantly surprised. One warning, other Rory Gallagher albums-studio and live- are, in my humble opinion, of equally high quality. You'll want them all.
With Rory now firmly in control a new trio was formed under ''The Rory Gallagher Band" banner with the aforementioned Gerry McAvoy on Bass and the powerhouse drummer Wilgar Campbell. For the next two years they toured incessantly, wherever people were prepared to listen to them, and at every performance never less than a 110% was given by Rory and the boys. They often played for over three hours when they were only booked to do one. There was never any money or time wasted on stage - attire either. What the band wore on the street is what they wore on stage. What you saw was what you got. Rory never believed in Set Lists, playing what he thought was appropriate to the moment; some nights opening with one song, the next playing the same song as a final encore. Giving the other two just seconds to know which song he would be launching into next. Rory would do this with songs as well, playing 'Too Much Alcohol' one night as a full blown electric rocker with the band, and the next as an acoustic Blues with just him on acoustic guitar and a Harmonica.
During this time they recorded the first two studio albums.Read more ›
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amazing guitar player just too bad i discovered him after he diedPublished 1 month ago by lori christianson
Awesome lp, had the lp on cd &vinyl had to have it on my phone, along with 14 other of Rorys mp3sPublished on July 4, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful album, but all of his are - don't really know what else to say! Plus, he's even better livePublished on June 23, 2014 by LexieGee
A brilliant live performance from one of the greatest, yet underrated, and unknown performers!!! A superb album that is just filled with raw energy, yet the riffs are tight, and... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Étoiles Venteuses
If you like blues/rock, get it. If you're a Rory fan, get it.
The sound quality is amazing! This is classic rock at it's best.
Thank God for Youtube and DVD reissues (like the Irish Tour 74 dvd you can buy on Amazon), which means everyone can now see all this stuff live: the intensity, the lyricality, the... Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by Da Craig
What makes a good concert recording? One criteria is that you can share the excitement the audience no doubt felt on the actual night and this recording allows exactly that, listen... Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by Noel A. Hodda
There aren't many white people who've played the blues so well that it couldn't matter to anyone, anyone honest, that is, whether they were white -- and an even smaller number of... Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by Daniel G. Schaeffer
fantastic cd, one of best live cds available, saw him play in frankfurt germany 1974, simply amazing, had awesome bass guitar player also, cd does justice to a great performer, who... Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by mark woodruff