Rory Gallagher - " Irish Tour " Is Awesome

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  1. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

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    Picked up Rory Gallagher " Irish Tour " yesterday at a used CD store for $ 5.00. Best $ 5.00 I have spent in a very longtime. What a great CD. All live. What a shame that he is not with us anymore.
     
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    That's one of the very best live records of all time. Nicely done.
     
  3. Octave Doctor

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    If you have a good internet connection, check YouTube, there's several clips form the Irish Tour movie the last time I looked--along with all the other Rory clips.

    Also be on the lookout for the Live in Europe album from 1972, Rory's a bit more rowdy here.
     
  4. trag-o-caster

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    Congratulations!

    The best $5 I ever spent was on my Rory ticket back in 85. For $5 I got to see Rory from the front row, right in front of the man himself!
     
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    I was listening to Live at Montreaux last night, wondering why I don't listen to more Rory Gallagher. Great showman as well.
     
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    Go treat yourselves and get the Irish Tour and Montreux dvd's. Even better to see him at work than just listening to it. Amazing stuff........
     
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    I've got it on the turntable right now. :D


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  9. Bluej58

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    The DVD is cool but I personally dig the songs on the CD better
     
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    Great album!
     
  11. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Why does it take you folks so long to 'discover' Rory?

    I can assure you that his live shows were way better than any recording.

    But if you want more, get Big Guns too.
     
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    The Live At Montreaux DVD shows Rory at his best, IMO. Though Irish Tour is pretty damn good (first Rory CD I bought). :)
     
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    That´s one of my favourite records, Walk on hot coals is just amazing and A million miles away, so much dynamic in those songs! I love Rory Gallagher!!
     
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    okay correct me if im wrong but didnt someone interview hendrix back in the day and ask him "whats it feel like to be the greatest guitar player in the world?" in which he replied "how should i know ask rory gallagher"...was it rory? someone on this forum has heard of this im sure...
     
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    First RG record I got (vinyl disc with scratches on it) was Live Taste, also at Montreux.

    One of Rory's jobs was a session man on Muddy Waters London Sessions ca 1969/70 (along with Alvin Lee, Albert Lee and just about every other muso in town). Listen to Rory, listen to Muddy, listen to Rory again.

    Rory seemed to love playing live to an audience, in fact promoters had problems getting him off the stage. Might explain why his live recordings are so good. The BBC Sessions are live-in-studio (I heard them as broadcast on 'In Concert').

    There were any number of brilliant guitarists around in the early 70s (J.Beck, P.Green, R.Blackmore, Pete Gage, Tony McPhee, Jimi, Mick Ronson, Paul Kossoff, etc, etc) Rory was definitely up there with the best of them and fairly unique in that he would play in a number of different styles of blues/rock but also wasn't adverse to diving into other genres e.g. zydeco. He also played piano and sax.

    Huge discography but many duplicate numbers, suggest -
    Live Taste (live)
    Rory Gallagher
    In Concert (double) aka BBC Sessions (live in studio)
    Irish Tour (live)
    Live In Europe (live)
    Big Guns (double) (anthology of the best studio work)
     
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    Irish Tour along with Live In Europe and Tatoo were my first Rory CD's. Ordered all three together. The best was putting all three in my CD player and hitting the shuffle button. To top it off, I had the house to myself! It was a nice afternoon!

    One look at Rory's Strat and I knew I had to listen to his music. He's my favorite guitarist! Rory On!

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    I got to see Rory twice, once in 1975 opening for Foghat and again in 1980 opening for Jefferson Starship--I had never seen any body tear up a stage like that before or since. Well, I tried to do it myself a few times, but I don't know how well it turned out. ;)
     
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    I'm so jealous, I wnat that on vinyl baaaad!!!
     
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    I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again; Rory's #1 period.
    The absolute most underrated superstar in all History.
     
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    Definitely.
     
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