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Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 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 (16 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00637EYGK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,196 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. Gypsy Woman
12. It Takes Time

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gallagher at his best. 19 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
His first, solo (post-Taste), I believe, and among the best. Gallagher comes across as your classic 'travelling bluesman'. He's got some stories to tell, and all he wants is a place to kip and a few shots of Paddy irish 'scotch' of whatever he used to drink (absolutely anything I suppose). From sleeping down in a laundrette "Its the crazienst place I have ever been " - 'Laundromat', to various meanderings about various women (or the same woman for all I know) he maintains the quality throughout. Like the majority of quality records it doesn't fit into a particular decade or time period. "It sounds like it was recorded yesterday", one could say. Rory plays some nice saxophone on 'Can't Believe...'. The second solo on 'Sinner Boy', a song about being nice to the homeless (I presume) is one of his most classic guitar moments, and thats saying something. Anyone who can play something that really rocks but which does not rely on volume or level of distortion to achieve it is the absolute don. It needs to be heard.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Gallagher at his belting best" 4 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
As a huge Rory fan, this album remains my all time favourite! The sound is somewhat reminiscent of the days of Taste but the album is highly original in terms of writing and solo playing. Gallagher appears totally at ease producing incredible solos and enviably catchy riffs. On each track Gallagher succeeds in extricating different textures and sounds from his guitar work which has great energy and pace, well supported by his fellow musicians. The solos on "The Last Time" and "I fall apart" are really special. I hate to sound like a boring old fart (42) but people who were lucky enough to have seen Taste live or Gallagher in these early days of his career really saw an individual and original talent that is very seldom encountered today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just the smile! 2 Mar 2012
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The smile did increase all over my face the first time I heard Rory's first solo release. Over the years since my favourite track has changed depending on my mood. That was the amazing thing with Rory, you start out having a favourite track, then it changes and continues until you arrive back at your original favourite. All tracks are outstanding the lyrics on Just the Smile are brilliant together with the percussian and vocals it is an amazing track. For the Last Time at 6.35 doesn't have a second wasted, why does it have to end so soon I always wanted it to go on and on. Can't Believe It's true takes us off into a sad place and includes one or Rory's rare contributions on Sax, I read one time that he learned to play the sax over a weekend. In all tracks Rory's amazing guitar playing and technique shine through. My favourite track right now is Just the Smile or is it Can't Beleive It's True or is it I Fall Apart I suppose I'll have to listen again and decide. Buy it and enjoy, I did 40 years ago and still love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A blinding first solo album 26 Aug 2010
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In my humble opinion, Rory's first solo album is a blinder, particularly if you consider how old he was went it came out (23 yrs).It's a mixed bag, ranging from the gritty riffs of 'Laundromat', 'Sinner Boy', and 'For the last time' to the more melancholic acoustic pieces 'Just the Smile','I fall apart'. Already, so early in his recording career, Rory showed what a mature and eclectic songwriter he was,in short a very underrated genius, so sorely missed following his tragic and premature death. This album may not necessarily cater for Rory's more rock-orientated fanbase, but this is a worthy inclusion to anyone's CD collection. The bonus tracks 'Gypsy Woman' and 'It takes time' has Rory tipping his cap to his blues heroes Muddy Waters and Otis Rush.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start here.... 14 April 2009
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I first heard this album on its release, I was at school and Rory had already established himself as a favourite through Taste:On The Boards/Live At The Isle Of Wight.His first solo release was much more controlled, and slightly subdued....but...I've only recently bought this,and...............it's brilliant. Great tunes, played with so much feeling. Buy it and enjoy Rory's finest studio moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taste "continued" 4 May 2010
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If,like me,you were disappointed that Taste didn't make enough albums, buy this.
Classic Rory/Taste that doesn't sound dated at all.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
Rory Gallagher was brilliant, if you are thinking of buying only one of his albums, dont, just buy them all...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Master. 2 Feb 2008
By Greatox
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply a guitar genius at work. If the guitar is your instrument and you like the blues you will surely love this album. Quite outstanding.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
This is a strong bluesy album from Rory Gallagher. Love the different sounds from the album, especially "Laundromat" and "Sinner Boy" the album has a great sound as... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ace
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and evocative
I'm not one to presume I'm worthy of writing a review of an album by Rory Gallagher! But if it means that they will sell a few more copies and some proceeds go to Donal and Rory's... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jacnwdls
5.0 out of 5 stars Rory Gallagher
Brilliant album, his first solo after Taste, just stunning, nearly crashed the car when listening to track 10, I Can't Believe It's True when Rory was playing sax, Rory was so... Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. J. Wilden
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say
Not much more to add to previous posts on here.

Brought back my youth,forgot how good he was,sadly taken too early.
Published 15 months ago by Frankieboy
5.0 out of 5 stars The early days 2011 remaster
Rory Gallaghers work sort of exists just under the radar, so to speak. It is always there and loved with a passion by his fans, yet rarely seen mentioned in print these days unless... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name)
5.0 out of 5 stars Rory Gallagher
Early Rory, before many of his more popular solo albums, and a little raw and less polished than subsequent efforts.
But all the better for that, with blues and guts galore. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Great remastered - Rory Gallagher
The new 6 re-remastered CDs are a must for every Rory collector. They were mixed with love and you don't miss the mistakes from early mixes. Read more
Published on 7 May 2012 by cheerdown
5.0 out of 5 stars why wait this long?
I have been a Rory fan since the early 70's,maybe not his greatest fan, but always loved what I heard and saw. For some reason never listened to this. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars "...Take Him Home Right Away..."
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2012 CD REISSUE ***

Under the supervision of Donal Gallagher (his older brother and former tour manager) - Irish guitar hero RORY GALLAGHER... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2012 by Mark Barry
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting in to Rory Gallagher
I have only recently started listening to Rory Gallagher and I am really impressed. His guitar work is excellent and his voice compliments each song. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2012 by Smartin
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