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Tattoo

16 Jan. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Jan. 2012
  • Release Date: 13 Jan. 2012
  • Label: Sony Music UK
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  • Total Length: 50:41
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  • ASIN: B006T586LA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,136 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Ed on 17 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Rory Gallagher made some of the most admirable albums in rock. He had no pretensions and no agenda of any kind other than a desire to make great music – which he did in spades. Tattoo is one of the best of a long list of great albums.
A key to the greatness of this album is that so much of it was reproduced for his following live album, including the wonderful title track which, while not as good as the live version, still kicks off the album in a great way. Gallagher’s diversity as a musician can be seen in the first half of the album with the furious rocker ‘Cradle Rock’, jaunty acoustic blues ’20:20 Vision’ and jazz masterpiece ‘They Don’t Make Them Like You Anymore’ standing tall together despite being very different songs. The latter in particular showcases some wonderful piano work by Lou Martin, one of three virtuoso musicians Gallagher was fortunate enough to have in his band.
It is on the second half though that the album really takes off. ‘Livin’ Like A Trucker’ is decent if a bit forgettable, but ‘Sleep On A Clothes-line’ is a great fun boogie; ‘Admit It’ is a sharp, snappy rock song and ‘Who’s That Coming’ shows Gallagher’s astounding slide guitar. The best track though has to be the heartbreaking ‘A Million Miles Away’, one of Gallagher’s greatest masterpieces and one (rightly) held in great esteem by fans.
The only non-essential track is the country ‘Tuscon, Arizona’, which is a musical style that Gallagher was rarely at his best at; that, however, is a bonus track and not a reflection on the greatness of the album itself.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rob Dylan (San Lorenzo) on 9 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have all Rory Gallagher's solo albums and with his former band Taste. They are all brilliant and in my opinion this one is the cream of the crop. It has absolutely everything you would expect from this superb performer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Under the supervision of Donal Gallagher (his older brother and former tour manager) - Irish guitar hero RORY GALLAGHER had his LP back-catalogue first reissued onto CD between 1998 and 2000. Each of those RCA/Capo releases came in jewel cases and had previously unreleased bonus tracks. The campaign culminated with a tremendous outtakes compilation in 2003 called "Wheels Within Wheels".

This latest version of "Tattoo" (his 4th studio album for Polydor) is one of six 'new' remasters released to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of his Solo career (list below). So what's different? In a nutshell - cheaper price, upgraded packaging and 2011 mastering (and proper track placing too). Here are the finite details...

Released 16 January 2012 in the UK (31 Jan 2012 in the USA) - "Tattoo" is on Sony/Capo/Legacy 88691917462 and comes in a card digipak rather than a jewel case. The original vinyl album was released November 1973 in the UK on Polydor Super 2383 230 and Polydor PD 5539 in the USA (it charted at number 32 in England and number 187 in the States).

BONUS TRACK ANOMOLIES:
The two bonus tracks that first appeared on the 2000 CD reissue ("Tucson, Arizona" and "Just A Little Bit") have been reduced to one for this 2012 version - "Tucson, Arizona". Just to be a bit more confusing - those two bonuses and a 'third' track on the 2000 edition of "Irish Tour" are all tied-in and need some explanation.

"Tucson, Arizona" is a genuine album-sessions outtake from the period so it warranted its placing on the original "Tattoo" CD - as it does here. "Just A Little Bit", however, was the last track on Side 4 of the original "Irish Tour '74" double album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mike Davey VINE VOICE on 20 Oct. 2010
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I bought this record when it was first released and it has always been one of my favourite Rory albums. There is such a variety of styles, all of which he was a master of. The lyrics and singing - and the band are all superb. I recently bought it on CD and it is still one of my favourites. Just can't stop playing it! Don't go for the compilations - get this and Deuce and soak up the sheer energy of the Man. Thank God he didn't go down the middle of the road (Eric!)
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By DUNCAN SMITH on 26 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
FROM THE SUBTLE ACOUSTIC BLUES OF 20:20 VISION, TO BLISTERING , BOISTEROUS , QUINTISSENTIAL GALLAGHER TRADEMARK TRACKS LIKE " SLEEP ON A CLOTHES LINE " & "LIVIN' LIKE A TRUCKER " THIS RANKS ALONGSIDE THE IRISHMAN'S FINEST. HE HARKS BACK TO HIS JAZZ INFLECTED, TASTE DAYS WITH THE SUPERB " THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE YOU ANYMORE" ,CERTAINLY FOR ME THE ALBUM'S HIGHLIGHT. HAVING BEEN PRIVELEGED TO THE SIGHT ,AND AURAL DELIGHT ,OF RORY IN CONCERT ON 2
OCCASIONS (ALBEIT MANY MOONS AGO ) THIS STILL STANDS AS ONE OF HIS FINEST RECORDED ACHIEVEMENTS. IF YOU ENJOY BLUES WITH GRIT,POWER AND A HINT OF UNFORMULAIC REFINEMENT THEN PURCHASE THIS POSTE HASTE. THE MAN IS A LEGEND , AND HIS MEMORY WILL LINGER LONGER THAN ANY OTHER GALLAGHER CURRENTLY ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB ANY SORT OF MUSICAL EVEREST. IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN.
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