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The BBC Sessions [Limited Edition]

Rory Gallagher Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 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 (7 Aug 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000026RZO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The career of Irish blues guitar hero Gallagher was heavily documented by the BBC. This two-disc set is split between "in concert" and "studio" discs, featuring Rory's long-standing trio of Lou Martin (keyboards), Gerry McAvoy (bass) and Rod deAth (drums). It's the full cream, scooped up from a potential 10-hour tape-pile. The live disc displays the hurtling juggernaut that was the Gallagher gig norm, blues purity retained at rock distortion levels, fingers blurred and screaming as they fly over the frets. Lou Martin excels throughout, flaying boogie piano on "Country Mile" and squeezing the organ hard on "Roberta". Gradually, the subversive rumbling of deAth's bass drum impacts on the frontal lobes, the first disc programmed for steady acceleration, his foot-pedal beating faster and faster, until the whole band attains the continuous crescendo that is "Used To Be". All the while, Gallagher keeps up the tonal variety, constantly arriving at unexpected solo structures, mixing aggression with imagination. The studio disc seems slightly less frenzied after this, but reveals other facets, a gentler timbre to the axe. "They Don't Make Them Like You" adopts a jazzy lounge trundle, while "Daughter Of The Everglades" is a strangely psychedelic pop song, complete with hookline chorus, cranky fairground clavinet and heavily reverb-ed guitar solo. Play very loud! --Martin Longley

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Auntie Beeb and Rory have...er...well done it again 27 April 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The BBC Sessions series is, quite frankly, the best 'live' portfolio sound sessions that are going. The Beeb and Rory loved each other and it's evident from the worship that Rory had for the old grey whistle test and the volumes of exposure the Beeb gave his work.
Is Rory any good and does he compare to other rock/blues musicians? God yes! Having listened to a hell of a lot of rock in the last 25 years (ok Im 40 ish) AND having recently discovered this Irish music magician, I cannot believe how good the music is.
Rory is talented, clever, emotional, subtle and, occasionally none of these. For those people who seek out the Hendrix electric blues, for those who are the 'intelligensia' of rock (or who arent!), who like blues guitar, then choose Rory.
Rory G is one of those hidden gems that is a "best kept secret" by those who know him as the best rock/blues musicians going. There is No-One better, only on par? This album, is in my opinion up there with Rory's "Irish tour" as a delicious play in the sports car or after a few drinks to love or be annoyed by the world.
buy Sessions, buy Rory....buy fabulous
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rory - but missing a bit of ooomph! 17 Mar 2000
Format:Audio CD
Being a Corkonian, Rory has a special place in my CD collection. This double CD is well worth having in yours. Classic Rory on the live album, with the studio sessions showing the usual brilliance.
The only crib I would have is that the studio sessions seem a bit cold and lacking the fire of a live performance.
For the true Gallagher fan this is immaterial and any further criticisms are only relevant if you have a considerable collection of his albums already to compare it to.
For the uninitiated I wouldn't recommend this album as your first introduction to the genius that was Rory Gallagher, instead I would recommend the Calling Card album. From there bore your friends and convert them to the best driving/shagging/chillin' music you'll ever listen to.
The BBC sessions well worth a place in any collection. Listen to it and marvel how such a truly gifted guitar legend could be so neglected by the mainstream and then wallow in the knowledge that for those in the know Rory Gallagher is one of the top rock musicians of the twentieth century.
I would highly recommend this album. If you don't have Calling Card then you should get that too. Then just fire up the CD player, plant feet firmly on the ground and play that air guitar to some of the best tunes this side of the sun!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Auntie Beeb and Rory have...er...well done it again 27 April 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The BBC Sessions series is, quite frankly, the best 'live' portfolio sound sessions that are going. The Beeb and Rory loved each other and it's evident from the worship that Rory had for the old grey whistle test and the volumes of exposure the Beeb gave his work.
Is Rory any good and does he compare to other rock/blues musicians? God yes! Having listened to a hell of a lot of rock in the last 25 years (ok Im 40 ish) AND having recently discovered this Irish music magician, I cannot believe how good the music is.
Rory is talented, clever, emotional, subtle and, occasionally none of these. For those people who seek out the Hendrix electric blues, for those who are the 'intelligensia' of rock (or who arent!), who like blues guitar, then choose Rory.
Rory G is one of those hidden gems that is a "best kept secret" by those who know him as the best rock/blues musicians going. There is. literally, No-one better, only at best, on par. This album, is in my opinion, up there with Rory's "Irish tour" as a delicious play in the sports car or after a few drinks to love or be annoyed by the world.
buy Sessions, buy Rory....buy fabulous music; it doesnt get any better. ever.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tracklisting 30 Oct 2008
By Chewy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It should be noted that the tracklisting on amazon is incorrect. There are a total of 22 tracks, 10 on Disc 1 and 12 on Disc 2.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money 12 July 2013
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Rory Gallagher is a master blues guitarist and entertainer. I doubt if he has ever recorded anything that wasn't totally brilliant. This double cd is a great introduction to his work if you aren't familiar with his music, and a welcome addition to any fan's collection. I didn't give it 5 stars, simply because there are even better cd's by him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For RORY RIP 8 Feb 2014
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90% excellent tracks, live ones the best. Well worth the purchase for my collection of a man with hardly any equals.
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