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Classic Rory - but missing a bit of ooomph!,
This review is from: The BBC Sessions (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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Initial post: 14 Oct 2010 19:22:54 BDT
Mark Graham says:
He is from Dongal
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 06:00:42 GMT
Mr. G. [the g-man] says:
Mark, me old mate, I think you'll find its Don-e-gal. Toodle-oo.
Posted on 14 Oct 2012 09:52:10 BDT
Mr. Mungo says:
I thought (or perhaps I should say "tort"!) he was from Ballyshannon! Anyway, his best album was Tattoo!
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 09:41:57 GMT
A. Todd says:
Having pinched this a few times from my Uncle....I have decided to buy it after reading your description especially the 'driving/shaggin/chillin' comment. ;)
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