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Defender Limited Edition, Import

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  • Audio CD (11 Jun. 2007)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000NQDF1C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 537,458 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Rory Gallagher's music introduced me to the blues, and although he was on the rock side of the idiom, he never lost sight of his roots. This offering, the first on his own label, displayed various facets of Rory's music, that will be familiar to fans the world over. His playing was always top notch, whilst the voice does occasionally struggle (perhaps evidence of the lifestyle?), but overall it is a strong outing. Favourite tracks are Loanshark Blues, a strong nod in the direction of John Lee Hooker; Continental Op, dedicated to Dashiel Hammett, a blues rock track about a private detective; and Dont Start Me to Talking, a classic blues number skillfully abetted with some excellent harp playing. Rory is sadly missed, and this showed him close to his best.
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This version is in fact the digipak one to match the late summer releases of Stage Struck and Fresh Evidence, and finally completes Donal Gallagher's excellent set of updated remasters.

Rory's other remastered albums were released in two batches of six, and are all worth buying to complete the set:

Photo Finish, Against Grain, Calling Card, Top Priority, Blueprint and Jinx.

Irish Tour '74, Tattoo, Blueprint, Live In Europe, Deuce and Rory Gallagher.
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This was Rory's so called come back album released originaly in 1987 following a 5 year long gap after Jinx. In fact Rory had never been away , but had played lower key gigs in the intervening period and had scraped an already recorded album.
The 5 year gap had made Rory more reflective and Defender sees a 39 year old writing in a bluesy and wryer hard rock style with an increased penchant for writing tough film noir lyrics. The outsider, the disposessed and the loner are are themes which crop up on this album.
It sees a return to a simpler style ( the album made No 1 in the UK Independent charts)and the man's return to full scale tours saw much of the material forming the staple of live sets over the next few years. Standout tracks include Continental Op, Loanshark Blues and the blues duo of I Aint Know Saint and Sonny Boy Williamson's Don't Start Me to Talking. One acoustic ( raw bottleneck - Seven days) track lightens the rest of the rockier element of the album.
The tracks don't have the celtic guitar resonance of much of Rory's work but many consider this to be his best album.
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Rory was one of the greatest blues rock guitarists of all time. His virtuosity was simply stunning, as are most of his albums. This album is no exception, it's excellent; has everything from acoustic slide on Seven days, a nod in the direction of texas blues on Seems To Me, brilliant harp on Sonny Boy Williamson's Don't Start Me to Talking and lots of more blues rock based tracks.
If you're reading this review, buy this album; in fact buy them all (except Jinx).
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The best of Rory's later albums, I think. I agree with all the other positive comments about this album, but I really want to remark on the great remastering. The sound quality is just so good, clarity and separation are wonderful, the drums sound like they're a couple of feet away from the listener. If you're a guitar geek like me you can pretty much tell what the different instruments are on each song. Rory's comments on the liner notes are so informative. Great work by brother Donal in putting out such a quality product. If only Jimi Hendrix's legacy could be handled with such delicacy and love
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I bought 'Live in Europe' in 2002 and I bought 'Defender' in late 2011 which, in my opinion, is his best work.

It rocks from start to finish with the highlights being 'Road to Hell', with its Stones-like riff, and the R & B soaked bonus track, 'Seems to me'. 'Failsafe Day' is another raw rocker and the production throughout is first-class, with prominent bass and drums.

Highly recommended, if you love raw and hard rock'n'roll Blues.
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As with 'fresh evidence' this new re issue is nearly as good as the orig release sonically but 'cheaps out' with a release that does'nt include the printed lyrics sheet on the inner bag! A cheapskate reissue! Better off with the the new cd versions to be honest which are excellent all round. Seek out the orig pressing which even had a bonus 7 "!
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This one is coming along to the end of Rory's life, different kind of style to his early work, just as punchy and earthy as his earlier work, the more I listen to his work the more I find, he wasn't one thing or the other, he had many sides to his character and work and he wrote as he felt at the time. He felt the emotion of the music, not everyone can do that but he managed it very well. Rory is the man as far as I am concerned, will never be bettered. My opinion, he is the finest guitarist who ever lived, certainly multi talented on a huge range of instruments and self taught, magic.
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