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Original Album Classics, Rory Gallagher - Fresh evidence that this calling card is a top priority buy!,
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As a long time fan of blues music, and British blues in particular, it was with some amazement a little while ago that I listened to two albums recorded by Taste, a band previously unknown to me. How on earth had such a talented bunch managed to slip under my radar? Looking into the group a little I discovered that lead guitarist/vocalist Rory Gallagher had gone on to have a solo career, and I determined to get know his music better.
This set of five original albums is an excellent overview of his solo career, from his second solo release in 1971 through to his final release in 1990. Each album has been nicely remastered and all except Jinx contain bonus tracks not on the original releases. Each disc comes in a card slipcase which is a reproduction of the original LP sleeve. All five are gathered into a sturdy card outer. For those who want more details about recording personnel etc, there is a web address on the outer sleeve that gives full information. Currently this set offers five albums for the price of one, and the quality of the release is such that it is an excellent deal.
Musically this is an essential buy for any lover of blues and blues rock. Gallagher had a great passion for and knowledge of the blues. Presented here is track after track of music written and performed by someone with a warmth and humour that shines through. Not just a one trick pony, Gallagher produces some classic blues rock, acoustic material and country flavoured tracks. He seems to have really enjoyed making the music, and this feeling really enhances the listeners pleasure. It is excellent stuff, and I will be tracking down the rest of his solo albums ASAP.
An excellent release of some excellent music. 5 stars.
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Initial post: 4 Jul 2015 19:31:42 BDT
Jinx HAS the bonus tracks, they're just not at the end of the CD.
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