THE MASTER OF THE STRATOCASTER!
This Autumn will see the release of a major new anthology from Irish guitar legend RORY GALLAGHER.
Born in County Donegal by raised in Cork, Gallagher was revered as a player by early contemporaries such as Hendrix and Clapton, and was even shortlisted as a Rolling Stone, going on to put his unique and uncompromising stamp on the blues-rock format.
Passing away in 1995 from complications following a liver transplant at the age of just 47, he released eleven studio albums and three live albums during his lifetime, selling 30 million albums worldwide and influencing a raft of musicians such as Brian May, Johnny Marr, Slash, The Edge and many more.
The Best Of Rory Gallagher has been compiled by Rory’s nephew Daniel, the MD of the Rory Gallagher Archive and draws from material right across the guitarist’s career, from the 1969 debut of his early power trio Taste, right up to his final studio album Fresh Evidence in 1990.
Available as 2-CD, 1-CD, digital and double vinyl editions, the 2-CD and vinyl versions will feature as bonus tracks (the latter as a 7″ single) ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, and ‘Cruise On Out’ from Rory’s 1978 album Photo-Finish. ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ will also be given as an instant download on digital pre-orders.
Set for release on Friday 9 October, The Best Of Rory Gallagher is available to pre-order here.
Check out ‘Shadow Play’ from Photo-Finish live in ’79 at Middlesex Poly for the BBC’s Rock Goes To College…
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