Rory Gallagher’s 1977 Concert Tapes To Be Out

Quarter of a century down the line since his untimely passing, Rory Gallagher‘s popularity doesn’t seem to wane, and each new release from the late guitarist’s estate is lapped up by old fans and new converts alike, as illustrated by last year’s issue of “Blues” – a collection featuring both studio and live recordings. On-stage was where Rory was wild and delicate at the same time, and “Check Shirt Wizard” that will see the light of day on March 6th should show it in vivid detail, the 2CD or 3LP item including a score of songs from four concerts Gallagher played in England in 1977, on the heels of “Calling Card” – with no less than eight out of the album’s pieces making it to the setlist.

None of these tracks was out before, so the allure of it can’t be underestimated.

RORY GALLAGHER –
Check Shirt Wizard

1. Do You Read Me *
2. Moonchild *
3. Bought And Sold +
4. Calling Card ^
5. Secret Agent +
6. Tattoo’d Lady *
7. A Million Miles Away ^
8. I Take What I Want +
9. Walk On Hot Coals ^
10. Out On The Western Plain +
11. Barley & Grape Rag +
12. Pistol Slapper Blues +
13. Too Much Alcohol ^
14. Going To My Hometown ^
15. Edged In Blue ~
16. Jack-Knife Beat ^
17. Souped-Up Ford *
18. Bullfrog Blues *
19. Used To Be ~
20. Country Mile ~

* – The Brighton Dome, January 21st, 1977
+ – Sheffield City Hall, February 17th, 1977
^ – The Hammersmith Odeon, January 18th, 1977
~ – Newcastle City Hall, February 18th 1977

January 15, 2020

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