The Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist Rory Gallagher recorded quite some solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Music On Vinyl already released the 'lost' album 'Notes From San Francisco'(MOVLP349) and the legendary 'Live! In Europe' (MOVLP059).
Now it's time for another five of Gallagher's albums to get fully remastered and pressed on audiophile 180-grams vinyl. All of the five albums come with a special printed 'Rory Gallagher innersleeve'.
RORY GALLAGHER – RORY GALLAGHER (1LP) – MOVLP452
Rory Gallagher released his eponymous solo debut album in 1971.
This album marked the departure from Taste, the first band which Gallagher founded, and the start of his solo career. Gallagher wrote all the songs himself and recorded the album with two befriended Belfast musicians.
RORY GALLAGHER – DEUCE (1LP) – MOVLP453
'Deuce' is Gallagher's second solo album and was originally released in 1971 as well.
In contrast with his previous well-produced album, 'Deuce' was an effort by to capture the energy of a live performance. In order to do so Gallagher would often record immediately before or after live performances while keeping production at a minimum.
RORY GALLAGHER – BLUEPRINT (1LP) – MOVLP455
'Blueprint' from 1973 presents a well-rounded picture of Gallagher's eclectic influences. Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Roy Head are all shown their due.
Includes the brooding "Seventh Son Of The Seventh Son", which locks the band in a swampy groove for over eight minutes!
RORY GALLAGHER – TATTOO (1LP) – MOVLP456
1974's 'Tattoo' shows a man that is comfortable with his backing band; loose and impassioned despite a heavy tour schedule, this fourth studio album provided many live-favourites, and many of the songs became concert staples.
RORY GALLAGHER – IRISH TOUR '74 (2LP) – MOVLP457
'Irish Tour '74': a double live album compiled of recordings made during his tour through Ireland, that included troubled Belfast.
Despite being a Rock 'n' Roll no-go area during that time, Gallagher always included the city on his roster, and it payed off. Belfast would give him one of his best-ever gigs, recorded for posterity on this album, and in the eponymous rockumentary.