On 28th October 2013, Sony Music will release 'Kickback City', a unique immersive album inspired by the crime noir passion and music of Rory Gallagher. Inspired by Rory Gallagher's passion for crime novels, 'Kickback City' is a creative collaboration combining the words of Ian Rankin, the illustrations of Timothy Truman and of course the music of Rory Gallagher. The result is a brand new kind of concept album – a must have for fans of Rory Gallagher, Ian Rankin, graphic novels and newcomers alike.
3 Rory Gallagher albums that were still missing from the Music On Vinyl catalogue are now added: Stage Struck, Defender & Fresh Evidence.
Sony Music in association with Capo Records and Legacy are proud to re-issue the first six original Rory Gallagher albums in chronological release date order – “Rory Gallagher” (1971), “Deuce” (1971), “Live! In Europe” (1972), “Blueprint” (1973), “Tattoo” (1973) and “Irish Tour ’74” (1974). These six seminal re-issued albums celebrate 40 years since the birth of Rory’s solo career.
Het verhaal gaat dat Jimi Hendrix ooit werd gevraagd hoe het was om de grootste gitarist ter wereld te zijn waarop hij antwoordde: 'Geen idee, vraag het Rory Gallagher!’ Ik ga me niet in de discussie mengen wie de greatest gitarist is, maar op Notes From San Francisco hoor je eens te meer wat een geweldige muzikant Gallagher was.
In November 1977, after completing a six-month world tour, Rory Gallagher and his band flew straight from their last show in Japan to San Francisco to begin working on a new album, with famed American producer Elliot Mazer (Neil Young 'Harvest', Janis Joplin 'Cheap Thrills', The Band 'The Last Waltz'). Mazer recalls that the sessions grew “tense”, as Gallagher wasn’t happy with the mixing process, describing them as “too complicated”, and by the end of January 1978 he shelved the whole record and broke up his band of the past five years. Fast forward to 2010 and Rory’s brother and manager, Donal, allowed his son and Rory’s nephew, Daniel, to recover the album from the Gallagher archive and begin the process of mixing it with his engineer. Rory said in 1992 he hoped the album would surface one day but only if it were remixed and now we finally get to hear this never before issued studio album from a key period of Gallagher’s career, an album that would have been released between ‘Calling Card’ and ‘Photo Finish’. This is truly a Holy Grail release for Rory’s fans.
Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the simultaneous release on DVD and Blu-ray on 11 April 2011 of the Irish Tour 1974 film of Rory Gallagher [Cat No EREDV828 and ERBRD5076 respectively]. This represents the first time that Rory Gallagher’s music has been available on the Blu-ray format. The Bonus Features on this release are certain to appeal to Rory fans.
On 13 September 2010, Eagle Rock Entertainment release the “Ghost Blues” 2 disc DVD set from Rory Gallagher. This is the perfect package for Rory Gallagher fans as it comprises of a feature length, star-studded documentary bolstered with over 90 minutes of previously unreleased live footage – The Beat Club Sessions. “Ghost Blues” features many Rory Gallagher classics including: Laundromat, Tore Down, Messin’ With the Kid, Pistol Slapper Blues, Going To My Hometown and Crest Of A Wave. This DVD set is a simultaneous release with the CD of The Beat Club Sessions. Also available as Blu-ray edition.
De zang en gitaarkunsten van Scherpenzeel zorgde wederom voor een gave tribute. Met o.a. nummers als ‘Secret Agent’, ‘Follow Me’, ‘Tatoo Lady’, ‘Double Vision’, ‘Craddle Rock’, ‘Crest of Wave’, ‘A Million Miles Away’, ‘I Have The Blues’ speelde deze band een geweldige set Rory nummers. Ook het akoestische gedeelte met o.a. ‘Out On The Western Plain’ was mooi. Bij het 2de akoestische nummer werd Marcel Scherpenzeel begeleid door Peter Kempe van de “Juke Joints”. Hierna bespeelde Peter Kempe op een sublieme manier ...