RORY GALLAGHER – ” Deuce ” 50th Anniversary Edition

Posted: August 4, 2022 in MUSIC

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s second album ‘Deuce’, a deluxe 4CD boxset will be released on 30th September.

This new release digs deep into the archives and includs a new mix of the original album, twenty-eight previously unreleased alternate takes, a six-song 1972 BBC Radio ‘In Concert’, and seven Radio Bremen radio session tracks alongside a 64-page hardback book with unseen images, essays and memorabilia. with a foreword by Johnny Marr of The Smiths, unseen images by the late Mick Rock, essays, and memorabilia from the album recording. 

“Deuce” would make it Rory’s third fully self-penned album in a row, having written all of Taste’s second album “On The Boards” as well as the debut solo album “Rory Gallagher”. “Deuce” was originally released 28th November 1971 Rory Gallagher, where Gallagher tried for a precise, organised sound, “Deuce” was his first of many attempts to capture the energy of a live performance in the studio.

Released in November 1971, just six months after his eponymous solo debut, Rory Gallagher’s second album, “Deuce“, was the summation of all that he’d promised in the wake of Taste’s collapse. Rory wanted to capture the feeling of a live performance, so he would look to record immediately after live concerts while keeping production to a minimum.

He chose Tangerine Studios, a small reggae studio, in Dalston in East London, due it’s history with legendary producer Joe Meek. With Gerry McAvoy on bass guitar and Wilgar Campbell on drums, the album was engineered by Robin Sylvester and produced by Rory. Deuce features many Rory highlights, from the blistering “Crest Of A Wave” to the Celtic-infused “I’m Not Awake Yet“.

2 CD and 3LP versions plus a special D2C 1LP of ‘BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre”, 13th January 1972’ are also available to pre-order.

Formats :  4CD / 2CD / 3LP / 1LP Colour (D2C) / Digital HD & SD

Release Date: September 30th, 2022

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