RORY GALLAGHER – ” Deuce ” 50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Boxset 

Posted: September 26, 2022 in MUSIC

Following the announcement about the September 30th release date of Rory Gallagher’s “Deuce” 50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Boxset of his critically acclaimed 1971 sophomore album, two rare tracks will be available to stream from Friday August 19th. These include the never-before-released “Crest Of A Wave” (Alt. Take 2) and “Used To Be (50th Anniversary Edition).

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 East London, due to its 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.

The extensive celebratory release digs deep into the Rory Gallagher Archives and will include 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. The package will contain a 64-page hardback book with a foreword by Johnny Marr of The Smiths, unseen images by the late photographer Mick Rock, essays, and memorabilia from the album recording.

“There was one day when I was playing along with the “Deuce” album which was a complete turning point for me as a guitar player.” – Johnny Marr 

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“.

“There are a million guys who sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I never
heard anybody who could really pull off sounding like Rory Gallagher.” – Slash

” As soon as I heard “Cradle Rock”, I was hooked.
I thought, ‘This is what I want to be when I grow up.” – Joe Bonamassa

“I really liked Rory, he was fine guitarist and singer and lovely man.” – Jimmy Page

“He was just a magician, he’s one of the very few people of that time who could make his guitar do anything it seemed. It just seemed to be magic. I remember looking at that battered Stratocaster and thinking how does that come out of there?” – Brian May

“The man who changed my musical life was Rory Gallagher,
I picked up a guitar because of him.” – Johnny Marr

“A beautiful man and an amazing guitar player. He was
a very sensitive man and a great musician.” – The Edge

“An amazing player, very spirited… he had a particular sound using
that Stratocaster and he really got it because of the brute force in
the way that he played, he just had such a passion about it.” – Joe Satriani

The 2CD and 3LP will be cut down versions from the deluxe box and there will be a special D2C 1LP of the “BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972.”

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