Irish Tour (live album) by Rory Gallagher

Irish Tour
Irish Tour by Rory Gallagher
(Live album)
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 3,949th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 76 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (66th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (700th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,949th)
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Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74 [VINYL]
Condition: New
Time left: 15h 1m 33s
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Rory Gallagher - Irish Tours '74 1991 Capo / IRS US Issue X2-13130
Condition: Good
Time left: 1d 12h 19m 34s
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Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour 1974 (Live Recording, 1998)
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Time left: 2d 11h 32m 2s
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From 01/28/2019 18:04
Absolutely jaw-dropping live set. BestEver doesn't have a separate entry for the 40th anniversary edition, but that's the one I mentally put on my all-time-best list, as it restores the songs that were dropped from the original release.
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From 06/06/2018 17:38
What an absolutely amazing blues rock album this is. The guy sure as hell could play the guitar! Although I have been aware of Rory Gallagher for many years I have only started to get into his work purchasing the vinyl re-issues whenever I come across them. It is no surprise that this is considered his best album, the energy is addictive!
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From 10/15/2017 17:41
Jason cofused, I read somewhere that Jimi replied:"Dunno, ask Johnny Winter". Hendrix was humble about his own status, but whose name he said, I dunno.
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From 02/02/2013 10:32
Possibly the greatest live album ever released, the version of Who's That Coming is far better than the studio recording and for me is the high point of the album. This site is missing 2010s Beat Club Sessions which contains a cracking version of messin with the Kid, and is a must for any Rory fan.
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From 11/14/2012 20:44
In a 1969 interview with Jimi Hendrix he was asked what it felt like to be the greatest guitarist in the world. Jimi replied with "I dunno, ask Rory Gallagher."
This is Rory's greatest live and greatest overall album. The man believed in every note he played. Easily one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. The man was a genius.
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