RORY GALLAGHER Vinyl LP Albums Gallery

This is the complete vinyl discography of Rory Gallagher (from 1970 until the end of mid-80s) and lists all albums of Rory Gallagher released on vinyl LP, click on the links of the album--name to see the complete details of each record


On the discography listing below you will find RORY GALLAGHER vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record companie's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.

A history of Rory Gallagher's Discography

 Rory Gallagher is acknowledged as one of the finest musicians treading the boards: a guitar virtuoso and among the finest slide players in the world, he has received the rare accolade of being invited to play with the people that he regarded as his own seminal influences, like blues master Muddy Waters, rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, British skiffle pioneer Lonnie Donegan and Albert King.

 Playing music has always been Rory’s main love. As a youngster his heroes were Lonnie Donegan, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. His two and a half years with the Fantana Showband, (later renamed Impact), allowed him to play some of the good gutsy sounds he always wanted to play, interspersed with the "Top Twenty" material and the folkish country and western ballad much loved and often crooned in Irish ballrooms.

 After the start with the Showband, Rory formed the legendary Taste. With Taste, Rory's style and sound began to develop as he had a chance to play the music he always wanted. The group produced two albums and became popular throughout Europe achieving album chart success and showing well in the music polls

 In the early part of 1971, Rory formed a new band around him with fellow Irishmen Wilgar Campbell on drums and Gerry McAvoy on bass. The first album, entitled “RORY GALLAGHER" (CHR 1258), was a clear indication that he had created his own brand of blues/rock. Two albums followed with the. same line-up, “DEUCE” (CHR 1254) and “LIVE IN EUROPE” (CHR 1257), the latter earning Rory his first gold album.

 Several tours of the States in the early seventies consolidated Rory’‘s sucess there and it was at this time that the band was joined by two previous members of “Killing Floor", . . Rod De’Ath (replacing Wilgar Campbell on drums) ‘and keyboard player, Lou Martin. .

 Rory's albums, “BLUEPRINT” (CHR 1253) released in February 1973 and “TATTOO” (CHR 12859) reléased later in the year, brought him further worldwide acclaim. The release of his double album, “IRISH TOUR '74" (CTY 1256) captured on record the raw and earthy blues which Rory so brilliantly played on stage, and Film Director, Tony Palmer took a film crew on tour with the band and produced a full-length feature film: Irish Tour '74.

 In late 1975 Rory signed a new recording contract with Chrysalis Records. Within a month af gigning, the debut album, “AGAINST THE GRAIN” (CH:1038), was released, followed in late '76 by “CALLING CARD" (GHR 1124). Then in ‘78 Rory changed his line up and returned to a trio bringing in Scottsman , Ted McKenna on drums and Gerry McAvoy on Bass. He headed to Dieter Dierks Studio in Germany, where he produced “PHOTO FINISH” (CHR 1107), returning again to the same studio one year later, Rory recorded his biggest seller to date, “TOP PRIORITY “ (CHR 1235).

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country
Chrysalis 6307 563
Rory Gallagher Against the Grain 12" Vinyl LP
Rory Gallagher - Against the Grain 1975 Germany

Chrysalis CHR 1124

RORY GALLAGHER - Calling card

"Calling Card" is the sixth studio release by Irish singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher. A 1976 release, it was his second of four albums released on Chrysalis Records in the 1970s. Deep Purple/Rainbow bass guitarist Roger Glover co-produced with Gallagher: i

1976 England
1987 Capo , Intercord INT 145.101
Rory Gallagher - Defender 12" Vinyl LP
Rory Gallagher - Defender 1987 Germany
Chrysalis 300 693
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74 1979 EEC
Polydor 2478 071 Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74 1974 Germany
Chrysalis 204 408
Rory Gallagher - Jinx 12" Vinyl LP
Rory Gallagher - Jinx 1982 Germany
Polydor 2383-112
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Rory Gallagher - Live In Europe 1972 England

Polydor 2383 112


RORY GALLAGHER - Live in Europe (Germany)

This album "Live in Europe" was released by Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher in 1972. It is a series of live recordings made by Gallagher during his European tour. Unusual for a live album it contains only two previously released songs ("Laundromat" and "In Your Town"). All the other songs are either new Gallagher songs or Gallagher's interpretation of traditional blues songs.

1972 Germany
Chrysalis 6307 620
Rory Gallagher Photo-Finish 12" Vinyl LP
Rory Gallagher - Photo-Finish 1978 West Germany
Polydor 2478 041
Rory Gallagher Pop History Vol XXX 12" 2LP
  Rory Gallagher - Pop History Vol XXX   Germany
Polydor 2383 044
Rory Gallagher - Self-titled 12" Vinyl LP
Rory Gallagher - Self-titled 1971  

Pickwick records SHM 3041


  RORY GALLAGHER - S/T Self-Titled Pickwick

This album is a selection of some of Rory's best performances, as well as a transcript of the album's liner notes.



original uk pressing

Chrysalis 202 884
Rory Gallagher Stage Struck
Rory Gallagher - Stage Struck Recorded Live 1980  
Polydor 2478 108
Rory Gallagher - The Story of Rory Gallagher 12" Vinyl LP
Rory Gallagher - Story of Rory Gallagher 1975  
Chrysalis 6307 669
Rory Gallagher Top Priority 12 VINYL ALBUM
Rory Gallagher - Top Priority 1979