Description: This album "RORY GALLAGHER - S/T Self-Titled Pickwick" is a selection of some of Rory's best performances


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Album Description & Collectors information:


Matrix/stamper codes

Side 1: SHM 3041-A2 Knockout Bilbo

Side 2: SHM 3041-B1 Bilbo Ta1pe

Music Genre:

Irish Blues Rock 

Record Label Information:

Pickwick records SHM 3041

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1971 Made in England

Transcript of the liner notes with the 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 Fontana 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).

 Contained on this album are a selection of some of the best of his earlier tracks for pleasure

Complete Track-listing of the album "RORY GALLAGHER - S/T Self-Titled Pickwick"

The detailed tracklist of this record "RORY GALLAGHER - S/T Self-Titled Pickwick" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Used to Be
  2. Sinner Boy
  3. For the last time
  4. Hand's Up
  5. Just a Smile
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Crest of a Wave
  2. I'm not awake yet
  3. There's a light
  4. I Fall apart
  5. Don't know where I am going


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Record Label Details: Blue colour Pickwick Records, SHM 3041, Made in England

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Explore the Blues-Rock Legacy of Rory Gallagher Through His Comprehensive Vinyl LP Discography

Band Description:

Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock musician who became known for his electrifying guitar playing and soulful vocals. Born 1948 in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Gallagher began playing guitar at a young age and was heavily influenced by American blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy. 

Gallagher formed his first band, The Fontana Showband, at the age of 15, and later went on to form the power trio Taste in the late 1960s. The band gained a following in Ireland and the UK, and Gallagher's passionate live performances and blistering guitar solos soon made him a sought-after musician. 

In the early 1970s, Gallagher embarked on a successful solo career, releasing a string of acclaimed albums such as "Irish Tour '74" and "Photo-Finish". He continued to tour extensively, playing to enthusiastic crowds around the world and earning a reputation as one of the greatest live performers of his generation. 

Gallagher's music was characterized by his fiery guitar playing, which blended elements of blues, rock, and folk music. His emotive vocals and heartfelt lyrics also set him apart from many of his contemporaries. 

Despite his success, Gallagher remained a humble and down-to-earth musician who always put his art first. He continued to perform and record throughout the 1980s and 1990s, releasing albums such as "Defender" and "Fresh Evidence". 

Sadly, Gallagher's life was cut short when he passed away on 14 June 1995 at the age of 47. Nevertheless, his music continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans around the world. With his soulful voice and blistering guitar playing, Gallagher left an indelible mark on the world of blues and rock music, and his legacy will continue to live on for ever