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‘The Best Of Rory Gallagher’ Collection Set For October Release

The comprehensive compilation includes tracks from Gallagher’s seminal first band Taste through to his final studio album, 1990’s ‘Fresh Evidence.’

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Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums Blues (2019) and the three-week running No.1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart Check Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77 earlier this year, UMe is pleased to present a new Rory Gallagher collection entitled The Best Of Rory Gallagher on Friday, October 9.

The comprehensive compilation includes Gallagher’s most iconic songs compiled from across his recording career, including tracks from Gallagher’s seminal first band Taste (1969) through to his final studio album Fresh Evidence (1990).

The Best Of Rory Gallagher collection be released as a 2CD set featuring 30 tracks, including a previously unreleased collaboration with Jerry Lee Lewis. The album will also be released on 2LP black vinyl, limited-edition 2LP clear vinyl available only at uDiscover Music and The Sound of Vinyl, a 15-track single CD, as well as digital HD and digital standard.

Unearthed from the Rory Gallagher Archives is a special bonus track “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – a rare outtake taken from Jerry Lee Lewis’ famous 1973 London Sessions featuring Gallagher singing and playing the Rolling Stones’ classic alongside the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis.

The previously unreleased rarity is featured on the 2CD version and digital versions of the new Rory Gallagher collection, and as a limited-edition 7” vinyl single available only at uDiscover Music and The Sound of Vinyl online stores. The 7” inch picture sleeve features a rare archive photo of Rory and Jerry Lee Lewis from Jerry Lee’s 1973 London Sessions. The B-side features “Cruise On Out” taken from Gallagher’s critically acclaimed album Photo Finish (1978).

If ever there was a “musician’s musician” then that accolade belongs to Rory Gallagher. Renowned for his blistering live performances and highly respected for his dedication to his craft, he died in 1995, aged just 47. His reputation has continued to flourish in the years since. Indeed, some of rock’s most seminal figures, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani to Joe Bonamassa, Queen’s Brian May to The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Slash of Guns N’ Roses to the Edge of U2, have cited him as an influence. Rory Gallagher remains a touchstone for all would-be guitar heroes in the 21st Century.

The Best Of Rory Gallagher is out on October 9. Scroll down to read the full tracklist and pre-order it here.

Rory Gallagher: The Best Of Rory Gallagher (2CD):

CD1:

Taste – “What’s Going On (1970’s On The Boards)
Rory Gallagher – “Shadow Play” (from 1978’s Photo Finish)
Rory Gallagher – “Follow Me” (from 1979’s Top Priority)
Rory Gallagher – “Tattoo’d Lady” (from 1973’s Tattoo)
Rory Gallagher – “All Around Man” (from 1975’s Against The Grain)
Rory Gallagher – “I Fall Apart” (from 1971’s Rory Gallagher)
Rory Gallagher – “Daughter Of The Everglades (from 1973’s Blueprint)
Rory Gallagher – “Calling Card” (from 1976’s Calling Card)
Rory Gallagher – “I’m Not Awake Yet” (from 1971’s Deuce)
Rory Gallagher – “Just The Smile” (from 1971’s Rory Gallagher)
Rory Gallagher – “Out Of My Mind (from 1971’s Deuce)
Rory Gallagher – “Edged In Blue” (from 1976’s Calling Card)
Rory Gallagher – “Philby” (from 1979’s Top Priority)
Taste – “It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again” (from 1970’s On The Boards)
Rory Gallagher – “Crest Of A Wave” (from 1971’s Deuce)

CD2:

Rory Gallagher – “Bad Penny” (from 1979’s Top Priority)
Rory Gallagher – “Walk On Hot Coals” (from 1973’s Blueprint)
Taste – “Blister On The Moon” (from 1969’s Taste)
Rory Gallagher – “Loanshark Blues” (from 1987’s Defender)
Rory Gallagher – “Bought & Sold” (from 1975’s Against The Grain)
Rory Gallagher – “A Million Miles Away” (from 1973’s Tattoo)
Rory Gallagher – “Wheels Within Wheels (from 2010’s Notes From San Francisco)
Rory Gallagher – “Seven Days” (from 1987’s Defender)
Rory Gallagher – “Ghost Blues” (from 1990’s Fresh Evidence)
Rory Gallagher – “Cruise On Out” (from 1978’s Photo Finish)
Jerry Lee Lewis ft. Rory Gallagher – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1973 outtake from the Jerry Lee Lewis The Session…Recorded in London With Great Guest Artists)
Rory Gallagher – “They Don’t Make Them Like You Anymore (from 1973’s Tattoo)
Rory Gallagher – “Moonchild” (from 1976’s Calling Card)
Rory Gallagher – “Jinx” (from 1982’s Jinx)
Taste – “Catfish” (from 1969’s Taste)

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