Friday, August 27, 2010

New Releases From Guitar Legend Rory Gallagher Coming September 14

Eagle Rock has announced two releases from Irish blues rock guitar icon Rory Gallagher. The label will release Ghost Blues 2DVD and The Beat Club Sessions CD on September 14.

The 2DVD set, running 179 minutes in total, is the complete Rory Gallagher experience, both revealing his background as a musical artist and tapping into his dominating stage presence. Ghost Blues, the first disc in the set, is the first complete and fully authorized documentary of Rory Gallagher's life and career. Unveiling Gallagher's story, we follow him from his upbringing in Cork and his early days with a show band, to his brief success in power trio Taste and his skyrocket into stardom going solo. The documentary threads together live footage, archive interviews with Rory, and contributions from his many friends and admirers, including his brother Donal, Bob Geldof, The Edge (U2), Cameron Crowe, Slash, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), and his former band members Ted McKenna and Gerry McAvoy, as well as many others.

After traversing Rory's roots, The Beat Club Sessions portion digs into his prowess as a trailblazing electric blues-rock performer. These live recordings are drawn from three different appearances on German TV's Beat Club program in the early seventies. The video footage is captured on disc 2 of the DVD package and via select audio on the CD release The Beat Club Sessions. With over 90 minutes of previously unreleased material, these performances capture Gallagher in his element, playing classic songs from his first two solo albums that would remain staples throughout his career, such as "Laundromat," "Messin' With The Kid," and "Crest Of A Wave."

Ghost Blues 2DVD and The Beat Club Sessions CD are more welcome additions to Eagle Rock's established Rory Gallagher library, which includes the Live in Cork DVD (released March 2009), The Definitive Montreux Collection 2DVD (May 2006), Live at Rockpalast 3DVD (August 2007) and The Best of Rory Gallagher: Crest of a Wave CD (August 2009).

Track Listing:
Ghost Blues 2DVD

Disc 1:
Ghost Blues documentary

Disc 2:
The Beat Club Sessions
1.) Laundromat
2.) Hands Up
3.) Sinnerboy
4.) Just The Smile
5.) Used To Be
6.) In Your Town
7.) Should've Learned My Lesson
8.) Crest of a Wave
9.) Tore Down
10.) Pistol Slapper Blues
11.) I Don't Know Where I'm Going
12.) Going To My Hometown
13.) I Could've Had Religion
14.) McAvoy Boogie
15.) Hoodoo Man
16.) Messin' With The Kid

The Beat Club Sessions CD:
1.) Laudromat
2.) Hands Up
3.) Sinnerboy
4.) Just The Smile
5.) I Don't Know Where I'm Going
6.) I Could've Had Religion
7.) Used To Be
8.) In Your Town
9.) Should've Learned My Lesson
10.) Crest of a Wave
11.) Tore Down
12.) Messin' With The Kid

"Used To Be" from The Beat Club :

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