Thursday, March 24, 2011

Previously Unreleased Double CD Set By Irish Blues Rock Guitar Legend Rory Gallagher 'Notes From San Francisco' Set For Release May 17th

On May 17th, via Eagle Rock Entertainment, late Irish blues rock guitar legend Rory Gallagher will see a previously unreleased double CD offering in stores entitled 'Notes From San Francisco'.

Unavailable until now, these are rare studio sides by Gallagher that have now been unearthed. In 1977, six years into his solo career, the guitarist laid down the tracks with bassist Gerry McAvoy, keyboardist Lou Martin, drummer Rod de’Ath, violinist Joe O’Donnell and saxophonist Martin Fiero. In November 1977, after completing a 6 month world tour, Rory and his band flew straight from their last show in Japan to San Francisco to begin working on a new album, with famed American producer Elliot Mazer (Neil Young - 'Harvest', Janis Joplin - 'Cheap Thrills', The Band - 'The Last Waltz'). Mazer recalls that the sessions grew "tense", as Gallagher wasn't happy with the mixing process, describing them as "too complicated", and by the end of January 1978 he shelved the whole record and broke up his band of the past 5 years.

Disc #2 consists of a  December 1979 power trio live show at The Old Waldorf in San Francisco with bassist McAvoy and drummer Ted McKenna.

The Limited Edition Deluxe Edition of 'Notes From San Francisco' will include a set of personalized Rory postcards complete with 'Rory Stamps' which have been sourced from the original US company that produced them.

Track listing :

1. Rue The Day
2. Persuasion
3. B Girl
4. Mississippi Sheiks
5. Wheels Within Wheels
6. Overnight Bag
7. Cruise On Out
8. Brute Force & Ignorance
9. Fuel To The Fire

10. Wheels Within Wheels (Alt version)
11. Cut A Dash
12. Out On The Tiles

1. Follow Me
2. Shinkicker
3. Off The Handle
4. Bought And Sold
5. I'm Leavin'
6. Tattoo'd Lady
7. Do You Read Me
8. Country Mile
10. Shadow Play
11. Bullfrog Blues
12. Sea Cruise

Here's a preview in the form of the previously unreleased studio track "Rue The Day" :

   Rory Gallagher - Rue The Day by Eagle Rock Entertainment

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