After only two studio albums Rory Gallagher released Live! In Europe in 1972, which is considered a landmark live album and not by the critics alone: the record became Rory's first gold record.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Bill Broonzy & Leadbelly, Rory taught himself to play the mandolin, acoustic guitar, harmonica and also mastered the slide. After discovering the electric blues of Muddy Waters he started experimenting with different styles.
After his band Taste broke up (he recorded 2 studio & 2 live albums with Taste) Rory toured under his own name and recorded Rory Gallagher and Deuce with his powertrio featuring bassist Gerry McAvoy (whom stayed in his band for 20 years) & drummer Wilgar Campbell.
Rory Gallagher won his greatest acclaim with his marathon live shows and was voted 'Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year' in 1972 (with Eric Clapton as runner up).
It's his live shows which captured the raw energy of his songs, Rory insisted, and therefore he released a number of live albums. Live! In Europe contains the 'definitive versions' of some of his well known songs and is an instant classic which seemlessly blends folk, acoustic blues & bluesrock. Most definitely a must have!
'...so this couple of kids come up, who's me and my mate, and say "How do you get your sound Mr. Gallagher?" and he sits and tells us. So I owe Rory Gallagher my sound...'(Jimmy Page)
A1 Messin' With The Kid 6:25
A2 Laundromat 5:08
A3 I Could've Had Religion 8:39
A4 Pistol Slapper Blues 2:47
B1 Going To My Home Town 5:53
B2 In Your Town 9:46
B3 Bullfrog Blues 6:53
This vinyl product is shipped from the UK in heavyweight protective card packaging