Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour ’74 (Remastered 2017) (1974/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 550 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 MB | 01:19:52
Blues Rock | Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
The companion piece to director Tony Palmer's documentary of the same name, Irish Tour was recorded in January 1974 in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork at a time when precious few performers Irish or otherwise were even dreaming of touring the trouble-torn island. Northern Ireland, in particular, was a rock & roll no-go area, but Gallagher never turned his back on the province and was rewarded with what history recalls as some of his best-ever gigs. Irish Tour, in turn, captures some of his finest known live recordings and, while it's impossible to tell which songs were recorded where, across nine in-concert recordings (plus one after-hours jam session, "Back on My Stompin' Ground"), the energy crackling from stage to stalls and back again packs an intensity that few live albums Gallagher's others among them can match.