Rory Gallagher’s Eponymous Solo Debut Celebrates 50 Years With New Box Set

6th September 2021

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s eponymous 1971 debut solo album, UMC have released a five-disc Deluxe Boxset of the album, which includes a brand-new mix, thirty previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, plus four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds of the Seventies session tracks, all mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright.

The extensive package contains a 32-page hardback book with many rare and previously unseen photographs from British rock photographer Barrie Wentzell, essays and memorabilia from the album recording including hand-written song lyrics by Rory Gallagher, and an exclusive limited-edition poster.

The 2CD and 3LP editions of the album are cut-down versions from the Deluxe Boxset. There's also a special D2C limited edition color 1LP featuring the John Peel Sunday Concert.
Recorded at the legendary Advision Studios in Fitzrovia, London, Gallagher’s eponymous debut album showcases the Irish guitarist as a multi-faceted interpreter of the blues with a cross-section of the blues from acoustic to heavy blues soul.

Rory’s timeless 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 remains a touchstone for all would-be guitar heroes in the 21st Century.

The 5-CD edition of Rory Gallagher’s eponymous debut is out now!.

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