Rory Gallagher Defender

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 21, 2017
Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.101 | Time: 00:55:54

Rory was never a man to sit back and let the world slip by. The 70’s saw him release 10 albums in as many years, work with a great many of his heroes and tour the world. Although his recorded output in the 1980’s was more sporadic he still toured constantly, playing some of the first rock gigs behind the iron curtain as well as cementing his live reputation in Europe and the US. ‘Defender’ his third album of the 80’s, was the first release on his own label. Capo offered him the complete artistic freedom he needed, enabling him to produce the music as he wanted. He admitted “I’m not that organised, but I want anything that I’m doing to be under control, and I want the final say on things”.

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue  Music

Posted by Designol at May 31, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 455 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, British Blues | Label: BMG/Capo | # BVCM-37889 | Time: 00:55:43

Rory was never a man to sit back and let the world slip by. The 70’s saw him release 10 albums in as many years, work with a great many of his heroes and tour the world. Although his recorded output in the 1980’s was more sporadic he still toured constantly, playing some of the first rock gigs behind the iron curtain as well as cementing his live reputation in Europe and the US. ‘Defender’ his third album of the 80’s, was the first release on his own label. Capo offered him the complete artistic freedom he needed, enabling him to produce the music as he wanted. He admitted “I’m not that organised, but I want anything that I’m doing to be under control, and I want the final say on things”.

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1988) [Remaster 2000] [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by countryfreak at Dec. 12, 2011
Rory Gallagher - Defender (1988) [Remaster 2000] [Re-Up]

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1988) [Remaster 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 399 MB
Genre: Blues/Rock/Blues-Rock | Label: Buddha Records | Catalog Number: 7446599757
RAR 5% Rec. | Uploaded | Release Date: 1988

Released five years after his last effort (an eternity for the prolific Irish blues guitar slinger who had been churning out at least an album a year throughout the '70s), Defender is another quality blues-rock offering…

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 17, 2017
Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press]

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Hard-Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.111 | 00:43:33

Rory Gallagher sounds inspired throughout JInx, gamely leading new drummer Brendan O'Neill and keyboardist Bob Andrews through the blues-rock paces, even though the guitarist's personal fortunes were on a downslide from which they would never recover. "Big Guns" and "Bourbon," the album's opening selections find Rory in full fiery form, tossing out muscular guitar lines and fiery solos with descriptive lyrics catering to his infatuation with American gangsters. The album also features two of his best, and least known, songs in the spooky, paranoid title track, complete with simmering sax section, boiling tom-tom drums as well as his own stealthy harmonica, and "Easy Come Easy Go," a beautiful, bluesy ballad where Rory double tracks his acoustic and electric guitars. Gallagher's tough vocals take on a new emotional depth not previously heard, and are particularly poignant throughout. Diving into the blues, Lightnin' Slims' "Nothin' but the Devil," one of the two songs added for this reissue, is an acoustic solo showpiece revealing Gallagher's delta roots and substantial slide abilities.
Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press]

Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.105 | 00:39:43

Top Priority is Rory Gallagher's tenth album. It was his fourth and final studio album for Chrysalis Records. The album was the second with his revised power trio band. Like the previous album Photo-Finish, Top Priority is a return to hard rock. The ballads, acoustic and folk influences that were seen on albums such as Calling Card are replaced by more conventional but powerful blues rock.
Rory Gallagher - Calling Card (1976) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

Rory Gallagher - Calling Card (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.124 | 00:45:23

Gallagher's second album for Chrysalis – and last with his longstanding trio of Lou Martin (keyboards), Rod De'Ath (drums) and Gerry McAvoy (bass) – was a milestone in his career. Although Calling Card was produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and not surprisingly contained some of his most powerfully driving rockers, tracks like the acoustic "Barley & Grape Rag" and the jazzy, soulful, finger snapping title cut – a perennial concert favorite – found the Irish rocker not only exploring other musical paths, but also caught him on one of his most consistent songwriting streaks ever. Even "Do You Read Me," the muscular opening track, is a remarkably stripped-down affair that adds subtle synths to the rugged blues rock that was Gallagher's claim to fame. While "Moonchild," "Country Mile," and "Secret Agent" displayed catchy hooks, engaging riffs, and raging guitar work (the latter adds a touch of Deep Purple's Jon Lord-styled organ to the proceedings), it's the elegant ballad "I'll Admit You're Gone" that shifts the guitarist into calmer waters and proves his melodic talent was just as cutting on quieter tunes.
Rory Gallagher - Against The Grain (1975) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

Rory Gallagher - Against The Grain (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 830.114 | Time: 00:40:20

After releasing two albums in 1973 and a live, contract-fulfilling disc in 1974, Gallagher returned rested and recharged in 1975 with a new record label, Chrysalis, and a band with almost three years of hard touring under their belts. With its attention to detai, Against the Grain sounds more practiced and intricate than most of Gallagher's previous studio discs, but still includes some of his most powerful rockers. The supercharged "Souped-Up Ford," where Rory howls and wails, with his voice and smoking slide, and "All Around Man," an urgent blues rocker that begins with Gallagher screaming and crying together with just his electric guitar until the band kicks in with a stop-start blues rhythm, are two of the definitive moments. "Bought and Sold" adds congas to the mix to bring a more rootsy and even jazzy feel to Rory's table. But it's on the acoustic tracks where the guitarist and his band really lay into the groove.

Rory Gallagher - The Beat Club Sessions (2010) Japanese SHM-CD  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2016
Rory Gallagher - The Beat Club Sessions (2010) Japanese SHM-CD

Rory Gallagher - The Beat Club Sessions (2010) Japanese SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 512 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock, British Blues | Label: Eagle/Capo | # VQCD-10202 | Time: 01:13:07

These previously unreleased live recordings by Rory Gallagher were made for the German TV series Beat Club. Recorded over three different appearances in the early seventies they capture Rory Gallagher in his element as a superb live performer. The tracklisting focuses on his first two solo albums and contains many classic songs that would carry on playing throughout his career.

Rory Gallagher - Meeting With The G-Man+ (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 17, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Meeting With The G-Man+ (2003)

Rory Gallagher - Meeting With The G-Man+ (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 520 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues Rock, British Blues, Hard Rock | Label: Capo/BMG | # CAPO704, 82876 579542 | Time: 01:10:44

Meeting with the G-Man+ is the RCA CD reissue of a live 1993 date in which the late Irish blues-rocker Rory Gallagher, late in his life, tore down the house in front of a large, completely unhinged, and adoring crowd. The beauty of this date is simply that Gallagher was still writing and recording new material and showcasing it on tour; he refused to be complacent and go the route of many of the guitar heroes of his generation by simply doing live shows comprised of hits. Therefore, much of the material here was new at the time, though a few classics are tossed in as well: killer versions of "Messin' with the Kid," "Ghost Blues," and "Mean Disposition." The 2003 CD reissue includes a complete remastering job, and includes no less than six previously unreleased acoustic performances placed in the center of the album – the order they took in the set list – almost doubling its length. While the recording itself is raw and immediate, it is never less than full-on in spectrum, making for an unusually high-quality, raucous gig that captured the guitarist at full power. Highly recommended.

Rory Gallagher - Wheels Within Wheels (2003) Reissue 2011  Music

Posted by Designol at June 15, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Wheels Within Wheels (2003) Reissue 2011

Rory Gallagher - Wheels Within Wheels (2003) Reissue 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 99 Mb
Folk-Blues, Delta Blues, Folk, Blues Rock | Label: Eagle/Capo | # ER201962 | Time: 00:52:08

Although best known for his barnstorming blues-rock, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher had a softer side, too. All of his studio albums contain at least one acoustic folk-blues track, and Gallagher included an unplugged set in the majority of his live shows way before that was fashionable. Almost eight years after his death, Rory's brother Donal compiled a 14-track collection of previously unreleased work dedicated to Gallagher's folkier approach. It's the second such posthumous album (the terrific live and very electric BBC Sessions came out in 1999), and focuses on an important if lesser recognized aspect of the guitarist's career. It's also an eclectic set that shifts from melodic ballads ("Wheels Within Wheels") to instrumental modified flamenco ("Flight to Paradise" with classical guitarist Juan Martin) and solo Delta blues (a studio take of Tony Joe White's "As the Crow Flies," the live version of which was a highlight of Irish Tour). And that's just the first three songs.