Rory Gallagher

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 - 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 - Behind The Blues (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 9, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Behind The Blues (2003)

Rory Gallagher - Behind The Blues (2003)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | MPEG-1, 256 kb/s
Blues Rock, Classic Rock | The Way Of Wizards | 02:01:42 | ~ 4.48 Gb

Irish guitarist and songwriter (born 2nd March, 1948, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal - died 14th June, 1995, London). One of the most influential guitarists of all times. Gallagher was a master on his Fender Stratocaster in playing the blues (as a born Irishman). He was also a stage "beast" (proof of which the various great live albums). A musical purist who refused to release singles or music videos and turned down the opportunity to join The Rolling Stones in the 1970's…

Rory Gallagher - The Essential (2008) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 23, 2016
Rory Gallagher - The Essential (2008) Repost

Rory Gallagher - The Essential (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Sony BMG, 88697113732 | ~ 991 or 344 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

A fine overview of Rory's career as a solo artist (after his short time in the band Taste) with rock and blues highlights…
Rory Gallagher - Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher (2005)

Rory Gallagher - Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Capo, CAPO705/82876643492 | ~ 782 or 263 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

The compilation Big Guns: The Very Best of Rory Gallagher is one of the ways assembling a retrospective should be done. This set offers a portrait of a true guitar hero and songwriter, one whose flash never outweighed his substance, one whose work is so utterly and dazzlingly fresh it not only stands the test of time, but transcends it…

Rory Gallagher - Rock Life With Jack (1990)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 4, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Rock Life With Jack (1990)

Rory Gallagher - Rock Life With Jack (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Westwood, WWD-017/18 | ~ 601 or 233 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

~ Live at the Music Hall, Cologne, Germany. 17 Oct 1990 ~

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 30, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982)

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | Buddha Records, 74465 99707 2 | ~ 328 or 113 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

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…

Rory Gallagher - Stage Struck (1980)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 28, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Stage Struck (1980)

Rory Gallagher - Stage Struck (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | Buddha Records, 74465 99708 2 | ~ 389 or 136 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

Guitarist Gallagher's third officially released live album (during his lifetime) captures him on a grinding world tour in 1979 and 1980, pumping out blues-rockers with requisite aggression, yet none of the charm and subtlety that made his previous concert recordings so essential…

Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 24, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979)

Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Dora Records, JPCD 991020 | ~ 271 or 106 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues

Gallagher's fourth and final studio set for Chrysalis finds the Irish blues-rocker in prime form. Arriving only a year after Photo-Finish, when he spent much of his time on the road, it's remarkable that Gallagher could continue to churn out the hook-heavy high-quality tunes he wrote for this album…