Gallagher Rory - Notes From San Francisco (CD)

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    Categories
    RockPopMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Blues
    3. Regional Collections
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Notes from San Francisco
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    886979031722
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Naxos
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    886979031722
    Previews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]racks such as 'B Girl' have the unmistakable Gallagher swagger and charm, making this more than an exercise in nostalgia."
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Rue the Day
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Persuasion
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] B Girl
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mississippi Sheiks
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Wheels within Wheels
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Overnight Bag
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Cruise on Out
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Brute Force & Ignorance
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Fuel to the Fire
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Wheels within Wheels
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Cut a Dash
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Out on the Tiles
    13. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Follow Me (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    14. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Shinkicker (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    15. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Off the Handle (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    16. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Bought and Sold (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    17. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] I'm Leavin' (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    18. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Tattoo'd Lady (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    19. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Do You Read Me (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    20. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Country Mile (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    21. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Calling Card (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    22. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Shadow Play (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    23. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Bullfrog Blues (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    24. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Sea Cruise (live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco Dec 1979)
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Rue The Day
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Persuasion
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] B Girl
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mississippi Sheiks
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Wheels Within Wheels
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Overnight Bag
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Cruise On Out
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Brute Force & Ignorance
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Fuel To The Fire
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Wheels Within Wheels [Alt. Version] - (alternate take)
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Cut A Dash
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Out On The Tiles
    13. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Follow Me
    14. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Shinkicker
    15. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Off The Handle
    16. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Bought And Sold
    17. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] I'm Leavin'
    18. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Tattoo'd Lady
    19. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Do You Read Me
    20. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Country Mile
    21. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Calling Card
    22. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Shadow Play
    23. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Bullfrog Blues
    24. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Sea Cruise
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Duration
    120m 44s
    Country
    Notes

    Personnel: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Lou Martin (keyboards); Rod De'Ath (drums, percussion); Ted McKenna (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Martin Dubka.
    Photographers: Sandor Balatoni; Brigitte Lehmann.
    It's surprising, considering the interesting back story on the studio portion of this posthumous Rory Gallagher release, that there are no notes on the actual packaging to chronicle its eventual appearance in 2011, nearly 33 years after being recorded in December 1977. According to the press release though, Gallagher clashed with producer Elliot Mazer about the mix on these dozen tunes and not only shelved the tapes, but broke up his longtime band after the San Francisco session ended. Out went keyboardist Lou Martin and drummer Rod de'Ath, replaced by skinsman Ted McKenna (bassist Gerry McAvoy remained) to strip down the sound for his next phase. About half these songs, such as "Mississippi Sheiks," "Fuel to the Fire," "Brute Force & Ignorance," "Cruise on Out," and "Overnight Bag" appeared on 1978's Photo Finish in different performances. Some, like the closing "Out on the Tiles" and "B Girl," will be new to all but the most ardent Gallagher followers. Shortly before his death, the guitarist apparently mentioned to his brother Donald that he'd like the tapes to be released someday if they were remixed, which is exactly what Donald's son Daniel did in 2011, resulting in these long-lost tracks finally seeing the light of day. Despite Gallagher's reservations, everything here is up to his usual high standard, and he obviously respected the material enough to re-record the bulk of it with a different band and producer later that year. The electric violin on "Mississippi Sheiks" is a new twist on both Gallagher's blues-rock style and the song, which helps differentiate this version from the more famous one that appeared on Photo Finish. Saxophone, played by Martin Fiero, enhances two cuts, also bringing a unique groove, especially to the lumbering "Brute Force and Ignorance." The package includes a December 1979 live show, also recorded in San Francisco, that finds Gallagher and his two-piece in typically fine fettle. They revisit the Taste-era chestnut "Bullfrog Blues" and tear into the rarity "I'm Leavin'" with their notorious paint-peeling approach. He digs back some years for a tough take on "Tattoo'd Lady," but most of the set is derived from his mid- to late-'70s albums Top Priority, Photo Finish, and Calling Card. A breathless "Sea Cruise" closes the set, and is probably a nod to Jerry Lee Lewis, on whose album Gallagher guested. It caps off a roaring, electrifying show that, along with the studio disc, makes a worthwhile addition to any Gallagher lover's collection. Even lacking detailed liner notes, this is a keeper and an important historical document in Rory Gallagher's short but eventful career. ~ Hal Horowitz

    Distributor
    n/a
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Studio / Live
    Mixed
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    Rory Gallagher
    Producer
    Daniel Gallagher; Elliot Mazer
    Artists
    1. Gallagher, Rory
    Date Released
    2011-06-01 00:00:00
    Engineer
    Bill Edwards

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