Rory Gallagher – Wheels Within Wheels (1974-1994) (@256)
28 Oct 2007
(Review from amazon)
“Wheels within Wheels” fullfils at least one of the lost ambitions of the late Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher. On each of his electric albums, Gallagher featured a rootsy acoustic track and he’d hoped to release a complete album of unplugged performances.
Collecting and tidying up a selection of outtakes and lost recordings, his brother, Donal, reveals Gallagher’s taste for blues, skiffle, and folk, and his love of collaborating with great musicians. The album includes 4 completely different versions of tracks Rory Gallagher had recorded before, and 10 totally new ones to his repertoire, recorded between 1975 and 1994.
It is the perfect combination of old and new songs, all of varied pace, favoring Rory Gallagher’s acoustic side. In fact ‘Lonesome Highway’ is the only song to include anything from the famous old Gallagher battered Stratocaster. The roll call of the famous friends with whom Rory collaborated is very impressive.
Given Gallagher’s prodigious abilities, the playing is exceptionally fine, but there’s a rare warmth here. The album successfully captures the respectful, dignified, and wild qualities of a gifted musician.
01. Wheels Within Wheels
02. Flight to Paradise (with Juan Martin)
03. As the Crow Flies
04. Lonesome Highway
05. Bratacha Dubha (with Martin Carthy)
06. She Moved Thro’ the Fair/Ann Cran Ull (with Bert Jansch)
07. Barley & Grape Rag (with Ronnie Drew and the Dubliners)
08. The Cuckoo (with Roland Van Campenhout)
09. Amazing Grace (with Bela Fleck)
10. Walkin’ Blues (with Bela Fleck and Mark Feltham)
11. Blue Moon of Kentucky (with Bela Fleck and Mark Feltham)
12. Deep Elm Blues (with Roland Van Campenhout)
13. Goin’ to My Hometown (with Lonnie Donegan)
14. Lonesome Highway Refraining
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