Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums ‚ÄúBlues‚ÄĚ (2019) and ‚ÄúCheck Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77‚ÄĚ (2020), UMC is releasing ‚ÄúThe Best Of Rory Gallagher‚ÄĚ in¬†October this year.
The compilation includes Rory‚Äôs recordings compiled from across his extensive recording career, including tracks from his first band Taste (from 1969) through to his final studio album ‚ÄúFresh Evidence‚ÄĚ (1990).
The album will be released as a Double CD set with 30 tracks including a previously unreleased track with Jerry Lee Lewis.
It will also be released as a 2-disc black vinyl set and “direct to consumer” limited clear 2LP, plus a 15-track single CD, as well as digital HD and digital download.
The Rory Gallagher Archives¬†contains some amazing rarities and this set will include ‚Äú(I Can‚Äôt Get No) Satisfaction‚ÄĚ ‚Äď cut with Jerry Lee Lewis‚Äô at The Killer‚Äôs 1973 ‚ÄúLondon Sessions‚ÄĚ featuring Rory singing and playing the Rolling Stones‚Äô classic alongside Jerry Lee Lewis.
The previously unreleased rarity is featured on the Double CD version and digital versions of the album, and available as a limited edition direct to consumer 7‚ÄĚ vinyl single.¬†The 7‚ÄĚ inch picture sleeve features a rare archive photo of Rory and Jerry Lee Lewis from Jerry Lee‚Äôs 1973 ‚ÄúLondon Sessions.‚ÄĚ The B-side features ‚ÄúCruise On Out‚ÄĚ (4:42) taken from Rory‚Äôs critically acclaimed album ‚ÄúPhoto Finish‚ÄĚ (1978).
Tracklisting for the 30 Track Double CD Set:
- Taste – What’s Going On (from 1970‚Äôs ‚ÄėOn The Boards‚Äô LP)2:48
- Rory Gallagher – Shadow Play (from 1978‚Äôs ‚ÄėPhoto Finish‚Äô LP 4:47
- Rory Gallagher – Follow Me (from 1979‚Äôs ‚ÄėTop Priority‚Äô LP) 4:40
- Rory Gallagher – Tattoo’d Lady(from 1973‚Äôs ‚ÄėTattoo‚Äô LP) 4:41
- Rory Gallagher – All Around Man (from 1975‚Äôs ‚ÄúAgainst The Grain‚ÄĚ LP) 6:15
- Rory Gallagher – I Fall Apart (from 1971‚Äôs ‚ÄúRory Gallagher‚ÄĚ LP) 5:12
- Rory Gallagher – Daughter Of The Everglades (from 1973‚Äôs ‚ÄėBlueprint‚Äô‚ÄĚ LP) 6:12
- Rory Gallagher – Calling Card (from 1976‚Äôs ‚ÄėCalling Card‚Äô LP) 5:24
- Rory Gallagher – I’m Not Awake Yet (from 1971‚Äôs ‚ÄėDeuce‚Äô LP) 5:37
- Rory Gallagher – Just The Smile (from 1971‚Äôs ‚ÄėRory Gallagher‚Äô LP)3:41
- Rory Gallagher – Out Of My Mind (from 1971‚Äôs ‚ÄúDeuce‚ÄĚ LP) 3:06
- Rory Gallagher – Edged In Blue (from 1976‚Äôs ‚ÄúCalling Card‚ÄĚ LP) 5:29
- Rory Gallagher – Philby (from 1979‚Äôs ‚ÄúTop Priority‚ÄĚ LP) 3:50
- Taste – It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again (from 1970‚Äôs ‚ÄúOn The Boards‚ÄĚ LP) 6:33
- Rory Gallagher – Crest Of A Wave (from 1971‚Äôs ‚ÄúDeuce‚ÄĚ LP) 5:54
- Rory Gallagher – Bad Penny (from 1979‚Äôs ‚ÄúTop Priority‚ÄĚ LP) 4:04
- Rory Gallagher – Walk On Hot Coals (from 1973‚Äôs ‚ÄúBlueprint‚ÄĚ LP) 7:02
- Taste – Blister On The Moon (from 1969‚Äôs ‚ÄúTaste‚ÄĚ LP) 3:27
- Rory Gallagher – Loanshark Blues (from 1987‚Äôs ‚ÄúDefender‚ÄĚ LP) 4:27
- Rory Gallagher – Bought & Sold (from 1975‚Äôs ‚ÄúAgainst The Grain‚ÄĚ LP) 3:26
- Rory Gallagher – A Million Miles Away (from 1973‚Äôs from the Tattoo LP) 6:56
- Rory Gallagher – Wheels Within Wheels (from 2010‚Äôs ‚ÄúNotes From San Francisco‚ÄĚ LP) 3:38
- Rory Gallagher – Seven Days (from 1987‚Äôs ‚ÄúDefender‚ÄĚ LP) 5:14
- Rory Gallagher – Ghost Blues (from 1990‚Äôs ‚ÄúFresh Evidence‚ÄĚ LP) 8:00
- Rory Gallagher – Cruise On Out (from 1978‚Äôs ‚ÄúPhoto Finish‚ÄĚ LP) 4:42
- Jerry Lee Lewis ft. Rory Gallagher – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (1973 outtake from the Jerry Lee Lewis ‚ÄėThe Session‚Ä¶ Recorded in London With Great Guest Artists‚Äô LP) 3:50
- Rory Gallagher – They Don’t Make Them Like You Anymore (from 1973‚Äôs ‚ÄúTattoo‚ÄĚ LP) 4:05
- Rory Gallagher – Moonchild (from 1976‚Äôs ‚ÄúCalling Card‚ÄĚ LP) 4:47
- Rory Gallagher – Jinxed (from 1982‚Äôs ‚ÄúJinx‚ÄĚ LP) 5:12
- Taste – Catfish (from 1969‚Äôs ‚ÄúTaste‚ÄĚ LP) 8:06