Irish Tour '74

This album was compiled from live recordings made at concerts on an Irish
tour early '74 at: Belfast (Ulster Hall), Dublin (Carlton Cinema), Cork
(City Hall).
Side Four: 'After Hours' is made up of two tracks taken from various jam
sessions recorded the tour on the Lane Mobile Unit.

Produced by Rory Gallagher.

1. Cradle Rock (6.40)
2. I Wonder Who (Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man)  (7.45)
3. Tattoo'd Lady (5.00)
4. Too Much Alcohol (8.20)
5. As The Crow Flies (5.35)
6. A Million Miles Away (9.35)
7. Walk On Hot Coals (11.05)
8. Who's That Coming (10.07)

'After Hours'
9. (Back On My) Stompin' Ground (5.20)
10. Just a Little Bit (8.01)
[11. Maritime]

All tracks by Rory Gallagher except:
2: M. Morganfield (Muddy Waters)
4: Hutto
5: Tony Joe White
10: Gordon

Rory Gallagher: guitars, vocals
Gerry McAvoy: bass
Lou Martin: keyboards
Rod De'Ath: drums and percussion

"His most important accomplishment of this period was the legendary Irish
tour of early 1974. Filmed by Tony Palmer and recorded for posterity, the
concerts were indeed Rory Gallagher reaching a new height in his expression
of blues. His rendering of Muddy Water's 'I Wonder Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet
Man' and Tony Joe White's 'As the Crow Flies' are erudite versions of
American blues originals. As an example of how incredible Gallagher's guitar
work could be, 'Walk on Hot Coals' is a fifteen-minute revelation -
precision picking, harmonic wah-wah, fuzztone - you name it, it's involved
here. The more he plays the more the instrument plays him. It rolls out
faster and faster, reaching crests of scintillating hooks and lead breaks.
If you want to know why Gallagher is so good, listen to Rory Gallagher Irish
Tour '74 (Polydor), and remember it's his tenth album and third band."
(M.J. Prendergast,"Irish rock: roots, personalities, directions" (Dublin,
The O'Brien Press, 1987, p. 31).

"Double-album set recorded live at various venues in Ireland.
Loaded with Gallagher's best material. A great album." (Michael G. Nastos,
All-Music Guide)


1974, Polydor 2659 031 (UK, 2LP, original)
1988, Demon Records Ltd Fiend CD 120 (UK, CD)
1988, IRS/Capo Records (US, CD)

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