Rory Gallagher DEUCE (50th Anniversary Edition Box Set)

Rory Gallagher
Deuce (50th Anniversary Edition Box Set)
UMC

“The man and album that changed my musical life” Johnny Marr

I only received this box set two weeks ago while I was away on holiday; and on my return had a host of single albums to wade through for review, so while I’ve been dabbling with these amazing (and occasionally mystifying) versions of songs from one of my favourite ever albums; and a ‘game changer’ for me, I’m not actually reviewing it here in the truest form.
‘Game Changer’?
Certainly; because this came out when I was +/- 14 and just discovering ‘Grown Up’ music; usually via my two elder brothers and their record collections.
In this case I distinctly remember my brother Melvyn returning home with this LP under his arm (possibly/probably in a JG Windows bag!) and immediatly placing it on the turntable in the family radiogram.
I sat transfixed for the three times he played it!

Move forward half a century; and I now own three other versions of my own and it is still a ‘go to’ alongside Blueprint every month or two… a timeless classic.

So; as I haven’t had time to review the multitude of ‘alternate takes’ and ‘live tracks’ here …. I will just let you have a gander at an abridged version of the Press Release.

When asked “How does it feel to be the best guitarist in the world,” Jimi replied: “I don’t know, why don’t you go and ask Rory Gallagher.”
Jimi Hendrix


The extensive celebratory release digs deep into the Rory Gallagher Archives and will include a new mix of the original album, twenty-eight previously unreleased alternate takes, a six-song 1972 BBC Radio ‘In Concert’, and seven Radio Bremen radio session tracks.
The package will contain a 64-page hardback book with a foreword by Johnny Marr of The Smiths, unseen images by the late Mick Rock, essays, and memorabilia from the album recording.
The 2CD and 3LP will be cut down versions from the deluxe box and there will be a special D2C 1LP of the “BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972.”

Released in November 1971, just six months after his eponymous solo debut, Rory Gallagher’s second album, Deuce, was the summation of all that he’d promised in the wake of Taste’s collapse.
Rory wanted to capture the feeling of a live performance, so he would look to record immediately after live concerts while keeping production to a minimum.

” As soon as I heard Cradle Rock, I was hooked. I thought, ‘This is what I want to be when I grow up.”
Joe Bonamassa

RELEASED September 30th 2022
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4 CD BOX SET

CD 1

Used to Be – 50th Anniversary Edition
I’m Not Awake Yet – 50th Anniversary Edition
Don’t Know Where I’m Going – 50th Anniversary Edition
Maybe I Will – 50th Anniversary Edition
Whole Lot of People – 50th Anniversary Edition
In Your Town – 50th Anniversary Edition
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – 50th Anniversary Edition
There’s a Light – 50th Anniversary Edition
Out of My Mind – 50th Anniversary Edition
Crest of a Wave – 50th Anniversary Edition

CD 2

Used to Be – Alternate Take 1
Used to Be – Alternate Take 2
I’m Not Awake Yet – Alternate Take 1
Don’t Know Where I’m Going – Alternate Take 1
Maybe I Will – Alternate Take 1
Maybe I Will
 – Alternate Take 2
Maybe I Will – Alternate Take 3
Maybe I Will – Alternate Take 4
Maybe I Will – Alternate Take 5
Whole Lot of People – Electric Alternate Take 1
Whole Lot of People – 6 String Acoustic Alternate Take 1
Whole Lot Of People
 – Deuce Album Session / Alternative Acoustic Take / 1971 *
Whole Lot of People
 – 12 String Acoustic Alternate Take 1
In Your Town
 – Alternate Take 1
In Your Town – Alternate Take 2
In Your Town – Alternate Take 3

CD 3

In Your Town – Alternate Take 4
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – Deuce Album Session / Alternative Acoustic Take / 1971*
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson
 – Deuce Album Session Outtake / 1971*
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – Alternate Take 2
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – Alternate Take 3
There’s A Light – Alternate Take 1
There’s A Light – Alternate Take 2
There’s A Light – Alternate Take 3
Out of My Mind – Alternate Take 1
Out of My Mind – Alternate Take 2
Out of My Mind – Alternate Take 3
Crest of a Wave – Alternate Take 1
Crest of a Wave – Alternate Take 2
Don’t Know Where I’m Going – Home Demo
Maybe I Will – Home Demo
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – Home Demo

CD 4

Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Crest of a Wave – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
I Could’ve Had Religion – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
For The Last Time – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Messin’ With The Kid – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Don’t Know Where I’m Going – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Pistol Slapper Blues – Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Used To Be – BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972
Should’ve Learnt My Lesson – BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972
Out Of My Mind – BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972
I Could’ve Had Religion – BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972
Crest Of A Wave – BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972
Messin’ With The Kid – BBC In Concert – Live at The Paris Theatre, 13 January 1972






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