Who's That Coming? Just A Little Bit. Sell This Version. Polydor , Polydor. Irish Tour ' Demon Records. Overseas Records. Intercord , Capo 2. Capo 2 , I. Alfa International. Watching the movie or listening to the album now is to grasp the full flavour of an outfit instinctively attuned to travel in any direction Gallagher fancied… be it the meanest, dirtiest blues or expansive exploratory Celtic modal tunings.
How could it not affect you? The next night you go on stage and you wanted to be like these guys. It was amazing to see Chuck Berry but the lifelessness of the atmosphere was completely at odds with the fearless fascination and community unifying glee I experienced when, unchaperoned, I went to see Gallagher at the Ulster Hall in the same year. Growing up outside Belfast, the city had become a place of considerable foreboding to me. But the elation experienced in the Ulster Hall was something else.
Gone were the horrors of sectarian conflict, the pure sense of feeling, of basking in — and being part of — greatness captured on film in Irish Tour was, in the flesh, magnified, many times over. The effect I felt would be widespread. The same night I saw Gallagher, a young kid by the name of Joby Fox, let into the venue as the show climaxed by a kindly doorman, also felt the transformative power and embarked on a life of music making.
It is understandable that his reputation has increased since his death, so profound was the effect he had during his lifetime, not just in Belfast but all over the planet. As a film buff and a perfectionist who found it hard to cede control to outside forces, whether manager, director or producer, Gallagher was an inevitable presence in the editing suite when the time came for Palmer to cut the movie.
It would have been too much like hard work. Thank God for that. You are you. And this film is all about capturing you. Rory and the band played in Belfast too, which at the time had embarked on its own journey back to the Stone Age, and beyond. For Rory even to think of playing there at that time, when he could have been selling out some fine auditorium in West Germany and buying a new Mercedes with the proceeds, must have required an unusual level of heroism.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Retrieved 21 June Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times.
Collins Press. Retrieved 18 June Rory Gallagher. Rory Gallagher discography Taste. A feature documentary, Ghost Blues - Eagle Rock Entertainment , created even more interest in his legendary career. The April 12 multi-format release triggers a bonanza for the legion of Gallagher fans worldwide.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Irish Tour '74 - Rory Gallagher on AllMusic - - The companion piece to director Tony Palmer's Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Irish Tour '74 - Rory Gallagher on AllMusic - - The companion piece to director Tony Palmer's 9/