Rory Gallagher / BBC Live 1971-1972 / 2CD

Rory Gallagher / BBC Live 1971-1972 / 2CD / Wardour
Paris Theatre, London, UK 12th August 1971 & 13th July 1972. STEREO SBD

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Rally Gallagher of the early 70’s who dissolved TASTE and turned to solo. The super best stereo sound board album is appearance.
There are four types of live included in this work. It is a decision board that bonus recorded 2 kinds of super valuable audience recordings mainly with 2 kinds of the highest peak version of the BBC sound board which becomes a large standard. The biggest point is the BBC session. The official “BBC SESSIONS” has been released, but only one song will suffer from it. Moreover, the quality is the ultimate. It is a transcendental quality that is completely official. Anyway, let’s introduce each sound source individually.

【Disc 1: BBC Sound Board (July 13, 1972)】
First appeared in the 1972 BBC appearances. It is a stereo sound board recorded on “July 13” which is about two months after “LIVE IN EUROPE” release. It is a large standard sound source that has produced many air check boots, but the quality of this work is completely another dimension. It is extremely refined that you want to arrange three or four “super”. That should be it, this work is directly digitized from BBC’s transcription disk “CN1597 / S” which is the origin.
Moreover, it’s not just an original copy. It is the person concerned of those days what I possessed. Of course, the broadcast is unused, and because it is strictly stored, the state is also super-superior. Only the master of such a miracle, the process of digitization is extremely precise. Roughly speaking, professional digitization. Cartridges, amps, cables and other equipment are also high-end professional specifications, and engineers are also professional. A lustrous playback sound without even one needle pachi, which is the fate of analog wakeup, is realized. Usually, analog generation is to perform noise processing after digitizing, but this work is noiseless with the playback sound as it is. The super beautiful sound is vacuum-packed as it is.
What is drawn by that sound is the wonderfulness that can be said as “another LIVE IN EUROPE”. Eight songs will be played, but only “Tore Down” is adopted in the official “BBC SESSIONS”. Especially, “Used To Be” “The Cuckoo” is a delicious repertoire that can not be heard in “LIVE IN EUROPE”. And above all, playing. Decide picking harmonics from the nok, listen to slides, dobros, acoustic and weird play. “LIVE IN EUROPE” was the moment of the break that marked 9th on the UK chart, but the momentum is absorbed in plenty.

【Disc 2: BBC sound board (August 12, 1971)】
Disc 2 instead is a 1971 appearance. This is the stereo sound board of “July 13” which is about three months after the debut work “RORY GALLAGHER” release. This quality is also exceptional & best. Similar to Disc 1, it is a professional digitization from a transcript disk “CN1509 / S” for stakeholder storage.
I do not repeat about the sound that is too steely, but the show is even more delicious. Although this was a short broadcast of only 4 songs, it was not recorded at all in the official “BBC SESSIONS”. Furthermore, the contents are also delicious. After all “Dube” “Maybe I Will” “Crest Of A Wave” of “DEUCE” which can not be heard in “LIVE IN EUROPE” is performed, and there is no cover of the music in 1972 recording of Disc 1. As a matter of fact, there is a gap of about one year between Disc 1 and this work, but there are also cases where the members are the same, and there is no sense of incongruity even if it is heard as a series of 2-disc live albums. Of course, playing is also hot. Assuming that Disc 1 is a full-blown sense of breakthrough, the spirit of the solo debut immediately comes out of the speaker. If you listen continuously to Disc 1, it will exceed “another LIVE IN EUROPE”. It is a super-named board that has been expanded further.

【Disc 2: Valuable Bonus Tracks】
After two such super-superior stereo sound boards, there are also two bonus tracks for mania. One is the audience recording of “June 24, 1972 London performance”. It is a short recording of about 26 minutes (4 songs), but “Kings Cross Cinema”, which has become a scene, is a record when it appeared in a concert held all night after the screening of a movie. So I say the atmosphere is unique, I feel a bit unusual, but the heat of performance is comparable to BBC and “LIVE IN EUROPE”. Although this recording itself is very valuable, the contents are super rare recording extremely maniac.
The last is even more valuable. It is an audience recording of “Same Old Story” recorded in the “1970 Duesseldorf performance” which will be the end of TASTE. This is a quality that is hard to say the best, but TASTE’s audience recording is very valuable. Although the date is unknown, you can experience the bottom line of the TASTE in 1970, which is said to have been asked five times on the Isle of Wight.

Anyway, the highest peak and ultimate sound ever drawn out from the BBC masters that the related parties had kept are overwhelming. Rather than comparable to that historic masterpiece “LIVE IN EUROPE”, it is a super masterpiece that goes beyond it. A two-disc set that will no longer be official / informal and become British Rock’s cultural heritage. It is a permanent preservation decision with the press 2CD whose radiance is not faded forever.

本作に収められているライヴは4種。大定番となるBBCサウンドボードの最高峰版2種をメインに、超貴重なオーディエンス録音2種をボーナス収録した決定盤です。最大のポイントは、何と言ってもBBCセッション。オフィシャルでも『BBC SESSIONS』がリリースされていますが、それと被るのは1曲のみ。しかも、クオリティが究極。完全オフィシャル級の超絶クオリティなのです。何はともあれ、各音源を個別にご紹介していきましょう。

まず登場するのは、1972年のBBC出演。『LIVE IN EUROPE』リリースの約2ヶ月後となる「7月13日」に収録されたステレオ・サウンドボードです。幾多のエアチェック・ブートを生み出してきた大定番音源ですが、本作のクオリティは完全に別次元。「超」を3つも4つも並べたい極上品なのです。それもそのはず、本作は大元となるBBCのトランスクリプション・ディスク『CN1597/S』そのものから直接デジタル化されているのです。
そのサウンドで描かれるのは「もう1つのLIVE IN EUROPE」とでも言える素晴らしさ。8曲が演奏されますが、そのうち公式『BBC SESSIONS』に採用されたのは「Tore Down」のみ。特に「Used To Be」「The Cuckoo」は『LIVE IN EUROPE』でも聴けない美味しいレパートリーです。そして何より、演奏ぶり。のっけからピッキング・ハーモニクスを決めまくり、スライド、ドブロ、アコースティックと変幻自在のプレイを聴かせる。『LIVE IN EUROPE』が全英チャート9位をマークしたブレイクの刹那だったわけですが、その勢いがたっぷりと吸い込まれているのです。

代わってのディスク2は1971年出演のテイク。こちらはデビュー作『RORY GALLAGHER』リリースの約3ヶ月後となる「7月13日」のステレオ・サウンドボードです。こちらのクオリティも超絶&極上。ディスク1と同じく、関係者保管のトランスクリプション・ディスク『CN1509/S』からプロがデジタル化したものです。
鉄壁すぎるサウンドについて繰り返すのは避けますが、ショウはさらに美味しい。こちらは4曲だけの短い放送だったものの、公式『BBC SESSIONS』には一切収録されていないのです。さらに内容も美味しい。やはり『LIVE IN EUROPE』では聴けない『DEUCE』の「Maybe I Will」「Crest Of A Wave」が披露され、ディスク1の1972年録音とも曲の被りがない。事実としてはディスク1と本作は約1年の隔たりがあるわけですが、メンバーが同じということもあって、ひと続きの2枚組ライヴアルバムとして聴いても違和感がない。もちろん、演奏ぶりも熱い。ディスク1がブレイクスルーの充実感だとすれば、こちらはソロデビュー直後の覇気がスピーカーから吹き出してくる。ディスク1と続けて聴くと「もう1つのLIVE IN EUROPE」を超える。さらに拡充させたような超名盤なのです。

そんな超極上ステレオ・サウンドボード2種の後は、マニア向けのボーナス・トラックも2種収録しています。1つは「1972年6月24日ロンドン公演」のオーディエンス録音。約26分間(4曲)の短い録音ですが、現場となった“Kings Cross Cinema”は映画館で、映画の上映後にオールナイトで開催されたコンサートに出演した際の記録なのです。そのため雰囲気は独特と言いますか、ちょっっと異例な感じもするのですが、演奏の熱気はBBCや『LIVE IN EUROPE』にも匹敵する。この録音自体が非常に貴重なものの、中身もマニアックに激レアな極上録音なのです。
最後は、さらに貴重。TASTE末期となる「1970年デュッセルドルフ公演」で記録された「Same Old Story」のオーディエンス録音です。これのみ極上とは言い難いクオリティですが、TASTEのオーディエンス録音は、存在そのものが貴重。日付は不明なものの、ワイト島で5回もアンコールを求められたと言われる1970年TASTEの底力を本生体験できるのです。

とにかく関係者が保管していたBBC原盤から引き出された史上最高峰・究極サウンドが圧倒的。あの歴史的名盤『LIVE IN EUROPE』に匹敵するどころか、さらに上回ってしまう超名盤です。もはや公式/非公式の別を超え、英国ロックの文化遺産となる2枚組。その輝きがいつまでも色あせないプレス2CDで永久保存決定です。

Disc 1(58:07)
Live at Paris Theatre, London, UK 13th July 1972
Taken from the original BBC transcription services disc(CN1597/S)

1. Tore Down 2. Used To Be 3. Hoodoo Man 4. Pistol Slapper Blues 5. The Cuckoo
6. Goin’ To My Hometown 7. In Your Town 8. Bullfrog Blues

Disc 2(58:07)
Live at Paris Theatre, London, UK 12th August 1971
Taken from the original BBC transcription services disc(CN1509/S)

1. Maybe I Will 2. I Could’ve Had Religion 3. Crest Of A Wave
4. Member Introduction 5. Messin’ With The Kid

Bonus Tracks: Original Audience Recording

Live at Kings Cross Cinema, London, UK 24th June 1972
Taken from the original master cassette

6. I Could’ve Had Religion 7. Pistol Slapper Blues 8. Messin’ With The Kid
9. Bullfrog Blues

Live in Dusseldorf, Germany 1970
Taken from the original master cassette

10. Same Old Story


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