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Rory Gallagher's Deuce Expanded For 50th Anniversary


08-05-2022

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Rory Gallagher Box set promo
Box set promo

(Noble) UMC have announced that they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher's sophomore album, "Deuce," by releasing a deluxe CD boxset will be released on September 30th.

We were sent these details: 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."

"There was one day when I was playing along with the Deuce
album which was a complete turning point for me as a guitar player." - Johnny Marr

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.

He chose Tangerine Studios, a small reggae studio, in Dalston in East London, due it's history with legendary producer Joe Meek. With Gerry McAvoy on bass guitar and Wilgar Campbell on drums, the album was engineered by Robin Sylvester and produced by Rory. Deuce features many Rory highlights, from the blistering Crest Of A Wave to the Celtic-infused I'm Not Awake Yet.

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

"There are a million guys who sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I never
heard anybody who could really pull off sounding like Rory Gallagher." - Slash

" 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

"I really liked Rory, he was fine guitarist and singer and lovely man." - Jimmy Page

"He was just a magician, he's one of the very few people of that time who could make his guitar do anything it seemed. It just seemed to be magic. I remember looking at that battered Stratocaster and thinking how does that come out of there?" - Brian May

"The man who changed my musical life was Rory Gallagher, I picked up a guitar because of him." - Johnny Marr

"A beautiful man and an amazing guitar player. He was a very sensitive man and a great musician." - The Edge

"An amazing player, very spirited... he had a particular sound using that Stratocaster and he really got it because of the brute force in the way that he played, he just had such a passion about it." - Joe Satriani

Preorder it here (ad) and see the tracklistings below:

FORMATS / TRACKLIST

4CD Box Set

CD1
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

CD2
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

CD3
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

CD4
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

2CD

CD1
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

CD2
Used to Be - Alternate Take 1
I'm Not Awake Yet - Alternate Take 1
Maybe I Will - Alternate Take 1
Whole Lot of People - 12 String Acoustic Alternate Take 1
In Your Town - Alternate Take 3
Should've Learnt My Lesson - Alternate Take 3
There's A Light - Alternate Take 1
Out of My Mind - Alternate Take 3
Crest of a Wave - Alternate Take 2
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

3LP

SIDE A
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

SIDE B
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

SIDE C
Used to Be - Alternate Take 1
I'm Not Awake Yet - Alternate Take 1
Maybe I Will - Alternate Take 1
Whole Lot of People - 12 string acoustic Alternate Take 1

SIDE D
In Your Town - Alternate Take 3
Should've Learnt My Lesson - Alternate Take 3
There's A Light - Alternate Take 1
Out of My Mind - Alternate Take 3

SIDE E
Crest of a Wave - Alternate Take 2
Crest of a Wave - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Don't Know Where I'm Going - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
I Could've Had Religion - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971

SIDE F
Should've Learnt My Lesson - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
For The Last Time - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Messin' With The Kid - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971
Pistol Slapper Blues - Radio Bremen 21/12/1971

1LP Colour (D2C)

SIDE A
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

SIDE B
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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