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Let’s ignore the title of this set for a moment – marketing people, eh?! Rory Gallagher was a relentless live player in all senses of that phrase; he toured constantly and his home was the live stage and was never happier than when playing to his enthusiastic audiences who flocked to see and hear him, and he was also so energised in his performances as he attacked his live material far more so than on studio recordings, where he was reportedly never really happy. He needed the audience feedback and rapport. It is instructive that his solo discography consists of 11 studio albums and 6 live ones – the Irish Tour ’74 double LP was even expanded to an 8 disc set (7 CDs and 1 DVD) on its 40th anniversary – and his list with Taste even has 2 out of 5 albums being live.
I saw Taste a few times, and my memory is that they were an excellent band. I mentioned recently that I saw them supporting Cream at the RAH in 1968, and I subsequently caught them a few times around the clubs in London in 69/70. They were » Continue Reading.