Rory Gallagher - Cleveland Calling (RSD 2020 Drop Three) Vinyl Record Album

Recovered from the depths of the Rory Gallagher archive comes 'Cleveland Calling' a previously unreleased acoustic radio session by Rory Gallagher, recorded at WNCR in Cleveland on August 7th 1972.This intimate 45 minute, 8 song acoustic session and interview with DJ Carolyn Thomas and was found on a small 7"...
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Recovered from the depths of the Rory Gallagher archive comes 'Cleveland Calling' a previously unreleased acoustic radio session by Rory Gallagher, recorded at WNCR in Cleveland on August 7th 1972.This intimate 45 minute, 8 song acoustic session and interview with DJ Carolyn Thomas and was found on a small 7" reel and is released for the first time specially for Record Store Day 2020.Johnny Marr "The man who changed my musical life was Rory Gallagher, I picked up a guitar because of him."Slash "Rory didn't sound like anybody else...He had a very individual, independent kind of tone and approach and everything.He's always been a big hero to me." Brian May "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?" Ritchie Blackmore "Rory was probably the most natural player I've ever seen.In all the gigs we did together I don't think I ever heard him play the same thing twice...He was the ultimate performer." Ed Sheeran "'A Million Miles Away' was the first song I learned on guitar.The story goes that when Jimi Hendrix was asked how it felt to be the greatest guitarist in the world, he answered, "I don't know.Go ask Rory Gallagher." Eric Clapton "The man who got me back into the blues." Jimmy Page "I really liked Rory, he was fine guitarist and singer and lovely man" Peter Frampton "When I was with Humble Pie and we were all just beginning to feel like we were getting it together, Rory was the one to measure yourself against.To be able to play like that with such intensity was awesome and really the only other guitarist that had that ability was Hendrix.I could never get a sound like that from my Strat no matter how hard I tried.He was a real credit to music and pushed it to another level altogether." Alex Lifeson "It is truly remarkable how many guitarists over the years have cited Rory Gallagher as an influence.I was introduced to his playing during the Taste years but it was during one of Rush's early tours opening for Rory in the fall of 1974 that left the greatest impression.He oozed passion in his playing and I envied his ability to transcend the moment.I learned a lot from him as a guitarist but it was his character that touched me most." Ace Frehley (Kiss) "Rory Gallagher he was a great player.I've seen him perform several times he just used to use a little Fender amp and that beat-up old Strat, but boy, he could make that guitar talk.He was another guitar player who never got the credit he deserved, it's incredible." Joe Bonamassa "As soon as I heard Cradle Rock, I was hooked.I thought, 'This is what I want to be when I grow up.'" Bill Wyman "There's very few true blues people.Rory stood out because he did it all the way through his life, that's what he did.Who else is there? I can't think of anyone that stands out as a real true honest follower of the blues and singer of the blues as Rory was." Larry Coryell "I see a strong similarity between the approach to improvising over the blues between Rory and Jimi Hendrix.They were both virtuosos who were able to manipulate even the minutest aspect of the blues and do things that had never been played before." Bob Geldof "It's not too much to say that what like Hendrix did for the electric blues, Rory did in an Irish context.You know Hendrix was the great originator, he sought of did field hollers for the pace age you know.But Rory absolutely injected some Irish thing into it."

Side A

  1. Pistol Slapper Blues
  2. Don't Know Where I'm Going
  3. Gypsy Woman
  4. Out Of My Mind

Side B

  1. The Cuckoo
  2. Bankers Blues
  3. Should've Learned My Lesson
  4. Blow Wind Blow

Limited to 1500 copies.

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