Calling Card CD (2011)

Artist: Rory Gallagher

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Label Eagle Rock Media/fontana
SKU 221752930
UPC 826992019321
UPC 14 00826992019321
Format CD
Release Date 6/14/2011
Author Rory Gallagher
Compilation Appearance This Is The Blues Vol 2
Technical Info
Producer Roger Glover; Rory Gallagher
CatalogID 201932
Lable Name Eagle
Released 06/14/2011
Original Release 1976
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 13s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826992019321
Album Notes and Credits
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Lou Martin (keyboards); Rod De'Ath (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Tony Arnold .
Audio Remixer: Tony Arnold .
Recording information: Musicland Studios, Munich.
Gallagher's second album for Chrysalis -- and last with his longstanding trio of Lou Martin (keyboards), Rod De'Ath (drums) and Gerry McAvoy (bass) -- was a milestone in his career. Although Calling Card was produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and not surprisingly contained some of his most powerfully driving rockers, tracks like the acoustic "Barley & Grape Rag" and the jazzy, soulful, finger snapping title cut -- a perennial concert favorite -- found the Irish rocker not only exploring other musical paths, but also caught him on one of his most consistent songwriting streaks ever. Even "Do You Read Me," the muscular opening track, is a remarkably stripped-down affair that adds subtle synths to the rugged blues rock that was Gallagher's claim to fame. While "Moonchild," "Country Mile," and "Secret Agent" displayed catchy hooks, engaging riffs, and raging guitar work (the latter adds a touch of Deep Purple's Jon Lord-styled organ to the proceedings), it's the elegant ballad "I'll Admit You're Gone" that shifts the guitarist into calmer waters and proves his melodic talent was just as cutting on quieter tunes. And it's a crime that the gorgeous "Edged in Blue," certainly one of the artist's saddest and most beautiful pop melodies, was overlooked in his catalog. The 1999 reissue sports track-by-track and first person liner notes from Gallagher's brother Donal, crisp remastered sound, and two additional songs not included on previous versions, one of which, "Public Enemy (B-Girl Version)," later appeared on the Photo-Finish album in an inferior performance to this. Arguably Rory Gallagher's finest studio effort, it was among his best and most varied batch of songs, and it is a perfect place for the curious to start their collection as well as an essential disc showing Gallagher at the peak of his powers. ~ Hal Horowitz
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t includes some of Gallagher's funkiest material...and one of his most beautiful melodies in 'Edged In Blue'..."
Disc 1
1 Do You Read Me
2 Country Mile
3 Moonchild
4 Calling Card
5 I'll Admit You're Gone
6 Secret Agent
7 Jack
8 Edged in Blue
9 Barley & Grape Rag
Product Attributes
Artist Gallagher,Rory
Label Eagle Rock Entertainment
Music Format Compact Disc

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