Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Rory Gallagher’s Band OF Friends Play Tribute

To celebrate the release of Rory’s 50th Anniversary Box Set of his eponymous debut album (1971-2021), the Rory Gallagher tribute band Band Of Friends fronted by Gerry McAvoy (the original bass guitarist on Rory’s debut album), performed a unique one-off livestream show to celebrate the launch of the 50th Anniversary performing key songs from the album.

The 30-minute livestream performance took place on Thursday 9th September and you can still check it out at Gallagher’s official Facebook Page and  YouTube Channel.

Featuring 5 discs, the 50th Anniversary Box Set of Gallagher’s eponymous 1971 debut album includes a brand-new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, plus four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds of the Seventies session tracks, all mastered at Abbey Road Studios.  

Also included, is a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert which was filmed in Paris, for the Pop Deux TV show.

You can read more about Rory Gallagher’s 50th Anniversary Box Set at Ramzine by clicking here. The legendary guitarist was also recently voted Ireland’s Greatest Music Artist, and you can also read about that here.

Rory Gallagher’s 50th Anniversary Box Set is available to pre-order by clicking here, and you can watch a video of it being unboxed right here.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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