CD Blueprint [Rory Gallagher] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 7026551),
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Blueprint [Rory Gallagher] [CD] [1 disc]


  • 1. Walk On Hot Coals
    2. Daughter of the Everglades
    3. Banker's Blues
    4. Hands Off
    5. Race the Breeze
    6. Seventh Song of Seventh Son
    7. Unmilitary Two-Step
    8. If I Had a Reason
    9. Stompin' Ground
    10. Treat Her Right
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20198

  • Credits
    ProducerRory Gallagher
    EngineerAndy Stephens; Phil Dunn

    Personnel: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, saxophone); Lou Martin (guitar, keyboards); Gerry McAvoy (bass); Rod de'Ath (drums, percussion).
    Recorded at Marquee Studios and Polydor Studios, London, England. Includes liner notes by Donal Gallagher.
    Digitally remastered by Tony Arnold (Courthouse Facilities, Dorset, England).
    Personnel: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, saxophone); Lou Martin (guitar, keyboards); Rod De'Ath (drums, percussion).
    Audio Remasterer: Tony Arnold .
    Liner Note Author: Donald Gallagher.
    Recording information: Marquee Studios; Polydor Studios.
    Photographer: Michael Putland.
    A blues-rock classic from the other side of the Atlantic, Rory Gallagher's 1973 outing, BLUEPRINT, stands out as one of the Irish guitarist/singer's finest studio recordings (Some fans argue that his concert albums, particularly IRISH TOUR, outshine his other records). Opening with the one-two punch of the appropriately searing "Walking on Hot Coals" and the dynamic "Daughter of the Everglades," the album presents the revered six-stringer in top form, and supported by a tight backing band that includes keyboardist/guitarist Lou Martin. Although Gallagher easily astounds with his blistering electric playing, he also showcases his considerable acoustic skills on tracks such as "Banker's Blues" and "Unmilitary Two-Step," which both nod to old-fashioned rural blues and provide a platform for his raspy-voiced emoting. Combined with TATTOO, released later that year, BLUEPRINT presents Gallagher at the peak of his mid-'70s powers, and reinforces his status as one of the most underrated blues-guitar heroes.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (3/00, p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...sounding not unlike Eric Clapton, especially on the honky-tonk groove of 'Walk On Hot Coals' and on the woozy, Cream-inspired 'Daughter Of The Everglades'..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.119) - "...Diehards will relish the bonus tracks, improved artwork and enhanced sound..."
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