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Rory Gallagher 
2. Just the Smile
3. I Fall Apart
4. Wave Myself Goodbye
5. Hands Up
6. Sinner Boy
7. For the Last Time
8. It's You
9. I'm Not Surprised
10. Can't Believe It's True
11. Gypsy Woman
12. It Takes Time
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20185
This 1999 reissue contains two bonus tracks.
Personnel: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, alto saxophone); Vincent Crane (piano); Gerry McAvoy (bass); Wilgar Campbell (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Advision Studios, London, England. Originally released on Atlantic (33368). Includes liner notes by Donal Gallagher.
Digitally remastered by Tony Arnold (Courthouse Facilities, Dorset, England).
This is part of Buddha Records' Original Masters series.
Personnel: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, alto saxophone); Vincent Crane (piano); Wilgar Campbell (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Tony Arnold .
Audio Remixer: Tony Arnold .
Liner Note Author: Donald Gallagher.
Recording information: Advision Studios, London.
Photographer: Mick Rock .
Rory Gallagher's solo debut picks up where On The Boards left off - it's a solid, but significantly less raucous, blues rock outing with ten original tunes that were far more than skeletons for his incisive Strat picking. "Laundromat," "Hands Up," and "Sinner Boy"'s distinctive riffs were early concert favorites, but the album's ballads were some of Gallagher's strongest. "For the Last Time," "Just the Smile" and the acoustic "I'm Not Surprised" mixed strains of Delta blues with strong melodic sensibilities into songs of rare poignancy, especially for an artist who was best known for his scorching leads. In this respect Gallagher was an early model for Eric Clapton, whose solo career followed a similar path. Interestingly, Gallagher seems rather restrained throughout his debut, holding back the fret-burning in favor of strong songs. He opens up on the album's jazzy, seven-minute finale "Can't Believe It's You" which even features an alto sax, an instrument Gallagher all but abandoned on later albums. 2000's reissued, remastered version of the disc includes two additional tunes, Muddy Waters' slow Delta blues number "Gypsy Woman" and Otis Rush's fast Chicago shuffle "It Takes Time," both cut at the same sessions. "Gypsy Woman"'s slashing slide guitar and vocals sound as impassioned any other track; shuffle "It Takes Time" isn't quite as impressive but still shows how comfortable Gallagher is with straight blues. Brother/compiler Donal Gallagher's track notes are short but illuminating, and the remastered sound, although not as vibrant as on later reissues of Gallagher's catalog, is a big improvement over any existing version of this consistently superb album. ~ Hal Horowitz
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