Rory Gallagher: Ghost Blues & The Beat Club Sessions: The Story Of Rory Gallagher
That tune alone is a striking demonstration of the sensitivity at the heart of Gallagher's otherwise often blustery blues-rock. He doesn't treat this intimate approach as anything other than equally legitimate as his electric music and displays just as much relish, especially when working out with the bottleneck. Woefully distracting graphics afflict most of the video footage, which only makes it worth owning the CD even though it lacks all the diversity of style contained on the DVD: to hear Rory Gallagher playing the mandolin on "Goin' To My Hometown" is a revelation about a musician who lived for such moments..
Tracks: DVD:The Beat Club Sessions: Laundromat; Hands Up; Sinnerboy; Just The Smile; Used To Be; In Your Town; Should've Learned My Lesson; Crest of a Wave; Tore Down; Pistol Slapper Blues; I Don't Know Where I'm Going; Going To My Hometown; I Could've Had Religion; McAvoy Boogie; Hoodoo Man; Messin' With The Kid. The Beat Club Sessions CD: Laudromat; Hands Up; Sinnerboy; Just The Smile; I Don't Know Where I'm Going; I Could've Had Religion; Used To Be; In Your Town; Should've Learned My Lesson; Crest of a Wave; Tore Down; Messin' With The Kid.