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First & the Best
Rory Gallagher
First & the Best
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock


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All Artists: Rory Gallagher
Title: First & the Best
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 6/20/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4011222226198

CD Reviews

A piece of history
Humac | Scotland | 08/19/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"A word of warning. These are early recordings of the original Taste and Richard McCracken and John Wilson do not appear despite what it says on the back cover. Rory's guitar virtuosity is missing too as he fills the spaces with chords and lots of harmonica playing. Never considered good enough for release, these recordings came out long after Taste and Rory had made names for themselves. However, I love it for its rough edges and simplicity and it makes an interesting companion piece to the first official Taste album. The progression in Gallagher's guitar playing is remarkable. One to buy once you've swept up the rest of the Gallagher catalogue. No excuse for the shoddy and inaccurate packaging though."
This is the album "Take it easy baby"
Frankie | San Francisco | 11/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've been looking for the album "Take it easy baby" which showed up in 1972 on Springboard International Records, then this is it! Finally, this album has made it to CD, the recordings were originally a demo for Polydor Records, from which he was signed, and founded Taste. Rory's playing is reserved on this album, since he was only about 19, and the demo was done in 1968, but it's still very good, even if he does some covers. You won't find all the dazzling solos Rory was famed for, but it's still solid, unpretentious, and honest music, and thank god someone snuck a copy of this demo out of the studio years later. There was another demo tape that he did, but reportedly it was erased at some time, and or lost? We can only hope that someone snuck a copy of that one out of the studio and that it turns up someday."