Rory Gallagher – Irish Tour ’74 (DVD)
2011, Eagle Vision
Eagle Rock Ent. continue with their Re-Issue’s of Rory Gallagher’s catalog with this DVD of one of his most popular records: IRISH TOUR ’74. Rory, for those who do not know, he was (and still is) one of the greatest Blues-Rock guitarists that ever lived. He has been cited as an influence to many great guitarists such as Slash, Glen Tipton, Brian May, Jannick Gers and many more. Gallagher even turned down an offer to join The Rolling Stones.
IRISH TOUR ’74 showcases Gallagher’s infamous tour around his homeland. The live footage is intertwined with candid interviews and day to day films of him just walking the streets, visiting a music shop and trying out guitars to backstage preparations before a show. This gives the viewer a better glimpse of Rory as a person and how he was just a regular person like me and you.
This DVD has some really interesting bonus features. One of these is his Japan Tour of the same same year and the other is a half hour Irish TV Special.
IRISH TOUR ’74 is a testament to how amazing and talented Rory really was. His passion for the guitar shines through on the live concert performances. Even if you are not a fan of Blues-based Rock or a guitarist you will still enjoy this DVD and appreciate what an incredible guitarist he was and why he was such an influence to many.