Rory Gallagher / 1971 debut album set for 50th-anniversary boxset release

17 July 2021

Rory Gallagher’s 1971 debut album is set to be re-released on 3 September as a 50th-anniversary boxset. This includes a new mix of the original album, plus a host of extras, including a 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert, filmed in Paris for the Pop Deux television show.

With 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions, there is also a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert and four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds Of The Seventies session tracks, all of which have been mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

A 32-page hardback book features many rare and unseen photographs from British rock photographer Barrie Wentzell along with essays and memorabilia from the album recording, including hand-written song lyrics by Rory.

Rory Gallagher.
Rory Gallagher. Photo: Barrie Wentzell

His brother and manager Donal Gallagher wrote exclusive liner notes, along with his long-time bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy (1970-1991) and photographer Barrie Wentzell. There is also a full 1971 interview with Rory by journalist Roy Eldridge.

The album was originally released in May 1971. Rory had not played live since Taste disbanded on 24 October 1970, but he embarked on a 16-date UK tour which included ten days touring in Ireland. There was also a short trip to Switzerland.

The album was recorded at Advision Studios in Fitzrovia, London and featured songs such as I Fall Apart, Rory’s second most-streamed song, Laundromat and Just The Smile.

Rory died in 1995, aged just 47.

The boxset can be pre-ordered from rorygallagher.lnk.to/50thAnniversary

Rory Gallagher.

Formats and tracklisting

4CD + 1 DVD Deluxe Set / Super Deluxe Digital

CD1

Laundromat – 50th Anniversary Edition
Just The Smile – 50th Anniversary Edition
I Fall Apart – 50th Anniversary Edition
Wave Myself Goodbye – 50th Anniversary Edition
Hands Up – 50th Anniversary Edition
Sinner Boy – 50th Anniversary Edition
For The Last Time – 50th Anniversary Edition
It’s You – 50th Anniversary Edition
I’m Not Surprised – 50th Anniversary Edition
Can’t Believe It’s True – 50th Anniversary Edition

CD2

Gypsy Woman – Tangerine Studio Session
It Takes Time – Tangerine Studio Session
I Fall Apart – Tangerine Studio Session
Wave Myself Goodbye – Tangerine Studio Session
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 1
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 2
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 3
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 4
Advision Jam
Laundromat – Alternate Take 1
Just The Smile – Alternate Take 1
Just The Smile – Alternate Take 2
I Fall Apart – Alternate Take 1
Wave Myself Goodbye – Alternate Take 1
Wave Myself Goodbye – Alternate Take 2

CD3

Hands Up – Alternate Take 1
Hands Up – Alternate Take 2
Hands Up – Alternate Take 3
Hands Up – Alternate Take 4
Hands Up – Alternate Take 5
Hands Up – Alternate Take 6
Sinner Boy – Alternate Take 1
Sinner Boy – Alternate Take 2
Sinner Boy – Alternate Take 3
For The Last Time – Alternate Take 1
For The Last Time – Alternate Take 2
For The Last Time – Alternate Take 3
It’s You – Alternate Take 1
It’s You – Alternate Take 2
I’m Not Surprised – Alternate Take 1
I’m Not Surprised – Alternate Take 2
Can’t Believe It’s True – Alternate Take 1

CD4

For The Last Time – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
Laundromat – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
It Takes Time – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
I Fall Apart – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
Hands Up – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
For The Last Time – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
In Your Town – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
Just The Smile – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
Laundromat – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
It Takes Time – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
* Off air recording

DVD

Interview
Hands Up
Wave Myself Goodbye
It Takes Time
Sinner Boy
For the Last Time
The Same Thing
I Fall Apart


2CD

CD1

Laundromat – 50th Anniversary Edition
Just The Smile – 50th Anniversary Edition
I Fall Apart – 50th Anniversary Edition
Wave Myself Goodbye – 50th Anniversary Edition
Hands Up – 50th Anniversary Edition
Sinner Boy – 50th Anniversary Edition
For The Last Time – 50th Anniversary Edition
It’s You – 50th Anniversary Edition
I’m Not Surprised – 50th Anniversary Edition
Can’t Believe It’s True – 50th Anniversary Edition

CD2

Gypsy Woman – Tangerine Studio Session
It Takes Time – Tangerine Studio Session
I Fall Apart – Tangerine Studio Session
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 3
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 4
Advision Jam
Laundromat – Alternate Take 1
Just The Smile – Alternate Take 1
Wave Myself Goodbye – Alternate Take 2
Hands Up – Alternate Take 2
Sinner Boy – Alternate Take 3
For The Last Time – Alternate Take 1
It’s You – Alternate Take 2
I’m Not Surprised – Alternate Take 1
For The Last Time – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
Laundromat – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
It Takes Time – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
I Fall Apart – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
* Off air recording


Rory Gallagher boxset

3LP

SIDE A

Laundromat – 50th Anniversary Edition
Just The Smile – 50th Anniversary Edition
I Fall Apart – 50th Anniversary Edition
Wave Myself Goodbye – 50th Anniversary Edition
Hands Up – 50th Anniversary Edition

SIDE B

Sinner Boy – 50th Anniversary Edition
For The Last Time – 50th Anniversary Edition
It’s You – 50th Anniversary Edition
I’m Not Surprised – 50th Anniversary Edition
Can’t Believe It’s True – 50th Anniversary Edition

SIDE C

Gypsy Woman – Tangerine Studio Session
It Takes Time – Tangerine Studio Session
I Fall Apart – Tangerine Studio Session
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 3
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 4
Advision Jam

SIDE D

Laundromat – Alternate Take 1
Just The Smile – Alternate Take 1
Wave Myself Goodbye – Alternate Take 2
Hands Up – Alternate Take 2

SIDE E

Sinner Boy – Alternate Take 3
For The Last Time – Alternate Take 1
It’s You – Alternate Take 2
I’m Not Surprised – Alternate Take 1

SIDE F

For The Last Time – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
Laundromat – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
It Takes Time – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
I Fall Apart – Live On BBC “Sounds Of The Seventies” / 1971*
* Off air recording


1LP Neon Orange (transparent) Vinyl

John Peel Sunday Concert 28/08/1971

SIDE A

Hands Up – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
For The Last Time – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
In Your Town – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971

SIDE B

Just The Smile – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
Laundromat – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971
It Takes Time – Live On BBC “John Peel Sunday Concert” / 1971


Deluxe Digital HD / Deluxe Digital Standard

Laundromat – 50th Anniversary Edition
Just The Smile – 50th Anniversary Edition
I Fall Apart – 50th Anniversary Edition
Wave Myself Goodbye – 50th Anniversary Edition
Hands Up – 50th Anniversary Edition
Sinner Boy – 50th Anniversary Edition
For The Last Time – 50th Anniversary Edition
It’s You – 50th Anniversary Edition
I’m Not Surprised – 50th Anniversary Edition
Can’t Believe It’s True – 50th Anniversary Edition
Gypsy Woman – Tangerine Studio Session
It Takes Time – Tangerine Studio Session
I Fall Apart – Tangerine Studio Session
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 3
At The Bottom – Alternate Take 4
Advision Jam
Laundromat – Alternate Take 1
Just The Smile – Alternate Take 1
Wave Myself Goodbye – Alternate Take 2
Hands Up – Alternate Take 2
Sinner Boy – Alternate Take 3
For The Last Time – Alternate Take 1
It’s You – Alternate Take 2

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