Rory was a one-of-a-kind musician with a uniquely beautiful soul; no other blues artist will ever be able to match him.
The official music video for “Crest of A Wave – Alt. Take 2” has been made available on YouTube by the RORY GALLAGHER Archives and UMC to coincide with the release of Rory’s “Deuce – 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set” due later this month.
The deluxe CD boxset edition of “Deuce,” the Irish virtuoso guitarist’s second solo album (first released in 1971), will be available on September 30, 2022, to mark the record’s 50th anniversary.
Deuce was the culmination of all that the musician had promised himself and his audience after his blues-rock outfit Taste’s demise. As part of his method, Rory would try to record as soon as possible after his live performances, while minimising studio production, in order to capture the electrifying thrill of a live show and bring about a raw, earthy, ambience.
The singer, songwriter, and producer chose Tangerine Studios, a small reggae studio, in Dalston in East London, due it’s history with legendary producer Joe Meek. With Gerry McAvoy on bass guitar and Wilgar Campbell on drums, the album was engineered by Robin Sylvester and produced by Rory.
The video (shared below) made in partnership with the Rory Gallagher Archives, and Fionn Rogers, a filmmaker based on the West Coast of Ireland, features over 28 professional and amateur Irish surfing enthusiasts, abd was filmed in Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Clare, and the cliffs of Moher.
Rory Gallagher’s “Deuce” 50th Anniversary Edition boxset of his 1971 sophomore album, features rarities including two scarce tracks that are now available to stream, including the never-before-released “Crest Of A Wave” (Alt. Take 2) and “Used To Be” (50th Anniversary Edition), both of which can be streamed via: