On 13 September 2010, Eagle Rock Entertainment release the “Ghost Blues” 2 disc DVD set from Rory Gallagher [Cat. No. EREDV804]. This is the perfect package for Rory Gallagher fans as it comprises of a feature length, star-studded documentary bolstered with over 90 minutes of previously unreleased live footage – The Beat Club Sessions. “Ghost Blues” features many Rory Gallagher classics including: Laundromat, Tore Down, Messin’ With the Kid, Pistol Slapper Blues, Going To My Hometown and Crest Of A Wave. This DVD set is a simultaneous release with the CD of The Beat Club Sessions (EAGCD425).
This superb two disc DVD set tells for the first time the complete and fully authorised story of Rory Gallagher. On Disc One, “Ghost Blues” follows Rory’s life and career from his upbringing in Cork, his early days with a showband, the brief success of Taste and then his legendary solo career leading up to his health problems in later life and tragic death at the age of just 47. There are archive interviews, both audio and visual, with Rory and contributions from many of his friends and admirers including his brother Donal, Bob Geldof, The Edge, Cameron Crowe, Slash, Johnny Marr, James Dean Bradfield, Ronnie Drew, Bill Wyman, Martin Carthy, band members Ted McKenna and Gerry McAvoy and many more.
Disc Two, The Beat Club Sessions, then shows what Rory Gallagher was really all about – a magnificent live performer. Drawn from three different appearances on the German TV series “Beat Club”, this disc contains over 90 minutes of previously unreleased live performances which ably illustrate why he inspired so many of the musicians who pay tribute to him in “Ghost Blues”.
Ghost Blues – The Story Of Rory Gallagher
The Beat Club Sessions
1) Laundromat 2) Hands Up 3) Sinnerboy 4) Just The Smile 5) Used To Be 6) In Your Town 7) Should’ve Learned My Lesson 8) Crest Of A Wave 9) Tore Down 10) Pistol Slapper Blues 11) I Don’t Know Where I’m Going 12) Going To My Hometown 13) I Could’ve Had Religion 14) McAvoy Boogie 15) Hoodoo Man 16) Messin’ With The Kid
Offering nearly three hours of entertainment, this is a fitting tribute to an enormously talented and respected performer. This 2 DVD set not only sets Rory’s talent in context with the revealing documentary but then really delivers with an hour an a half of previously unseen footage. A must.