Rory Gallagher’s Taste to be subject of new 4-disc box set

Taste I'll Remember box set

Rory Gallagher’s band Taste are being given the box set treatment.

A new 4-disc collection titled I’ll Remember will be released on the 28th of August and is set to feature the band’s two studio albums, Taste and On The Boards, in remastered editions as well as a selection of bonus and live cuts.

Included in the previously unreleased recordings are live tracks from Stockholm’s Live at Konserthuset, off-air at the Paris Theatre in London as part of John Peel’s live Top Gear sessions, and Woburn Abbey Festival; demo recordings made in July 1967 at Belfast’s Maritime Hotel. The accompanying booklet is also set to feature rare and previously unseen photos.

The full track list for I’ll Remember is:

Disc One – Taste
Blister On The Moon
Leaving Blues
Sugar Mama
Hail
Born On The Wrong Side of Time
Dual Carriageway Pain
Same Old Story
Catfish
I’m Moving On
Blister On The Moon – Alt Version
Leaving Blues – Alt Version
Hail – Alt Version
Dual Carriageway Pain – Alt Version – No Vocal
Same Old Story – Alt Version
Catfish – Alt Version

Disc Two – On The Boards
What’s Going On
Railway and Gun
It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again
If The Day Was Any Longer
Morning Sun
Eat My Words
On The Boards
If I Don’t Sing I’ll Cry
See Here
I’ll Remember
Railway and Gun – Off The Boards mix
See Here – Alt Version
It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again – Take 2 – Beat Club audio 1970
If The Day Was Any Longer – Beat Club audio 1970
Morning Sun – Beat Club audio 1970
It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again – Take 1 – Beat Club audio 1970

Disc Three – Live In Stockholm and London 1970
What’s Going On – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
Sugar Mama – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
Gambling Blues – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
Sinner Boy – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
At The Bottom – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
She’s 19 Years Old – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
Morning Sun – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
Catfish – Live in Stockholm – September 1970
I’ll Remember – BBC Radio One – Live from the Paris Theatre 1970***
Railway and Gun – BBC Radio One – Live from the Paris Theatre 1970***
Sugar Mama – BBC Radio One – Live from the Paris Theatre 1970***
Eat My Words – BBC Radio One – Live from the Paris Theatre 1970***
Catfish – BBC Radio One – Live from the Paris Theatre 1970***
*** Off-air recordings

Disc Four – Taste Mark I – Belfast Sessions and Demos / 7” single and Live at Woburn Abbey Festival 1968
Wee Wee Baby – Major Minor demo
How Many More Years – Major Minor demo
Take It Easy Baby – Major Minor demo
Pardon me Mister – Major Minor demo
You’ve Got To Pay – Major Minor demo
Norman Invasion – Major Minor demo
Worried Man – Major Minor demo
Blister On The Moon – A-Side of the Major Minor 7” single
Born On The Wrong Side of Time – B-Side of the Major Minor 7” single
Summertime ( Instrumental ) – Live at Woburn Abbey Festival 1968
Blister On The Moon – Live at Woburn Abbey Festival 1968
I Got My Brand On You – Live at Woburn Abbey Festival 1968
Medley – Rock Me, Baby / Bye Bye Bird / Baby Please Don’t Go / You Shook Me, Baby – Live at Woburn Abbey Festival 1968

You can pre-order the set in the UK via Amazon now.

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New music releases, 27th April 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases this week, 27th April 2015:

Blur - The Magic Whip
The Magic Whip, Blur

Lucky Or Strong, Caleb Sweazy
Trilogy, Emerson Lake & Palmer
Jekyll + Hyde, Zac Brown Band
Night Of The Demon, Gazpacho
True Brew, Millencolin
Marvelous Missing Link (Lost), Insane Clown Posse
Back For The Attack, Dokken
Irishman In New York, Rory Gallagher
Dawn Of The Nine, Unleashed
Dear Silence Thieves, Dan Patlansky
The Essential Rob Halford, Rob Halford
The Essential Judas Priest, Judas Priest
Extermination, Raven
Skulls Skulls Skulls Show Me The Glory, Baby Chaos
666 Weeks Beyond Eternity, Freedom Calls
Battlecry, Two Steps From Hell
Supermoon, Sophie Hunger
Transformation, FM
Four Phantoms, Bell Witch
Upper Hell, Ela Orleans
Malefic Miasma, Ages
Blood Of Celestial Kings, Ninkharsag
Old World Underground Where Are You Now? (Re-release), Metric

All of the above – and many more! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store now.

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New music releases, 20th October 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 20th October 2014:

Slipknot 5 The Gray Chapter
5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot

A Forest Of Fey , Gandalf’s Fist
Start Together (Box Set), Sleater-Kinney
Melody Road, Neil Diamond
Aquostic, Status Quo
Phantom Radio, Mark Lanegan
Irish Tour ’74 (Box Set), Rory Gallagher
Kings & Queens of the Underground, Billy Idol
Soused, Scott Walker and Sunn O)))
Primus & The Chocolate Factory, Primus (with the Fungi Ensemble)
Ypres, Tindersticks
Massive Addictive, Amaranthe
Painkiller, Little Big Town
Hold It In, Melvins
The Best Day, Thurston Moore
Starless (Box Set), King Crimson
Lugal Ki En, Ring of Saturn
Earth Suck, Oozing Wound
Heavy Lies The Crown, Army Of The Pharaohs
Cabinet Of Curiosities, The Pop Group
IX, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Sounds of a Playground Fading (w. extra tracks), In Flames

You can buy all of the above – and many more! – from the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon.

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Drummer Rod de’Ath dies at the age of 64

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Rod de’Ath, former drummer for guitar legend Rory Gallagher’s band in the 1970s, has died at the age of 64.

The Welsh sticksman was brought in to Gallagher’s band to replace Wilgar Campbell who left the group in 1972. de’Ath appeared on five of Gallagher’s albums: Blueprint, Tattoo, Irish Tour ’74, Against The Grain and Calling Card.

Speaking via a statement on his official Facebook page, drummer Ted McKenna, who replaced de’Ath in Gallagher’s band in 1978, said: “I got the sad news earlier today that Rod de’Ath had passed away. I only met him a couple of times when I worked with Rory, but was delighted to meet him again in 2012 when, for the first time, Rod, Brendan O’Neil and I, three of Rory’s drummers, had all been together. Unfortunately, it was for another sad occasion when we gathered to pay our respects to Lou Martin. My thoughts are with his family, friends and those who knew him well.”

It is thought that de’Ath had been unwell for some time, having had to undergo surgery earlier this year, and that he passed away in his sleep.

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