Top Priority is Rory Gallagher's tenth album. It was his fourth and final studio album for Chrysalis Records both in the UK and USA. The album was the second with his revised power trio band. Like the previous album Photo-Finish, Top Priority is a return to hard rock. The ballads, acoustic and folk influences that were seen on albums such as Calling Card are replaced by more conventional but powerful blues rock.
Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979).
Released August 1st, 1979. Follow Me (4:38) (Rory Gallagher). Philby (3:48) (Rory Gallagher). Wayward Child (3:28) (Rory Gallagher). Guitar, Vocals, Dulcimer & Harmonica. A year after the huge success of ‘Photo-Finish’ Rory returned to Dieter Dierks studio in Germany to record Top Priority, his fourth album for Chrysalis. They year in-between saw Rory touring extensively in the States and receiving great press both at home and abroad. Chrysalis was keen to keep this momentum going and promised to make this new album their ‘top priority’. In typical Rory style he named the album after their promise so that no one at the record company would be able to forget their guarantee. The driving urgency of Follow Me sets the tone for this energetic and exciting album
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Dulcimer – Rory Gallagher. Matrix, Runout: JPCD 991020. Top Priority (LP, Album, RE). Chrysalis.
Gallagher's fourth and final studio set for Chrysalis finds the Irish blues-rocker in prime form. Arriving only a year after Photo-Finish, when he spent much of his time on the road, it's remarkable that Gallagher could continue to churn out the hook-heavy high-quality tunes he wrote for this album. Playing larger arenas toughened his songs and attack, almost all of which here are high-octane sweaty rockers.
Band Name Rory Gallagher. Album Name Top Priority. Erscheinungsdatum 16 September 1979. Labels Chrysalis Records. Musik GenreBlues Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen53. Re-Issue in 1999 by Strange Music Ltd. 1. Follow Me. 04:51.
Blueprint is the fourth album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher, released as a vinyl record in 1973. With his first band Taste and with his solo band up to this point Gallagher was one of the first guitarists to lead a power trio lineup. With Blueprint Gallagher included a keyboardist for the first time.
With the success of his 1978 album, Photo Finish, his current record label, Chrysalis, had promised to make the guitarist’s next album their top priority, hence the album’s title. The album was released less than a year after Photo Finish, which given his busy touring schedule, was quite remarkable considering the quality of the music on offer.
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|5||At The Depot||2:57|
|7||Just Hit Town||3:37|
|8||Off The Handle||5:37|
|9||Public Enemy No 1||3:46|
|10||Nothing But The Devil
Written By – Jerry West
- Bass – Gerry McAvoy
- Drums – Ted McKenna
- Producer – Alan O'Duffy
- Producer, Written-By – Rory Gallagher
- Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Dulcimer – Rory Gallagher
NotesProduced By Rory Gallagher and Alan O' Duffy
P & C 1979 Strange Music Ltd/Capo Records
Manufactured by I.R.S. Records
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|CHR 1235||Rory Gallagher||Top Priority (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||CHR 1235||US||1979|
|104742||Rory Gallagher||Top Priority (CD, Album)||Accord, Capo||104742||France||1990|
|6307 669||Rory Gallagher||Top Priority (LP, Album, RE)||Chrysalis||6307 669||Greece||Unknown|
|4097||Rory Gallagher||Top Priority (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||747||4097||Saudi Arabia||Unknown|
|WWS-81261||Rory Gallagher||Top Priority (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||WWS-81261||Japan||1979|