Album Information

Live in Europe

Released May 1st, 1972

Liner Notes

Album Length
Rory Gallagher
Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin & Harmonica
Gerry McAvoy
Wilgar Campbell
Drums & Percussion


‘Live in Europe’ was compiled from live performance recorded throughout Europe during February and March 1972. It has gone on to become one of the best live albums of all time, serving as a massive influence on budding musicians such as The Edge and Adam Clayton of U2, who both cite this album as the recording that made them want to learn guitar and play in a band.

For some Rory had wanted to capture the adrenaline and excitement of his live performance. Whilst touring extensively in Europe he decided to record his shows, the results were little short of phenomenal and Live In Europe earned Rory much acclaim, including his first solo Top Ten album and 1972’s Melody Maker ‘Top Musician Of The Year’ award.

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