Rory Gallagher – Top Priority (Remastered) (1979/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:40 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
Top Priority is Rory Gallagher’s tenth album. This was released on 16th September 1979 and recorded at Dierks Studios, Cologne, Germany. Like the previous album Photo-Finish, Top Priority is a return to hard rock. The acoustic and folk influences that were seen on albums such as Calling Card are replaced by more straight ahead powerful blues rock like fan favourites such as ‘Bad Penny’, ‘Philby’ and album opener ‘Follow Me’. 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.
The album title reflects the pressure that Gallagher often felt regarding the business end of making music. After the release of Photo-Finish Gallagher’s band had a successful tour of the United States that resulted in good press both in the states and at home. Chrysalis was eager to keep the momentum going and encouraged Rory to release another studio album quickly, telling him they would make it their “Top Priority” and actively promote it. To remind the executives of their promise Gallagher used the phrase for the album title.
1. Rory Gallagher – Follow Me
2. Rory Gallagher – Philby
3. Rory Gallagher – Wayward Child
4. Rory Gallagher – Keychain
5. Rory Gallagher – At The Depot
6. Rory Gallagher – Bad Penny
7. Rory Gallagher – Just Hit Town
8. Rory Gallagher – Off The Handle
9. Rory Gallagher – Public Enemy No. 1
10. Rory Gallagher – Hell Cat
11. Rory Gallagher – The Watcher