Kickback City [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide
Eighteen years after the death of Rory Gallagher, the incendiary Irish blues-rock guitarist and songwriter gets one of the most unusual tribute compilation packages in music history. Kickback City was conceived by Gallagher's brother Dónal to celebrate the guitarist's lifelong love of hard-boiled noir fiction -- he often cited its themes and references in his songs. Dónal recruited best-selling, award-winning crime novelist Ian Rankin (of the popular Inspector Rebus series) in a project that compiles studio and live performances by the guitarist that were directly inspired by the genre. To accompany the music, Rankin wrote a novella that liberally references Gallagher's titles and lyrics; entitled The Lie Factory, it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Eighteen years after the death of Rory Gallagher, the incendiary Irish blues-rock guitarist and songwriter gets one of the most unusual tribute compilation packages in music history. Kickback City was conceived by Gallagher's brother Dónal to celebrate the guitarist's lifelong love of hard-boiled noir fiction -- he often cited its themes and references in his songs. Dónal recruited best-selling, award-winning crime novelist Ian Rankin (of the popular Inspector Rebus series) in a project that compiles studio and live performances by the guitarist that were directly inspired by the genre. To accompany the music, Rankin wrote a novella that liberally references Gallagher's titles and lyrics; entitled The Lie Factory, it too is enclosed. There is an audio reading of the novella by Aidan Quinn on a separate disc. The entire package was illustrated by Timothy Truman (DC Comics, the Grateful Dead, Santana, First Comics), a lifelong fan of the guitarist. [There is also a limited deluxe vinyl edition available from the artist's website.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Eagle Rock Ent
  • UPC: 826992032726
  • Catalog Number: 2033272
  • Sales rank: 59,568

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kickback City (4:47)
  2. 2 Continental Op (4:37)
  3. 3 Kid Gloves (5:38)
  4. 4 Big Guns (3:28)
  5. 5 Loanshark Blues (4:26)
  6. 6 Secret Agent (5:44)
  7. 7 B Girl (4:44)
  8. 8 Slumming Angel (3:38)
  9. 9 Barley & Grape Rag (3:38)
  10. 10 Doing Time (4:06)
  11. 11 In Your Town (5:45)
  12. 12 Sinnerboy (5:03)
  13. 13 The Devil Made Me Do It (2:55)
  14. 14 Seven Days (5:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Continental Op (5:08)
  2. 2 Tattoo'd Lady (6:29)
  3. 3 I Ain't No Saint (6:25)
  4. 4 Off the Handle (9:24)
  5. 5 The Loop (3:03)
  6. 6 Messin' with the Kid (7:27)
  7. 7 Loanshark Blues (6:17)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Lie Factory - Aidan Quinn (42:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rory Gallagher Primary Artist
Lou Martin Musician
Wilgar Campbell Musician
Rod De'Ath Musician
Mark Feltham Musician
Gerry McAvoy Musician
Ted McKenna Musician
Brendan O'Neil Musician
Aidan Quinn Narrator
Technical Credits
Rory Gallagher Composer
Mel London Composer
Mark Jessett Art Direction
Ian Rankin Author
Timothy Truman Illustrations
Andy Pearce Mastering
Sue Pelino Engineer
Mazen Murad Mastering
Daniel Gallagher Producer
Matt Wortham Mastering
Dónal Gallagher Executive Producer, Concept
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