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On The Boards

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The second and final studio recording by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher's neo-Cream trio reins in the playing to focus more on songwriting. The material is a virtual grab bag of blues-rock styles, moving from driving rockers ("What's Going On," "I'll Remember") and basic boogies ("Morning Sun," "If I Don't Sing I'll Cry") to a bottleneck blitz ("Eat My Words") and a pair of acoustic ballads. There's a pronounced jazzy tinge to his spiky guitar and never-again-heard alto sax on the slow blues of the title track and "It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again," the latter giving the Richard McCracken-John Wilson rhythm section a chance to stretch out and swing fluidly. The lyrics, never a Gallagher strong suit, are pretty simplistic, but the chorus hooks do stick. It could all have added up to one big eclectic mess, but for the often one-dimensional, sometimes ham-fisted Gallagher, the laudable variety turns On the Boards into the high point of his recording career.
© Don Snowden /TiVo

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1
What's Going On (Album Version)
00:02:48

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Kennedy, Arranger, Work Arranger

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

2
Railway And Gun (Album Version)
00:03:38

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

3
It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again (Album Version)
00:06:33

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

4
If The Day Was Any Longer (Album Version)
00:02:10

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

5
Morning Sun (Album Version)
00:02:39

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

6
Eat My Words (Album Version)
00:03:47

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
On The Boards (Album Version)
00:06:02

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

8
If I Don't Sing I'll Cry (Album Version)
00:02:40

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

9
See Here (Album Version)
00:03:05

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

10
I'll Remember (Album Version)
00:03:02

Tony Colton, Producer - Rory Gallagher, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wilson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Taste, MainArtist - Richard McCracken, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

Album Description

The second and final studio recording by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher's neo-Cream trio reins in the playing to focus more on songwriting. The material is a virtual grab bag of blues-rock styles, moving from driving rockers ("What's Going On," "I'll Remember") and basic boogies ("Morning Sun," "If I Don't Sing I'll Cry") to a bottleneck blitz ("Eat My Words") and a pair of acoustic ballads. There's a pronounced jazzy tinge to his spiky guitar and never-again-heard alto sax on the slow blues of the title track and "It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again," the latter giving the Richard McCracken-John Wilson rhythm section a chance to stretch out and swing fluidly. The lyrics, never a Gallagher strong suit, are pretty simplistic, but the chorus hooks do stick. It could all have added up to one big eclectic mess, but for the often one-dimensional, sometimes ham-fisted Gallagher, the laudable variety turns On the Boards into the high point of his recording career.
© Don Snowden /TiVo

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