1. (00:06:02) Rory Gallagher - Crest Of A Wave
2. (00:02:45) Rory Gallagher - Don't Know Where I'm Going
3. (00:05:27) Rory Gallagher - I'm Not Awake Yet
4. (00:05:49) Rory Gallagher - In Your Town
5. (00:04:17) Rory Gallagher - Maybe I Will
6. (00:03:07) Rory Gallagher - Out Of My Mind
7. (00:04:44) Rory Gallagher - Persuasion (bonus)
8. (00:03:38) Rory Gallagher - Should've Learnt My Lesson
9. (00:06:02) Rory Gallagher - There's A Light
10. (00:05:08) Rory Gallagher - Used To Be
11. (00:04:59) Rory Gallagher - Whole Lot Of People
Playing Time.........: 00:51:59
Total Size...........: 271,76 MB
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Review from Allcdcovers.com.
Maybe his best studio recording and one of the finest and excellent bluesrock records around.Liner notes give a small impression: - "... Rory was keen 'Deuce' would capture the raw energy of a live performance." - A quote by Johny Marr: "There was one day when I was playing along with the 'Deuce' album which was a complete turning point for me as a guitar player".Although the album was recorded in 1971, 'Deuce' still sounds fresh and up to date. As listener, you can hear and feel that the record was made under very positive vibrations. Rory sings and plays his clear bluesrock on 'Deuce' with passionmore…, and that's what we wanted to hear. 'Deuce' contains superb various acoustic, electric and slide guitar playing.The record contains 10 different kinds of bluesrock songs, no track sounds the same or as a copy of an other track on the record. Two acoustic songs, one the more traditional and rather heavy blues style 'Don't know where I'm going' and the second 'Out of my mind', the rather lighter and fast, finger picking one. A jazzy-bluesy influenced 'There's a light', an electric Chicago blues style 'Should've learnt my lesson, 'Deuce' is a complete record for different kinds of bluesrock styles. Pure, enthusiastic slide guitar playing needed? Check out the track 'In your town'. Or check out the full sounding superb 'Crest of a wave', a track with a great drive. Opens with fine guitar cords, it is quickly backed by a drum and bass sounds that fill the whole song, therefor it gives Rory the opportunity to show his slide guitar playing in two great slide solo's. Listen to the song's full sound.'Used to Be', well Mojo, issue nr. 59 wrote the following words about this song: "Punchy poprocker with terrific hook, "Better get used to being my used to be..." Had is been a single, it would have been as ubiquitous as All Right Now." I do not need to say more.'Deuce' an enthusiastic, fresh and excellent bluesrock album.
Review from Amazon.com.
Strange that it may sound, I kept my copy of "Deuce" unopened and slotted with my other Rory Gallagher CDs for a year before I could listen. I had last heard "Deuce" on vinyl quite some years ago, and the opening chords of I'm Not Awake ushered me back to my college days and debates with my friends about the merits of Mr. Gallagher's guitar mastery. The energy that flows from this music crackles, whether Mr. Gallagher is playing acoustic blues, coaxing magic from his slide, or wringing out just the right amount of feedback.
The dark, edginess of his first solo release have receded (though I love that CD for other reasons), and "Deuce" pretty much set the stage for how Mr. Gallagher's later catalog of recordings would be structured, intermixing blistering power riffs from tracks such as Crest of a Wave and In Your Town with plaintive blues songs such as Don't Know Where I'm Going and Should've learned my Lesson.
His stalwart sidekicks from the early days, Gerry McAvoy on bass and Wilgnar Campbell on drums, generate the rhythm that sets the course, keeping things down to earth and lively. (Mr. McAvoy played bass with Rory till the end.)
This remastered CD sounds clear and free from the technical problems that have marred some of the others. That clean sound, a fine bonus track called Persuasion, and expanded liner notes are enough to justify replacing older copies of this CD
It seems that many folks tend to disregard Rory Gallagher but anyone who takes the time to listen will appreciate how fine a talent we lost in June 1995