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Rory Gallagher - Kickback City

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Label: Sony/Capo

Year: 2013

Duration: 149 minutes

1 of 1 There's a movie in here
There's a movie in here

Perfect timing: an album of Rory Gallagher's hardboiled greatest hits - the title track, Continental Op, Loanshark Blues - for the days and nights when you have to turn up your own collar like a PI on the job.

Alongside the crime fiction-flavoured studio and live tracks, on the box set you also get a specially written short story by Ian Rankin, The Lie Factory, and an audio version of the whodunit narrated by Aidan Quinn, so your inner gumshoe is spoiled for lip-curling choice.

It's beautifully packaged and illustrated with the tracklist cranking up the badass attitude, so much so that even a walk around Stephen's Green while listening suddenly transports you to meaner streets in a make believe town.

There's a movie in here; the soundtrack is already superbly sorted.

Harry Guerin

Tracklisting: CD1: Kickback City (Studio): Kickback City - Continental Op - Kid Gloves - Big Guns - Loanshark Blues - Secret Agent - B Girl - Slumming Angel - Barley & Grape Rag - Doing Time - In Your Town - Sinner Boy - The Devil Made Me Do It - Seven Days CD2: Kickback City (Live): Continental Op - Tattoo'd Lady - I Ain't No Saint - Off the Handle - The Loop - Messin' with the Kid - Loanshark Blues CD 3: The Lie Factory, narrated by Aidan Quinn

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