WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS
RELEASE DATE - MARCH 18, 2003
IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY
GALLAGHER: WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS
NEW ALBUM OUT MARCH 18TH FROM BMG HERITAGE FINDS ACCLAIMED IRISH GUITARIST
FOLK AND ACOUSTIC INFLUENCES
NEW ALBUM OF UNRELEASED MATERIAL IN THIRTEEN YEARS FEATURES CONTRIBUTIONS FROM
BELA FLECK, MARTIN CARTHY,
guitar legend Rory Gallagher never made a secret of his love of folk music,
often mixing up his hard-driving shows with a set of acoustic songs. Always
claiming that he would treat his following to an album of such music one day,
nearly eight years after his death in June of 1995, this dream has become
a reality. On March 4, BMG Heritage will release 'WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS,' a new album compiled by Gallagher's brother
Donal from material spanning his 15 year career.
aware of his brother's folk tastes, Donal set about shaping the album he
considered Rory would want to have had. The record soon evolved into almost a
tribute to Rory from the folk world, with contributions and collaborations from
Bela Fleck, Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, Ronnie Drew & The Dubliners, Juan
Martin, Roland Van Campenhout, Maire Ni Chatasaigh & Chris Newman and Rory's
early influence Lonnie Donegan. The diverse line-up underscores the eclectic
collection of material, ranging from flamenco to Irish traditional to skiffle
and American folk and blues.
new album has even a further distinction, visually speaking. From works found,
Rory had been planning to have a painted cover, or even a self portrait.
Renowned artist David Oxtoby had previously refused all requests to paint an
album cover, but his love and respect for Rory led him to accept this
Heritage, a new label focusing on developing and marketing BMG catalog and
archival repertoire, mines and exploits BMG's extensive century old catalog.
BMG Heritage has catalog responsibilities for BMG-owned labels Arista,
Buddha Records, RCA, RLG, Windham Hill, and Private Music.
BMG Heritage is business unit of BMG Strategic Marketing Group.
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