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Rory Gallagher - Tattoo

Rory Gallagher - Tattoo

Performer: Rory Gallagher
Title: Tattoo
Style: Blues Rock
Released: 1973
Cat#: 2383-230
Country: UK
Label: Polydor
Size MP3 version: 1305 mb
Size FLAC version: 1302 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 157
Genre: Rock / Blues

Rory Gallagher - Tattoo


1Who's That Coming
2Livin' Like A Trucker
3Admit It
4Cradle Rock
5Tattoo'd Lady
6Sleep On A Clothes-Line
7They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore
8A Million Miles Away
920:20 Vision


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
2442 122Rory Gallagher Tattoo ‎(LP, Album, M/Print)Polydor2442 122France1973
5797728Rory Gallagher Tattoo ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)UMC5797728UK & Europe2018
2383 230Rory Gallagher Tattoo ‎(LP, Album)Polydor2383 230New Zealand1973
L 37317Rory Gallagher Tattoo ‎(LP, Album, RE)ChrysalisL 37317New Zealand1980
ALCB 597Rory Gallagher Tattoo ‎(CD, Album, RE)Alfa Records, IncALCB 597Japan1987


  • Art DirectionIan Murray
  • BassGerry McAvoy
  • Drums, PercussionRod De'Ath
  • EngineerCarlos Olms
  • IllustrationRobin Lawrie
  • KeyboardsLou Martin
  • Photography ByMike Putland
  • ProducerRory Gallagher
  • RemixCarlos Olms (tracks: A2), Robin Sylvester
  • Written-ByRory Gallagher


Information on labels:
Made in England
Strange Music/GH Music
℗ 1973 Polydor Int

Information on back:
Marketed by Polydor Limited
2383 230 SUPER
Recorded at Polydor Studios, London
Special thanks to Jill MacKay


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 2383-230 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 2383-230 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Stamped, Variant 1): 2383230 A//3 420 04 1 2 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched, Variant 1): 2383230 BILBO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Stamped, Variant 1): 2383230 B//2 420 04 13 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched, Variant 1): DB


  • Published By – Strange Music
  • Published By – G.H. Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor International
  • Marketed By – Polydor Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Polydor Studios
  • Printed By – E.J. Day Group



Tattoo is the fifth album released by Rory Gallagher. It demonstrated Gallagher's eclectic range of musical influences starting with the blues and adding elements from jazz, folk, and country. Tattoo showcased the skill of Gallagher and his band across a number of genres from Delta and Chicago blues, the jazz-influenced They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore and blues-rock tracks such as Tattoo'd Lady. According to his brother, Gallagher was in a prolific and confident mood when he recorded it. Rory Gallagher. Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica, Saxophone, Mandolin. Gerry McAvoy. Rehearsals for the album began at a rowing club in Cork city, which allowed Rory to develop the musical arrangements of his material at a leisurely, relaxed pace. Tattood Lady describes the fairground life style that had appealed to Rory since childhood and lyrically, he draws parallels between travelling entertainers and his own profession. Rory was born, with a touch of irony, at The Rock Hospital, Ballyshannon. Rory rocked literally all of his life and this Cradle Rock is a rockin R&B cut that displays his exciting bottleneck style in full flight. Gallagher's work ethic was in high gear as he somehow found time to write nine more songs in the midst of non-stop touring for his second album released in 1973. Even more astounding is that far from sounding fatigued or burnt out, his performance here is loose and impassioned, and the tunes are some of the best of his career. Songs in album Rory Gallagher - Tattoo 1973. Rory Gallagher - Tattoo'd Lady. Rory Gallagher - Cradle Rock. Rory Gallagher - 20:20 Vision. Rory Gallagher - They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore. Rory Gallagher - Livin' Like A Trucker. Rory Gallagher - Sleep On A Clothes-Line. Rory Gallagher - Who's That Coming. Rory Gallagher - A Million Miles Away. Rory Gallagher - Admit It. Rory Gallagher - Tuscon, Arizona bonus. Band Name Rory Gallagher. Album Name Tattoo. Type Album. Released date 11 August 1973. Labels Buddha Records Capo. Members owning this album40. Tattoo'd Lady. Cradle Rock. 20 : 20 Vision. In 1974, award winning film maker Tony Palmer followed Rory Gallagher and his band on their tour of Ireland. The subsequent movie was released in cinemas . Released 1973. Tattoo Tracklist. Tattoo'd Lady Lyrics. Cradle Rock Lyrics. Tattoo LP, Album, RE. Rory Gallagher - A Million Miles Away - Vinyl Tattoo LP UK 1973 7:48. 01 Tattoo'd Lady 4:38. Rory Gallagher : A Million Miles Away 7:00. 02 Cradle Rock 6:19. 03 20:20 Vision 4:05. 06 Sleep on a Clothes-Line 5:16. Rory Gallagher Who's that coming lyrics 7:12. Rory Gallagher - Admit 4:25. Rory Gallagher-They Don't Make Them Like You AnymoreTattoo CD 1973 4:08. Zur Liste hinzufügen. Tracklist: 1. Tattood Lady, 2. Cradle Rock, 3. 20:20 Vision, 4. They Dont Make Them Like You Anymore, 5. Livin Like A Trucker, 6. Sleep On A Clothes-Line, 7. Whos That Coming, 8. A Million Miles Away, 9. Admit It. 9 tracks. Released in 1973. Tattood Lady. Album by Rory Gallagher. 20:20 Vision. They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore. Livin' Like A Trucker