Rory Gallagher and Taste’s 1970 Isle of Wight Set Coming to DVD
To many fans, Rory Gallagher was a guitarists' guitarist. His expressive and electrifying style turned many ears back in the day, and it continues to inspire people even today. Prior to his dynamic solo career, Gallagher led a powerhouse rock trio called Taste from 1966 through 1970. During their short run, they released four albums: two studio records and two live LPs, including Live at the Isle of Wight in 1971.
That legendary concert is now making its way to home video. On Sept. 18, What’s Going On – Live at the Isle of Wight will be released, and will feature previously unseen footage from the trio’s 1970 performance. You can check out a preview clip above.
The 16mm film has been restored, and the audio has been remixed for this new version, which includes all the tracks found on the original live album plus several additional songs, like three cuts taken from the German TV show Beat Club. A trio of music videos -- for the songs “I’ll Remember,” “What’s Going On” and “Born on the Wrong Side of Time” -- will also be included in the package.
What’s Going On – Live at the Isle of Wight isn't just a concert film; it also serves as a documentary about Gallagher and Taste's history and significance. The video includes interviews with the late Gallagher’s brother, who was also Taste's road manager, Brian May, U2's the Edge, Bob Geldof and jazz guitarist Larry Coryell. The set will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, vinyl and as a download.
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