Stage Struck (album)

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Stage Struck
Live album by Rory Gallagher
Released 2 November 1980
Recorded November 1979–July 1980
Length 51:46
Label Castle Records
Producer Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher chronology
Top Priority
Stage Struck
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Q 5/5 stars [2]

Stage Struck is the eleventh album and the third live album by Irish singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher. Released in 1980, it documents his world tour in support of his 1979 album Top Priority. Accordingly, it features many songs from that album, but it also includes songs from his previous albums. The album sees Gallagher taking a faster-paced, more hard rock sound than on his previous blues-dominated live albums. Originally released with eight tracks, Stage Struck was augmented with two bonus tracks ("Bad Penny" and "Key Chain") when reissued in 1999, four years after Gallagher's death, by his younger brother and manager, Donal Gallagher.


In 2005, Stage Struck was ranked number 419 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Rory Gallagher.

Side one

  1. "Shin Kicker" [from Photo-Finish] – 3:58
  2. "Wayward Child" [from Top Priority] – 4:32
  3. "Brute Force and Ignorance" [from Photo-Finish] – 4:32
  4. "Moonchild" [from Calling Card] – 6:06

Side two

  1. "Follow Me" [from Top Priority] – 5:56
  2. "Bought and Sold" [from Against the Grain] – 4:39
  3. "The Last of the Independents" [from Photo-Finish] – 5:39
  4. "Shadow Play" [from Photo-Finish] – 5:08

CD bonus track

  1. "Bad Penny" [from Top Priority] – 6:39 (*)
  2. "Keychain" [from Top Priority] – 5:03 (*)


Production details[edit]

  • Rory Gallagher – producer
  • Mark Jessett – art direction


  1. ^ Stage Struck at AllMusic
  2. ^ July 1991 (p.46)
  3. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 42. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 

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