The estate of late guitar hero Rory Gallagher is set to release a greatest hits collection, dubbed The Best of Rory Gallagher, on October 9th. On Thursday, Universal Music Group released a rare studio outtake of The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” featuring Jerry Lee Lewis to be included on the collection.
The Best of Rory Gallagher features a two-CD set with 30 tracks spanning the Irish guitarist’s career, going all the way back to his first band Taste in 1969 and all the way through his final album, 1990’s Fresh Evidence.
The cover of “Satisfaction” is actually an outtake from Lewis’ 1973 album The Session…Recorded in London with Great Artists. Those sessions heard Lewis record a handful of 1950’s-era rock n’ roll standards, alongside a few contemporary numbers with help from Gallagher, Mick Jones, Peter Frampton, Kenney Jones, and many more.
While the song is currently being released under the Rory Gallagher catalog, the show was very much Lewis’ at the time. Gallagher opens up the song by going after the root chords of the classic, rather than the iconic riff, and ends up making the popular Rolling Stones song his own. It is Lewis, however, who comes to steal the show with a piano solo that sees the American rock n’ roll pioneer meshing with some of the very music he inspired.
Listen to the collaboration between Jerry Lee Lewis and Rory Gallagher on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” below.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rory Gallagher – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
For more information on The Best of Rory Gallagher and to pre-order the CDs or vinyl click here.
[H/T Rock Cellar Magazine]