Shadow Play

Album: Photo-Finish (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • Though the late, great Rory Gallagher was always at his best live, the studio version of this track is exceptional.
    "I feel a little strange inside,
    A little bit of Jekyll, a little Mr Hyde".

    Don't we all, sometimes? "Shadow Play" is the 6th track from the 1978 Photo-Finish album; there are also many fine extant live versions floating around in cyber-space. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In a 1991 interview with Christian Science Monitor, Gallagher said: "I can distinctly remember writing 'Shadow Play' with a 12-string guitar because I was in bed with the flu in Ireland, and the effect of the flu seemed to affect me with the lyrics. Because with a bad flu you get slightly dazed with sleep and all that."

Comments: 1

  • Dave Who from Bay City MiI LOVE watching someone Be GREAT, Rorys performance of SHADOW PLAY always leaves me smiling with tears in my eyes, I play it LOUD, GREAT backup too......…..!!!!!!
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