1. (00:04:53) THIN LIZZY - Jailbreak
2. (00:05:00) THIN LIZZY - Thunder And Lightning
3. (00:03:29) THIN LIZZY - Waiting For An Alibi
4. (00:02:57) THIN LIZZY - Are You Ready
5. (00:05:04) THIN LIZZY - Baby Please Don't Go
6. (00:06:58) THIN LIZZY - A Night In The Life Of A Blues Singer
7. (00:05:06) THIN LIZZY - The Holy War
8. (00:05:56) THIN LIZZY - The Sun Goes Down
9. (00:04:11) THIN LIZZY - Emerald
10. (00:06:09) THIN LIZZY - The Cowboy Song
11. (00:04:44) THIN LIZZY - The Boys Are Back In Town
12. (00:05:05) THIN LIZZY - Suicide
13. (00:08:10) THIN LIZZY - Medley: Rosalie/Dancing In The Moonlight/Cowgirl Song
14. (00:09:10) THIN LIZZY - Still In Love With You
Playing Time.........: 01:16:52
Total Size...........: 475.23 MB
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Biography from Allmusic.com
Despite a huge hit single in the mid-'70s ("The Boys Are Back in Town") and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of '70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late '60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attack. As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than many of his ilk, preferring slice-of-life working-class dramas of love and hate influenced by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and virtually all of the Irish literary tradition. Also, as a black man, Lynott was an anomaly in the nearly all-white world of hard rock, and as such imbued much of his work with a sense of alienation; he was the outsider, the romantic guy from the other side of the tracks, a self-styled poet of the lovelorn and downtrodden. His sweeping vision and writerly impulses at times gave way to pretentious songs aspiring to clichéd notions of literary significance, but Lynott's limitless charisma made even the most misguided moments worth hearing.
After a few early records that hinted at the band's potential, Lizzy released Fighting in 1975, and the band (Lynott, guitarists Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham, and drummer Brian Downey) had molded itself into a pretty tight recording and performing unit. Lynott's thick, soulful vocals were the perfect vehicle for his tightly written melodic lines. Gorham and Robertson generally played lead lines in harmonic tandem, while Downey (a great drummer who had equal amounts of power and style) drove the engine. Lizzy's big break came with their next album, Jailbreak, and the record's first single, "The Boys Are Back in Town." A paean to the joys of working-class guys letting loose, the song resembled similar odes by Bruce Springsteen, with the exception of the Who-like power chords in the chorus. With the support of radio and every frat boy in America, "Boys" became a huge hit, enough of a hit as to ensure record contracts and media attention for the next decade ("Boys" is now used in beer advertising).
Never the toast of critics (the majority writing in the '70s hated hard rock and heavy metal), Lizzy toured relentlessly, building an unassailable reputation as a terrific live band, despite the lead guitar spot becoming a revolving door (Eric Bell, Gary Moore, Brian Robertson, Snowy White, and John Sykes all stood next to Scott Gorham). The records came fast and furious, and despite attempts to repeat the formula that worked like a charm with "Boys," Lynott began writing more ambitious songs and wrapping them up in vaguely articulated concept albums. The large fan base the band had built as a result of "Boys" turned into a smaller, yet still enthusiastic bunch of hard rockers. Adding insult to injury was the rise of punk rock, which Lynott vigorously supported, but made Lizzy look too traditional and too much like tired old rock stars.
By the mid-'80s, resembling the dinosaur that punk rock wanted to annihilate, Thin Lizzy called it a career. Lynott recorded solo records that more explicitly examined issues of class and race, published a now-out-of-print book of poetry, and sadly, became a victim of his longtime abuse of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol, dying in 1986 at age 35. Since the mega-popular alternative rock bands of the mid-'90s appropriated numerous musical messages from their '70s forebears, the work of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy will hopefully continue to be seen for the influential rock & roll it is.
In 1999, Thin Lizzy reunited with a lineup featuring guitarists Scott Gorman and John Sykes, and keyboardist Darren Wharton, which was rounded out by a journeyman rhythm section of bassist Marco Mendoza and drummer Tommy Aldridge. The quintet's ensuing European tour produced the live album One Night Only, which was released in the summer of 2000 to set the stage for a subsequent American concert tour.
Review from Amazon.com
It is a shame that this CD is out of print. I bought it through the mail in 1996 and have played it countless times.This disc is a must for Lizzy fans!.
As far as i can tell, not a single overdub.Raw,in your face,and laced with melancholy.
Thin Lizzy played their last UK gig on 28 AUG 1983 and it was a killer show.
Throughout this album, the guitar work is top notch. The band, at this point, may have been falling apart from drug addiction, but it's as it, for one blissful day, they gathered up every bit of what they had left and poured it out on the stage.
New guitarist John Sykes brought an enthusiasm and fire that was missing during the Snowy White years.
Mixing tracks from the new (at the time) album, 'Thunder And Lightning' with older classics like 'Cowboy Song' and 'Rosalie', all I can say is this show kicks butt.
The performance of 'Still In Love With You' is moving as each time Phil Lynott sings "is this the end?" you can hear the crowd shouting "NO!!!!"
I am sure Phil and the boys were touched by this. Sadly Thin Lizzy played their last gig a week later in Nuremburg and then they disbanded.
Thank goodness we have the live recordings to remind us of what a killer guitar band they were.