1. (00:03:13) Thin Lizzy - Boogie Woogie Dance
2. (00:04:37) Thin Lizzy - Borderline
3. (00:02:19) Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe a Word
4. (00:03:57) Thin Lizzy - Fools Gold
5. (00:03:42) Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed
6. (00:04:27) Thin Lizzy - Johnny
7. (00:03:02) Thin Lizzy - Massacre
8. (00:03:11) Thin Lizzy - Old Flame
9. (00:03:43) Thin Lizzy - Rocky
10. (00:03:59) Thin Lizzy - Sweet Marie
Playing Time.........: 00:36:10
Total Size...........: 234,96 MB
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One of my fondest memories of this album was when my grandmother, a church organist and music lover, remarked on how good the drummer was, never missing a beat even during his rolling and inventive fills. While this could be said of many top-notch rock drummers, it says something that even my grandmother appreciated at least the drumming on this album. However, this is my review, not my grandmother's, so.
To start with, this album was graced with an attractive Jim Fitzpatrick cover, which I still like today. Secondly, the band continued right on from where JAILBREAK left off. The twin guitars of Gorham and Robertson came to new life on this album, which would be the next to the last for Brian. His contributions here, as well as the rest of the band shine.
The rock portion of the album starts right off with "Johnny" and then "Johnny the Fox...". There are excellent ballads, "Borderline" and "Fool's Gold", as well as the biggest hit here "Don't Believe a Word", which is a bluesy type number. If you can find it at all, try the version from Gary Moore's BACK ON THE STREETS, where he and Lynott pound it out as a definite blues song. Other good songs on this very affordable CD are: "Rocky", "Old Flame", and "Massacre".
The poetry of Lynott is very good indeed on tracks like "Don't Believe a Word" and "Fool's Gold". Some of the lyrics are quite "tongue-in-cheek", but this entire disc is an escape from the doldrums of life, as the band tells story after story accented with astounding music.
Thin Lizzy made classic rock albums and radio and critics
ingored them in America. They were big everywhere else in
the world! This album proves they were just as good if not
better than the so called greatest rock n' roll bands that
are still played on radio. This album is one of the greatest
rock albums every made and Thin Lizzy is the greatest band
in rock history as far as I'm concerned. If you don't have
this Lizzy album or any buy it and them and hear what real
rock music is suppose to sound like! Johnny the Fox is a classic.
The music on this album is 5 stars, no argument. This review is mainly for Thin Lizzy fans debating on whether to purchase this "remastered" import.....DO IT! From the very first track, "Johnny", I was flat out blown away by the improvement in the sound compared to previous releases (the sweep of Brian Downey's drum fills on "Johnny" from the right to left channel are right in your face and super clean....I knew right then this was going to be a fantastic listen)