Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott led the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material. The singles "Whiskey in the Jar" (a traditional Irish ballad), "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Waiting for an Alibi" were international hits. After Lynott's death in 1986, various incarnations of the band emerged over the years based initially around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Gorham later continued with a new line-up including Downey.
Lynott, Thin Lizzy's de facto leader, was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy featured several guitarists throughout their history, with Downey and Lynott as the rhythm section, on the drums and bass guitar. As well as being multiracial, the band drew their early members not only from both sides of the Irish border but also from both the Catholic and Protestant communities during The Troubles. Their music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music, but is generally classified as hard rock or sometimes heavy metal. Rolling Stone magazine describes the band as distinctly hard rock, "far apart from the braying mid-70s metal pack".
This Greatest Hits 2-LP set brings together all the band’s hits and live favourites on vinyl for the first time in a non-limited edition form. Lizzy Expert Nick Sharp has overseen the tracklisting, which is all killer, no filler and pure unadulterated Thin Lizzy.
Thin Lizzy... what more is their to say? A truly awesome group, that will forever remain a personal favorite of mine. The Greatest Hits compilation, extended over a pair of records includes a mixed bag of killer Lizzy rockers, anthems, melodic cuts, ballads and live tracks, from the long recording career of Lizzy.
The memory of Philip Paris Lynott will never fade...
KNOCK IT BACK!
A1 The Boys Are Back In Town A2 Jailbreak A3 Don’t Believe A Word A4 Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight) A5 Waiting For An Alibi A6 Rosalie (Live) B1 Do Anything You Want To B2 Chinatown B3 Sarah (Version 3) B4 Fighting My Way Back B5 Killer On The Loose B6 Hollywood (Down On Your Luck) C1 Thunder And Lightning C2 Renegade C3 Still In Love With You C4 The Sun Goes Down D1 Whiskey In The Jar D2 Bad Reputation D3 The Rocker D4 Showdown D5 Cold Sweat D6 Wild One