The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Thin Lizzy already had a fine collection on the market that went a long way toward presenting them as perhaps the best guitar rock band of the '70s. Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy is an 18-track call to arms packed with Phil Lynott's magical songs, lyrics, and voice as well as the twin guitar gods Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson (with a little Gary Moore here and there). The Definitive Collection aims to replace it and stumbles just a bit. Just as on Dedication, all the big hits ("The Boys Are Back in Town," "Whiskey in the Jar," "Jailbreak"), key album tracks ("Showdown," "Wild One," "The Cowboy Song"), statements of intent ("The Rocker"), and moments of hard rock...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Thin Lizzy already had a fine collection on the market that went a long way toward presenting them as perhaps the best guitar rock band of the '70s. Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy is an 18-track call to arms packed with Phil Lynott's magical songs, lyrics, and voice as well as the twin guitar gods Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson (with a little Gary Moore here and there). The Definitive Collection aims to replace it and stumbles just a bit. Just as on Dedication, all the big hits ("The Boys Are Back in Town," "Whiskey in the Jar," "Jailbreak"), key album tracks ("Showdown," "Wild One," "The Cowboy Song"), statements of intent ("The Rocker"), and moments of hard rock genius ("Don't Believe a Word," "Dancing in the Moonlight [It's Caught Me in the Spotlight]") are here. What's different on The Definitive Collection is the omission of two worthy songs ("She Knows" and "Fighting My Way Back") and the replacement of the studio version of "Rosalie" with an exciting live version from 1978's Live and Dangerous album that splices in a couple measures of "Cowgirl's Song" much to the audience's delight. The omissions and changes make this less definitive than Dedication. A track or two probably could have been added instead. If Dedication is no longer available though, anyone looking for a fine single-disc collection of Lizzy's finest moments should turn to The Definitive Collection first.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602498397008
  • Catalog Number: 000681202
  • Sales rank: 30,878

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thin Lizzy Primary Artist
Midge Ure Background Vocals
Phil Lynott Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, String Machine
Snowy White Guitar
Eric Bell Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Brian Downey Percussion, Drums
Scott Gorham Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Helliwell Saxophone
Brian Robertson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Thin Lizzy Producer
Phil Lynott Arranger, Composer, Producer
Snowy White Composer
Eric Bell Arranger, Composer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Brian Downey Arranger, Composer
Scott Gorham Composer
Keith Harwood Engineer
Ron Nevison Producer
Bob Seger Composer
Chris Sheldon Engineer
Nick Tauber Producer
Tony Visconti Producer, Engineer
Kit Woolven Producer
Will Reid Dick Producer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Slice of Rock-n-Roll History

    Thin Lizzy was one of the quintessential 70's rock bands and this collection is packed with amazing songs! "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town" were all international hits from this diverse Irish group. Phil Lynott's soulful voice shines on slower songs like "Still in Love with You" and "Dancing in the Moonlight." While hard rocking numbers like "Bad Reputation" and "Chinatown" capture the energy and attitude of true Rock-n-Roll. These are not your average rock songs; the intelligent lyrics and story-telling quality of the writing give each song a unique personality while the great rock instrumentals carry throughout. No music collection is complete without this 'Definitive Collection.'

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