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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Thin Lizzy was a great band and Phil Lynott, the songwriter behind it, was a kind of visionary, pioneering a poetic, working-class aesthetic later echoed in his American counterpart, Bruce Springsteen, while also leading the group's various lineups through a staggering number of great guitarists, highlighted by the triple-attack of the Jailbreak era. That said, they're the kind of great band that, unless you're dedicated, is perhaps better heard in isolated bursts, such as the classic Jailbreak or the peerless compilation Dedication, which successfully summarizes the band in 70 minutes. Often, their albums fluctuated between greatness and puzzling idiosyncratic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Thin Lizzy was a great band and Phil Lynott, the songwriter behind it, was a kind of visionary, pioneering a poetic, working-class aesthetic later echoed in his American counterpart, Bruce Springsteen, while also leading the group's various lineups through a staggering number of great guitarists, highlighted by the triple-attack of the Jailbreak era. That said, they're the kind of great band that, unless you're dedicated, is perhaps better heard in isolated bursts, such as the classic Jailbreak or the peerless compilation Dedication, which successfully summarizes the band in 70 minutes. Often, their albums fluctuated between greatness and puzzling idiosyncratic detours -- the kind of thing you cherish once you're a fan, but the kind of thing that prevents many from converting in the first place. Which is why Dedication is such a welcome entry in their catalog, but for those who want more, without getting actual albums, the 2001 four-disc box set Vagabonds Kings Warriors Angels is a good bet, since it does whittle down a fairly extensive discography into a fairly lean, yet generous 73 tracks. Apart from some album tracks from Jailbreak and Bad Reputation, there really aren't any truly great songs that didn't make it on Dedication, so this box will not provide revelations -- just other well-written, well-performed, eloquent hard rock, graced by Lynott's wonderfully unpredictable phrasing and consistently superb guitars. For collectors, there's a handful of rare tracks, usually from EPs and B-sides the best of which is 1973 B-side "Cruising in the Lizzymobile," which is easily one of the greatest titles in rock, plus the requisite history and photographs. It does add up to a thorough, entertaining, and valuable history -- but probably not one necessary for those who already own all the albums; nor is it necessarily going to be satisfying for those already satiated by Jailbreak and Dedication, even if it does round up nearly all of the best of the rest of the albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2006
  • Label: Mercury Uk
  • UPC: 602498416099
  • Catalog Number: 9841609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Farmer (3:39)
  2. 2 The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle (3:02)
  3. 3 Remembering, Pt. 1 (6:01)
  4. 4 Dublin (2:27)
  5. 5 Remembering, Pt. 2 (New Day) (5:05)
  6. 6 Things Ain't Workin' Out Down at the Farm (4:30)
  7. 7 Buffalo Gal (5:31)
  8. 8 Sarah (2:59)
  9. 9 Brought Down (4:21)
  10. 10 Whiskey in the Jar (5:44)
  11. 11 Black Boys on the Corner (3:26)
  12. 12 Randolph's Tango (3:49)
  13. 13 Broken Dreams (4:27)
  14. 14 Vagabond of the Western World (4:45)
  15. 15 Little Girl in Bloom (5:14)
  16. 16 Slow Blues (5:13)
  17. 17 The Rocker (5:12)
  18. 18 Here I Go Again (3:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cruising in the Lizzymobile (4:09)
  2. 2 Little Darling (2:58)
  3. 3 Sitamoia (3:23)
  4. 4 Philomena (3:43)
  5. 5 Still in Love With You (5:40)
  6. 6 Showdown (4:33)
  7. 7 It's Only Money (2:51)
  8. 8 Rosalie (2:57)
  9. 9 Half Caste (3:39)
  10. 10 King's Vengeance (4:11)
  11. 11 Suicide (5:14)
  12. 12 Wild One (4:18)
  13. 13 Try a Little Harder (4:01)
  14. 14 Fighting My Way Back (3:13)
  15. 15 Jailbreak (4:02)
  16. 16 Romeo and the Lonely Girl (3:58)
  17. 17 The Boys Are Back in Town (4:27)
  18. 18 Cowboy Song (5:16)
  19. 19 Emerald (4:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Johnny (4:25)
  2. 2 Don't Believe a Word (2:19)
  3. 3 Fools Gold (3:52)
  4. 4 Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed (3:42)
  5. 5 Massacre (3:02)
  6. 6 Soldier of Fortune (5:18)
  7. 7 Bad Reputation (3:10)
  8. 8 Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight) (3:28)
  9. 9 Killer Without a Cause (3:35)
  10. 10 Warrior (4:08)
  11. 11 Are You Ready (2:42)
  12. 12 Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song (4:03)
  13. 13 Me and the Boys (3:37)
  14. 14 Parisienne Walkways (3:21)
  15. 15 Do Anything You Want To (3:53)
  16. 16 Waiting for an Alibi (3:29)
  17. 17 Sarah (3:31)
  18. 18 Got to Give It Up (4:25)
  19. 19 Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend: Shenandoah/Will You Go Lassy (7:06)
  20. 20 Just the Two of Us (2:45)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts (4:10)
  2. 2 King's Call (3:40)
  3. 3 Chinatown (4:41)
  4. 4 Sugar Blues (5:39)
  5. 5 Killer on the Loose (3:54)
  6. 6 Don't Play Around (3:09)
  7. 7 Song for Jimi (4:50)
  8. 8 Renegade (6:10)
  9. 9 Hollywood (Down on Your Luck) (4:11)
  10. 10 Old Town (3:27)
  11. 11 Thunder and Lightning (4:56)
  12. 12 Cold Sweat (3:09)
  13. 13 The Sun Goes Down (6:19)
  14. 14 Sisters of Mercy (6:22)
  15. 15 Nineteen (5:28)
  16. 16 A Night in the Life of a Blues Singer (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thin Lizzy Primary Artist
Phil Collins Percussion
Gary Moore Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Phil Lynott Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Ian McLagan Piano
Snowy White Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
John Sykes Guitar, Background Vocals
Don Airey Keyboards
Jimmy Bain Background Vocals
Eric Bell Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Robbie Brennan Drums
Brian Downey Percussion, Drums
Rusty Egan Drums
Scott Gorham Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
John Helliwell Saxophone
Mark Knopfler Guitar
Huey Lewis Harmonica
Brian Robertson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Mark Stanway Keyboards
Darren Wharton Keyboards, Background Vocals
Laurence Archer Guitar
Jean Rouselle Keyboards
Eric Wrixon Keyboards
Frankie Miller Vocals
Doish Nagle Guitar
Technical Credits
Paul Hardcastle Producer
Gary Moore Composer, Producer
Thin Lizzy Producer
Phil Lynott Arranger, Composer, Producer
Louis Austin Engineer
Eric Bell Arranger
Brian Downey Arranger, Composer
Ben Edmonds Liner Notes
Scott English Producer
Scott Gorham Composer
Keith Harwood Engineer
Bill Levenson Mastering
Ron Nevison Producer, Engineer
Bob Seger Composer
Ted Sharp Engineer
Nick Tauber Producer
Chris Tsangarides Producer, Engineer
Tony Visconti Producer, Engineer
Andrew Warwick Engineer
Darren Wharton Composer
Kit Woolven Producer, Engineer
John Alcock Producer
Peter Rynston Engineer
Will Reid Dick Engineer
Chris Herles Mastering
Bas Hartong Mastering
Traditional Composer
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