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Thunder & Lightning [CD]

Thin Lizzy Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (22 May 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B0000074FN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,103 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Thunder And Lightning (Album Version) 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. This Is The One 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Sun Goes Down 6:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Holy War 5:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cold Sweat (Album Version) 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Someday She Is Going To Hit Back 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Baby Please Don't Go 5:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bad Habits 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVE LIZZY ALBUM 6 May 2011
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Back in the day ...when everyone else was being told to "Relax" or heading of the the Club Tropicana looking for fun and sunshine 'cos George reckoned there was enough for everyone .... I was listening to this album, Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast and Signals by Rush. Despite everyone thinking I was a bit of a square ... I knew I was doing the right thing and looking back I don't regret it one bit. Well that is a bit of a lie .... I made one colossal mistake. I had a choice of going to see Iron Maiden in Leicester or Thin Lizzy at Hatfield touring this album ... I couldn't afford both. My logic said go see Maiden, Lizzy will tour again the next year ...DOH!!!!! Well I was never again to have the chance to see Phil Lynott live .... one of the few things in life I feel I have genuinely missed out on.

I grew up as a kid in the 70's when Thin Lizzy were regulars on Top Of The Pops, they were prolific in their output. From those early albums, Emerald or Got To Give It Up are possibly my favourite tracks but this album as a collection is still my favourite Lizzy album. Thunder and Lightning as a track is universally recognised as a classic and The Sun Goes Down is just a sumptuous piece of laid back mellow rock. Don't underestimate John Sykes contribution to this album and I would heartily recommend the double album Life ...Live where you hear some of this album played on tour.

This album is all the evidence you need that Phil Lynott had much more to give and his early demise was a massive loss to the UK rock scene.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Phil Lynott & John Sykes Magic 15 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
WARNING - this is a departure from the typical Thin Lizzy sound. It's a more heavy metal/hard rock collection. I have to admit - there is some really good guitar playing on this album, compliments of John Sykes. John Sykes is best known for his work with Whitesnake and Blue Murder. He added his signature sound to each band and does the same with this - his only Lynott Thin Lizzy album. His style had a big impact on Thin Lizzy's sound - that's where the warning comes into play. If you're a fan of the "Jailbreak," "Johnny the Fox" and "Bad Reputation" era albums, you may be disappointed by the heavier direction the band took on this album. John Sykes is a personal favorite of mine, so I REALLY like it. Too bad this was Thin Lizzy's last album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Re-master this Great Album. 1 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
Great Album. I wish, it could be remastered. It would sound so much better. Production, seems a bit poor. I like the heavier side of Lizzy.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By jyxzo
Format:Audio CD
Its hard to believe this album came out in 1983 - its ageless. I bought on the back of the 2 hits: Thunder & Lightning and Cold Sweat, two of the best songs in Thin Lizzy's canon - had Phil lived they would be live staples to this day.
This is Lizzy at their heaviest and at their song writing peak - the Sun goes down is a classic, but all are memorable Holy War, This is the one and Bad habits all could have been hits. The album is rounded off with 4 live classics: Emerald is my favourite, then Killer, Boys and Hollywood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Is The One! 1 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
Thunder & Lightning is a gem! This is a pretty metal album, don't expect the "classic" Thin Lizzy sound, but it is a pure masterpiece. The lyrics are good as always, amazing solos, great riffs. Not one weak song on this album. Can you see how much I love it?!? Get it now! It's a must listen. One word of advice. If you get this on CD, do NOT get the Wounded Birds release. It sounds awful. Sorry for all you wimps who can't handle the metal. Stick to Jailbreak and shut the hell up. [Still a 5 star album don't get my wrong]
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Return to Form 22 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
There is something quite magical about this album, but we'll get to that in a minute..."Thunder & Lightning" sees Lizzy making a strong return to the form they hit in their absolute glory years with the classic "Robbo" line-up. This is an album that moved them on from the somewhat turgid (by their standards)period when Snowy White was on board. That is not to say that their out put then was poor, but it pales in comparison to this.

"Thunder & Lightning" gave them a new slant, a fresher direction and a more urgent sound when they let go...."Cold Sweat" features an genuine face-melter of a guitar solo and a real balls to the wall riff, with Lynott almost spitting the lyrics, "Holy War" is a genuine epic on a par with "Emerald", and the title track is classic rock at it's best.

The magic arrives on "The Sun Goes Down". The album is worth it just for this one track. It is a slow meandering ballady affair, and then at its mid-point comes one of THE very best guitar solos you are ever likely to hear. It is just sublime, absolutely flawless and without doubt amongst the best guitar breaks ever committed to record.

John Sykes (ex-Tygers of Pan Tang)brought a sheen and polish to Thin Lizzy, with a guitar style that is instantly recognisable and just mind-blowingly good, the tragedy of it all is that this was Lizzy's last album proper. That being said, what a way to bow out...
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5.0 out of 5 stars My personal favourite! 20 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Yes this was a bit of a departure for the band,definitely one that may have disapointed many of the purists,but it is my favourite lizzy album.
That's probably got a lot to do with me being a guitarist,the riffs on this album are great,"Thunder and lightening","Cold sweat","This is the one","Holy war" and "The sun goes down" all awesome tracks to these ears.
I was brought up on the earlier stuff and whilst I love the earlier tunes,this just seems more consistent as an album.
If you like more metal as opposed to rock then you should love this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A replacement for vinyl
I already new what I was getting so yes it is something I already love. Good service and would use you again for CD'S
Published 3 months ago by Lesley macnab
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album ever
I really loved this album back when it was released and it still sound good, i think it was thin lizzie's best piece of work.
Published on 19 Feb 2011 by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Thin Lizzy go Heavy Metal.
Thunder and Lightning is a fabulous album full of melodic heavy metal,courtesy of some very good songs,good solid playing and at the time,a young ,flash,cocky guitarist called John... Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2010 by robbo's liver
5.0 out of 5 stars Every track works
Not being a great Thin Lizzy fan despite being Dublin born and brought up with "Whiskey in the Jar" I decided to eventually make my way into the back catalogue with Live and... Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2009 by Mira Prospekt
4.0 out of 5 stars LIZZY'S 'FULL ON HEAVY METAL ALBUM'...
If not their best, certainly the heaviest - with a hard as iron production, noticeably heavier drumming and some strong riffs and full on metal lead breaks. Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2008 by Adam Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars Treasure waiting to be unearthed
For quite a while I thought Thin Lizzy was only worth exploring up to Live and Dangerous. Boy was I wrong. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2007 by J. M. Salinas
4.0 out of 5 stars Out with Bang
I bought this album on the day it came out in '83 and saw the band twice on consecuitve nights at Sheffield City Hall. Read more
Published on 9 April 2007 by Seasoned Rock Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant lizzy a true classic
This was to be thin lizzys final studio album,and boy what an album,as a longterm lizzy fan when i first bought the album on the day it came out in 83,i could not believe how lizzy... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2006 by R. A. Porter
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