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Whiskey In The Jar [CD]

Thin Lizzy Audio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B0000074FO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,393 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Whiskey In The Jar - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, Derek Varnals
2. Sarah (Version 2) - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, Eric Bell, Brian Downey
3. The Rocker - Derek Varnals, Nick Tauber, Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy
4. Look What The Wind Blew In - Scott English, Thin Lizzy
5. Return Of The Farmer's Son - Scott English, Thin Lizzy
6. Old Moon Madness - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy
7. Buffalo Gal - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy
8. Broken Dreams - Derek Varnals, Nick Tauber, Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy
9. Vagabond Of The Western World - Derek Varnals, Nick Tauber, Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy
10. Black Boys On The Corner - Derek Varnals, Nick Tauber, Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy
11. Mama Nature Said - Derek Varnals, Nick Tauber, Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy
12. Here I Go Again - Thin Lizzy
13. Little Darling - Nick Tauber, Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy
14. Dublin - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy
15. Shades Of A Blue Orphanage - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy
16. Remembering Part 2 (New Day) - Nick Tauber, Thin Lizzy

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It was the title track of this album--an insouciant heavy metal reading of the traditional folk sing along--that originally brought Thin Lizzy to the attention of an audience beyond their homeland of Ireland. Strange, as it still surely ranks as one of the most misbegotten cover versions ever recorded--scarcely less plausible a notion than The Chieftains having a lash at "The Boys Are Back In Town". Whatever its merits, the tune served capably as the Trojan horse with which Thin Lizzy snuck the rest of their resolutely macho hard rock into the consciousness of the public at large. Though Phil Lynott was unarguably a charismatic frontman, his slightly laboured rock & roll bad boy shtick has not dated well ("Vagabond Of The Western World", indeed), and Lizzy's sweaty rock also singularly fails to transcend its moment. Pub pop-quiz enthusiasts may do well to note that the keyboards here were played by Joan Armatrading. --Andrew Mueller

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The REAL ealy days 14 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
I know some people who think LINE AND DANGEROUS was quite early for Thin Lizzy but this compiles them from the early seventies. It it clear to hear on this CD the influences of blues and folk, as on tracks such as Whiskey in the Jar and Broken Dreams. There is one track that is basically a plesent folk waltz, which just illustrates what a wide range of material they have performed. Retern of the Farmer's Son is great and it contains one of their unbeievebly corny but somehow catchy one-note -well almost- riffs, as used later in songs such as Emerald.
Instead of the four that they were later, here thay were just a mere three. Even full of great tracks I think it is unfortunate that only one track -the Rocker- made Live and Dangerous. I suppost that the title track is the one and only classic on this which is a shame considering how good some of the other tracks are. So even if it isn't full of classics I will still reccomend it to be featured in any Lizzy fan's collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thin Lizzy, Whiskey In The Jar. 17 July 2014
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I bought this item as a gift for my sister and she was delighted with it.
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By Mike .L
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Nowhere near as good as I thought so obviously Thin Lizzy don't suit me but probably ardent fans may like it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasing early compilation 1 Feb 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a surprisingly pleasing compilation. I had spent a number of years searching haphazardly for the three earliest Lizzy LPs, or occasionally finding one or another without buying them, when I stumbled upon this. I was enchanted. At the time (about 5 years ago) I knew a lot of middle period Lizzy, but only the first three songs on this album. It is fun to have them (though I think Sarah trite) but the main joys are numbers such as Black Boys on the Corner, Mama Nature Said and the joyous stomper Little Darling with its ringing brass section.
The songs on this compilation are all, I believe, taken from the first three LPs and represent an overlooked and very valuable aspect of Thin Lizzy's output. Phil Lynott's lyrics range from the absurd(ist?) through corny rock'n'roll (but full of a swaggering joie de vive) to genuine folk poetry. Much the same as one might expect of Van Morrison or Bruce Springsteen.
A genuinely intelligent and valuably unusual compilation.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 8 April 2011
By Fernando - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This a nice collection of some of the older tunes. Pre Jailbreak really. I dig it, but I wouldn't recommend it for the average moron. You know them right? "This doesn't sound like Jailbreak!" F off people. Lizzy rules.
4.0 out of 5 stars A great Thin Lizzy collection 7 Feb 2014
By Rohit R - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Whiskey in the jar is one of the finest collections featuring classics from their earlier albums.The songs are good and is highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thin Lizzy - Whisky in the Jar / Black Boys on the Corner 14 Nov 2012
By R. Kesler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Vinyl
"Whiskey In The Jar" is a traditional Irish folks song that's been recorded since the early 1950's, involving a Highwayman who's been betrayed by his lover, and his passion for nothing but the courage he takes from whiskey in the jar, and his ever embolden road crimes. For me, it's a traditional song from Vietnam, and a kid who used to sit on an empty 50 gallon oil drum, fingering the strings for anyone willing to listen, with a bottle of rye at his feet. I never knew his last name, but I used to stand at the door of my hootch and listen, and from time to time, wandering over and asking him to "Please, play Whiskey." I do remember the night I realized he hadn't played in several days, I've no idea what became of that young jungle highwayman, I can only hope that he found his way home, and found some peace, because the passion he laid out as he sang was numbing.

Back in 1972, on the other side of the world, I'd no idea that Thin Lizzy had released this song as a 45 rpm until I stumbled upon it at a Shake & Bake ... that's where someone's rotating home, or worse, and their superfluous personal items, those which wouldn't be sent back to the world, were traded among those of us still in the mix, and I scooped it up like a diamond from heaven. For a couple of weeks, pops and all, I spun that single on my Tele-Tone player at the appointed hour, as if by sheer will I could conjure that beautiful boy back into being ... it was just one of many things I did to maintain a connection, to keep from slipping off the planet.

"Whiskey In The Jar" is a haunting song, one filled with dynamic overlays, tired graveled vocals, attention to being, structured for emotional effect, and achieving all of them ... bringing me to tears, dropping me to my knees, watching half forgotten ghosts dance in the flames, wondering why my youth seems so far behind, and longing to see that young man reach out and take my hand once more, ripping memories from my heart, and causing me to stutter for an explanation of something I'll never be able to express.

I'm just glad I still have this 45, pops and all, to take me exactly where I need to go on those star-filled moonless nights, when the other side of the world reaches out, and holds me in a warm hand.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little rough around the edges 6 Nov 2001
By J. Carroll - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Before Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy had already recorded a few albums, but with the exception of that old Irish folk tune "Whiskey In The Jar" (This is where Metallica got the idea for their version)they had found little chart success. This collection shows some of their early promise, and also the roughness that seemed to prevent them from achieving success. With tunes like "The Rocker," "Mama Nature Said," and "Little Darling," you hear the band's hard rock roots, but there are just as many misses, like "Sara," and the unending "Shades of a Blue Orphanage" which is just as pretentious as its title sounds. Fans of the band, who have had difficulty finding the early material, might find this a needed addition to their collection.
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