Wild One - The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy
See larger image

Wild One - The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy

18 Jun 1999

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title Artist
The Boys Are Back In Town (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Jailbreak (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Don't Believe A Word (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Waiting For An Alibi (Extended Version) Thin Lizzy
Rosalie (Cowgirl's Song) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, London / 1976) Thin Lizzy
Cold Sweat (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Thunder And Lightning (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Out In The Fields Gary Moore
Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In It's Spotlight) (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Parisienne Walkways [feat. Phil Lynott] Gary Moore
Sarah (Version 3) Thin Lizzy
Still In Love With You (Live / 1978) Thin Lizzy
Emerald (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Bad Reputation Thin Lizzy
Killer On The Loose (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Chinatown (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
Do Anything You Want To (Album Version) Thin Lizzy
The Rocker (Single Edit) Thin Lizzy
Whiskey In The Jar (Full Length Version) Thin Lizzy

Product details

  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Mercury Records Limited
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:17:11
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00494T414
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,444 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This may get me killed, or at least beaten badly, but to me, Phil Lynott is the king of Rock 'n' Roll! This collection starts off with Thin Lizzy's biggest hit ("The Boys Are Back In Town") which is oddly enough, not one of their best songs. There's magic in tracks such as "Don't Believe A Word","Emerald" and "Bad Reputation" as the classic guitar duo of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson lets it rip with Phil's powerful, soulful vocals at the fore. This band was training ground for the great John Sykes (who later wrote the HUGE Whitesnake 1987 LP) and the legend we know as Gary Moore who can be heard here on the track which is considered by many to be his signature song, "Parisienne Walkways". Throughout their entire catalog, propelling the songs with some of the best rock drumming ever heard is the criminally underrated Brian Downey. Fourteen years after Lynott's tragic death, a reformed version of the band led by Gorham and Sykes have been gigging across Europe in tribute to their late friend. The fact that these shows consistantly sell out is further proof that great music is timeless and never really goes out of style. You're immortal, Phillip. Rest In Peace.
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Best Of the archetypal rock star 22 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
Phil Lynott was the archetypal 70s rock star with what could be argued are the archetypal set of rock star contradictions. Wild yet sensitive, sexual yet lyrical, this leather bound rocker also wrote some beautiful ballads. Wild One collects together the best of his work with Thin Lizzy and is an excellent representative collection.

After forming in Dublin in 1969, Lizzy had a one off hit in 1973 with a superb rock version of the Irish folk standard Whisky In The Jar. Whisky featured some exquisite work by original guitarist Eric Bell and is featured on Wild One along with another Bell co-composition The Rocker which showcased the harder sound to come. Bell was replaced soon after the band's "freak hit" with guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson joining Lynott and drummer Brian Downey to complete what was undoubtedly the definitive Lizzy line-up. Gorham and Robertson's dual riffing and harmonising guitars were key components of the classic Lizzy sound along with Lynott's tough yet occasionally sensitive vocals, lyrics and persona. Together they created several classics featured on Wild One such as Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back In Town, Don't Believe A Word and Bad Reputation over a series of hit albums. This culminated with the double Live & Dangerous LP (from which Rosalie and Still In Love With You are featured) which even now is still considered one of the best live albums of all time.

Unfortunately the youthful, fiery Robertson left the band soon after L&D and was replaced by a succession of guitarists over the next few years including Gary Moore, Snowy White and John Sykes.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent compilation 19 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic introduction to Thin lizzy. Almost every track is excellent. Catchy, rocking, easily accessible rock songs. From hearing classics on this cd, like dont believe a word, chinatown, jailbreak, waiting for an alibi, i have gone on to purchase a number of Lizzy's studio albums. Bizzare how this, along with other lizzy best of's has a couple of Gary Moore songs on it, and theyve tried to pretend they are thin lizzy tracks, (when they just have Phil Lynott on vocals), but those are excellent tracks too. Highly recommended.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Thin Lizzy Collection 10 Dec 2007
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
Whether you are into straight forward, uncompromising rock anthems, heart-felt ballads without a hint of a cliché, or all-out guitar driven celtic jiggs, then you need to own this one!

And at the core of this band was it's heart - Phil Lynott.
This CD showcases his captivating lyrical genius and talent for musical craftsmanship.

One Final Note: I am actually perplexed why the Record Label called this album 'Wild One' and went to all the trouble of printing the words from the the song of the same name on the cover, only to leave the song itself off the CD? It's a pity because it is a great ballad. Still worth 5 Stars though!
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Philip Lynott is one in a million. Listen to "Cold Sweat" and "Thunder and Lightning", then flick to "Still in Love..." and "Sarah". If we didn't know that these songs were all written by Phil, it would be very hard to believe: the former two are so powerful, the latter pair so laid back and sensitive. Take it from someone who saw Lizzy in their heyday, saw Grand Slam (Phils later solo project)several times and even saw the still gigging version of Lizzy twice last year, the likes of this man is very unlikely to be seen again. If someone says they've seen his equal, don't believe a word.
What a genius! Rest in Peace, Philip.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the double cd hits was ott but this digs! 13 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
Want a basis no silly re takes ..just a good old greatest hits thin lizzy cd this is the one...one word...buy!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars wild one thin lizzy 12 May 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
lovely except the cd cover states up to 19 tracks and it only has 9 or 10 and I love "whisky in the jar" and wanted to hear thin lizzy verson so several tracks are missing.....bummer
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
Really cool, nice to hear the old stuff again. I'd forgotten how good they were. You younger folk might want to look into this as well!
Published 3 months ago by jean patterson
If you want just one CD to represent Thin Lizzy in your collection, then this will do you nicely, can't fault it, all the main hits and more, plus quite decent recordings too. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christopher W. Brierley
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
why did i sell my last copy, madness! Good quality who`d thought it had been used before. Nice one. Thanks
Published 5 months ago by grahamlmorgan
5.0 out of 5 stars great
nuff said...great band with all their great songs some I knew but never pinned to this band....love it buy it and don' be disappointed
Published 8 months ago by muddy9mtb
5.0 out of 5 stars thin likzzy
very good value for this album from these legends i don't thin i'd get it cheaper anywhere else well done
Published 14 months ago by blue4everdave
5.0 out of 5 stars Legend
This is an excellent introduction to Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott. I was lucky enough to meet Phil backstage on the 'Thunder & Lightning' tour and have never forgotten his... Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2012 by trebor
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Purchase
I bought this complilation of TLs best of and to be honest i was very glad i did. Unlike some best of or greatest hits compilations, where usually you'll get one or two dud misfire... Read more
Published on 2 Oct 2011 by thedudeinblack
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category