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Thunder & Lightning
Thunder & Lightning
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is The One!, 1 July 2011
This review is from: Thunder & Lightning (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]


Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 1 July 2011
This review is from: Bad Reputation (Audio CD)
Another gem by the boys from start to finish. A little something for everyone. From the hard rocking Bad Reputation to the poppy ballad Dancing In The Moonlight. Can't go wrong with this one.


Solo In Soho
Solo In Soho
Price: £8.31

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Solo Debut, 1 July 2011
This review is from: Solo In Soho (Audio CD)
I can't stress enough to the moron who rated this one star, don't expect Thin Lizzy part two, but this album has some great tracks. King's Call sounds like something off of Black Rose I must say, it'a great song. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, Yellow Pearl, I just can't explain how much I love this album. Ode To A Blackman was actually written during the Black Rose Sessions. Fantastic album. Give it a listen.


The Philip Lynott Album
The Philip Lynott Album
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album, 2 Jun 2011
This review is from: The Philip Lynott Album (Audio CD)
This album is great from start to finish, but there some standout tracks such as Old Town, Growing Up, Yellow Pearl, Little Bit Of Water, Together, and Ode To Liberty (The Protest Song). Those songs alone make the CD a worthy purchase.


Renegade
Renegade
Price: £8.54

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rebel, a fool, an underrated album, 2 Jun 2011
This review is from: Renegade (Audio CD)
Renegade is a very musically diverse album from the borderline metal Angel Of Death with it's eerie keyboard intro solo, to the jazzy track Fats. Some Thin Lizzy classics to come from this album in my opinion include Angel Of Death, Renegade, The Pressure Will Blow, and Hollywood. Those tracks alone should have been enough to gather at least a 3 star review from the "professional critics". If you read the review on AllMusisGuide, you will see a "critic" stating how the title track fails to "tug on the heart strings". That struck me as rather odd, as Renegade was as heavy as Lizzy could get before Thunder and Lightning. If any track on this album is meant to tug on the heart strings, it's It's Getting Dangerous. Here's some lyrics from the song.

"I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
But now we're all grown up and we're strangers
You see, bit by bit, part by part, we slipped and slipped
Till we'd grown apart and now we're strangers."

This was the second Thin Lizzy album I've ever listened to in full, and loved it. Fats and Mexican Blood are the only real detours if you're looking for straight up hard rock. Fats as I said above, is a jazzy track, with a great flow that is Would have been great on one of Phils solo albums as well as Mexican Blood, a more Spanish sounding ballad then Mexican, but I really don't care as I enjoy the song. Brian Downey, one of rocks most underrated drummers is as solid as ever, and truly shines on Angel of Death and the title track. Give Renegade a few listens and and judge for yourself. Don't listen to critics. Who cares if it's not the classic "Thin Lizzy sound", it's still a great album. 5/5 from me.

If you get this on CD, DO NOT GET THE WOUNDED BIRD REISSUE. Some of the worst crap I've heard in my life. Muddy sound with lost dynamics.
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Chinatown
Chinatown
Price: £17.89

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2011 Expanded Deluxe Edition, 2 Jun 2011
This review is from: Chinatown (Audio CD)
Fine remaster of the hard rock masterpiece that is Chinatown. Maybe a little too bright for my standards, but still a good sounding album, and certainly beats the 2002 Wounded Bird CD. Disc 2 is where the real goodies are. It features the B sides from the Killer On The Loose single, including the live tracks from the special double pack. Whisky In The Jar from the special limited edition issue of Phil Lynott's Nineteen that was released shortly after his passing, tracks from the Killers Live EP, and some soundchecks only previously available on The Man And His Music bootlegs. All of you real Lizzy fans know what I'm talking about, and they're all in superior quality. All of the info you need regarding the origin of the recordings on Disc 2, excluding the soundchecks as they're from a boot, can be found on the back on the extended liner notes that are so cozily slipped into the flip out digipack. I only found one type while reading through the liner notes. It's a miracle! Anyone who got the Jailbreak or Johnny The Fox deluxe batches know how many mistakes there were. It's not a big deal as it just a letter left off of "they" I believe it was. Funny how the liner notes talk about Phil and the boys visiting a porno shop in Chinatown, and there being men all around in the big long brown coats. I couldn't help but chuckle and having the Killer On The Loose video play in my head. Now the mystery has finally been solved. The only complaint I have with this is the packaging. Instead of getting the hard plastic cover with the Deluxe Edition logo on it, you get a little sticker banner going over the digipack, and you have to cut through it to get to the cd's. If you peel it off slowly, you should be able to get away with not damaging the artwork, but I just left mine on as it looks nice. Correct track listing down below.

Disc One

1. We Will Be Strong
2. Chinatown
3. Sweetheart
4. Sugar Blues
5. Killer On The Loose
6. Having A Good Time
7. Genocide (The Killing Of The Buffalo)
8. Didn't I
9. Hey You

Disc Two

1. Don't Play Around
2. We Will Be Strong [Single Version]
3. Sugar Blues [Live At City Hall, Cork, 1980]
4. Whisky In The Jar [Live At City Hall, Cork, 1980]
5. Are You Ready [Live At RDS Hall, Dublin, 1980]
6. Chinatown [Live At RDS Hall, Dublin, 1980]
7. Got To Give It Up [Live At RDS Hall, Dublin, 1980]
8. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts [Live At RDS Hall, Dublin, 1980]
9. Killer On The Loose [Live At Hammersmith Odeon, 1981]
10. Chinatown [Edited Version]
11. Chinatown [Soundcheck, Cork, 1980]
12. Don't Play Around [Soundcheck, Hammersmith, 1980]
13. Sweetheart [Soundcheck, Hammersmith, 1980]
14. Didn't I [Soundcheck, Cork, 1980]
15. Hey You [Soundcheck, Cork, 1980]


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