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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection from a brilliant songwriter.
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...
Published on 31 May 2000

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3.0 out of 5 stars wild one thin lizzy
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
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection from a brilliant songwriter., 31 May 2000
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This review is from: The Very Best Of Wild One (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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Best Of the archetypal rock star, 22 Sep 2009
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Greg Farefield-Rose (Hertfordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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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. Although none of these line-ups quite matched the band with Robertson, they still produced some excellent music as featured tracks such as Do Anything You Want To and Chinatown testify as well as Gary Moore's solo single Parisienne Walkways which features vocals from Phil Lynott.

Thin Lizzy were the first rock band I saw live as a 15 year old on their farewell tour of 1983. Not a bad choice for a first gig though it was sadly one of the last concerts by this great band. Even more sadly, before I was 18 Phil Lynott was dead, a pointless victim of a lifetime of rock'n'roll indulgences.

Although acknowledged as a major act, it is perhaps surprising that Thin Lizzy are not more revered in the annals of rock music than they are. The sexism prevalent in much of their work may not have helped matters but this was the less politically correct 70s after all. Archetypal lyrics then by the archetypal rock star of his period, Wild One in an excellent, well-chosen overview of the tough yet sensitive Philip Lynott and is well worth acquiring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Thin Lizzy Collection, 10 Dec 2007
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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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent compilation, 19 Mar 2010
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N. J. Rodgers (london, england) - See all my reviews
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild one, yes - but what sensitivity, depth, and feeling, 27 Mar 2002
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P. A. Murphy (London, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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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.
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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
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Want a basis no silly re takes ..just a good old greatest hits thin lizzy cd this is the one...one word...buy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars wild one thin lizzy, 12 May 2012
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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
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5.0 out of 5 stars This really is the best., 8 Jun 2014
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A fantastic album which should appeal to fans of rock music whether they know Thin Lizzy or not.
I heard this cd blasting out one superb track after another, and ordered it for myself as soon as I got home!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 29 Dec 2013
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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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars REALLY IS THE BEST OF THIN LIZZY, 20 Dec 2013
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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. I own it and can highly recommend it.
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