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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure This -Yes-- They really were this Good.
LIve and dangerous was and is remains one of the best Live Albums ever. Having seen Lizzy on several tours with the late great Phil Lynott I always knew how good they were and so recent forums where questions on Live and Dangerous's accuracy as a live recording because of overdubbing and re-recorded studio parts really riled me up. Lizzy were'nt just great they were...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Thin Lizzy - Still Dangerous
Thin Lizzy - Still Dangerous

The independent website Thin Lizzy - A Rock Legend recently saw a huge increase in traffic anticipating the forthcoming release of 'Still Dangerous'.

The official press releases made this the most anticipated album in many years for the bands supporters, with promises of an album featuring the "raw, unadulterated,...
Published on 21 Mar 2009 by The Rocker


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3.0 out of 5 stars Thin Lizzy - Still Dangerous, 21 Mar 2009
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This review is from: Still Dangerous [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Still Dangerous

The independent website Thin Lizzy - A Rock Legend recently saw a huge increase in traffic anticipating the forthcoming release of 'Still Dangerous'.

The official press releases made this the most anticipated album in many years for the bands supporters, with promises of an album featuring the "raw, unadulterated, untouched sound of Thin Lizzy".

This read like a dream to Lizzy supporters especially given that the show intended for release was one of the legendary gigs from the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia in 1977. Many fans will know that those gigs were used as the backbone for Lizzy's classic album 'Live and Dangerous'. Finally this was the chance to quash all the tales of excessive overdubbing and re-recording.

However on first listening to 'Still Dangerous' fans were immediately struck by the lack of material, several expected tracks were missing and songs were clearly out of sequence.

Whilst not seeking to discourage people from buying what has to be an essential Lizzy album the members of Rock Legend voted overwhelmingly via a poll to express their desire to put the record straight regarding 'Still Dangerous'.

After painstakingly analysing the tracks and comparing them to the 'Live and Dangerous' album takes and the tracks recorded for The King Biscuit Flower Hour that feature on the Wolfgangs Vault website an astounding conclusion was reached.

'Still Dangerous' actually features material from two different gigs recorded at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia on the 20th and 21st of October 1977.

Below is a breakdown of the album track by track:

1. Soldier Of Fortune 21/10/77
2. Jailbreak 21/10/77
3. Cowboy Song 20/10/77 KBFH show. Same take as Live and Dangerous.
4. Boys Are Back In Town 20/10/77 KBFH show. Same take as Live and Dangerous
5. Dancing In The Moonlight 20/10/77 KBFH show. Sax solo cut at start and fix to start of guitar solo.
6. Massacre 20/10/77 KBFH show. Same take as Live and Dangerous.
7. Opium Trail 20/10/77 KBFH show. Same take as Killers Live EP.
8. Don't Believe A Word 21/10/77
9. Baby Drives Me Crazy 21/10/77
10. Me And The Boys 21/10/77

Bonus tracks only available as download outside of Japan:

11. Bad Reputation 20/10/77 KBFH show. Drum solo heavily edited, Scott Gorham's solo also edited. Same take as featured on the Killers Live EP.
12. Emerald 21/10/77 Same take as Live and Dangerous.

With promises of further releases from the archives it is hoped that Thin Lizzy Productions Ltd will take on board the issues raised over 'Still Dangerous'. There's real enthusiasm, passion and knowledge amongst Lizzy supporters, the opportunity to involve those supporters in future should not be overlooked.

We feel sure that Thin Lizzy Productions Ltd want to release albums to be proud of and that will stand the test of time, albums on a par with 'Live and Dangerous', albums that will continue the legacy of the rock legend that was Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy. We want to help them achieve that aim.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More Lizzy Controversy!, 20 May 2011
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This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
This,(again) is NOT a brand new live album as we were led to believe, as 4 of these tracks have been released before.The versions on here of Cowboy Song, Boys and Massacre are (to my ears) identical to the ones found on 'Live & Dangerous' and also 'Opium Trail' is from Live killers, which is long since deleted .In fact the entire album is probably the one that is available on wolfgangs vault for everyone to listen to.Please be aware of this before you buy,it is excellent but it's not totally NEW and it's certainly not one gig either!Also interesting now that Gorham & Downey have actually changed the course of musical history,as on my copy of Still Dangerous they are claiming co-write credits on 'Don't Believe A Word',I wonder what Phillip would have made of that......For a more detailed overview of WHERE this album originates,go to ;Thin LIZZY A Rock legend .com,the independent website,to an entry from March 9 ,2009!This is a real shame & depending on your viewpoint either a missed oppurtunity or a total & utter rip off!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure This -Yes-- They really were this Good., 24 Mar 2009
This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
LIve and dangerous was and is remains one of the best Live Albums ever. Having seen Lizzy on several tours with the late great Phil Lynott I always knew how good they were and so recent forums where questions on Live and Dangerous's accuracy as a live recording because of overdubbing and re-recorded studio parts really riled me up. Lizzy were'nt just great they were awesome and this is a live recording with no overdubs etc and will hopefully finally put pain to the myth of Lizzy not been as good live as L&D may portray.

Listen to this - Yes they were that good and No!. Nobody since has ever been as charismatic as the Late Great Philo.

This may be the last of the Lizzy releases and I hope it is because after all the recent barrel scraping and overmarketed trite of the latter stages of lizzy career this really is what they were like and how the should be remembered. Sit this with recent Live Dangerous c/w Hitchin 83 Sights and Sounds warm up and you've got what Lizzy should be remembered by beyond Life(Live)

Respect Philo - RIP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lizzy Live & No Doubt About It !, 17 Feb 2011
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Gary G. Finn "Gary Finn" (Birmingham, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
This live recording shows how good they really were, even without the critics slagging off 'Live & Dangerous' for its over dubs etc. Most impressive was Phil Lynotts vocals. Though its shows some flaws but what live recording does'nt. Only down side is the limited number of tracks on the the european version. Extra two tracks added to Japaness CD.S. Buy this or Live and Dangerous and you'll catch a class act in their prime.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It is a pity, 22 Mar 2009
This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
This release is a great pity - a pity because it promise so much but in actual fact delivers very little.
Don't get me wrong being a massive Lizzy supporter I will probably buy it but not yet!
It is being sold as raw unadulterated yet the running order has been messed about with and key track have been left off and are only available as downloads - why is that?

Thin Lizzy were one of the best live bands of all time and there are many who would gladly have put their hands in their pocket and bought a really good classy release - but this is not it!

Sad but true!
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely still dangerous, 25 Feb 2009
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A. Hill (Kent) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
As a fan having seen some of the other reviews, I just had to post my own thoughts.

The material on this release is not a "mix of two gigs both recorded in Philadelphia", in fact only one track is duplicated from the King Biscuit Records, and that is `Opium Trail'. The rest of this album is taken from the reel to reel master tapes of the second night in Philadelphia, Oct 21st. The first night was recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour and has, for some years now, been knocking around as a bootleg only. The bootleg in question is a completely untouched monitor mix, hence the lack of crowd noise and the unbalanced guitar sound. The King Biscuit concert has been available as `listen only' service, any downloads or CDs of this version are bootlegs, which, as a fan, you'll appreciate do not help the band or Phil Lynott's estate in any way.

Far from ruining the " raw, unadulterated, untouched sound of Thin Lizzy", Glyn Johns has taken tapes that were on the verge of being lost forever and preserved what he could. The sound of this album is superb (as has been commented on elsewhere) and `Still Dangerous' is a worthy addition to the band's musical output. Some of the tracks were beyond saving, Scott Gorham himself was at these `baking' sessions, wherein Glyn painstakingly tried to save the whole show, but nothing could be done. Hence the ten tracks that are available for the UK version of the album.

In response to the comment "to add insult to injury were told that there are two extra tracks to be featured on the Japanese release and won't be available elsewhere" Putting extra tracks on a Japanese version of the album is hardly a new thing. Band's and record labels have been making Japanese only pressings for years. The two tracks in question, `Emerald' and `Bad Reputation' will be available to download.

Whilst yes, `Opium Trail' was indeed featured on the long out of print `Live Killers' EP and on the limited edition (also out of print) Japanese only version of `Wild One', the rest of the tracks on the album are officially unreleased versions.

Any new, undiscovered Thin Lizzy is to be cherished, and if the full set list was savable it would have put it out as the complete show, sadly this couldn't happen. Let's face it though, had the band released the King Biscuit show, people would have complained that it's been around as a bootleg. This is why they went for the second night of the two Tower Theatre nights, taking the opportunity to give the fans something they wouldn't have. Remember too, it was, in actual fact, tracks from the King Biscuit concert that ended up as the basis for `Live & Dangerous'.

It's unfortunate that some may feel short changed, when all the band's label (and let's not forget Thin Lizzy Productions is run with the full co-operation of Phil's estate, Scott Gorham and Brian Downey) is trying to do, is make classic period music officially available, rather than have inferior quality bootlegs clogging up the market.

The band were heavily involved in this release and fully endorse it. The fact remains that `Still Dangerous' is still a vital Thin Lizzy album to own for any true fan.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal and "Still Dangerous" Indeed!!, 25 Feb 2009
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Magnus Rouden "FotoRoddan" (Sweden) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
I was sceptical at first when I heard the rumours about these "lost live tapes". But I can now assure You that this is the real deal. The recordings are sparkling with energy thanks to Glyn Johns amazing remixes.
It's a rock n roll train that Lizzy delivers and they were at the top of their game in 1977.

Back in 1978 Tony Visconti did an amazing job on Live and Dangerous and it's still one of the essential hard rock albums of their era. After listening through the tracks it's obvious that Cowboy song and Boys are back in town are the same versions that appeared on LaD. The difference are that the backround vocals were overdubbed on LaD. But this time we can here it 100% and much more raw and fresch.

Opium Trail, Solder of furtune and Me and the boys are much welcome in this set (that didn't survive on LaD).

Thanks to the new digital technology they have saved 12 tracks. Some of these live recordings hadn't survived the test of time and couldn't be remixed up to the standard of these tracks that made the album. The missing link on the album is that they didn't include the essential songs Emerald and Bad reputation. (You can buy them through iTunes).

As a Lizzy supporter I'm climbing walls of excitment. This album proves that Lizzy are "still dangerous" indeed. And Phil Lynott wrote som of the most classic hard rock songs in history. Support the legacy... buy the album. It's a big surprise and you will not be disapointed.

Roddan Rocks (Sweden)
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3.0 out of 5 stars What a waste, 14 July 2009
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Tim Fernandez (Preston, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
This could have been a truly electrifying release capturing one of the world's greatest rock groups in its prime but sadly anyone expecting 'Live and Dangerous - the sequel' will be left somewhat underwhelmed.
Without doubt the potential for a great official live album from Lizzy's Bad Reputation tour in 1977 does exist, as bourne out by the previous inclusion of 'Bad Reputation' and 'Opium Trail' on the long deleted Killers Live EP and bootleg recordings of the King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast - unfortunately this album isn't it.
As other reviewers have noted, the apparent repetition of some recordings from the original 'Live and Dangerous' album is one problem, as is the missed opportunity to include more non - 'Dangerous' material such as 'Bad Reputation' (bizarrely aviallable on download only) and 'Johnny' (a candidate from the first night's performance surely?) But the main issue for me is the sound of 'Still Dangerous'- yes it's clear enough but unfortunately it's also as weak as three day old dishwater, lacking any real punch whatsover. Yes it is a 30 year old plus recording but anyone who bought last year's 'UK Tour '75' album will instantly know what's missing here. That album literally leapt out of the speakers at you when played, whereas with this performance you'll be cranking the car stereo up to the max just to hear the thing properly.
Why this is the case is a mystery, even given the supposedly ropey quality of the second night tapes from Philadelphia. Modern digital mastering has recently been known to perform minor miracles on supposedly 'hopeless' live recordings from the past (witness the Sex Pistols - Live at the 76 club CD to see what I mean) but here you feel the producers have definitely missed a trick. Thus what could have been a thunderous example of the band at full tilt leaves you feeling pretty flat. A real pity because on the strength of the songs themselves, this would still wipe the floor with most of the competition.
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30 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Dangerous? It was never in doubt!, 18 Feb 2009
This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
For years Thin Lizzy's legendary performance from the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia has been the 'holy grail' of Lizzy's live work. The band performed two nights at the Tower, Oct 20th and 21st, 1977 on the band's 'Bad Reputation' tour. The 20th is the fabled King Biscuit radio performance, bootlegged but never officially released, whereas 'Still Dangerous' is from the second night and is a must have for all Thin Lizzy fans.
Discovered in a dusty lock-up a couple of years ago by guitarist Scott Gorham, the tapes that became 'Still Dangerous' have been lovingly restored and re-mixed by celebrated produced Glyn Johns (with help from Scott) and capture's Thin Lizzy at the absolute height of their powers.
Sadly time wasn't too kind to all the tapes and only 12 tracks were salvaged (the Japanese version and I Tunes version will feature 'Emerald' and 'Bad Reputation' missing from this version) but the music they rescued is simply stunning. From Downey's fantastic, groove-informed drumming, to Gorham and Brian Robertson's tight as you like guitar work onto Phil Lynott's effortless bass playing and iconic voice, you'll be hard pushed to find a better Thin Lizzy performance.
Adding 'Soldier Of Fortune', 'Me And The Boys' and a spectacular 'Opium Trail' to definitive versions of live favourites such as 'Massacre', 'Dancing In The Moonlight', 'Jailbreak' and 'Don't Believe A Word', 'Still Dangerous' is an essential addition to the Thin Lizzy canon and whether you're a long time fan or a relative newcomer to the band, 'Still Dangerous' proves once and for all why Thin Lizzy are still regarded as one of the greatest live bands to ever grace a stage.
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24 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEW LIVE LIZZY CD, 25 Feb 2009
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Mr. Jon Blacburn "Jonny B" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Audio CD)
NEW LIZZY ALBUM (HUZZAH!)

Thank god that the remaining members of the thin lizzy estate have finally decided to release this gig. The album itself contains ten tracks live from the Tower Theatre 77 gig. Not only are the band themselves on blistering form, they whip the crowd up into a fever delivering singles and album cuts maybe even better than they sound recorded. This album contains the classic lizzy lineup of downey,lynott, gorham and robertson and doesnot disappoint. Particular highlights include soldier of fortune and opium trail. A perfect appendix to LIVE AND DANGEROUS because it contains no overdubs and doesnt need any.

A funsized example of lizzy live at their best with plenty of clout. Only problem is when the album ends....
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