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The Best of their early recordings,
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This review is from: Vagabonds Of The Western World (Deluxe Edition) (2CD) (Audio CD)
'Vagabonds of the Western World' represents the most consistently satisfying of the pre-twin guitar Thin Lizzy line-up. The band finally get something of a decent budget to splash on an album, and Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Bell respond by presenting some fiery studio performances on a stylistsically varied set which sees the band fulfil some of their early promise. Tracks like 'Slow Blues' burn caustically, whilst the single 'Little Darling', the first to feature Gary Moore, is a really punchy little track. I've always loved the flop follow-up to 'Whiskey In The Jar', 'Randolph's Tango', a kind of Latinate pastiche that has a really cute charm, and a great Lynott vocal. This is a nicely packaged and well-remastered set, good value for money, if different from the band would blossom into.