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Jailbreak (Remastered Version)
 
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Jailbreak (Remastered Version)

22 July 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1976
  • Release Date: 22 July 2013
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Mercury Records Limited
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 36:11
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  • ASIN: B001KWQPRY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,255 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
This album first came out in March 1976 on both vinyl and cassette formats, and its release marked the turning point of Thin Lizzy’s career. A commercially successful recording featuring 36 minutes of solid melodic hard rock music performed by what many fans regard as being the band's definitive line-up of Lynott, Downey, Gorham & Robertson. In addition to his role of being both the group’s lead singer and bass player, the late Phil Lynott is also credited with composing all nine songs contained on the album, with four of them being co-written by one or more of the other band members.
Another of the band’s trademarks is the twin-guitar sound of Gorham & Robertson, and their input shines through very well on this recording. (Robertson is replaced by other guitar players on many of the band’s later recordings!). Also, in order to help the album deliver a more stereophonic output effect, Phil’s voice is multi-tracked during the choruses on several of the tracks. This, along with some excellent guitar harmonies can be best experienced when one listens to the CD through stereo headphones.
Stand-out tunes which captured the public’s imagination at the time of the album’s initial release include the two singles - ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ which reached the Top 10 and ‘Jailbreak’ which was a minor hit. Other catchy numbers on the album include ‘Romeo And The Lonely Girl’ and the concert favourite ‘Cowboy Song’. The latter of these two commences with a quiet first verse before Brian Downey’s drums together with the dual guitars of Gorham & Robertson help raise the energy level of the song and in the process, the listener is taken back to more familiar territory.
If you like Thin Lizzy and you wish to acquire one of their studio recorded albums from the distant dark 70’s, then I recommend this CD.
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Format: Audio CD
One of modern life's great urban mysteries, as far as I'm concerned at least, is how as I write this there can only be 3 reviews of this piece of rock music history on Amazon.co.uk.
Are all Lizzy fans too old too know how to work the Internet?
Do they all have high-powered, pinstripe-suit corporate jobs nowadays, and therefore no time to be writing Amazon reviews when they should be prioritising, building shareholder value and crafting business cases?
Are they too busy lining up to add to the endless list of reviews (170 and counting as of today!) of the abomination that is Linkin Park's "Meteora"?
Has the world simply, as my dear Dad would say, gone mad?
Or maybe, just maybe, here's another thought.
As Brian and Scott break for the border, chiming in over Brian's drums and Phil's bass to take "Cowboy Song" into that wonderful second verse, have that same world and those same Lizzy fans, simply realised that there is nothing, really nothing, that needs to be said about this album?
That's what I like to believe, anyway. Doing so restores my faith in human nature. Just like listening to this.
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Largely regarded as Lizzy's finest hour in the studio. However, you could pick any album from Nightlife, Fighting, Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox, Bad reputation and Black Rose and find 9 or ten songs that are simply classics. Phil Lynott was the best and most versatile rock songwriter ever. This album was produced with an almost live and very exciting feel with screaming lead guitars that exude musicianship - unlike many rock guitarist who simply try and play as fast as possible. Lynott and Brian Downey (rocks finest drummer), anchor everything with a solid but flamboyant rythym section. Phil was often seen to be the weakest link musicianship wise, but his timing and ability to 'swing' was more akin to a funk/soul type bassist and second to none.
A little known fact is that the bands major hit (The boys are back in town) was almost excluded from this album as not being good enough.
If you like good songs, then buy this album. If you are a music lover, buy all the albums mentioned above, and you will hear rock, funk, pop and soul played by four of the worlds finest musicians, and the best rock band ever.
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I was a big music fan as I was growing up in the late seventies, and listened to just about everything going. My tastes never really moved on though, and I haven't listened to much music since. Then I got a Sony Walkman for my Christmas, and it's amazing how much pleasure it, and Amazon downloads have brought me. I have bought a mix of old favourites and newer music, with this fitting very firmly into the former group. I had this album on cassette when I was growing up, and it was a regular feature in my car so the songs were immediately familiar, even though I haven't heard some of them in almost 30 years.

I had a group of friends from schooldays, and as we increasingly went our separate ways reunions became rarer and rarer, but whenever a few of us caught up for a night out we would request "The boys are back in town" on the disco or give it a spin on the Jukebox, so it is a firm favourite. The title track is also great, but if I had to pick one song it would be the haunting "Emerald." It gives a nod to the Celtic warrior, but without the rose-tinted glasses we tend to favour for our past.

So if you are of my generation and were a fan, or even if you just want to explore something new, I would thoroughly recommend this album. Given all the positive memories it brings me it had to be 5 stars!
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