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Live And Dangerous

Thin Lizzy

1978

Live And Dangerous

Album Summary

Live and Dangerous is a live double album by the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, released in June 1978. It was recorded in London in 1976, and Philadelphia and Toronto in 1977, with further production in Paris. It was also the last Thin Lizzy album to feature guitarist Brian Robertson, who left the band shortly after its release. The band decided to release a live album after their producer Tony Visconti did not have enough time to work on a full studio session. They listened through various archive recordings from earlier tours and compiled the album from the best versions. Various studio overdubs were made to the live recordings during early 1978 in Paris; exactly how much of the album is overdubbed has been a contentious topic since its release. The album reached No. 2 in the UK album charts, ultimately selling over half a million copies in the UK. It has continued to attract critical acclaim and it has appeared in several lists of the greatest live albums of all time.

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Rating

3.36

Votes

4646

Genres

  • Hard Rock
  • Metal
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A live Thin Lizzy album is not high on my list of things I want to listen to. The music is pretty middle of the road and this album lacked the energy of most good live albums. Turns out, that's because Thin Lizzy straight up cheated and overdubbed a bunch of the parts after the fact. So it's only kinda live. The result is a the audio equivalent of flat beer. You can taste what it should be and it'll deliver alcohol... But it's just not enjoyable.

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5

"Is there anyone here with a little Irish in them ?" Crowd screams yeh. "Any of the girls want a little more in Irish in them"

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I'm not a fan of this one. There is so much guitar/bass/drums music from the 70s, I really had enough of it. I can only remember fondly or listen to G/B/D bands that had something really special (originality or virtuoso musicians). And this isn't the case with this group and album. Yeah the guitar, bass and drums are good but there are many better and moreover there is nothing original about the instrument playing or songwriting that makes me want to keep listening. The 70s had guitar phenoms so good they could that they could make a band that's not original stand out. Jimmy Page was so good he made Led Zep good. (Overplayed to the point I can't listen to them anymore but that's another story). The guitars don't get Thin LIz there. The bass player is also good but what is he doing that Entwistle hadn't done years earlier and a lot better? The drummer's slapping the gong at the end of Southbound puts a cherry on my point that they are followers rather than leaders. I thought even Kiss was ringing the gong before Thin Liz. How embarrassing is that? I'm was a little surprised to learn there are two guitar players but I did hear duelling solos. This would have been fun to see in concert but having two guitars also gives the opportunity for consistently good rhythm and there is really not much rhythm guitar to get excited about. I planned to listen until they played Boys are Back in Town but ended up listening to it all. Unfortunately, I was reminded of the worst part of 70s rock concerts: the tiresome drum solo. The 2+ minutes of TL's drum solo are minutes I will not get back and could've spent listening to more of the 1001 albums I need to listen to. Fothermucker! Apologies to any TL fans out there. Also apologies in advance to fans of "The Song Remains the Same" if that's on the 1001. That bad boy will get max 1 star based solely on the length of the drum solo.

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5

Glorious, seemingly effortless hard rock. Some absolute classic tracks. Fave track - on this play through, "Massacre" really jumped out at me. Tends to get overshadowed by their more well known tunes, but it landed for me this time...

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5

What a live album, what a voice. I can't believe I had gone my whole life without listening to Dancing in the Moonlight. Never making that mistake again

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Awesome album. Such a distinctive sound both musically and vocally. Dancing in the moonlight is the best song amongst many great songs. It kind of reminded me of a Van song, who was idolised by Phil Lynott and whose bandmates in Them, later joined Thin Lizzy.

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I tend to not love live albums unless there is something really unique in the performance. This one, being a double album, I found to drag on a bit toward the end. I liked the 4 song run between "Dancing in the Moonlight" and "Johnny the Fox," gravitating more toward the slower songs.

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5

Listened Before? N Holy S**T! What an amazing introduction to Thin Lizzy. This live album is an absolute masterpiece from beginning to end. Banger after banger lined up in a row. The lead guitar is absolutely face-melting in every song, and the band's energy is full-tilt. I am unsure how I have basically completely missed this band until now. Everyone knows "The Boys are Back in Town", and I was familiar with "Jailbreak" but every other song here is wonderful as well. I see no real cons here. This will be my first 5-star album. Added to Library? Y Songs added to Playlist - The Boys are Back in Town

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I was already predisposed to enjoying the tough guy streetwalker tracks that still get radio play, and the slower more romantic songs are well done even if they're not my preference, but the more intense songs about historical violence that Iron Maiden basically took wholesale blew me away (and sure enough, as I write this I discover that Maiden actually did in fact record a cover of Massacre). They're lucky this album kicks as much ass as it does, or I would've been more upset about the blatant overdubbing. Key Tracks: Emerald, Massacre, Cowboy Song

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Let's just get this right out of the way early: Huey Lewis is on this album, playing harmonica on "Baby Drives Me Crazy". So this automatically gets 2 stars just for that surprising little nugget. And I'm not especially a Huey Lewis fan at all. Thin Lizzy gets my consideration as one of the more underrated bands of all-time. Most people only know them for "The Boys Are Back In Town" (a stellar version of which appears here as part of a seamless one-two punch with "Cowboy Song"). Most of Thin Lizzy's output holds up quite well. I don't usually like live albums, but I love this one. I wouldn't be upset to also find the Jailbreak album on this list. Apparently there's a sector of folks who immediately dismiss this album, claiming it's "overdubbed". Don't ALL Live albums have overdubs? The only unpolished live albums are bootlegs. And down at Dino's Bar'n'Grill the drink will flow and blood will spill, and if the boys wanna fight, you better let 'em.

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I don’t know if ‘Live And Dangerous’ is the best live album of all time, or whether it’s not a true live album at all because it was re-recorded in the studio and overdubbed with crowd noise to make it sound live. What I do know is that it rocks hard and is lots of fun, with many moments throughout to indulge in the hedonistic dream of being a rock god whilst perfecting one’s air guitar skills. ‘Live And Dangerous’ won’t change the world, but there’s worse ways to spend 75 minutes.

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A double live album that's pulled from several different shows and later overdubbed is bound to be rather unenjoyable, and that's before considering that it's mediocre 70s rock. I have no idea how this made anybody's list of essential albums. Completely disposable. Best track: Massacre

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5

Best live album ever?

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Ahhhhahh fuck yesss this is great. So my vibe. Every song is an absolute tune FUCK YESSSS Classic Boys are back in town, yessss Fantastic album. First 5/5 I reckon

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Mola

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5

Rocks hard. Better than studio versions

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5

Har ikke hørt dette live-albumet før. Men for et album! Fantastisk(!) åpning med Jailbreak. Tipper litt over mot litt kjedelig blues til tider, men henter seg mesterlig inn med diamanter som Cowboy Song, Warriors og The Rocker.

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5

un cinco. Tienen una versión de whiskey on the jar muy buena, aunque no está en este disco.

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Muy bueno

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Goat

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5

Superb - Dancing in the Moonlight is an all time classic!

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5

I like this a lot. Nice and rocky. My favourite live album of all time.

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5

THIS IS HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS BY COCTEAU TWINS

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5

The album rocks hard.

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5

Rollicking good time. Surprised how much I like this band! I'm glad to discover so much beyond "The Boys Are Back in Town." Also, I always thought they were American. That voice sounds like a cross between Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, and lyrics have a similar quality to many of their songs.. But it turns out they're Irish, which just interests me more.

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5

- so much fun, great vibes - great quality for a live album - left the album radio on all day - so many likes

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5

Loved every second of this. Such a great stage presence and an amazing sound. I've listened to this album before, but it had been a while.

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5

I’ve apparently been heavily sleeping on Thin Lizzy. Fantastic album, only track I didn’t love was Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed.

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5

yeah, that was kinda fucking awesome. i have kinda mixed feelings about them overall, but that must've been one hell of a live show. also, huey freakin' lewis on harmonica! that's a fun surprise

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Easy 5/5, I really like a few of these songs, Lynott has an amazing statue you really should see, and for flow I guess you can't beat a live performance. I did previously think I really didn't like live versions of songs, but after a whole album I think I realise where I've been going wrong.

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5

rock n roll baby. better version of “Dancing in the Moonlight”? would definitely see live x

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5

First time hearing anything more than the Boys are Back in Town, it was gray.

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5

Damn good rockin. Favorite tracks are Warriors and Baby Drives Me Crazy

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5

This is what a live album should sound like. Every band should be made to listen to this and told "If you are going to play live, you are aspiring to reach this level.

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5

This is the kind of music that got me into music in the first place. Rock guitar and great hooks. Will be listening to this album a lot.

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5

Every Thin Lizzy album is like a hidden gem.

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5

Boys are back, Rosalie, Don't believe a word, Cowboy Song, Whiskey, Still in love, Dancing, Jailbreak

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Yes! Greatest live album of all time!

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-"Jailbreak" has some solid riffs and some cool guitar stuff -"Massacre" is a total jam and also the bass slide/riff at 1:17 is gnarly -"Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" is just a fundamentally great song name -The transition straight from "Cowboy Song" straight into "The Boys Are Back in Town" is cool. Also, "The Boys Are Back in Town" is one of the only 2 Thin Lizzy songs I previously knew (the other being "Cold Sweat") and the bass part seems to be amped up for the live version and I quite like it. -Awesome jams in "Massacre," "Warrior," "Are You Ready," and "Suicide" -Totally awesome live rock album, will absolutely be doing more listening

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Ridiculous!

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One of the best live albums I've listened to.There isn't one bad song on the album. And the transition from one track to another is pretty amazing. As I read there is a big debate about how ‘live’ Live and Dangerous is. My opinion is who fckin cares? Live and Dangerous is a great sounding album, it’s perfectly produced and mixed. I'm gonna exclude the 2 songs I already knew, "The Boys are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak". Most favourite tracks from the album: Southbound Rosalie/ Cow girl's song Dancing in the Moonlight Still in Love with You Cowboy Song

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Legendary.

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5

Still my favourite live album of all time. Saw them at 'Empire Pool' Wembley on this tour.

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5

One of the top 5 live albums of all time

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5

BOY this was a good record. I like “The Boys Are Back In Town” just as much as the next guy, but the power and gravitas of this one blew me away. Phill Lynott sounds so fucking cool on this album

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5

Thin Lizzy at their best.

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5

I love this album. I don't listen to much hard rock anymore but this one still hits - everything about the dual/harmony guitars, Phil Lynott's voice, vocal harmonies, the band's tight power, the mix, the song selections - there's never too much heavy as they'll drop back to more melodic songs (e.g. Emerald to Southbound) or classic mellow rock (Dancing In The Moonlight). Rock/Metal/Groove/Soulful. oh - plus some bonus Huey Lewis late in the album (he was part of their touring band in these days). 9/10 5 stars. ...who doesn't always get chocolate stains on their pants...

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5

I recognized way more songs than I realized! True bangers. Made me wanna play air guitar all over my living room!

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5

The entire album is available on Apple Music. And fuck me, it's worth making the effort. I'm not a fan of heavy metal, but surely live music doesn't get much better. Forget the 2 different gigs / overdubs stuff, this is better than anything Thin Lizzy did in a studio.

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5

Heard before: not live! I didn't expect to love this so much. It absolutely rips. What a great live band.

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5

I find live albums to be either outstanding or terrible, no middle ground, and this is outstanding.

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5

Amazing album, even more amazing that it’s live!!

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5

nice

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Loved it - not one bad song on the ablum. Will revisit.

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12/1 Damn good live Rock album. Didn't even see that the boys were back in town on this. Standout Tracks: Emerald, Southbound, Dancing in the Moonlight, Still in Love with You, The Boys Are Back in Town, Sha-La-La, The Rocker

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Only listened to half, pretty solid shit. Thin Lizzy is good shit

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One of the best albums ever.

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Didn't realize I knew so many Thin Lizzy songs already! Good classic rock

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a good rockin time, first listen to any thin lizzy which is weird considering how i grew up on this kinda music but i dig it, lean more toward the heavier stuff but the blues rock numbers are nice too. good energy and really good mixing

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Oldie but goodie

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Erittäin asiallista jytärokkijytäilyä. Ensiluokkaista hiihtolenkkimusaa. Useampiakin tuttuja biisejä joita en välttämättä olisi osannut yhdistää Thin Lizzyyn. Selvästi aukkoja tämän genren tuntemuksessa! Ehkä tähän mennessä tämän projektin suurin positiivinen yllätys ennakkoluuloihin verrattuna.

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class

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Really good even tho some fake

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Really enjoyed this. This was great driving music.

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Such an awesome live album. The energy was absolutely incredible and the pure rock atmosphere was something to imagine when listening away. Sweet sweet sweet guitar riffs and some awesome rocking ballads. Would highly recommend.

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Semibängeri Slässic Hard rock

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I’ve never really listened to much Thin Lizzy, but this seems like the kind of concert I could have gone to and had a good time regardless of that fact. Pretty standard 80s rock, but still fun. I’m going to exclude “Jailbreak” and “The Boys Are Back In Town” from below and focus more on the songs I didn’t know. Favorite Tracks: “Emerald,” “Massacre,” and “Baby Drives Me Crazy”

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Phil Lynott a tope.

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Powerful, energetic, twin guitars, Lynott at his best. Classic!

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nice

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4

Bastante bastante bueno

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7

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Tons of fun and energy. Classic glam rock sound, Irish. Amazing guitar. Surprisingly good quality for a live album.

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very good music with very catchy lyrics and amazing guitar. all recorded live music though so not the best for headphones

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La guitarra es brutal, quizas fue mi primer album en vivo que he escuchado completo muero de envidia por las personas que la presenciaron.

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I actually really enjoyed this

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Toimii.

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Vaikka en livelevyistä yleensä pidä, oli tämä kyllä kovaa kamaa. Lizzyltä joitain kappaleita aikaisemmin kuunnellut ja olihan niitä kovia vielä lisääkin. Yhtyettä pitänee ottaa lisää kuunteluun.

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Awesome!

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Eipä tähänkään oikein ajan hammas ole purrut. Eniten häiritsi se, että tämä on jopa hyvin kliininen livelevyksi. Sen verran wikipedioin, että levy oli koostettu useamman keikan tallenteista. Lisäksi levyä varten oli jonkin verran äänitetty osuuksia päälle studiossa, mutta siitä miten paljon, oli erilaisia näkemyksiä. Vähän taas helppo nelonen tällaiselle very best of the best tallenteelle. Hyvällä mielellä nelonen taas siksi, että The Boys Are Back tuo aina mieleen Vintiöiden sketsit.

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Loved this group’s music... high school tunes rocked.....You’re always hear the songs when we went to Friday night and Saturday night parties

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Thin Lizzy me parece un grupo con una clase inusual en el hard rock. Están a años de distancia de sus coetáneos. Este directo sigue sonando tan nostálgico y reconfortante como la primera vez que lo escuché. Southbound, temazo.

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4

Good, guitar solos. Not super entrapping.

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ta legal mas faltava metade das musica no baguio

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4

Good rock album

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4

Amazing live set

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4

Such a fun album. Great performance, too. Still In Love With You is a brilliant song and the drum solo on Sha-La-La is fantastic.

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Quite a good album. I don’t normally enjoy live albums but this one went over really well. They definitely have a lot of great hits and a good presence. I’ve enjoyed a lot of their songs in the past and could see myself enjoying more.

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Surprised to see a live album but i liked it

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4

One of the better live albums I’ve heard. The bob seger cover song and combination of songs from multiple albums make it worthwhile. If it wasn’t live it’d be great but overall I still liked it. 7.5/10

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Seems similar to early Judas Priest, which is interesting since they continued into heavier territories. Awesome songwriting.

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4

Está bien chido, qué lástima que en Spotify no esté completo.

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4

Not my thing, really, but that doesn't obscure the fact that this is an excellently put together album. Just good vibes.

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4

As a big Thin Lizzy I’m always going to be biased. 8/10. Rocks hard, has moments of vulnerability as well, and the lyrics are more poetic than you might expect. There are some songs which aren’t quite as strong, but there isn’t a bad song on the album.

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4

Amazing live album

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I saw Thin Lizzy on this tour in 1978 - they were wonderful, and set the template for hard rocking bands to follow. Les Pauls and Marshalls on the side, bass player in the middle - Big Country, Hanoi Rocks, Guns N Roses and The Supersuckers all made hay on the basic form. This is a cracking live album, even if there are strong suggestions that lots of it was tweaked after the event.

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1978 - Rock

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Some amazing songs on this. My bass guitar teacher had me learning loads of Thin Lizzy tracks at one point, so listening to this elicited some nostalgic feelings. That being said, it's perhaps a little too long which makes repeat listens feel a bit of a slog. 3.5 stars, but I'll round up

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Feels a really poignant album as it was recorded a few years before they split and Phil Lynott's death. Doesn't capture the 'live' feeling as much as some live albums do, but its a fantastic performance with some absolute tunes on it. Can't believe they were still only in their mid to late 20s when they recorded this

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4

I hate live albums, this was a rare exception. Brilliant

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This was a pretty enjoyable live album. It didn’t all sound the same and the big hits were fun. Not much to say about it other than that it was a good listen. Fav songs: emerald, boys are back in town

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4

One of the best live albums I’ve listened to in a long time. The rock is pure and pleasant without swerving into metally thrashing. Can hear some of the bands they’ve inspired throughout the album - especially Ween on a few tracks. I can’t get enough of “Dancing in the Spotlight”.

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4

A right old dripping fanny of a record. She's a squirter. SHE'S A SQUIRTER, MAVIS! FETCH THE LAWNMOWER, I'M COMING IN!

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Das geht hart ins Haarspray, Luftgitarren und Bierdosen. Swag!

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Nice discoverment, Irish Band, Phil Lynott lead singer and writer, statue in Dublin

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This is not what I thought Thin Lizzy sounded like, was expecting much more glam rock for whatever reason. The 70s dangled a souvenir for many future bands, and passed on a fair legacy

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4

blistering performances of some of lizzys greatest hits. Soaring harmonies, punchy bass, swinging drum lines and phil's iconic snarl and grimly poetic lyrics all recontextualized in a live setting. It's excellent.

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classic

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The album listens end-to-end like a classic rock narrative about tough kids living rough lives. Almost like a coming-of-age rock opera following the lives of the youth of a town in the mid 20th century. For me, the absolute bright spot of this album is the explosive intensity of 'Massacre' segued into the lamentation of 'Still in Love With You'. Both songs and performances are phenomenal, but something about them being back-to-back heightens the poignance of both. Overall, the quality of the album (overdubbed or not) did well to maintain the air of a live performance and showcased exactly why Thin Lizzy deserves their place on this list.

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4

Only a handful of live albums on here so far. There is a certain sound and atmosphere from a live album, and while this is not one I ever thought I wanted or needed to hear, it is a decent collection of songs performed by a somewhat underrated band in their heyday. Jailbreak is a sweet track to open a concert with, and I had no idea that Rosalie was a Bob Seger cover. I knew it only as a Thin Lizzy song, and consequently the name of my daughter. While this is not a classic in my mind, there's not one clunker here, which I think is the appeal of most good live albums. I can't really rail too hard against this.

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4

jam band AC/DC background rock. live recording adds extra pizazz

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4

Muddy sounding at points, but the songs and performances are awesome. Had to find the deluxe edition, as the regular was missing a few of the songs for some reason.

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Rock

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The band actually sounded really though I don't really care for them. Has a very 70s rock sound. 7/10.

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4

Thin Lizzy live up to the live album's name with some of the most ferocious, flat out rocking tunes that came out of 1970s Ireland. The live cut of Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song is stupendously great and the segue from Cowboy Song to The Boys Are Back in Town is godly. Good times abound here! Favorites: Southbound, Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song, Still in Love With You, Cowboy Song, The Boys Are Back in Town, Warrior, Sha-La-La.

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4

I knew virtually nothing about this band, but this was an impressive introduction. The quality here is better than many rock studio albums. None of the songs blew my mind at all, but it was solid and fun

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4

A solid show, even if it's a few shows stitched together. I knew about Thin Lizzy before, but had never listened to what I heard past the songs on the radio. Excited to get one of their records on this list. The transition from "Cowboy Song" to "The Boys Are Back In Town" is fantastic. Favorite tracks: "Don't Believe A Word", "Dancing In the Moonlight", "Still In Love With You"

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4

Fairly solid album. I am a bit biased though considering I’m Irish… Strong songs. Bit long however and also not a big fan of live albums…

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4

Excellent introduction to phil lynott and thin lizzy.

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4

gillade detta rätt mycket faktiskt. älskar rösten hans.

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4

Flows so well for a live album, impeccable guitar playing. Every second song sounds like they're about to break into Boys Are Back in Town at any moment but that doesn't bother me.

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4

good rocking, 4-; album is really long, but it wasn't too tiring, I really enjoyed it

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4

Good live album with a lot of classic tunes on it. 4

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Quite like this band. 4 stars probably. My favorites in broad genre are still 1 man/woman and microphone or a rather simple band with a few instruments. This falls close to the latter. If it gets too electrical or too screaming metal not so my taste, but quite like this.

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Un dels grans directes del rock. Porta la fama d'estar massa retocat com per estar tan ben considerat, però malgrat això és un recull generós que glossa la carrera de Thin Lizzy en un dels seus millors moments, amb un Phil Lynott exultant i una banda ben engreixada

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4

A bit too long. Production very good. Phil’s voice is really good. Guitars are good too.

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4/5. Solid, hard-rocking, and pretty proto-maiden. Can’t ask for much more

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4

For not being a huge Thin Lizzy fan this live album has a lot of energy. Still in Love with You and Emerald are great on this album.

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4

I read an article talking about how classic rock radio does a disservice to artists by condensing varied careers into just a couple of signature songs that get played. Thin Lizzy was used as the prime example and after listening to this album, that article was spot on. Thin Lizzy is known for their hard rock two guitar harmony, but their music incorporates elements form soul, jazz, blues, and of course Irish traditional music. Phil Lynott is an incredible frontman and his lyrics explore the trials of the working class, something with which he was very familiar. To top it off, these guys are just phenomenal players. I’ve grown quite disillusioned by classic rock as I’ve gotten older, but Thin Lizzy shows that despite its tired superiority complex, classic rock is often seen as classic for a reason.

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4

Rocked!

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4

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would!

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4

Rad discovery!

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I still strongly feel that a live album on this list is a list way of sneaking in a best of but this has been great. 4/5

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Tiukkaa, solidii rokkii

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I had not heard this previously and I haven't listened to much Lizzy besides the "hits", so this was a nice wide range of tracks spread throughout this double LP. They sounded like a great band to see live and this live record brings life and a freshness to the studio tracks. Will listen repeatedly!

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Half the album not available on Spotify. Four stars because it's Lizzy.

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There are over 1,000 Christmas songs but only one song about the boys being back in town

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Listened to on 5/18/22 4/5 Favorite song: The Boys are Back in Town, Jailbreak I usually hate live music but this album was SO fun and made me feel like I was front row at their concert - big fan of the 70s vibe

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Very fun. Some great jams on this. Fun album goes so quickly

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thin lizzy is the greatest rock band to ever do it

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first listen blisteringly cool

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I have TL's "Jailbreak". But besides the two or three big hits from that album, I could not tell you the other tracks. Having said that, I kind of liked this album. It's a nice live representation of the band and what their style was. And Huey Lewis plays harmonica on a track?! Whoa. I don't think I've ever complained about this on an album before, but the mix is very off. It's like they had vocals pumped through one lead, and all the instruments on another. I know other live albums of the era were not like this. Then there's the argument of this is even a live album to begin with. A lot of live albums of that time had MASSIVE overdubs. This one (at least by one of the producers) seems to be of similar feel. That's what I get from the stuff online, anyway. So I can't really say either way. Regardless, I liked the songs they did play, even though I only knew two of them. The others seemed to groove pretty well, and even with a fairly lame drum solo, this would be the disc I would pick to be a good representation of the band. Definitely one I would pick out.

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4

Хороший альбом.

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Good live energy and instrumentation. Lyrics not very interesting.

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Shame only half the album is on Spotify, because I definitely enjoyed what was there!

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Good rock album

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Jailbreak - 7/10 Emerald - 10/10 Southbound - 8/10 Rosalie / Cowgirl's Song - 7/10 Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me In Its Spotlight) - 7/10 Massacre - 8/10 Still In Love With You - 8/10 Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed - 7/10 Cowboy Song - 9/10 The Boys Are Back In Town - 9/10 Don't Believe a Word - 9/10 Warriors - 10/10 Are You Ready - 7/10 Suicide - 8/10 Sha-La-La 7/10 Baby Drive Me Crazy - 8/10 The Rocker - 7/10

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Good all around rock.

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This was pretty fun. I bet it was a great concert

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A *double* live album? Mercy. Of course I trust the list enough to at least give it a listen. Probably doesn't help that I'm not familiar with Thin Lizzy beyond "The Boys are Back" and "Jailbreak" and "Whiskey in a Jar". The album cover goes out of its way to emphasize, um, shall we say, "masculine energy". So that's what I'm expecting. Starts moderately strong and then we get the little bon mot confirming the impression given by the cover art. Moving on, it all sounds amazingly good, possibly because it apparently isn't *really* live. But there's a certain energy missing. Perhaps because it isn't one performance straight through, and the overdubbing, there's no feeling of momentum. Still, the overall chops are impressive even if I'm feeling like it all falls a little flat for me. Two days ago the album generator gave me Metallica live with the San Francisco Orchestra. That was a worthy project and may be coloring my judgement of Thin Lizzie's effort by a star. But now reading Phil Lynott's sad story I feel a little guilty about my overly harsh judgement and want to give that star back.

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4

First time ever listening to Thin Lizzy. I was expecting whiny rock, but was pleasantly surprised!

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Great guitar with a great rock band

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Rocking and rolling

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Great music

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More classic rock goodness.

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Leuk live album. In tegenstelling tot veel andere had ik hier niet het gevoel van 'je moest er bij zijn'

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Nice classic rock album that has an excellent sound quality for a live album but lacks a few bigger hits

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A better than average live rock album, in terms of songs and production, with the highlights being the legendary guitar work and riffs that would define the 80s.

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Pretty solid rock album. Enjoyed the energy of the album.

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This is a great live album. I didn’t know many of the songs but they all were good songs. Huey Lewis on harmonica!

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I'm a fan... I only knew about two songs before but this is sneaky good

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A great rock and roll album I had never heard before. Love the voice, the twin guitars, the lyrics, the variation between hard driving songs and ballads… I will definitely be listen to this again!

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Almost as good of a live album as The Stone’s Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.

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Why is a live album even on this list? Overall this is good! Songs are kind of just fine, sound pretty good but nothing stands out that much, guitars decent, good quality for a live album This rendition of The Boys are Back in Town is a bit iffy (as are the vocals on a few other songs) A bit repetitive in sound have had to skim through the second half Faves - Jailbreak, Massacre Overall - Okay! Not really into live albums but it's good quality and music's good. Musically just a bit repetitive Rating - 3/5

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1978. Key Songs: The Boys Are Back In Town, Cowboy Song, Dancing in the Moonlight

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Exactly why I came to this list: an album I would have never listened to, and will never listen to again

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Typical Thin Lizzy, sounds like the regular album tracks

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its nice but alot of the same, spotify doesnt have it also sucks

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I’m not that much into hard rock but this was a very fun listen and I really enjoyed it, it had some amazing work with the guitar and still in love with you was a standout track 7/10

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Too bad it‘s a live album.

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Really fun, one track really made me think of David Gilmore!

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Meh

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Dangerous!

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There were a few standout tracks. Jailbreak, Boys, and the covers were great, but most of the others were not exceptional. The dual guitar work was incredible though.

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Don't really like classic rock

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I wish there was a video version of this. Pretty good for a live version on these songs. I feel like this is the type of music that sounds amazing in person but back on the computer I'm like... ehhh. I only knew "The Boys are Back in Town", which I didn't even know that was Thin Lizzy.

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It not my favorite

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Solid live album.

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I wasn’t sure I would like this, since it’s listed as hard rock, but I actually like it pretty well. I wonder if maybe I just like the 70s more than I thought, since I’d not had as much opportunity to listen to it growing up. Like I think the 70s hard rock is different from the 80s and even the 60s.

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eh

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The Boys are back in town - verdammter Klassiker - 3

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Too hair metal-ish for me, but must admit, more tolerable to listen to than other similar songs of the genre.

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Really fun listen. I don't think I knew any songs but "the boys are back in town". Great energy on all of the tracks.

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This is the first album I ever bought. Some classic power rock anthems here. This is really the Phil Lynott show. 3/5

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It's a live album, nuff said. Wonder how many there are left on this esteemed list.

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Un álbum de rock muy clásico, algo que ya era considerado hard rock, sin embargo el disco es tan monónoto a veces que puede llegar a ser un poco aburrido

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Biggest rebound. During the first song, I considered giving a preemptive 1, but I stuck it out and enjoyed myself for most of the record. Good rock.

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Nice compact power pop songs. Straight up, not over indulgent, good sound for a live recording. I was only familiar with the big hits but the other songs stand up well.

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3.0 - Admittedly, I struggled to keep an open mind with this one. I'm not a huge fan of that 70s cock rock sound and I generally don't prefer live albums. And why are Irish lads singing “Cowboy Song” and about motorcycle gangs? The album captures a band that's clearly honed their stage act and mastered their sound, but it’s a sound that I don’t love.

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Live albums really aren’t for me but thin lizzy are great

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Perusrokkia. Onhan se jännä kuvitella, että nuokin jampat on joskus olleet nuoria ja rokanneet täysillä.

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Not amazing, not shit, will always just be the band from billy elliot to me

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This wasn't great or anything but it was better than expected, not a bad listen. I probably would have enjoyed seeing this concert. It sounded pretty damn good on this recording

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the boys are back

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One of the greatest live albums?

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Classic

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Quite a few good songs!

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Jag gillar dancing in the moonlight. Resten är bara tråkigt kanske 2,5/5

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Good, but I associate it with old man's pubs.

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Certainly fun rock, and the singer has some swagger to him. Nothing that is keeping me coming back, however.

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