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.
"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"
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Best live album ever?
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
Rocks hard. Better than studio versions
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.
un cinco. Tienen una versión de whiskey on the jar muy buena, aunque no está en este disco.
Superb - Dancing in the Moonlight is an all time classic!
I like this a lot. Nice and rocky. My favourite live album of all time.
THIS IS HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS BY COCTEAU TWINS
The album rocks hard.
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.
- so much fun, great vibes - great quality for a live album - left the album radio on all day - so many likes
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.
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.
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
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.
rock n roll baby. better version of “Dancing in the Moonlight”? would definitely see live x
First time hearing anything more than the Boys are Back in Town, it was gray.
Damn good rockin. Favorite tracks are Warriors and Baby Drives Me Crazy
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.
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.
Every Thin Lizzy album is like a hidden gem.
Boys are back, Rosalie, Don't believe a word, Cowboy Song, Whiskey, Still in love, Dancing, Jailbreak
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
Yes! Greatest live album of all time!
-"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
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
Still my favourite live album of all time. Saw them at 'Empire Pool' Wembley on this tour.
One of the top 5 live albums of all time
Loved it - not one bad song on the ablum. Will revisit.
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
Only listened to half, pretty solid shit. Thin Lizzy is good shit
One of the best albums ever.
Didn't realize I knew so many Thin Lizzy songs already! Good classic rock
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
Oldie but goodie
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.
Really good even tho some fake
Really enjoyed this. This was great driving music.
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.
Semibängeri Slässic Hard rock
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”
Phil Lynott a tope.
Powerful, energetic, twin guitars, Lynott at his best. Classic!
Bastante bastante bueno
Tons of fun and energy. Classic glam rock sound, Irish. Amazing guitar. Surprisingly good quality for a live album.
very good music with very catchy lyrics and amazing guitar. all recorded live music though so not the best for headphones
La guitarra es brutal, quizas fue mi primer album en vivo que he escuchado completo muero de envidia por las personas que la presenciaron.
I actually really enjoyed this
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.
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.
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
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.
Good, guitar solos. Not super entrapping.
ta legal mas faltava metade das musica no baguio
Good rock album
Amazing live set
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.
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.
Surprised to see a live album but i liked it
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
Seems similar to early Judas Priest, which is interesting since they continued into heavier territories. Awesome songwriting.
Está bien chido, qué lástima que en Spotify no esté completo.
Not my thing, really, but that doesn't obscure the fact that this is an excellently put together album. Just good vibes.
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.
Amazing live album
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.
1978 - Rock
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
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
I hate live albums, this was a rare exception. Brilliant
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
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”.
A right old dripping fanny of a record. She's a squirter. SHE'S A SQUIRTER, MAVIS! FETCH THE LAWNMOWER, I'M COMING IN!
Das geht hart ins Haarspray, Luftgitarren und Bierdosen. Swag!
Nice discoverment, Irish Band, Phil Lynott lead singer and writer, statue in Dublin
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
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.
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.
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.
jam band AC/DC background rock. live recording adds extra pizazz
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.
The band actually sounded really though I don't really care for them. Has a very 70s rock sound. 7/10.
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.
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
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"
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…
Excellent introduction to phil lynott and thin lizzy.
gillade detta rätt mycket faktiskt. älskar rösten hans.
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.
good rocking, 4-; album is really long, but it wasn't too tiring, I really enjoyed it
Good live album with a lot of classic tunes on it. 4
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.
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
A bit too long. Production very good. Phil’s voice is really good. Guitars are good too.
4/5. Solid, hard-rocking, and pretty proto-maiden. Can’t ask for much more
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.
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.
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would!
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
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!
Half the album not available on Spotify. Four stars because it's Lizzy.
There are over 1,000 Christmas songs but only one song about the boys being back in town
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
Very fun. Some great jams on this. Fun album goes so quickly
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
1978. Key Songs: The Boys Are Back In Town, Cowboy Song, Dancing in the Moonlight
Exactly why I came to this list: an album I would have never listened to, and will never listen to again
Typical Thin Lizzy, sounds like the regular album tracks
its nice but alot of the same, spotify doesnt have it also sucks
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
Too bad it‘s a live album.
Really fun, one track really made me think of David Gilmore!
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.
Don't really like classic rock
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.
It not my favorite
Solid live album.
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.
The Boys are back in town - verdammter Klassiker - 3
Too hair metal-ish for me, but must admit, more tolerable to listen to than other similar songs of the genre.
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.
This is the first album I ever bought. Some classic power rock anthems here. This is really the Phil Lynott show. 3/5
It's a live album, nuff said. Wonder how many there are left on this esteemed list.
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
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.
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.
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.
Live albums really aren’t for me but thin lizzy are great
Perusrokkia. Onhan se jännä kuvitella, että nuokin jampat on joskus olleet nuoria ja rokanneet täysillä.
Not amazing, not shit, will always just be the band from billy elliot to me
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
the boys are back
One of the greatest live albums?
Quite a few good songs!
Jag gillar dancing in the moonlight. Resten är bara tråkigt kanske 2,5/5
Good, but I associate it with old man's pubs.
Certainly fun rock, and the singer has some swagger to him. Nothing that is keeping me coming back, however.
Urgh, stupid live albums. Why?? The songs actually seemed really good. The studio versions of the songs would have maybe received a 5 from me, a 4 for sure. Might listen to some non-live Thin Lizzy later.
I said m-m-m-maybe this is alot of fun.
Fun and bluesy. Would have enjoyed it more as a studio album.
Some great songs but I don't really like live albums
half of it missing on Spotify found it kinda fun
Love the double lead guitars. While the vocals don't blow you away, they are always dependable. Appreciate the overall musicality of the compositions.
A very compelling live performance of music I find less compelling. Some great songs in here, Thin Lizzy just never grabbed and held my attention.
I knew some of the songs. It was a good live show.
Some classic dueling guitars, and the singer is talented, but most of the songs fell flat for me. I prefer the dips into metal, though The Boys are Back in Town is classic.
Aunque no soy muy fan de este estilo de rock, es un disco entretenido y dinámico. No me parece que tengan mucho carisma, como actuación en vivo tampoco tiene nada de especial y las canciones en muchas ocasiones son muy genéricas. Hay solos de guitarra molones. No lo he pasado mal escuchándolo, pero no me ha dicho gran cosa más allá.
Vocalist leaves a lot to be desired. Dancing in the moonlight has a cool van Morrison feel and sax. Meh.
not bad for rock, and it was a live album too.
Finally, some good guitar work in this 1001 album run. The first time I've ever sat down with Thin Lizzy. This is one of the best mixed live records I have ever heard. The bass is actually audible and the vocals don't drown everything out. Emerald is riff city. Rosalie is a Seger cover for a nice addition. Sounds like glory days rock and roll.
Sounds far too good to be live… but if it is incredible
Classic rock. Good live performance
23. Fugi. MotA: Southbound "Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak/ Somewhere in this town"
Pretty great album. I don't see the appraise that critics gave, but I also believe the other reviewers on this site underestimate the work. There's a lot of passion and drive into these songs... Much better than the studio versions although not as polished. I wish there was more audience participation or something. Doesn't feel like much of a live album otherwise...
No es lo mío pero tampoco está mal
It's fine but Lizzy never really did it for me. I always felt like their sound lacked something. Soul, balls something. It sounds too polished or clean or something.
I have to be in a Thin Lizzy mood to appreciate them and I currently am not.
Pretty fun live show - a bit generic, and the songs started to really blend by the end.
'tHe AlBuM iS nOt LiVe It UsEs OvErDuBs' stfu and enjoy music
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.
Not much of this album on Spotify
Irish rock band! The boys are back in town
Other than the Boys are Back in Town, I had never heard any of these songs. Decent filler for the oldies station I suppose.
This is a surprisingly high quality recording. I wasn’t familiar with this bands work beforehand. I had heard the boys are back song of course but didn’t know it was them. I found this to be pretty fun and medium-high energy rock. Some of the songs feel a little generic at times but the instruments all come through balanced and just work. I don’t know if I’ll intentionally revisit, but I won’t turn it off if I hear it again
I don't know why a 'live' album by a band that some admit overdubbed 75% of the album in the studio is a 'must hear' - there are many better live albums that yield the same effect with better results (KISS ALIVE). On the whole, this is a good Thin Lizzy album and reflects why this forgotten band is cited as an influence.
I love Thin Lizzy, but am not a fan of live albums. The music quality just tends to be lesser and it's no different here. I have a few songs that I adore and they just aren't better like this.
Enjoyable albums. Simple & classic sound lacking some variety but they found their niche. Nothing really stood out for me too much they're good at what they do.
I was never super into Thin Lizzy, but never had anything against them either. It's good, straightforward hard rock. Phil Lynott had a really interesting and distinctive voice. Guitar playing is excellent. Would have been great to see them live. 3 stars.
Pretty good stuff. 1RS
Iconic, fun, a little boring.
Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Southbound, The boys are back in town
There seems to be quite a controversy about how much of this album is actually from live recordings vs. in-studio overdubs. The producer, Tony Visconti, claimed 75% of the album was recorded in the studio and overdubbed while the band claims the opposite, that 75% was live. Who to believe? Regardless, I’m totally rocking out to the guitars riffs from a lot of these songs like Massacre, Suicide, The Rocker, and many others. I should pay more attention to Thin Lizzy based on this album. Does it matter how much of the album is live vs. in-studio overdub? I think so. I tend to believe the producer because I assume he know most about how the album was…you know…produced, but you never know. The answer is probably somewhere in between…50-50? Some of the appeal of a live album is the presumable authenticity of the album actually being recorded live. That it was one take, one crowd reaction, a one-off symbiotic experience. Does that even exist? I hadn’t considered how the live album sausage is made before. Aside from the in-studio overdubbing, Visconti also said Southbound was recorded from a sound check with the audience reaction was from another live song. What is this Frankenstein shit? It’s difficult to know. Will live albums in the future just be the studio recording with AI dubbed crowd interaction? And while we’re at it, will the studio recording just be AI produced on its own at some point? I don’t want to think about these things. I’d rather just enjoy the album that was laid down. When AI does take over the music industry, I know it won’t be the beginning of inauthenticity in its albums. Album judged based on the music alone, which was an enjoyable experience. However, it’s a less enthusiastic 3 knowing it’s a Frankenstein production.
Well, the 1001 educates again. Thin Lizzy is not what I thought they were. I knew the name, but would never have been able to identify one of their songs. I was expecting an 80s hair band. Instead, they somehow bridge both early metal and the 80s hair bands. Last week I posited that it seemed Bon Jovi and hair bands were a softening of heavy metal. And that still seems somewhat true, but the work of Thin Lizzy and other 70s hard rock and early metal are an important piece of the puzzle too. There is some pretty terrific guitar playing on the album. "Emerald" shreds, and at one point seemed to have guitar, bass, and drum solos all coexisting. Not sure why they are represented on the list by a live album though. If none of their studio albums are good enough, should they make the list for a concert? It's not even one concert - it's two stitched together! And a lot of it's not even live! They re-recorded huge chunks in the studio (75% according to their producer). This is not the first live album we've been dealt that did that. I'm not a fan of that whole concept. And then there was the shift from "Massacre" to "Still in Love With You" - who planned this set list? Were those even back-to-back at a single show? "Still in Love With You" felt like three different songs mashed together though, and the guitar solo in the middle part wouldn't have been too out of place after "Massacre," which was the most metal song in the set. These guys are from Ireland. Not that you can tell most of the time. And certainly not by "Cowboy Song." And their background is interesting, with the lead singer formerly from Skid Row (another band I had pegged in the wrong era/genre), and both Protestant and Catholic members. Favorite part of the research on this though was the discovery of the original version of "Whiskey in the Jar," of which I only knew the Metallica cover. I had no idea it was taken from a traditional Irish ballad! "Jailbreak," "Emerald," and "Massacre" are the most pleasant surprises. Overall uneven, but I enjoyed it more than I was expecting to.
I always wanted a pair of leather pants. Did they steal those from Jim Morrison? I would've thought I'd have a harder time getting into those pants than I would getting into this album. But alas, it'll be easier to squeeze my 240 pounds of self into those sausage tubes than listen to this again. Great guitar work, leather pants (and balls-out presentation) isn't enough for me to enjoy this album. It's a shame, Thin Lizzy is one of those bands that I think I should like but never quite do.
I am not that familiar with Thin Lizzy besides a couple of songs. This makes it a little bit harder to rate this live album. I know its considered an all time great live album, but for me it didn't do that much. Still pretty decent.
I like Thin Lizzy's style. I'm only really familiar with The Boys are Back in Town - would have liked to listen to one of their studio albums before listening to their deeper cuts but still a good listen that left me wanting more.
Urgh. I'm never sure how to rate live albums. There are a handful of top-tier Thin Lizzy bangers on here that deserve recognition. The transition from Cowboy Song to TBAIT is *chef's kiss*. Then there are half a dozen tracks that are kinda forgettable (though I prefer listening to this band's 'forgettable' over most 70s rock bands' 'forgettable'). I gave Live at Leeds 3.5 and I think I enjoyed this more. However, it's not all recorded at one show (and apparently there's some debate about how live it is in the first place), so that spoils the experience a bit for me. Another 3.5 it is then.
This is a good album if this is your jam. Interesting the connection to Huey Lewis!
Not really my cup of tea. But I can understand its appeal to rock fans.
Thin Lizzy is one of those bands that I'm a little surprised that I don't think of when I'm adding music to my personal playlists. I didn't want to skip any of their songs as I lsitened to this album, and they play some solid rock music. I can list four tracks that I know Thin Lizzy plays, but only one of them was on this album ("The Boys Are Back in Town"). For a live album, the recording and performance from the band are easy to listen to. The band represented their talents well in a live setting, and the background noise from the audience didn't overpower the music being played. I enjoyed hearing a full (double) album from the band, but I don't think the album has sunk in enough to get Thin Lizzy on my personal playlists.
No están todas las canciones, pero es todo un disco de rock en estado puro. Grandes canciones.
Fine. Glam rock.
This album excerpts the power of a truly great live album, capable of upbringing a mid-level band to so called greatness
I mean it's Thin Lizzy but I just don't like Live albums. It's good in spite of that so a solid 3
Currently the complete album is not available to stream on spotify but youtube did the job. Quite enjoyable live album.
nice. a bit too straightforward and simple. great guitar playing and lots of energy and sex appeal
Live & Dangerous would be a fucking A-M-A-Z-I-N-G if it was even close to being a live recording. According to producer Tony Visconti, about 25% of the album is recorded live. Very rocking and exemplary for the time. (6/10) FT: Still in Love with you
Huh. 2 live albums back to back. This is ok. Not listened to Thin Lizzy outside of the big hit but the first few tracks were kinda cool. Some were a bit more generic but yeah. I'd go to this concert.
Thin Lizzy are good live musicians, but to me this is just more 70's arena rock that is technically well played but generic.
I’m not a fan of live albums because I feel so much of the energy from the show comes from being present at the show. Because of this it was hard for me to get into the songs.
Was alright. Not a big fan of live music
This is probably a 2.5, but we’ll bump it to 3. Likes this more than I expected.
The songs that were available to listen to were good I guess.
Un bon album live rock, je n’aime pas le rock live en akbum mais en promenade en foret tout kes albums sint bon, j’en gàrde un bon souvenir. 3.75
Ik twijfel nog aan vier sterren en daar sta ik zelf ook van te kijken. Ik vind dit gewoon behoorlijk goed!
Dit was - op een aardig volume - nog een stuk leuker dan ik vooraf gedacht had!
Best leuk voor een keer.
Ik vind Live albums eigenlijk nooit leuk om te luisteren. Heeft ook geen toegevoegde waarde voor mij. Ook niet als ik er bij zou zijn geweest. De punten zijn dan ook voor Thin Lizzy en de mooie stem.
Negative stars for the stage banter.
Spottarista ei kaikkia biisejä löytynyt, mutta testiin asti päässeet kappaleet ihan ok hyviä. Thin Lizzy on yksi niistä vanhoista rokkareista joilla on selkeesti tunnistettava oma soundi.
Great live album
Just not a big fan of Thin Lizzy. May have had too much from "The Dock"
I neither enjoyed nor didn't enjoy this. It was just sort of there, doing it's thing, not really garnering much attention from me. I know these songs, they do nothing for me.
These are fun songs, but I generally find live albums kind of lame and this is no exception. By the end I was thoroughly bored of it. Feels more like a "fan favorite" for hardcore Thin Lizzy fans than a true classic to me.
every song sounds the same
Oh boy, another live album. I would’ve loved an actual Thin Lizzy project. The irony here is that the songs I love (“Jailbreak” and “The Boys are Back in Town”) aren’t the ones I liked on this because I just prefer the studio version. A couple tracks I did enjoy, that I hadn’t heard before, but as a matter of principle I can’t give this a high rating. Live albums are a paradox, and, with few exceptions, I don’t think they should exist. Favorite tracks: Still in Love With You, Sha-La-La. Album art: Ooooh a picture of the band performing live! I wonder what it sounds like? 2.5/5
Das ist Hard Rock, und genau das will er sein. Jedes (von ihm selbst geschaffene) Klischee bedienen, wahnsinnig authentisch. Und dabei auch noch sehr gut eingefangener Live-Sound. Dem Proletarier in mir zucken die Luftgitarrenfinger, dem Snob gerinnt das spöttische Grinsen zum Gesichtskrampf. Emerald verursacht mir schon zu Beginn Unbehagen, Southbound direkt danach find ich nen ehrlichen Rocker. Hier gilt es auszubalancieren und dabei nicht mit den Eiern auf dem Drahtseil zu landen. Ok, es geht weiter mit Klischees: ehrlicher Rock, Schweiss, Pathos, auch mal ein Saxophon. Klaus-Lage-Feelings. Und schlimme Balladen dürfen natürlich nicht fehlen für die Jungs und Mädchen und ihre Mitesser. Den Eiern gehts noch gut, aber dicker werden sie nun gerade nicht. Apropos Dicke Eier: Warriors und das Drumsolo in Sha-La-La (!) find ich dann doch wieder ganz geil, auf ihre Art und mit meinem inneren Pickelteenie. Am Ende siegt aber doch der Snob, fürchte ich. 2,9 Punkte, die sich aber leider trotzdem nur nach 2 Sternen anfühlen.
Ihr Versprechen war verpflichtend: jedem Fan wird ein Live Album gewidmet. Bravo! Die Fans lieben es, ich kann’s verstehen, liebe selbst aber durchaus kühler, wobei ausgerechnet „Still in Love with You“ mein Herz in Flammen setzt. Leon Goretzka gibt 2.2
Live album not really doing anything for me, not exactly the most rocking tunes ever either
Not even a small album
All fine and well but I'm unlikely to inscribe my pencil case with the logo
love the way he pronounce tonight, actually love his accent in general. they sound Amazing live
Was surprised to see a live album on here, I can see why it has made it onto the list. Was very long though and I didn't really get into it
I guess this could be just the right album for a really specific moment where I'm driving a convertible Trans-Am and reliving a scene from Dazed and Confused, but most of the time, it's not what I want to listen to.
An album to respect but hard to admire. The band are clearly talented musicians but I didn’t feel a spark with these songs - which feels especially strange for a supposed live album. Almost too polished - not quite rough enough. There are better examples of their style of hard rock...
Not sure what this being live does to make the album better. There's not an extra energy that the lead singer seems to bring; in fact he doesn't really sound excited at all. Apparently, it also isn't even all live, as the sound has been "cleaned up," which I don't understand. Again, what's the point of this being live?
Usually I like hard rock albums, but that was different.
TBH, will never revisit, though I hear more Hendrix in here than I'd ever like to give the band credit.
Decent, not my style.
Thin Lizzy is the epitome of a bog standard rock band. There isn't a whit of imagination or innovation in the song structures, melodies, bass lines, riffs, guitar solos, or for that matter anywhere throughout the running time of Live And Dangerous. Nada, nothing, zilch. That said, they are a rock solid touring band. It turns out that in a live setting, Thin Lizzy displays an energy and frontman Phil Linott a charisma which is nonexistent on their studio recordings. 67 minutes is a long time to listen to boring, by the numbers rock 'n roll, but thanks to Thin Lizzy's surefootedness as a touring band, it passes by relatively painlessly. Seriously though, this belongs on ANY kind of list?
Nirvana: Unplugged should be the only live album on here
Play Whiskey in the Jar!
Pretty generic hard rock.not sure what the fuss is about on this 2 🌟
Might have been better if they weren’t all live...
Kolejny album live, jak zwykle bandy nie kojarze, szybki gugl podpowiada, ze chlopaki sa wyspiarzami, jakby inaczej, a dokladniej irlandczykami z dublina, plyta z 78, ktora nie jest nagraniem jednego koncertu, a raczej kompilacja 5 wystepow na przestrzni 2 lat, dodatkowo mocno wypoliszowanymi przez overduby ktore jeszcze byly dogrywane w studiu, gatunkowo jest raczej harde rokowanie, ktore kojarzy mi sie troche z stylem ram jama, taki livowy album, to pewnie kompilacja najwiekszych szlagierow, ale tylko jeden kawalek kojarze, nie wiem czemu ale z galeczka mi sie kojarzy i jakimis szlagierami wyspiarskimi, to jest the boys are back in town, pomimo tego ze material przydlugi, bo 76 minut, to jakos nie meczy, ale takze nie ma fragmentow w ktorych by sie chcialo powiedziec, jak to jest grane, tutaj czuc dobre koncerciwo, bo praktycznie kazdy traczek to song z innego wystepu, przez co na jednym widownia jest czescia sciezki dzwiekowej, a na nastepnym jest juz nieslyszalna, no ale tak to jest jesli ktos robi kompilacje dodatkowo owerdubowana, a i tak zostawia nierowne poziomy glosnosci na poszczegolnyuch trakach, wiec o ile muzycznie da sie tego sluchac jak naprawde kawal dobrego klasycznego rocka, tak od strony technicznej i livowej plyta pozostawia wiele do zyczenia, lirycznie kawalki tez nie przyciagaja uwagi na tyle zeby zastanowic sie nad tekstem dluzej niz sie go ma w uszach od jednej do nastepnej zwrotki, wiec bardzo popularny rock hardo zagrany, hardy zwlaszcza na gitarce, ktora jest zdecydowanie spotlajtem instrumentalnym, moze dlatego, ze zdecydowanie najglosniejsza w tym miksie, wiec plyta sluchalna, ale raczej nie przekonala mnie zeby zapoznac sie z studyjnymi materialami bandy, ale na plejke wrzuce jednak studyjna wersje boysow, bo zdecydowanie lepiej brzmi pod wzgledem technicznym, moze to te owerduby daly tak dziwny efekt
For the songs I could access off Spotify, they were good. I didn't listen to the rest, as it's just a generic live album with songs off other studio albums.
Live and Dangerous by Thin Lizzy (1978) As live albums go, this one is very good, but it’s still a live album, which means, for hard rock, it’s not very good. Importuning chatter with the audience, lame verbal song introductions, even lamer band member introductions, off-tempo handclaps, applause interruptions in the quiet moments, lowbrow yelling, artificial endings, etc., etc.—all this takes away from the music. Technically, it is generally well recorded (for a live album) but there are many weak spots, including, for example, a far too subdued saxophone solo by John Earle on “Dancing In the Moonlight” and harmonica solo by Huey Lewis (yes!) on “Baby Drives Me Crazy”. What a waste of electrons. Thin Lizzy gives powerful performances, tight and experienced. God, these guys rock! Lead vocals by Phil Lynott are strong but lacking variety in his melodies and stylings. (Why do the lead solo parts all sound like “The Boys Are Back In Town”?) Bass (Lynott) and drums (Brian Downey) are outstanding. Guitar performances (Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham) are top-notch professional (especially in tandem!), even if they sometimes sound like they were recorded with microphones placed here in the listener’s living room, while the guys were playing in the high school gymnasium next door. The live version of “The Boys Are Back in Town” is far, far inferior to the studio version. Dud. Brian Downey’s superb drum solo on “Sha-La-La” (with fantastic slow phase shifting) is superbly screwed up by a hand-clapping audience that gets lost on the tempo change. Everybody laughs and has a good time, but I’m steaming. The point of this criticism is that nowadays, with streaming, the listener can put a collection of tracks together as a playlist of readily available studio versions. Why even listen to a tax-minimizing product (They admit it!) that amounts to a not-so-greatest hits compilation? The takeaway emotion here is regret either (1) that I wasn’t listening to the studio recordings, or (2) that I wasn’t at the concerts. Maybe there should be a list of “1001 Concerts You Should Have Attended But Didn’t—Now Go Die!” 2/5
Minus a star for it being live. It was probably super fun in person but it never translates well to an album, to me.
Awful sound quality. Shocked to learn Huey Lewis playing harmonica at one show. Standouts include Southbound, Jailbreak, Still in love with you, and The Rocker.
Hard rock isn't really my thing at all so this doesn't do a ton for me but I will say that I found it less unpleasant than I expected. The joke about asking if girls want a little Irish in them was gross though.
Couple good tracks
It was good and energetic, but I always have a problem with live albums. No matter the production, the vocal performances are always lacking or pack a lot of “pop” from the microphones.
Hello *checks notes* Springfield! who here hates *checks notes* Shelbyville? live albums aren't for casuals, you only listen to live albums if you've already commited to liking the band. however hats off to phil for this line: is there anyone here with any irish in them? wooo! are there any girls here who'd like a little more irish in them? woo!
Read the wiki - this album was made in lieu of a new studio album. Some of the album has been overdubbed with studio recording as well, which was a little controversial among critics, but overall it's still high on many lists of best live albums. I wanted to appreciate it more, but I honestly didn't love it. They sounded great, technically, but I didn't enjoy it on a personal level. I won't stop giving all different genres of metal a try, though.
Its ok. 2/5
Live albums are still the absolute worst.
Ehh. Okay live album. Not great. Not bad.
Average rock. Not bad, but doesn't excite me at all.
If the middle of the road is dangerous then I guess this is dangerous. Couple of decent moments but if your going to do a live album at least do it from one gig and don't cherry pick from multiple. 2/5
Ja, dat was ‘m dan ook weer niet voor mij…
Nah, live albums are never any good
2/5 Nice on the ear, Hendrixesque. Very predictable and songs began to blur into each other near the end. Not horrible but not necessarily amazing. Overall ok. Standout tracks - Massacre, Emerald
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Pretty boring, sounds like generic rock music to me.
Not a fan of live albums, so had to skip.
Nope. Not remotely interested and was also out off by the “how many girls out there want a little Irish in them?” line. I find it difficult to like and respect that sort of tone in 2021.
Of "boys are back in town" one hit wonders really, everything else is crap
pure cock rock. even the album cover is cock.