Thin Lizzy- STILL DANGEROUS- CD- 2008- VH1 Classic Records- 894316001314- 100 grn
STILL DANGEROUS is a live album by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. It was compiled from two live concerts by the band at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S., just outside of Philadelphia, at 20 and 21 October 1977 during the tour in support of their Bad Reputation album. No overdubs were made to any tracks so the album is completely live. The album features the common live Thin Lizzy practice of running one song straight into some more popular hit, typically using the ending note of one as the starting note of the next, notably with "Cowboy Song" which finishes with the first note of "The Boys Are Back In Town" and "Soldier Of Fortune" which leads directly into "Jailbreak".
PERSONNEL: Phil Lynott – bass guitar, lead vocals; Scott Gorham – lead guitar, backing vocals, producer; Brian Robertson – lead guitar, backing vocals; Brian Downey – drums, percussion; John Earle – saxophone.
Thin Lizzy's Live And Dangerous album ranks among the most beloved and, if you believe the gossip, the most controversial concert recording of its age. On the surface, it is dynamic - four vinyl sides of pure Lizzy gold. But underneath, who knows what studio trickery was employed to make the electricity crackle so loudly? The band shrugged and said very little; the producer claimed a lot, and the truth could be anywhere in between. Well, stop fighting. Live And Dangerous was a compilation drawn from a string of gigs recorded during 1976-1977; STILL DANGEROUS zeroes in on just one, from the tail end of that span, and if you truly believe there are any critical differences between the two, then maybe you should find other ways of occupying your time. Seven songs (but not performances) carry over from one disc to the other [you can probably guess which ones they are] and in terms of energy, drive, and sheer exhilaration, there's not a sliver of daylight between them. "Jailbreak," all howling sirens and screaming guitars, is sensational (even if Phil Lynott does muff the occasional line); "Dancing In The Moonlight" is as coiled and sensuous as it ought to be; "Don't Believe A Word" is manic defiance. And then there's that indelible moment of magic that raised a Lizzy concert so high above the competition that it wasn't even worth going to see another band, a soaring "Cowboy Song" slipping deftly and deliberately into "The Boys Are Back In Town," while the entire audience self-combusts with joy. In other words, Live And Dangerous is still one of the greatest live albums ever made. And STILL DANGEROUS is one of the greatest concert recordings. It's as simple, and brilliant, as that.
Replica From Original USA Edition.
Comes In A Standard Jewel Case With Black Tray Includes 8-Page Booklet.