By the time the Thin Lizzy breakout album of Jailbreak arrived in 1976, the band had already released five albums. Their career was bolstered by the release of the band’s recorded version of “Whiskey In A Jar” and the release of Jailbreak and its subsequent three singles successes (“Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Cowboy Song”). Thin Lizzy recorded a total of twelve studio albums and had released a very popular live set, Live And Dangerous, which sold over two million copies by itself. Phil Lynott died of pneumonia in 1986. He was 36.

On June 12, a 3CD compilation box set called The Essential Thin Lizzy will be released with 50 tracks extracted from all albums after their 3rd set, Vagabonds of the Western World (1973) [“The Rocker” is covered as a live track.] For the US fans, this is a UK issue. A comprehensive Box set of Thin Lizzy material is expected soon.

The Essential Thin LizzyThin Lizzy

01 The Boys Are Back In Town
02 Do Anything You Want To
03 Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight)
04 Don’t Believe A Word
05 Bad Reputation
06 Killer Without A Cause
07 Sha La La
08 Emerald
09 Are You Ready (Live, 1976)
10 Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend
11 Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)
12 Warriors
13 Toughest Street In Town
14 Still In Love With You
15 The Sun Goes Down
16 Soldier Of Fortune

01 Waiting For An Alibi
02 Whiskey In The Jar
03 Chinatown
04 Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed
05 Rosalie
06 Fighting My Way Back
07 Angel Of Death
08 Randolph’s Tango
09 The Holy War
10 Opium Trail
11 Trouble Boys
12 Baby Drives Me Crazy (Live 1978)
13 Dear Heart
14 Wild One
15 We Will Be Strong
16 Leave This Town
17 Massacre

01 Killer On The Loose
02 Jailbreak
03 Sarah
04 Cold Sweat
05 Little Darling
06 Mexican Blood
07 A Song For While I’m Away
08 Black Boys On The Corner
09 The Rocker (Live 1978)
10 Southbound
11 King’s Vengeance
12 Johnny
13 Renegade
14 Genocide
15 She Knows
16 Got To Give It Up
17 Cowboy Song

By MARowe

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