Thin Lizzy are a heavy metal group that formed in Dublin in 1969. Led by one of the most iconic frontmen in the history of music, Phil Lynott, he would become a hero to so many and is still celebrated to this day. Up until this point the group had already released eight albums and were all ready to release album number nine. Unfortunately for them their producer Tony Visconti did not have enough time for a full studio session; fortunately for us they decided to put out a live album instead. The band sat down with Visconti and listened to over 30 hours of recordings to choose, in their own opinion, the best selection of their live performances to date for Live and Dangerous.
What we are left with is a selection of songs from several separate tour dates that the band themselves deemed to be the best of the best. Various overdubs were made to the original recordings, which has been a contentious point since its release, but to those who are just here for the music don’t worry too much about that. With several hit singles the band had locked down on its members with founders Phil Lynott and Brian Downey being joined by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. All tracks are taken from the tours promoting ‘Johnny the Fox’ and ‘Bad Reputation’ and by the time Live and Dangerous had come along, Thin Lizzy had cemented themselves as a supreme live act including headlining Reading Festival.
The Final Word
““They were askin' if you were around
How you was, where you could be found
I told 'em you were livin' downtown
Drivin' all the old men crazy”
Till next we Brew,