Title - 'ICON - Thin Lizzy' (UMe)
Artist - Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. The bands de facto leader, Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs. He was one of the few black musicians to achieve commercial success in hard rock, and the first black Irishman to do so.
Indeed, Thin Lizzy boasted some of the most critically acclaimed guitarists throughout their history, and even after the sad passing of Lynott, they continue to tour today.
The traditional Irish ballad, 'Whiskey in the Jar' kicks this Icon (ie: Greatest Hits) CD off, with the bruiser of a song, 'The Rocker' (a song that, mysteriously only charted in Ireland!) following behind. The beautiful, dreamy, guitar sway of 'Still In Love With You' is next, before the bouncy sing-along of 'Rosalie.'
The worldwide hit 'The Boys Are Back in Town' (which reached #8 in the UK, and #12 in the US) is next, and with their twin guitar sound fully developed by this time, we then get the follow-up single, the powerhaus 'Jailbreak.'
'Cowboy Song,' one of Lizzy’s most effortlessly seductive rockers is next, with lesser-known power ballad 'Borderline' (a song co-written by Phil Lynott and guitarist Brian Robertson about a girl Robertson was in love with) up next. The pulsating rocker 'Don't Believe A Word' is followed by 'Bad Reputation,' from their eighth studio album of the same name.
The stuningly, truly perfect 'Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight),' a song that was a massive UK hit single, reaching #14 in the UK Singles Chart in 1977, then brings the Icon (ie: Greatest Hits) CD to a close in fine style.