“Black Roseː A Rock Legend” by Thin Lizzy - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1979Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The ninth album from the London-based quartet was recorded in Paris in early '79 and saw release in April. They line-up: Phil Lynott (bass guitar, lead vocals, twelve-string guitar), Scott Gorham (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Gary Moore (lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Brian Downey (drums, percussion). It gave them their biggest hit album in the UK, peaking at #2, as well as spawning 2 big hit singles; “Waiting For An Alibi” (#9) and “Do Anything You Wanna Do” (#14). Album closer “Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend” is notable for reimagining and echoing several traditional Irish songs in a hard rock style. It's not bad, but I'd sooner have Steeleye Span if I'm being totally honest.

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A1 [03:53] 6.1.png Thin Lizzy - Do Anything You Wanna Do (Phil Lynott) Rock
A2 [04:01] 5.6.png Thin Lizzy - Toughest Street In Town (Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore) Rock
A3 [04:05] 5.9.png Thin Lizzy - S And M (Phil Lynott, Brian Downey) Rock
A4 [03:30] 5.3.png Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi (Phil Lynott) Rock
A5 [04:20] 4.5.png Thin Lizzy - Sarah (Phil Lynott) Pop
B1 [04:24] 4.7.png Thin Lizzy - Got To Give It Up (Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham) Rock
B2 [03:37] 5.0.png Thin Lizzy - Get Out Of Here (Phil Lynott, Midge Ure) Rock
B3 [04:38] 4.3.png Thin Lizzy - With Love (Phil Lynott) Rock
B4 [07:06] 5.4.png Thin Lizzy - Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend (Traditional, Francis McPeak) Rock

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