(2011) Live At The Bbc

Thin Lizzy

... read moreSix CDs and one DVD is a lot of Lizzy...but few bands inspire such devotion as Phil Lynott's romantic Irish renegades, and this 2011 set goes a long way in illustrating why. Containing every surviving BBC session Thin Lizzy recorded -- some 18 of them, plus four separate concerts on the CD side of...

02:23′:25″ 33 Songs

Disk 1

1
Look What The Wind Just Blew In (Sounds Of The Seventies, 1971)
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4:25
2
Whiskey In The Jar (John Peel Session, 1972)
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5:54
3
Saga Of The Ageing Orphan (John Peel Session, 1972)
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3:38
4
Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm (Live In Concert, 1973)
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7:32
5
Suicide (Live In Concert, 1973)
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4:28
6
Vagabond Of The Western World (John Peel Session, 1973)
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4:27
7
Gonna Creep Up On You (John Peel Session, 1973)
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3:24
8
Randolph’S Tango (John Peel Session, 1973)
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3:46
9
Slow Blues (John Peel Session, 1973)
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5:36
10
The Rocker (Bob Harris Session, 1973)
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5:15
11
Little Girl In Bloom (Bob Harris Session, 1973)
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4:41
12
Showdown (Rock On Session, 1974)
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4:41
13
Little Darling (Bob Harris Session, 1974)
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3:05
14
Black Boys On The Corner (John Peel Session, 1974)
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4:12
15
Sitamoia (John Peel Session, 1974)
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3:15
16
It's Only Money (John Peel Session, 1974)
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2:41

Disk 2

1
She Knows (John Peel Session, 1974)
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5:13
2
Sha La La (John Peel Session, 1974)
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3:42
3
Philomena (Bob Harris Session, 1974)
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3:41
4
Still In Love With You (Live In Concert, 1974)
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5:19
5
Baby Drives Me Crazy (Live In Concert, 1974)
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4:22
6
Rosalie (John Peel Session, 1975)
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3:19
7
Half Caste (John Peel Session, 1975)
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3:54
8
Jailbreak (John Peel Session, 1976)
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4:04
9
Cowboy Song (John Peel Session, 1976)
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5:12
10
Don't Believe A Word (John Peel Session, 1976)
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2:45
11
Johnny (John Peel Session, 1976)
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4:15
12
Bad Reputation (John Peel Session, 1977)
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2:50
13
Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In A Spotlight) (John Peel Session, 1977)
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3:24
14
Renegade (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)
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6:18
15
Killer On The Loose (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)
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5:37
16
Cold Sweat (Live At The Regal Theatre, 1983)
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3:38
17
The Boys Are Back In Town (Live At The Regal Theatre, 1983)
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4:52
Released 01 January 2011, ℗ 2011 BBC, under exclusive license to Universal Music Operations Ltd.

Review

Six CDs and one DVD is a lot of Lizzy...but few bands inspire such devotion as Phil Lynott's romantic Irish renegades, and this 2011 set goes a long way in illustrating why. Containing every surviving BBC session Thin Lizzy recorded -- some 18 of them, plus four separate concerts on the CD side of things; the DVD has shows from 1978 and 1983, 13 Top of the Pops performances taped between 1973 and 1981, two Old Grey Whistle Test appearances, and a spot on Three of a Kind in 1982 -- it is a wealth of riches for the Lizzy devotee. There may not be much in the way of revelation -- there are no surprising covers and the versions generally follow the same arrangements that are on the studio records -- but the intensity level is higher, sometimes resulting in intensely visceral readings that are certainly worth the price of admission. If anything, this generous set proves that for nearly a decade, Thin Lizzy were untouched in creating epic, emotional rock & roll...and if there's any place to hear just how good they were for how long, this is it. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine