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The Definitive Collection

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Editors’ Notes

At first glance, a title like The Definitive Collection may read like a hard claim. But compared to other Thin Lizzy compilations, it makes sense. Rather than cherry-pick all the industry chart-toppers, this set of 16 songs offers a healthy balance of hits, fan favorites, and a few live tunes, all sequenced to flow like a proper album. It opens with the full-length version of “Whiskey in a Jar”—the one where Phil Lynott’s voice actually sounds like he drank an entire jar of whiskey before rolling tape. But his buttery inflections return in the following anthem for those who have chosen a life of denim, leather, and earplugs: “The Rocker.” Whoever chose to tail these two high-energy jams with the candlelit “Still in Love with You” knew what they were doing. Compared to the cranked amps and fast tempos of the first two songs, this one plays like a smooth chaser. Not as smooth, of course, as “Dancing in the Moonlight"—possibly the only Thin Lizzy song that wouldn’t sound complete without a sassy saxophone solo.

Customer Reviews

BUY IT

It was really worth the money. Id recomend it. Great collection!!!

I couldn't decide which song I liked best so I bought them all!!!

Each and every piece was unique. It all belongs on the best hits list. I especially like the version of "Silence is Golden." I'm anxiously awaiting more songs.

Best Thin Lizzy Album?

This is arguably the best Thin Lizzy album to date. The guitarwork in " " is incredible, as are the vocals in " ". Buy it now.

Biography

Formed: 1970 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-'70s ("The Boys Are Back in Town") and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of '70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late '60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attack. As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than...
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