9 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Decades after their heyday, Thin Lizzy remains a name worthy of being dropped by hard-rock fans in the know. (Ask, for instance, Henry Rollins.) Black Rose, though relatively unknown in the U.S., was another massive hit in the Irish band's homeland - and for good reason. Both intimately familiar sounding and boundary-pushing, the disc pounds with the heaviosity of prime Lizzy while offering the sort of sharp melodies that leader Phil Lynott always brought to his songs. There's plenty of friendly city-kid wisdom on display here ("Do Anything You Wanna Do," "Toughest Street in Town"), while "My Sarah," an ode to Lynott's young daughter and "Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)," a roots-conscious epic, carry the listener down new roads without getting pretentious. Meanwhile, a writing collaboration between Lynott and Ultravox's Midge Ure on "Get Out of Here" points the way toward the latter's New Wave-smart solo work.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Decades after their heyday, Thin Lizzy remains a name worthy of being dropped by hard-rock fans in the know. (Ask, for instance, Henry Rollins.) Black Rose, though relatively unknown in the U.S., was another massive hit in the Irish band's homeland - and for good reason. Both intimately familiar sounding and boundary-pushing, the disc pounds with the heaviosity of prime Lizzy while offering the sort of sharp melodies that leader Phil Lynott always brought to his songs. There's plenty of friendly city-kid wisdom on display here ("Do Anything You Wanna Do," "Toughest Street in Town"), while "My Sarah," an ode to Lynott's young daughter and "Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)," a roots-conscious epic, carry the listener down new roads without getting pretentious. Meanwhile, a writing collaboration between Lynott and Ultravox's Midge Ure on "Get Out of Here" points the way toward the latter's New Wave-smart solo work.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

oliver10 ,

Thin Lizzy - A Rock Legend

I am 10 years old. I have been listening to Classic Rock since I was 7 years old. This CD is a forgotten classic. Thanks to my cool Dad I have discovered it. I am amazed by the guitar on Roisin Dubh. You will never hear an Irish song quite like this again. The first Thin Lizzy Cd that I ever heard was Live and Dangerous. It is one of the greatest live CD's ever. I am now discovering how great they were in the studio. There are no bad songs on this CD. All of my friends are into Green Day and Weezer but all I want is some classic rock.

RoisinDubh ,

My Sara

i would just like to say that i love thin lizzy! my mom was born and raised in ireland where the band is from and grew up listening to it her and all her sibs. "My Sara" which is how you really spell this song is my mom's favorite and i was named after it. i even share the same birthday as phil lynott august 20th. one of the best members is Scott Gorham he can rock! living in the states it is so hard to find thin lizzy stuff but itunes has a great selection for the die hard fans like myself. more people should become aware of this bands great talent and records i know that all my friends are now hooked cause i showed them thin lizzy!

...?? ,

whoa

thin lizzy is probably one of the greatest bands of all time, they just dont get the credit they deserve. This is a great album and iTunes has most of thin lizzy's albums, but they are missing "Thunder And Lightning" which in my opinion is one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time

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