Thin Lizzy [Expanded] (CD)


Thin Lizzy

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Amoeba Review

Frankie Delmane 11/01/2010


The debut LP from this Irish rock combo, at its inception a power trio modeled somewhat after The Jimi Hendrix Experience, is a mixed affair. Kicking off with the largely spoken word "The Friendly Ranger At Contarf Castle", bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott, drummer Brian Downey and guitarist Eric Bell, were simply expressing musical trends of the time, albeit with their own original push. Taking on the influences of such hot heavies of the contemporary scene as Cream, and marinating them in a folk stew of Celtic soul seemingly inspired by Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy's debut is a downbeat, heady concoction. The album is a bit all over the place in terms of structure, and contains some key moments detailing what would be heard on later Lizzy releases, most specifically in the gypsy balladry of "Honest Is No Excuse", a heart touching moment that predicts a stylistic construct Lynott would lean on time and time again, alongside a blast out rocker like "Return Of The Farmer's Son," exposing a sturdy frame work that would develop into a tightly wound formula in years to come.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle
Thin Lizzy 02:57
2.
Honesty Is No Excuse
Thin Lizzy 03:34
3.
Diddy Levine
Thin Lizzy 03:52
4.
Ray-Gun
Thin Lizzy 02:58
5.
Look What the Wind Blew In
Thin Lizzy 03:16
6.
Eire
Thin Lizzy 02:04
7.
Return of the Farmer's Son
Thin Lizzy 04:05
8.
Clifton Grange Hotel
Thin Lizzy 02:22
9.
Saga of the Ageing Orphan
Thin Lizzy 03:39
10.
Remembering, Part 1
Thin Lizzy 05:57
11.
The Farmer
Thin Lizzy
12.
Dublin
Thin Lizzy 02:27
13.
Remembering, Part 2 (New Day)
Thin Lizzy 05:57
14.
Old Moon Madness
Thin Lizzy 03:56
15.
Things Ain't Working Out Down At the Farm
Thin Lizzy 04:32
16.
Look What the Wind Blew In [1977 Overdubbed & Remixed Version]
Thin Lizzy 03:19
17.
Honesty Is No Excuse [1977 Overdubbed & Remixed Version]
Thin Lizzy 02:43
18.
Dublin [1977 Overdubbed & Remixed Version]
Thin Lizzy 02:29
19.
Things Ain't Working Out Down At the Farm [1977 Overdubbed & Remixed Version]
Thin Lizzy 03:58

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