måndag 2 maj 2011

Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous (2CD+DVD) (Klassiker UK 1978)

450:- (2CD+DVD, SHM-CD Limited Remaster Edition.)

Live and Dangerous is a live double LP by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1978. It was recorded in Philadelphia, London, and Toronto in 1977, during the tours accompanying the albums Johnny the Fox and Bad Reputation.

Live and Dangerous was originally intended to be a studio album. Working with producer Tony Visconti, Thin Lizzy had had huge success with their previous album Bad Reputation, and the group wanted to work with him again. But since Visconti had a very tight schedule Phil Lynott came up with the idea that they spend two weeks together compiling a live album instead.

Although all sources agree that Live and Dangerous contains overdubs, there is considerable disagreement about the extent of them. According to Tony Visconti, the album was "75% recorded in the studio." Other sources claim that the finished album is "75% live". Mixing and overdubs were done at Good Earth Studios in London, England.

It was also the last album to feature Brian Robertson, who went on to form Wild Horses with ex-Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain.

On this album, the band segues immediately from “Cowboy Song” into “The Boys Are Back in Town”, on the line “a cowboy’s life is the life for me”. This technique was revisited with the same pair of live tracks in subsequent performances, and showcased more professionally on further live albums - examples being Thin Lizzy’s later concert in Sydney with Gary Moore, and also on Thin Lizzy’s Greatest Hits.

The album was reissued on CD in 1996.

A DVD was released on October 16, 2007 which contains all the recorded video from the Live and Dangerous concert, including: (in order) "Rosalie", "The Boys Are Back In Town", "Emerald", "Dancing In The Moonlight", "Massacre", "Still In Love With You", "Don't Believe A Word", "Are You Ready", "Sha-La-La", "Baby Drives Me Crazy", and "Me And The Boys" (not included on the album). It also includes various other Thin Lizzy performances, such as a recorded show from their farewell tour.

Live and Dangerous is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Material from the same tour was used for the 2009 live album Still Dangerous. Some tracks are shared between the two albums, though the latter uses pure live recordings with no overdubs.

In February 2010 Live and Dangerous was ranked number one in PlanetRock.com's The Greatest Live Album Top 40.

Disc 1
01."Jailbreak" (Phil Lynott) – 4:31
02."Emerald" (Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Lynott, Brian Robertson) – 4:18
03."Southbound" (Lynott) – 4:44
04."Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song" (Downey, Lynott, Bob Seger) – 4:00
05."Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)" (Lynott) – 3:50
06."Massacre" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott) – 2:46
07."Still in Love With You" (Lynott) – 7:40
08."Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott) – 3:32

Disc 2
01."Cowboy Song" (Downey, Lynott) – 4:40
02."The Boys Are Back in Town" (Lynott) – 4:30
03."Don't Believe a Word" (Lynott) – 2:05
04."Warriors" (Gorham, Lynott) – 3:52
05."Are You Ready" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott, Robertson) – 2:40
06."Suicide" (Lynott) – 5:00
07."Sha La La" (Downey, Lynott) – 4:18
08."Baby Drives Me Crazy" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott, Robertson) – 6:36
09."The Rocker" (Eric Bell, Downey, Lynott) – 3:58

10.Opium Trail (Downey, Gorham, Lynott)
11.Bad Reputation (Downey, Gorham, Lynott)
Outtakes from Live and Dangerous

01."Introduction / Rosalie"
02."The Boys Are Back in Town"
04."Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)"
06."Still in Love With You"
07."Don't Believe a Word"
08."Are You Ready"
09."Sha La La"
10."Baby Drives Me Crazy"
11."Finale / Me and the Boys"