Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott (vocals, bass); John Sykes (guitar, background vocals); Scott Gorham, Snowy White (guitar); Darren Wharton (keyboards, background vocals); Brian Downey (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Gary Moore, Eric Bell, Brian Robertson (guitar).
As a live album, Life holds up as an excellent example of what Thin Lizzy were like on stage. All of the 19 songs were true Thin Lizzy classics (including "Jailbreak" and the arena standard "Boys Are Back in Town"), and is a better introduction to the band than the Dedication compilation on PolyGram. (Note: All of the Metal Blade reissues were digitally remastered by Eddie Shreyer and Metal Blade-founder Brian Slagel; as a result, the sound quality of the reissues far surpasses that of the originals.) ~ John Book