- Released: February 1, 1989
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Uncut (magazine) - p.954 stars out of 5
-- "The result is all swagger, without any bum notes, Lizzy sounding more wild and energised than on their studio efforts. This is genuinely, one of the great live albums."
- 4.Rosalie / Cowgirl's Song
- 5.Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in the Spotlight)
- 7.Still in Love With You
- 8.Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed
- 9.Cowboy Song
- 10.The Boys Are Back in Town
- 11.Don't Believe a Word
- 13.Are You Ready
- 16.Baby Drives Me Crazy
- 17.The Rocker
Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott (vocals, bass); Brian Robertson, Scott Gorham (guitar); Brian Downey (drums); John Earle.
Personnel: Phil Lynott (vocals); Charlie (guitar, bass guitar); Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson (guitar); Huey Lewis (harmonica); Tony Visconti (recorder, piano); John Earle (saxophone); Patrick Whitley, Brian Downey (drums).
Die-hard Thin Lizzy fans have been known to exchange blows arguing whether JAILBREAK or LIVE & DANGEROUS truly represents the band's supreme achievement. For devotees of the band's stage prowess it's a no-brainer: LIVE & DANGEROUS was, is, and always will be king of the mountain. Recorded at the height of the band's creative powers as well as its commercial peak, the album offers energized performances of the band's best-known material, reeled out in confident swagger. Even the more obscure material ("The Rocker") and surprising cover songs (Bob Seger's "Rosalie") stand with sturdy pride next the band's more celebrated material (the galloping "Cowboy Song," the summer anthem "The Boys Are Back in Town," and the tension filled "Jailbreak." The '70s may have been a decade too often filled with bloated and pompous arena rock, but LIVE & DANGEROUS is a reminder that there was ambitious and arresting rock & roll to be found as well.