Thin Lizzy Johnny the Fox (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  MRY 5332077

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Island / Mercury

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.96
3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]uch-loved....The original album retains all of its warmth and charm."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Johnny
  • Buy for $0.992.Rocky
  • Buy for $0.993.Borderline
  • Buy for $0.994.Don't Believe a Word
  • Buy for $0.995.Fools Gold
  • Buy for $0.996.Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed
  • Buy for $0.997.Old Flame
  • Buy for $0.998.Massacre
  • Buy for $0.999.Sweet Marie
  • Buy for $0.9910.Boogie Woogie Dance

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Don't Believe a Word - (remix)
  • Buy for $0.992.Johnny - (remix)
  • Buy for $0.993.Don't Believe a Word [BBC Session 11.10.76]
  • Buy for $0.994.Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed [BBC Session 11.10.76]
  • Buy for $0.995.Fools Gold [BBC Session 11.10.76]
  • Buy for $0.996.Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed [BBC Session 11.10.76]
  • Buy for $0.997.Fools Gold [Instrumental Run Through]
  • Buy for $0.998.Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed [Instrumental Run Through / Ext]
  • Buy for $0.999.Rocky [Instrumental Run Through]
  • Buy for $0.9910.Massacre [Instrumental Take] - (take)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Scott's Tune - (previously unreleased)

Product Description:

Personnel: Phil Lynott (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, background vocals); Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson (guitar); Brian Downey (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterers: Matt Wortham; Andy Pearce.
Audio Remixer: Ronan McHugh.
Liner Note Author: Neil Jeffries.
Recording information: Ramport Studios, London.
Photographers: Greg Hart; Barry Plummer; Peter Nielsen; Nick Sharp.
As a concept album, JOHNNY THE FOX has too murky a theme to be considered a true success. As a rock album, it stands with the best of Thin Lizzy's work. Released during the band's peak years (the mid- to late '70s), the album is highlighted by the twin guitar attack of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson and Lynott's own songwriting. Although his romantic artistic ambitions often outreached his hard rock grasp, the songs here (taken one by one) reveal a more focused craftsman.
The overall tone of the album is looser--funkier even--than on any previous Thin Lizzy effort. Of course, the only successful single was the predictable pounding of "Don't Believe a Word," but there are richer and unexpected highlights scattered throughout. The gentle strains of "Borderline" reveal a melodic grace not usually associated with the band. The easy roll of "Old Flame" likewise unearths heart-on-your-sleeve romanticism; and this from a guy who's better known for casual dismissals such as "if that chick don't want to know, forget her," from the band's signature song, "The Boys are Back in Town."

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  • Sales Rank: 72,414
  • UPC: 600753320778
  • Shipping Weight: 0.30/lbs (approx)
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