This album "Life Live 2LP" is the double live album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983. This double album was recorded during their farewell tour in 1983, principally at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK. Phil Lynott had felt reluctantly that it was time to disband the group after the 1983 tour and to mark the occasion, former Thin Lizzy guitarists Eric Bell (1969-73), Brian Robertson (1974-8) and Gary Moore (1974, 1977 and 1978-9) joined the band on stage at the end of these gigs to do some numbers. This was called "The All-Star Jam".
On the album's front cover the title is spelled as "LIVE" and on the record's label the album's title is spelled as "LIFE".
Album Description & Collectors information:
Music has the extraordinary power to transport us to different times and places, evoking emotions and creating memories. One album that has captured the hearts and minds of rock enthusiasts is "Life Live" by Thin Lizzy. Released in 1983 on the Vertigo record label, this gatefold 2x 12" LP vinyl became a testament to the raw energy and virtuosity of Thin Lizzy's live performances.
By 1983, Thin Lizzy had established themselves as one of the most influential rock bands of their time. Known for their dual guitar harmonies, charismatic frontman Phil Lynott, and heartfelt songwriting, the band had already released a string of successful studio albums. "Life Live" aimed to capture the intensity and excitement of their live shows, showcasing their musical prowess and the electric connection they shared with their audiences.
As I carefully open the gatefold sleeve of the vinyl, the iconic artwork immediately catches my eye. The vibrant colors and dynamic design seem to leap off the cover, reflecting the energy that Thin Lizzy radiated on stage. The anticipation builds as I gently slide out the first record, placing it on the turntable with reverence.
"Life Live" by Thin Lizzy, released on the Vertigo record label in 1983, is more than just an album. It's a time capsule, transporting me back to an era when rock music was at its pinnacle. The gatefold vinyl encapsulates
2LP Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages
Music Genre:Irish Rock, Hard Rock
Album Production Information:
The album: "THIN LIZZY - Life Live 2LP" was produced by: Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Will Reid-Dick
Will Reid-Dick an English producer, engineer, mastering engineer and musician, during the 1980s responsible for some NWOBHM records from Motorhead , Saxon but also for German bands like Rage , Sinner and several others.
Record Label Information:Vertigo 812 883
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country:1983 Made in Holland / Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: THIN LIZZY - Life Live 2LP
Complete Track-listing of the album "THIN LIZZY - Life Live 2LP"
The detailed tracklist of this record "THIN LIZZY - Life Live 2LP" is:
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"LIFE" Record Label Details: Vertigo 812 883 ℗ 1983 Phonogram Sound Copyright
Thin Lizzy is a legendary Irish rock band that was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. The band was founded by the charismatic frontman Phil Lynott, who was the lead vocalist, bassist, and primary songwriter. Thin Lizzy is known for their unique blend of hard rock, blues, and Irish folk music, as well as their powerful live performances and Lynott's captivating stage presence.
Thin Lizzy's early years were marked by a series of lineup changes and a struggle to find their sound. The band's original lineup consisted of Phil Lynott, Eric Bell on guitar, and Brian Downey on drums. This trio released Thin Lizzy's debut album, "Thin Lizzy," in 1971, which featured a mix of blues and hard rock. However, Bell left the band in 1973, and Thin Lizzy struggled to find a replacement guitarist.
It wasn't until the addition of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson on guitars that Thin Lizzy began to find their signature sound. This lineup released "Jailbreak" in 1976, which became the band's breakthrough album. The album featured the hit single "The Boys Are Back in Town," which became a classic rock staple and helped to establish Thin Lizzy as one of the most popular bands of the era.
Success and Tragedy
With the success of "Jailbreak," Thin Lizzy continued to release a string of successful albums throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "Johnny the Fox," "Bad Reputation," and "Black Rose: A Rock Legend." These albums featured some of the band's most popular songs, such as "Whiskey in the Jar," "Don't Believe a Word," and "Waiting for an Alibi."
However, Thin Lizzy's success was also marked by tragedy. In 1983, Phil Lynott died from complications related to drug and alcohol abuse. Lynott's death was a devastating blow to the band and to their fans around the world. In the years that followed, Thin Lizzy attempted to carry on without their beloved frontman, but they were never able to recapture the magic of their earlier years.
Despite their relatively short career and tragic end, Thin Lizzy's influence on rock music is undeniable. The band's unique blend of hard rock, blues, and Irish folk music has influenced countless artists over the years, including Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and Iron Maiden. Thin Lizzy's powerful live performances and Lynott's charismatic stage presence also helped to pave the way for the rise of heavy metal and hard rock in the 1980s.
Thin Lizzy's music continues to be celebrated by fans around the world, and the band's legacy lives on through their many classic albums and iconic songs. In recent years, Thin Lizzy has been the subject of several tribute concerts and albums, featuring performances by artists such as Slash, Scott Gorham, and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott.
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