THIN LIZZY THUNDER AND LIGHTNING 12" LP VINYL Album

Album Info: This album "Thunder and Lightning" is the twelfth and most recent studio album by Irish heavy-rock band "Thin Lizzy" , released in 1983. It is the band's final album to feature Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

 

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Album Description & Collectors information:

Music Genre:

 
Irish Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 
Album Production Information:

The album: "THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning" was produced by: Thin Lizzy and Chris Tsangarides

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Chris Tsandarides, Andrew Warwick

This album was recorded at: Lombard Dublin, Power Plant London, Boathouse London,

Christopher Andrew Tsangarides, known as Chris Tsangarides, was a British record producer, sound engineer, and mixer, who left an indelible mark on the heavy metal and hard rock music scenes. Born on 17 August 1956, in London, England, Tsangarides displayed a passion for music from an early age. His talent and dedication would propel him to become one of the most sought-after producers in the industry.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Tsangarides rose to prominence due to his exceptional work with numerous heavy metal bands, earning him a reputation for producing albums of exceptional quality. His collaborations included notable acts such as Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tygers of Pan Tang.

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One of Tsangarides' breakthrough moments came in 1982 when he produced Anvil's iconic album "Metal on Metal." This release showcased his ability to capture the raw energy and power of the heavy metal genre. Following this success, Tsangarides went on to produce Thin Lizzy's acclaimed final studio album, "Thunder and Lightning," released in 1983. The album's dynamic sound and memorable tracks solidified Tsangarides' position as a top-tier producer.

In 1990, Tsangarides achieved a Grammy nomination for his work on Judas Priest's album "Painkiller," which showcased his expertise in capturing the band's ferocious sound. Throughout this period, Tsangarides collaborated with other influential artists, including Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Y&T, Tygers of Pan Tang, Anthem, Sinner, King Diamond, Ian Gillan, and Bruce Dickinson, whose solo album "Tattooed Millionaire" he produced in the same year.

Tsangarides' distinctive style and meticulous attention to detail contributed to the success of many classic albums. His ability to capture the essence and energy of heavy metal made him a favorite among bands and musicians seeking a powerful and dynamic sound. His production work was marked by an emphasis on capturing the live performance, resulting in albums that resonated with fans and stood the test of time.

Tragically, Chris Tsangarides' career was cut short when he passed away on 7 January 2018, at the age of 61. However, his contributions to the heavy metal and hard rock genres continue to be celebrated and appreciated by fans and fellow musicians alike. Tsangarides left an enduring legacy as a Grammy-nominated producer, sound engineer, and mixer, whose work forever shaped the sound of heavy metal and solidified his status as a true legend in the music industry.

 

Record Label Information:

 
Vertigo 810 490

Media Format:

 
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1983 Made in West Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Phil Lynott – bass guitar, vocals

      Phil Lynott (Full-name: Phillip Parris Lynott, 1949) was an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter born on 20 August 20 1949, in West Bromwich, England. He is best known as the lead vocalist and bassist for the rock band Thin Lizzy. Lynott formed Thin Lizzy in Dublin, Ireland in 1969 and the band went on to release numerous albums and hit songs, such as "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Boys Are Back in Town," and "Jailbreak." Lynott was known for his charismatic stage presence and unique vocal style, as well as his songwriting skills, which often combined elements of hard rock, folk, and Irish traditional music. He was also one of the first prominent black musicians in Ireland and was widely regarded as a trailblazer in the country's rock music scene. Lynott died on 4 January 1986, at the age of 36 from heart failure and pneumonia. Despite his premature death, he continues to be remembered as a legendary figure in rock music and an influence on many subsequent artists.

  • Scott Gorham – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Sykes – guitar, backing vocals

      John Sykes a British Guitarist who has played a major role in Heavy Metal / Hard Rock bands: "Badlands", "Tygers of Pan Tang". "Thin Lizzy", " Whitesnake ".

  • Darren Wharton – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Brian Downey – drums, percussion
Complete Track-listing of the album "THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning"

The detailed tracklist of this record "THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "Thunder and Lightning" Brian Downey, Phil Lynott 4:56
  2. "This Is the One" Lynott, Darren Wharton 4:04
  3. "The Sun Goes Down" Lynott, Wharton 6:20
  4. "The Holy War" Lynott 5:12
  5. "Cold Sweat" Lynott, John Sykes 3:06
  6. "Someday She Is Going to Hit Back" Downey, Lynott, Wharton 4:05
  7. "Baby Please Don't Go" Lynott 5:10
  8. "Bad Habits" Scott Gorham, Lynott 4:04
  9. "Heart Attack" Gorham, Lynott, Wharton 3:39

 

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"Thunder And Lightning" Red Colour Vertigo Record Label Details: Vertigo 810 490-1 , Made in West-Germany , LC 1633 ℗ 1983 Phonogram Ltd Sound Copyright

"Thunder And Lightning" Red Colour Vertigo Record Label Details: Vertigo 810 490-1 , Made in West-Germany , LC 1633 ℗ 1983 Phonogram Ltd Sound Copyright
 
Thin Lizzy: A Legendary Irish Rock Band That Continues to Inspire and Influence Music Today

THIN LIZZY Band Information:

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.

Early Years

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.

Legacy

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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THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning
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Vertigo 810 490 , 1983 , West-Germany

This album "THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning" is the twelfth and most recent studio album by Irish heavy-rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983. It is the band's final album to feature Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

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