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On May 21, 2007.

On May 21, 2007, “Eagle” label released “Close as You Get”, the 19th Gary Moore album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Sarm Hookend”, “Sphere Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ian Taylor and Gary Moore.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore – vocals, guitar, dobro
  • Brian Downey- drums
  • Vic Martin – keyboards
  • Pete Rees – bass
  • Mark Feltham- harmonica
  • Ian Taylor – engineer, mixing
  • Assisted by Jonathan Tayler-Webb.
  • Recorded by Franco Cameli
  • Assisted by Joshua Blair.

Track listing:

  1. If the Devil Made Whiskey – Gary Moore
  2. Trouble at Home – Gary Moore
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. Hard Times – Gary Moore
  5. Have You Heard – John Mayall
  6. Eyesight to the Blind – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Evenin’ – Royce Swain
  8. Nowhere Fast – Gary Moore
  9. Checkin’ Up on My Baby – Sonny Boy Williamson
  10. I Had a Dream – Gary Moore
  11. Sundown – Son House
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On November 8, 1974.

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On November 8, 1974, “Vertigo” label released “Nightlife”, the fourth Thin Lizzy studio album. It was recorded April – October 1974, and was produced by Ron Nevison and Phil Lynott. The album cover was designed by Jim Fitzpatrick.

Personnel:

  • Phil Lynott– bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scott Gorham– guitar
  • Brian Robertson– guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Frankie Miller– joint lead vocals
  • Gary Moore– lead guitar
  • Jean Roussel– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott, except where noted.

  1. She Knows – Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott
  2. Night Life
  3. It’s Only Money
  4. Still in Love with You
  5. Frankie Carroll
  6. Showdown
  7. Banshee
  8. Philomena
  9. Sha La La – Brian Downey, Phil Lynott
  10. Dear Heart

On October 16, 1976.

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On October 16, 1976, “Vertigo” label released “Johnny the Fox” the seventh Thin Lizzy studio album. The album was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Alcock. The album cover art was by Jim Fitzpatrick. This was the last album to feature guitarist Brian Robertson as a member of the band.

Personnel:

  • Phil Lynott– bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scott Gorham– lead and rhythm guitar
  • Brian Robertson– lead and rhythm guitar
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Fiachra Trench– string arrangements, bass guitar
  • Phil Collins– percussion
  • Kim Beacon –backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott except where noted..

  1. Johnny
  2. Rocky – Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott
  3. Borderline – Phil Lynott, Brian Robertson
  4. Don’t Believe a Word
  5. Fools Gold
  6. Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed – Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott
  7. Old Flame
  8. Massacre – Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott
  9. Sweet Marie – Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott
  10. Boogie Woogie Dance

 

On October 10, 1980.

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On October 10, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Chinatown” the tenth Thin Lizzy studio album. It was recorded April – August 1980, and was produced by Thin Lizzy and Kit Woolven.

Personnel:

  • Phil Lynott– bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Scott Gorham– guitars, vocals
  • Snowy White– guitars, vocals
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Darren Wharton– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Midge Ure– keyboards, Vox Continental organ
  • Tim Hinkley– electric piano
  • Fiachra Trench– string arrangement
  • Kit Woolven – engineer
  • Gordon Fordyce – assistant engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott, except where noted.

  1. We Will Be Strong
  2. Chinatown – Brian Downey,Scott Gorham, Lynott, Snowy White
  3. Sweetheart
  4. Sugar Blues – Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott, Snowy White
  5. Killer on the Loose
  6. Having a Good Time – Phil Lynott, Snowy White)
  7. Genocide (The Killing of the Buffalo)
  8. Didn’t I
  9. Hey You – Brian Downey, Phil Lynott

 

 

On September 21, 1973.

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On September 21, 1973, “Decca” label released “Vagabonds of the Western World”, the third Thin Lizzy studio album. It was recorded July 1973, at “AIR Studios” and “Decca 4” in London, and was produced by Nick Tauber. “Vagabonds of the Western World” was band’s last album with original guitarist Eric Bell.

Personnel:

  • Philip Lynott– bass guitar, vocals
  • Eric Bell– guitars
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Kid Jensen– voice
  • Jan Schelhaas– organ
  • Fiachra Trench– string arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott, except where noted.

  1. Mama Nature Said
  2. The Hero and the Madman
  3. Slow Blues – Brian Downey, Philip Lynott
  4. The Rocker – Eric Bell, Brian Downey, Philip Lynott
  5. Vagabond of the Western World
  6. Little Girl in Bloom
  7. Gonna Creep Up on You – Brian Bell, Phillip Lynott
  8. A Song for While I’m Away

On April 30, 1971.

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On April 30, 1971,”Decca” label released the debut, self-titled album by Thin Lizzy. It was recorded in January 1971, and was produced by Scott English.

Personnel:

  • Philip Lynott – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Eric Bell– lead guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Ivor Raymonde– mellotron

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott, except where stated.

  1. The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle – Eric Bell, Phil Lynott
  2. Honesty Is No Excuse
  3. Diddy Levine
  4. Ray-Gun – Eric Bell
  5. Look What the Wind Blew In
  6. Eire
  7. Return of the Farmer’s Son – Brian Downey, Phil Lynott
  8. Clifton Grange Hotel
  9. Saga of the Ageing Orphan
  10. Remembering

On April 13, 1979.

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On April 13, 1979, “Vertigo” label released “Black Rose: A Rock Legend”, the ninth Thin Lizzy studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – February 1979, in Paris and London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Phil Lynott– bass guitar, lead vocals, twelve-string guitar
  • Scott Gorham– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Gary Moore– lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Jimmy Bain– bass guitar
  • Huey Lewis– harmonica
  • Mark Nauseef– drums

Track listing:

  1. Dp Anything You Want To – Phil Lynott
  2. Toughest Street in Town – Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott, Gary Moore
  3. S&M – Brian Downey, Phil Lynott
  4. Waiting for an Alibi – Phil Lynott
  5. Sarah – Phil Lynott, Gary Moore
  6. Got to Give it Up – Scott Gotham, Phil Lynott
  7. Get Out of Here – Phil Lynott, Midge Ure
  8. With Love – Phil Lynott
  9. Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend – Phil Lynott, Gary Moore