Recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to their mega successful Live and Dangerous, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and new guitar sensation Gary Moore forged ahead once again with their trademark hard rock sound and continued their assault on audiences worldwide with Black Rose - A Rock Legend.
With the powerful drum entrance of Brian Downey, the opener "Do Anything You Want To" kicks the album into a full gear. This metal anthem features the dual lead guitars of Scott Gorham and Gary Moore, known for creating some of the finest and most familiar guitar riffs in music history. Phil Lynott's vocal and bass attack takes this career-defining song up another notch, which served the band well for years and has truly been one of their most revered tunes.
Seven more incredible performances from these rock-and-roll warriors continue to thrill the listener, including more Phil Lynott hard rock classics like "Waiting For An Alibi" and the stellar "With Love." More rockers flow, like the funk-infused "Got To Give It Up" and the punk metal feel of "Toughest Street In Town." Even the heartwarming ballad "My Sarah," which showcases a softer side of Lynott's writing and vocal ability, truly made this album a fan favorite for years to come. The incredible album closer "Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend" truly emphasizes the band's love for their homeland of Ireland and pays tribute to their heritage in a hard rock Celtic performance never to be duplicated on wax ever again.
Tragically, we lost the musical genius Phil Lynott in 1986 and more recently the passing of guitar legend Gary Moore. This was their first collaboration together as members of Thin Lizzy, and with the impeccable musicianship of Scott Gorham and Brian Downey all delivering the goods, Black Rose - A Rock Legend is considered one of their greatest achievements in their enduring album catalog.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Music tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, Friday Music is very honored and enthusiastic to welcome back the much heralded Thin Lizzy classic Black Rose - A Rock Legend for the first time on 180-gram translucent red audiophile vinyl.
To make this more of a treasure for your super limited edition Thin Lizzy collection, Friday Music is also including a striking gatefold cover which features the original album cover art, as well as the original photos and artwork included on the rare album inner sleeve.
Thin Lizzy... Black Rose - A Rock Legend... An Audiophile Hard Rock Classic... Celtic Style... From Your Friends at Friday Music!
DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO!!!
Recorded at Pathe Marconi EMI Studios, Paris, France and Good Earth Studio, London, England.
- Limited Edition
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl
- Translucent Red Vinyl
- Mastered from Original Warner Records Tapes
- Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering
- Gatefold Cover Featuring Original Album Cover Art
- Includes Original Photos and Artwork on Inner Sleeve
- Do Anything You Want To
- Toughest Street in Town
- S & M
- Waiting for an Alibi
- My Sarah
- Got to Give It Up
- Get Out of Here
- With Love
- Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend