Recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to their mega successful Live And Dangerous (FRMLP9999), 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. Featuring 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, they continue their legendary style with this metal anthem. Phil Lynotts vocal and bass attack notched up another career defining song as well, 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 Lynotts writing and vocal ability, truly made this album a fan favorite for years to come. The incredible album closer Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend truly emphasizes the bands 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 and Capitol Records in Hollywood with Ron McMaster, 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 Audiophile Vinyl in North America.
To make this more of a treasure for your limited edition Thin Lizzy collection, Friday Music also includes a first time gatefold cover which features the original album cover art as well as the original photos and artwork included in the album inner sleeve not seen in years. Also included is a poly sleeve to protect your hard rockin audiophile vinyl and a poly bag to preserve your very cool album cover.
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.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original Warner Bros. Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Ron McMaster
First-time gatefold cover featuring original album cover art
Includes original photos and artwork in inner sleeve
Protective outer poly bag
Protective inner poly sleeve
Brian Downey, drums, percussion
Scott Gorham, lead guitar, guitars, backing vocals
Gary Moore, lead guitar, guitars, backing vocals
Philip Lynott, vocals, bass guitar, 12-string guitar
1. Do Anything You Want To
2. Toughest Street In Town
3. S & M
4. Waiting For An Alibi
5. My Sarah
6. Got To Give It Up
7. Get Out of Here
8. With Love
9. Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend