thin lizzy - thin lizzy - light in the atticLITA 086LP - uslp
Genre: Wave / Pop / Rock
1. The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle
2. Honesty Is No Excuse
3. Diddy Levine
5. Look What the Wind Blew In
7. Return of the Farmer's Son
8. Clifton Grange Hotel
9. Saga of the Ageing Orphan
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EAN-13 Barcode: 826853008617
Vinyl only re-release of Thin Lizzy's sametitled album!
When scrolling down a list of debut LPs by rock’s heaviest hitters, Thin Lizzy is as unheralded as they come. Long before the group’s trademark “twin-guitar” sound was born and anthems like “The Boys Are Back In Town” became instant hall-of-fame material, the street tough Irish group was a dynamic power trio consisting of guitarist Eric Bell, singing bass player Philip Lynott, and sticksman Brian Downey. Forming only a year before their monumental signing to world-famous Decca Records, Thin Lizzy fused folk, hard rock, lyrical poetry, and a dose of Celtic lore in a heady brew that despite its potency, sold poorly at the time of release.
“Honesty Is No Excuse,” “Look What The Wind Blew In,” and “Return Of The Farmer’s Son” are certified underground classics making original Decca copies of the album a collector’s prize. Rich in vibe and vibrations, this is the type of record one hangs onto. Now is your chance to enjoy this crucial music at a reasonable price. To sweeten the pot, the lowdown is as follows: Original master tape transfer and re-mastering by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters), 180-gram virgin black vinyl, original album art reproduction, extensive liner notes by reissue producer Kevin “Sipreano” Howes (Jamaica-Toronto series, Rodriguez Cold Fact and Coming From Reality, Monks, Mowest anthology) featuring an in-depth late 2011 interview with Eric Bell, and unseen archival imagery.
It’s funny how 1971 can sound so contemporary, a testament to the music, power, strength, feeling, and sensitivity of Thin Lizzy, three out-of-their-heads Dublin rockers who gave their heart and soul for a monster dose of rock and roll, influencing thousands upon thousands right up to the present.