- 10 Apr 01
This collection of fifteen tracks, recorded between 1972-77 for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show, is a hugely welcome release.
LIZZY FANS have been pretty well-served in terms of product availability over the years and virtually everything they've ever recorded is now out on CD. And with two classic live albums and the greatest-hits compilation, Dedication (one of the best collections ever assembled), there is not much more left for the fanatical Lizzyphile to seek out.
In that light, this collection of fifteen tracks recorded between 1972-77 for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show, is a hugely welcome release. It charts the band's progress during their most successful and formative period, concentrating on singles and the better known album tracks, giving it a cinema verite greatest hits feel.
There are no great surprises here - just vintage Lizzy, albeit in a slightly less polished and refined form. Thanks to the consistent production of Tony Wilson, who worked on all the sessions, there is an even, controlled feel to all the recordings though Phil Lynott's voice is rawer and less compressed throughout than on the official releases.