- 02 Dec 01
This marathon five-hour trawl through the awesome Thin Lizzy treasury, and Philip Lynott's solo career, is a remarkable document.
In what has been a vintage year for Irish music, they’ve kept the best wine for the end. This marathon five-hour trawl through the awesome Thin Lizzy treasury, and Philip Lynott's solo career, is a remarkable document.
Lizzy patented a unique brand of hard-nosed rock, Lynott's lyrics revolve around macho themes of masculine camaraderie, with occasional eruptions of Celtic romanticism and are peopled by an impressive catalogue of often humorous comic-book heroes.
And then there's the aching love songs, delivered in that voice as smooth as cocoa and designed to melt the hardest of hearts (listen, really listen, to 'Little Girl In Bloom'). Meanwhile, songs like 'Remembering Part 2', 'Philomena' and 'Dublin' remind us that Lynott wrote more explicitly and lovingly about his home town, country and family than most rock stars are supposed to.