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Anniversary Edition of Thin Lizzy’s Live Album Gets a Massive Update

Hard Rock heroes’ 'Live & Dangerous' turns into an 8-CD experience

Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott (the band’s late, great mastermind) are considered one of the best hard rock bands ever and their album Jailbreak graces many of rock’s ‘best of lists.’

They were also considered one of the best live acts while they were active, something that is evidenced by their live double LP from 1978, Live and Dangerous.

Now, for its 45th birthday, this album is getting a massive upgrade in the form of a newly remastered 8-CD super deluxe box set which arrives Jan. 27, 2023.

As the Best Classic Bands site notes, the collection, recorded in London and Philadelphia in 1976 and 1977 during the tours supporting their Johnny the Fox and Bad Reputation studio albums, was originally released in 1978 and is considered by many to be one of the best live albums of all time.

The Irish band’s plan was to originally release another studio album, but their leader, Phil Lynott, came up with the idea that they spend two weeks together compiling a live album instead. Working with producer Tony Visconti, they organized 17 tracks culled from performances at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and Philadelphia’s Tower Theater. The new box set, with 63 previously unreleased tracks, is the definitive version of Live and Dangerous, containing all six shows that make up the record including the 1977 concert at the Seneca College Fieldhouse in Toronto, all newly mixed.

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