Live and Dangerous cover

Live and Dangerous


Phil Lynott was one of the coolest cats to ever pick up a microphone and this doublewide document gets you (very) up close and personal with him and his fighting Irish friends. As with a lot of sprawling 70s dangerously live records, this presents the road-tested arrangements of pretty much all their greatest hits – in other words, the definitive versions. “Massacre” taught Metallica and Slough Feg how to dance a jig and “The Cowboy Song”’s transition into “The Boys Are Back in Town” always thrills, but those aren’t what make this such a classic. It’s the guitar solo on “Still in Love with You,” easily one of the top 10 most soulful things to come from six strings.

Jeff Treppel

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