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Johnny the Fox

Thin LizzyAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 20, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001F8Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,680 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The boys struck while their creative iron was hot, releasing this hit LP less than seven months after Jailbreak . Dig the dangerous sounds of Johnny; Rockey; Don't Believe a Word; Massacre ; the funky Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed , and more!

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade, The Sound Is Fantastic... May 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music on this album is 5 stars, no argument. This review is mainly for Thin Lizzy fans debating on whether to purchase this "remastered" import.....DO IT! From the very first track, "Johnny", I was flat out blown away by the improvement in the sound compared to previous releases (the sweep of Brian Downey's drum fills on "Johnny" from the right to left channel are right in your face and super clean....I knew right then this was going to be a fantastic listen). So if you still have this album on vinyl or are thinking about upgrading from your current cd version, add to cart now. You will not regret this purchase, I guarantee it. Lastly, look int zShops, you can get this album at a really, really fair price.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mainstream Lizzy. October 18, 2002
Format:Audio CD
One of my fondest memories of this album was when my grandmother, a church organist and music lover, remarked on how good the drummer was, never missing a beat even during his rolling and inventive fills. While this could be said of many top-notch rock drummers, it says something that even my grandmother appreciated at least the drumming on this album. However, this is my review, not my grandmother's, so...

This is Thin Lizzy doing mainstream. And doing it exceptionally well. I love every track on this album. The dual guitar solos are perfect, right in line with those found on "Jailbreak", which is saying a lot. The whole album feels like an extension of "Jailbreak", which is a good thing. The songwriting is great, Lynott's vocals are great; everything is tight, polished, and professional. If you like Lizzy, you'll love this. And if you've never experienced them before, you'll still love this. It's one of '70's rock's classics. A must-have for any music lover. All the tracks are strong, with the possible exception of "Boogie Woogie Dance", which seemed sort of silly to me, although still quite listenable. My personal favorite Lizzy album though will always be "Night Life", which came out a few years earlier and has a much softer and jazz-influenced sound.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In steps the Fox to thunderous applause... December 30, 2007
By Mark H.
Format:Audio CD
God I love this album; it may be my favorite of Lizzy's with a slight bump over its predecessor 'Jailbreak'. In less than a year's time, Philip and the boys went back to the studio to contruct another opus to take advantage of the buzz around their previous hit record. When released in October of 1976, seven months after 'Jailbreak', 'Johnny the Fox' stalled commercially. The biggest reason might be that there was no follow up single along the lines of "Boys Are Back in Town" and the fellas were denied rock superstardom, especially in the US. Also another psuedo concept lp, 'Johnny the Fox' represented a peak in artistic abililty for Lizzy. The guitar partnership of Gorham and Robertson was flawless along with Brian Downey's performance. Philip's voice and lyrics were even more soulful and heartbreaking as he warned of the foilibles of life on the road or a life of crime. "Don't Believe a Word" was the lone single on 'JtheF' but it may not be the best song, though it is one of Thin Lizzy's greatests. "Massacre" is quite simply a masterpiece and would later be covered by Iron Maiden (whose dual guitar interplay was heavily influenced by Lizzy!). "Fool's Gold", "Borderline" and "Old Flame" tug at the heart strings as they portray lads and lasses who suffer through life at their own or others' hands. "Boogie Woogie Dance" is indescribable with an amazing rhythm section. "Johnny" and "Rocky" seem to be about rivals or old friends, one a career criminal and the other a rock star wannabe (or are they both the same man?). Some may prefer 'Jailbreak' but either way you can't go wrong with 'Johnny the Fox''ll take you right up to heaven. Play on voodoo rhythm devils!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Thin Lizzy album March 21, 2001
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I am from Limeira,SP BRA a city 150 Km from Sao Paulo and I am a #1 fan of this R&R band. They are not so known here and is pretty difficult to get a CD. I have 11 Cd's on my private collection and I consider "Jhonny the Fox" one of the best Thin Lizzy album. It is the maximum that a R&R band can reach. Starting with "Jhonny the fox"(the song) simply fantastic, "Fool's gold" with amazing guitar solo.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half n Half April 18, 2011
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This record following the success of Jailbreak is more of a consolidation of those gains from its predecessor. The first four tracks Johnny, Rocky, Borderline and Don't Believe a Word are an awesome quartet of strength to this release. Phil introduces two character roles here in the third person of the qualities of the dangerous Johnny and cocky Rocky the rock star. Borderline is a quiet tune about a tumultuous relationship between a struggling musician and his estranged girlfriend left behind. Don't Believe a word is in abbreviated form here, orginially begun as a slow blues number, Robertson and Gorham beef this track up to a great hard rock number. In the live sets that followed, "Word" would become a tour de-force for the twin Lizzy axemen. Fools Gold, while an interesting tale of perhaps an old Irish origin, drops the quality a bit here with the flow of the record. With continuance of the first track, comes tale #2 in Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed, which would also be a live staple among most future Lizzy tours. Old Flame again seems a bit of filler here and this is certainly true of the record's closing numbers Sweet Marie and Boogie Woogie Dance, which I feel, really bring this album down. Massacre is shoehorned in between those three and while an extremely powerful number, it cannot save the letdown of what this record could have been. Lizzy would begin to develop a habit of padding some of their future releases with inferior tracks (or if you like, more of a glossy pop sensibility of a song)amongst the harder and better arranged ones. I really want to like this record in its entirety, but because of the 3 or 4 lesser numbers, Johnny the Fox never quite makes it there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars If you ever heard the original recording you will be sorely...
Do not buy this CD. If you ever heard the original recording you will be sorely disappointed. Digital re-mastering is a term used to describe re-mixing, and as most of us know... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephen R. Lillard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Patrick T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden treasure
Thin Lizzy is probably one of the most under rated bands of all time, here in America. The lyrics are never dumb, and the playing is to die for. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Obsidian
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocker!
Yet another great offering from Thin Lizzy. It opens with the strongest track (in my opinion) and doesn't really drop off too much. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gee Emm
5.0 out of 5 stars "if god is in his could this occur"
Thin Lizzy finally experienced breakthrough success with their 1976 classic Jailbreak album. Phil Lynott felt confident going into it's follow up recorded and released the same... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Bloodbath_and_Beyond
3.0 out of 5 stars kinda late review
This is kind of late I suppose but if you're just getting into Thin Lizzy or want to get more than just "Jailbreak", I would buy the great "Black Rose, the soulful "Nightlife or... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Michael G. Difrancesco
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl LP Review
Published in 1971, this LP cover is great shape with only very small tear on the bottom left corner, I believe it was from storage. It's very small and mostly, unnoticeable. Read more
Published on August 12, 2012 by davidvanbibber
5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to Jailbreak
Another superb release from the boys. The only song I end up skipping sometimes is Boogie Woogie Dance, but I really warmed up to it after a few listens. Read more
Published on February 9, 2011 by Fernando
4.0 out of 5 stars Johnny the Fox was my first intro Phil's imagination
Thin Lizzy is more than just one band, they span rock, blues, folk, etc. Johnny The Fox album displays those same traits as this album has it all (good and bad). Read more
Published on December 31, 2010 by CHAK
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
What hasn't been said about Thin Lizzy? More specifically Johnny the Fox. Classic CD with the Classic Line up. Read more
Published on October 24, 2010 by Richard E. Shadick
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