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  • Audio CD (September 17, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B00006JNGJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,652 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts
2. Kings Call
3. A Childs Lullaby
4. Tattoo (Giving It All Up For Love)
5. Solo In Soho
6. Girls
7. Yellow Pearl
8. Ode To A Blackman
9. Jamaican Rum
10. Talk In 79

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1980 solo album featuring Thin Lizzy bandmates Scott Gorham, Snowy White and Brian Downey and guest appearances by Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore, Huey Lewis & Midge Ure. Wounded Bird. 2002.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Graham Adair on August 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Just read the song credits: at least fifty percent of this album features Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore and Snowy White - the core of Thin Lizzy. Elsewhere we find Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits (on the glorious King's Call single), Midge Ure of Ultravox (on Yellow Pearl, which became the theme tune to the UK's Top of the Pops for many years), and Huey Lewis (who would later release his own version of one of the songs here, Tattoo, and who incidentally is one mean harmonica player). A solo album was the ideal place for Phil Lynott to try out styles unsuitable for Thin Lizzy, and though the results were patchy, certain gems were immediately apparent. The title track, with its reggae beat, must surely be one of Lynott's finest recordings. Ode To A Black Man thrills with it's chunky bass and sharp lyrics. Talk In 79 allows Lynott to deliver a spoken monologue set against a tight bass & drum line, showcasing just what a superb bass player he really was. Elsewhere we have Dear Miss Lonely Hearts which wouldn't have been out of place on Lizzy albums such as Renegade or Chinatown. Although Phil Lynott's solo work never seriously challenged his band's output, Solo in Soho (and to a much lesser degree his second solo album) exhibit instances of the pure talent that marked him out as one of rock music's true innovators, and Solo in Soho remains the finest album that Thin Lizzy never released.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Lomas on November 27, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this on the strength of the single "Kings Call", but was pleasantly surprised by the range of styles of music on display. I guess whether that is a good thing or a bad thing to you will decide how much you like it. Phil seemed to be using the chance away from Thin Lizzy here to try things he couldn't within the confines of the band. Surely that's what solo albums should be for? Can't give it 5 stars however as there is some stuff which doesn't quite work as well as it could. "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts", "Kings Call", "Solo In Soho","Girls", "Yellow Pearl" and "Ode To A Black Man are all great songs however. And let's be brutally honest, Thin Lizzy albums could be patchy as well. Approach with an open mind and you will find something to love on here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Martin on May 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you were a fan of "Thin Lizzy" then you understand the genius that was Phil Lynott. This solo release, recorded shortly before his untimely death reveals the artists songwriting depth. "Kings Call" in particular shows off Mr. Lynott's cretive flair. A tribute to Elvis Presley and now a haunting reminder of the price of fame,"Kings Call" remains another "Lost Classic" by an artist that never really received his due.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thirty-Ought Six on May 5, 2011
Format: Audio CD
After years of wanting to have a parallel career between Lizzy and his own project(s), early 1980 saw the debut release of Solo in Soho. Most of the guys in Lizzy are present in one form or another on here, along with alot of Philo's friends in the music biz; such as Mark Knopfler, Midge Ure, Huey Lewis, Jimmy Bain and Mark Nauseef.

The material presented here is of a more pop variety than that of the Lizzy sound and it is just that it SHOULD be different. Phil does a tribute to Elvis in King's Call with some very tasteful playing from Mark Knopfler. Dear Miss Lonley Hearts is another of the more memorable tracks included here and does feature the latest lineup of Lizzy with Snowy White(Chinatown would follow five months after). The title track has a reggae feel and lyrically evokes images of lust, deceit and desperation, thus making this another interesting side to the many facets of Lynott's writing abilities. Yellow Pearl would go on to become one of Lynott's signature tunes written with the help of Midge Ure(Ultravox). It is a song that warns of the cunningness of the Japanese nation to arise and control the world in a quest for domination, set to music that is very new wave-ish in its quality. Some more pop is flirted with in the form of Tattoo(Giving It All Up for Love) and a collaberation with Jimmy Bain and former Lizzy stalwart Brian Robertson on Girls. Ode to a Black Man and Talk in '79 offer a bit of funk-rock with some R&B flavor here and succeed very well in their intents as constructive and concise numbers.

Of the two Lynott solo albums, Soho is a much better collection of songs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. B. Ivarsson on February 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
As you know Phil Lynott (R.I.P) was the singer of Thin Lizzy. His second solo album (Solo in Soho) is much better than the first one, mainly 'cos the songs are more like Thin Lizzy.
There are in particular 2 great tracks on this album. The first song "Dear miss lonely hearts", that sounds exactly like Lizzy and the musicians are in fact the whole Lizzy band, and the second one: "King's call" - a song about Lynott's feelings connected to the death of Elvis Presley.
After this very promising opening you think you've found yourself the record of the century, but you haven't... It starts to become more clear why Lynott decided to do a solo album - it was because most of these songs don't fit Thin Lizzy. Some may even think the album contains a lot of strange tunes. Towards the end we got "Ode to a black man" and we're (for a while) back to a more traditional Thin Lizzy-feeling.
This album is mainly for Thin Lizzy fans.
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