Still Dangerous - Live At The Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
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The sound is pretty good, although you'll have to turn up your volume nob a bit on the stereo. This CD isn't overly compressed, which gives it an almost-analog vibe. I liked that. The cymbals don't hiss, but actually sound like real drum cymbals. Producer Glyn Johns (Faces, The Eagles, The Who) and Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham did a pretty good job remixing this release. Brian Robertson's guitar is down a bit in the mix, here and there, but it's never too distracting.
Fans should pick this up now. The fact that it doesn't contain any overdubs (the CD claims) is another plus. I only wish it was longer, songwise ... but it's worth the ten buckeroos ....
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I'm curious as to why there are only 10 tracks. Having seen Lizzy so many times, the sets were typically not that short.
I'll tell you what happened there. When we found these tapes, I knew that a load of these multi-tracks were in danger of being destroyed. That's kind of why we went in and had to go through the baking -- getting these tapes baked so they could be put down to a digital format and the idea was to get maybe 15 songs on the actual CD itself, but two of the reels were destroyed ... it actually sounded like someone had put their finger on top of the spool or they were leaning against the machine or something, because it kept going with that "wrrrooow, wrrrooow" kind of a thing, and I kind of panicked because we were halfway through this mixing process and we slammed on those tapes and that came up and I thought, "This can't be happening!" There is nothing you can do at that stage, so what we got out of it were four new tracks so, you know, four is better than none!
Below is a breakdown of the album track by track:
1. Soldier Of Fortune 21/10/77
2. Jailbreak 21/10/77
3. Cowboy Song 20/10/77 KBFH show. Same take as Live and Dangerous.
4. Boys Are Back In Town 20/10/77 KBFH show. Same take as Live and Dangerous
5. Dancing In The Moonlight 20/10/77 KBFH show.Read more ›
* Great performances -- on par, a few better than Live & Dangerous
* A couple of new, non L & D songs
* Excellent bass and drum sound / mixes
* Very low Brian Robertson and guitars in mix. This is painfully evident all through the disc, almost funny when the band is introduced. Like another review, you find youself turning the volume up on your stereo to "hear" the songs as you know them. Both guitars are a little low, but Robbo's was turned down like he had bad credit!.
This really hurts the CD. I hate to point the finger at Gorham, since he was involved in this release and mixing with Johns. And he seems like a nice-enough guy. But the levels make this CD hard to listen to, or play it more than a couple of times. If you're a hard-core Lizzy fan like me, buy Opium Trail (excellent version) and another of your favorite songs as downloads, and save you $$ for their other upcoming live album (compilation of all the guitarists) or the excellent L & D DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Now HERE is the definitive live Thin Lizzy collection-- it is infinitely to be preferred to 'Live And Dangerous' as this one, at least, is taken from the actual concert. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jonnie Comet
Sound like a very standard bootleg, sorry TL's fans..but it's true.Published 16 months ago by Cristobal Mendez
I've had Live and Dangerous. Great performance and a couple not found on Live and Dangerous and different patter in a smaller package. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by J.Wallace
Love Thin Lizzy but nothing at all special about these live verisons of their best songs Stick with "Dedication" a really great compalationPublished on August 24, 2013 by Lacy
I picked up this CD last night. Don't let the other reviewers who complained about the sound (Robertson's) stop you from buying this CD. Read morePublished on April 16, 2011 by jhs5150
This is another Great CD by Thin Lizzy espicaly if you are a Thin Lizzy Fan.Published on March 31, 2010 by J. Gilbert
This CD has great sound quality and is an important document in the career of Thin Lizzy (the final US tour of the classic lineup). Read morePublished on June 1, 2009 by B. Worth