Why Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous is one of the greatest live albums ever released

Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous album
(Image credit: Thin Lizzy)

In 1978, Thin Lizzy were at the peak of their powers, blazing a trail for Irish rock around the world and exploding across live stages. And while their albums were studded with gems, it was their live shows that sealed their reputation. 

Inspired by the success of Peter Frampton Comes Alive, Live And Dangerous was cultivated from a three-night run at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in November ‘76, plus two at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre, and one in Toronto in 1977. They featured the classic line-up of Phil Lynott (vocals and bass guitar), Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson (guitars) and Brian Downey (drums) and the double album was produced and pulled together by producer Tony Visconti, compiled from over 30 hours of recorded shows.

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