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Inside Thin Lizzy 1971-1983 - An Independant Critical Review
Inside Thin Lizzy 1971-1983 - An Independant Critical Review
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     1hr 10min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 05/13/2008


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Blues, DTS
Studio: Classic Rock Legends
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/05/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

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Hellion Zephreid | Pittsburgh | 11/09/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This has been available in the UK for months now and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this when it became region 1. The description sounded like something that I wanted to see and hear. I thought it would be something like VH1's "Behind The Music". How wrong I was. This has interviews with music critics and studio musicians that remain unknowns, at least here in the states. No interviews with anyone associated with the band. Just a bunch of brits giving their opinion of what they liked and disliked about each of Thin Lizzy's albums. Why did they stop at Thunder & Lightning and not discuss the "Life" album??? The unreleased stuff is just snipets from the '83 show at the Regal or the '81 show from Rockpalast or from the Live & Dangerous film. Nothing new nor unrelaesed. Funny how they are talking about the classic line-up of Gorham and Robertson while showing clips with Snowy White, John Sykes, or Gary Moore instead. Sad. They rated the albums in order of release on a 5 star system and their thoughts on albums couldn't have been more different than mine. Chinatown is a 5 star record and I believe it received a 2 or 3. Same goes for "Johnny the Fox". Any true Lizzy fan will argue about their favorite albums, songs, and players. That is the fun of being a fan of a band with a discography as vast as Lizzy's. I might as well have set the cameras up and had me and my friends discuss the same topic at a bar. It would be just as entertaining if not more. Hey, that gives me an idea......

I was going to order "Inside Rainbow" but after seeing this, what is the point?"
rock&rollbeliever | 12/14/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I agree with Hellion. This is a very dissapointing dvd.
There is not a single whole Thin Lizzy song in this dvd.
It is reviewd by several unknown persons.
It would have been nice if it had included someone from "Rolling Stone" magazine, or such, to review it.
I am tired of seeing all these so called "UNAUTHORIZED" dvd's poping up everywhere. If they are "UNAUTHORIZED", then should'nt it be illegal for these people to put these dvd's out?
In my opinion, these people who put out these "UNAUTHORIZED" dvd's are stealing from these artists, and ripping off the fans."
Eric M. Dicarlo | SAULT STE. MARIE ONTARIO CANADA | 11/20/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This totally sucked! nowhere in the listing did it say that this pos was a documentary with 4 nobodys reviewing thin lizzy albums! this is a rip pff especially for the price!!!!!"
Poor / insulting documentary of classic band
Alun Williams | Detroit, MI. USA | 10/28/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

I've loved Lizzy since '78 & saw Lizzy with Phil 10 times in the UK, even helped roadie on the last tour at the Portsmouth Guildhall, UK. Carried in Phil's guitar no less. I also saw Grand Slam twice, I loved Phil's work. - By the way if you see Crazy In Portsmouth / Grand Slam CD, avoid! The PA / mixing desk buzzed the whole way through. Quality is crap!
Incidental - Did you know Huey Lewis old band Clover opened for Lizzy, way back when ...?
Anyway, to the DVD. [...]This ITM release is indeed typical of their poorly put together product. Oh & yes, VH1 should release the BTM officially!
I agree that the B.A.B.I.T. gig from Sydney is a rip too, 41 minutes?! Where's the rest? It is still worth having though. Rockpalast is great from how much material is on it, but it caught S.White on a bad night. His face tells you when he's messed up the solo's! Shame, since I love Chinatown & Renegade, C/Town's production sucked though. Renegade has to be the most underrated Lizzy album ever, go on, go back & listen to it all again!
OK, to this Inside The Music. It's just downright wrong that thet get individuals that have NEVER had anything to do with the band & clearly are inaccurate in their summaries with respect to dates / personnel also, except maybe Mr.Dome, who I know HAS written Lizzy reviews before, either in old UK Music Papers Record Mirror or Sounds & in UK mags Kerrang, Raw & possibly Classic Rock (Current UK mag.).
It's lame that it tempts people with claims of RARE footage, NOTE, not unreleased!
The company that released this, DOES make it clear on their website that ..., it's not approved by the band & ... well read it yourself under editorial control:

The Live & Dangerous release from the Rainbow Theatre (London, NOT L.A. by the way as is often advertised!), needs to be released in full, no question & / or a decent recording of the Black Rose tour with Gary Moore, from the UK tour in '79. They rocked then!

Ultimately it's a very poorly made documentary, with individuals NOT connected to the band. Sad, very sad. SAVE YOUR MONEY FOLKS!
One day, someone WILL see fit to release THE RIGHT Thin Lizzy LIVE DVD, until that day, we sadly have to wait."