On August 20th, 2005, on what would have been his 56th birthday, a statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled in Dublin?s Grafton Street by his mother. There to witness the event were members of Thin Lizzy from throughout the band... more »?s career. Later that evening they joined forces under the leadership of Gary Moore for a concert that paid tribute to Lynott?s memory. The core band of Moore, Jethro Tull bass player Jonathan Noyce and Thin Lizzy?s one and only drummer, Brian Downey were joined by the stellar guitar talents of Brian Robertson, Scott Gorham and Eric Bell for a set of Lizzy and Gary Moore classics. Tracklisting:
1. Walking By Myself
3. Don?t Believe A Word
4. Emerald (feat. Brian Robertson)
5. Still In Love With You (feat. Brian Robertson)
6. Black Rose (feat. Scott Gorham)
7. Cowboy Song (feat. Scott Gorham)
8. The Boys Are Back In Town (feat. Scott Gorham)
9. Whiskey In The Jar (feat. Eric Bell)
10. Parisienne Walkways Bonus Feature:
30 minute behind-the-scenes film including footage of the Phil Lynott statue being unveiled and interviews with all the ex-Thin Lizzy members.« less
"Gary Moore is undoubtedly a fine guitar player. Unfortunately, he is barely adequate as a singer. And he doesn't have nearly enough charisma to carry the show as a front man. John Sykes would have been a very welcome addition to this show. The appearance of Eric Bell is a highlight, as are the interviews."
Stoked on this one...
Ya Mama's Mama | daytona beach, fl | 12/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a welcome addition to my dvd collection as Thin Lizzy is one of my all-time favorites right up there with Sabbath, Zep, etc. The sound/video quality is very good, and so is the musicianship, especially Gary Moore and Brian Downey...Actually Brian Downey saves Gary and Brian Robertson at the last few bars of "Emerald" but, hey, that's rock'n'roll! In the interviews part of this dvd Robbo made a good point in stating that the unveiling of a statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin wouldn't have been complete without this tribute show to the man who touched so many people's lives worldwide. Also in this dvd are appearances by Scott Gorham, sans Les Paul in favor of a Strat and also the first guitarist in this great band, Eric Bell. This dvd would have been a perfect "10" if Snowy White (Chinatown, Renegade) and John Sykes (Thunder and Lightning) were in it, but I'm not gonna complain! It's about time Thin Lizzy got the credit they have been due and this dvd firmly cement's Phil Lynott's Legacy in rock and roll history and hopefully will garner new, younger fans as well. Timeless music has a way of doing that! A very nice package overall."
TL Lives | Dallas, TX | 08/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even the casual Thin Lizzy fan will find this DVD simultaneously exhilarating, frustrating, and mysterious... just like Phil Lynott himself. Exhilarating: the musicianship demonstrated by all former Thin Lizzy members is pure joy as all members present were clearly there in Dublin to perform and add lustre to the Lynott legacy. Especially noteworthy is Mr. Brian Downey, the staple member and still unsung hero of the original band. Watch how he carries "Emerald" after both Moore and Robertson miss their end-solo queue. Frustrating: Gary Moore, you look absolutely awful, though your vocals and playing are exceptional throughout. By the way, Gary, I thought this was about Thin Lizzy and Phil... why did you insist on consuming valuable DVD time on your solo material? NOT good, my friend.... Nice songs, bad timing. Mysterious: A rehabbed Scott Gorham sounding not quite coherent in his interview segments... And only a few words from Brian Downey? Why?? I agree with thoughts offered by other viewers, the addition of John Sykes (also mysterious with his absence from such a momentous occasion) would have added variety and context to Lynott's prowess as writer/vocalist. In the end, an hour's worth of truly great playing and the interviews provide some intriguing insights. Still, dedicated Thin Lizzy fans will seek something more. Like the man himself...just out of reach."
Great moments, strange moments, bad moments
M. D. Fonseca | Thunder | 06/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As with almost everything that Gary Moore releases, this DVD has great moments, strange decisions and bad moments. Let's check them:
1) Good factors: sound quality is excellent. Crisp, loud and clear. Brian Downey is playing very steady, as strong a drummer as ever. Gary is playing like hell. Man, this guy is s master of the six-strings. Scott Gorham: the Black Rose instrumental part is breathtaking. The guy played with conviction and hit every note right, enjoying the moment.
2) Strange: Gary beginning the show with a solo tune. Maybe he just wanted to warm up the audience... Also, maybe because the concert was an homage to Lynott, the bass player was extremely low profile, even vclearly being clearly professional and a great player. Not bringing Sykes was weird.
3) Bad moments: Brian Robertson. It hurted me to see the guy barely being capable of playing, It was clear he was going through the motions. An embarassing moment. Gary singing at the top of his lungs. Subtlety is not a virtue of him... He sings the songs in a harsh and "brutal" manner, totally devoid of any of the nuances used by Lynott. This is annoying at sometimes.
In genereal, however, this ia a very worth purchase."
Not just for Thin Lizzy fans
R. D. Frazier | North Carolina | 07/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy masters of electric guitars, this one is for you. Great selection of Thin Lizzy songs, and the guitar slingers that actually played on them. The only problem is that Gary Moore's guitar is alot louder than the others, but still enjoyable. Eric Bell still plays "Whiskey in the Jar" better than anyone."