Recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to their mega successful Live And Dangerous, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and new guitar sensation Gary Moore forged ahead once again with their trademark hard rock sound and continued their assault on audiences worldwide with Black Rose - A Rock Legend.
With the powerful drum entrance of Brian Downey, the opener "Do Anything You Want To" kicks the album into full gear. Featuring the dual lead guitars of Scott Gorham and Gary Moore, known for creating some of the finest and most familiar guitar riffs in music history, they continue their legendary style with this metal anthem. Phil Lynott’s vocal and bass attack notched up another career defining song as well, which served the band well for years and has truly been one of their most revered tunes.
Seven more incredible performances from these rock and roll warriors continue to thrill the listener, including more Phil Lynott hard rock classics like "Waiting For An Alibi" and the stellar "With Love."
More rockers flow like the funk infused "Got To Give It Up" and the punk metal feel of "Toughest Street In Town." Even the heartwarming ballad "My Sarah", which showcases a softer side of Lynott’s writing and vocal ability, truly made this album a fan favorite for years to come. The incredible album closer "Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend" truly emphasizes the band’s love for their homeland of Ireland and pays tribute to their heritage in a hard rock Celtic performance never to be duplicated on wax ever again.
Tragically, we lost the musical genius Phil Lynott in 1986, and more recently guitar legend Gary Moore passed. This was their first collaboration together as members of Thin Lizzy, and with the impeccable musicianship of Scott Gorham and Brian Downey, Black Rose - A Rock Legend is considered one of their greatest achievements in their enduring catalog.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Music tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, Friday Music in very pleased and enthusiastic to welcome back the much heralded Thin Lizzy classic Black Rose - A Rock Legend for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl.