Still in Love with You (Thin Lizzy song)

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"Still in Love with You"
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"Still in Love with You" as the b-side to the "Thunder and Lightning" single, 1983
Song by Thin Lizzy from the album Nightlife
Released November 1974
Recorded April & July – October 1974
Genre Rock
Label Mercury Records
Writer Phil Lynott
Producer Phil Lynott, Ron Nevison
"Still in Love with You"
Single by Bobby Tench
A-side "Still in Love with You"
B-side "Heart out of Love"
Released 1986
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl EP
Recorded 1986
Genre Rock
Label Stiff Records
Writer(s) Phil Lynott
Producer(s) Steve Bown, Bobby Tench
Bobby Tench singles chronology
"Chain Gang"
(1982)
"Still in Love with You"
(1986)
"Still In Love With You"
Single by Sade
from the album The Ultimate Collection
Released 5 April 2011
Format digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 4:26
Label Sony
Writer(s) Phil Lynott
Producer(s) Sade Adu, Noah "40" Shebib
Sade singles chronology
"Babyfather"
(2010)
"Still In Love With You"
(2011)
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"Still in Love with You" is a song originally recorded by Thin Lizzy, first released on their 1974 album Nightlife, and later released on the live albums Live and Dangerous, Life, BBC Radio One Live in Concert, The Peel Sessions and One Night Only. Allmusic's review of the song says it "is widely considered to be Thin Lizzy's greatest, most romantic ballad."[1]

Thin Lizzy versions[edit]

On all Thin Lizzy releases, the song is credited solely to Phil Lynott, although at least one source attributes much of the credit to Gary Moore,[1] and that the song was largely composed by Moore in 1969. Moore had not recorded the song himself prior to his brief involvement with Thin Lizzy in early 1974, and it is his guitar solo on the finished recording on the Nightlife album. Even though Moore had left the band by the time the album was put together in the autumn of 1974, his replacement Brian Robertson refused to re-record the solo, believing that it could not be improved upon.[2] Robertson considers it his signature song as he played the most famous version, on Thin Lizzy's double-live album Live and Dangerous, and would not let it be removed from the band's setlist.[3] The song later became a showcase for each of the band's guitarists, featuring in their live set until the band split in 1983.

Scottish singer Frankie Miller also featured on the Nightlife version of the song, joining Lynott in a duet. During 2011–12, the touring version of Thin Lizzy also performed the song as a duet, with vocals shared between keyboard player Darren Wharton and frontman Ricky Warwick.

Live versions of the song were released as the b-side of the "Thunder and Lightning" single in April 1983, and as one of four tracks on the 12" release of "Dedication" in 1991.

A re-recording appeared as a B-side to the "Out in the Fields" double single and 12" by Gary Moore and Phil Lynott in 1985.

Bobby Tench version[edit]

A cover of this song was recorded by Bobby Tench,[4] and released on the Stiff label in 1986.[5] This version features Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson[6] and the B side is entitled "Heart Out of Love" which was co-written by Peter Bardens and Tench.[5] In 2007 ZTT bought the Stiff label and Tench's version is listed on the Stiff website.[5]

Sade version[edit]

British R&B/Soul band Sade covered the song on their 2011 compilation album The Ultimate Collection. It was released as the first single from the album and was included on the Sade Live Tour setlist. In Europe, it was released as a promo single along with another song from the album titled "Love Is Found".[7]

Sade's cover of the song received a positive reception from critics upon its release. Billboard magazine described Sade's cover as "one of the group's finest unreleased treasures" in its review of the single.[8] Andy Kellman of All Music Guide called the song "The best of the new songs" from the new compilation.[9]

Chart positions for Sade's version[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[10] 27
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 55
US Jazz Songs (Billboard)[12] 6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Still in Love With You Allmusic review". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ Alan Byrne, "Thin Lizzy: Soldiers of Fortune", Firefly, 2004, p. 60
  3. ^ "Still in Love with the Blues", JamTrax VHS video
  4. ^ "United Kingdom 7" Singles - The Buy series". buythehour.se. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  5. ^ a b c "Stiff artists and discography". stiff-records.com. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  6. ^ Nielsen, Peter. "Brian Robertson discography". robbo.thin-lizzy.com. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  7. ^ "Love Is Found/Still In Love With You promo single". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Still In Love With You review". Billboard magazine/Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  9. ^ Andy Kellman. The Ultimate Collection. Allmusic.
  10. ^ "Sade Album & Song Chart History" Japan Hot 100 for Sade.
  11. ^ "Sade Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Sade.
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/277414/sade/chart?f=409

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