Thin Lizzy discography

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Thin Lizzy discography

Thin Lizzy in concert in 1983
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 11
Compilation albums 34
EPs 7
Singles 33
Video albums 8
Archive albums 2

The following is a discography of Thin Lizzy, an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. The band was originally led by bassist, songwriter and singer Phil Lynott. They are best known for their songs "The Boys Are Back in Town", "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Jailbreak", all major international hits still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations.

Today, the band members restrict themselves to playing live and not recording new material as Thin Lizzy – new material by current members of Thin Lizzy is released under the name Black Star Riders. Thin Lizzy still perform on an occasional basis and the line-up now consists of longtime guitarist Scott Gorham, original drummer Brian Downey, keyboardist Darren Wharton, and three other members who were not present during the band's main recording career.

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
[1][2]
UK
[3]
US
[4]
NOR
[5]
SWE
[6]
Thin Lizzy
  • Released: 30 April 1971
  • Label: Decca
Shades of a Blue Orphanage
  • Released: 10 March 1972
  • Label: Decca
Vagabonds of the Western World
  • Released: 21 September 1973
  • Label: Decca
Nightlife
  • Released: 8 November 1974
  • Label: Vertigo
Fighting
  • Released: 12 September 1975
  • Label: Vertigo
60 49
Jailbreak
  • Released: 26 March 1976
  • Label: Vertigo
10 18 21 UK: Gold
CAN: Gold
US: Gold
Johnny the Fox
  • Released: 16 October 1976
  • Label: Vertigo
11 52 17 UK: Gold
Bad Reputation
  • Released: 2 September 1977
  • Label: Vertigo
4 39 13 9 UK: Gold
Black Rose: A Rock Legend
  • Released: 13 April 1979
  • Label: Vertigo
2 81 15 8 UK: Gold
Chinatown
  • Released: 10 October 1980
  • Label: Vertigo
7 120 20 13 UK: Silver
Renegade
  • Released: 15 November 1981
  • Label: Vertigo
38 157 24
Thunder and Lightning
  • Released: 4 March 1983
  • Label: Vertigo
4 159 10 12 UK: Silver
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart[7] Certifications
[1]
UK
IRE
SWE
US
Live and Dangerous
  • Released: 2 June 1978
  • Label: Vertigo
2 2 27 84 UK: Platinum
Life
  • Released: 16 October 1983
  • Label: Vertigo
29 29 29 185
BBC Radio One Live in Concert
The Boys Are Back in Town
One Night Only
UK Tour '75
  • Released: 8 September 2008
  • Label: MLP
Still Dangerous
  • Released: 2 March 2009
  • Label: VH1 Classic Records
189
Live in London 2011 – 22.01.2011
Live in London 2011 – 23.01.2011
  • Released: 23 January 2011
  • Label: Concert Live
High Voltage Festival
  • Released: 23 July 2011
  • Label: Concert Live
Live 2012 – 17.12.2012
  • Released: 17 December 2012
  • Label: Concert Live
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Archive albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart Certifications
[1]
Notes
UK
[8]
The Peel Sessions
  • All tracks later issued on the At The BBC box set.
At The BBC
  • Released: 7 November 2011
  • Label: Universal
  • Eight-disc box set, also available as a two-disc best of.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart Certifications
[1]
Notes
UK
[9]
The Beginning, Vol 12
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Decca
  • Released only in Germany[10]
Remembering – Part 1
  • Released: August 1976
  • Label: Decca
  • Released simply as "Remembering" in Germany, where it was released as a 27-track double album.
Rocker (1971–1974)
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: London
  • Re-released (2007) exclusively in Canada as "Black Boys On The Corner (1970–1974)" with several differences.
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Decca Nova
  • Released only in Germany[11]
The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans
  • Released: September 1979
  • Label: Decca
  • Album contains remixed and altered versions of previously released songs.
Profile
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Decca
  • Released only in Germany
The Japanese Compilation Album
  • Released: 25 February 1980
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Released only in Japan
The Adventures of Thin Lizzy
  • Released: 27 March 1981
  • Label: Vertigo
6
  • Also known as The Hit Singles Collection.
Lizzy Killers
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Vertigo
  • UK: Silver
  • Released only in Europe
V.I.P.
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Released only in Germany
Whiskey in the Jar
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Decca
  • Released only in Germany, entirely different from all other releases with the same title
Rockers
  • Released: December 1981
  • Label: Decca
  • Originally released only in UK
Thin Lizzy – Die Weisse Serie
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Decca
  • Released only in Germany
Whiskey in the Jar
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Karussell
  • Released only in Germany, entirely different from all other releases with the same title
The Boys Are Back in Town
  • Released: November 1983
  • Label: Pickwick
  • Entirely different from all other releases with the same title
The Collection
  • Released: November 1985
  • Label: Castle
  • UK: Silver
  • Not to be confused with other releases with a similar name.
Whiskey in the Jar
  • Released: April 1986
  • Label: Pickwick
  • Entirely different from all other releases with the same title
Remembering
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Decca
  • Released only in Germany, credited as featuring Phil Lynott and Gary Moore
The Best of: Soldier of Fortune
  • Released: November 1987
  • Label: Telstar
55
  • UK: Gold
  • Credited as Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy
Lizzy Lives
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Grand Slamm
  • Released only in USA
Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
  • Released: 4 February 1991
  • Label: Vertigo
8
  • Also available as a VHS
Best Tracks
  • Released: 15 June 1991
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Four-disc set released only in Japan
Wild One: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
  • Released: 12 January 1996
  • Label: PolyGram
  • UK: Silver
  • Also available as a two-disc set
Whiskey in the Jar
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Spektrum
  • Entirely different from all earlier releases with the same title
Master Series
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Polygram
  • Later repackaged as Classic Thin Lizzy, Die Grössten Hits, Millennium Edition, Classic Rock Masters, Colour Collection and Star Club
The Boys Are Back in Town
  • Released: 6 December 2000
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Two-disc set released only in Sweden and Denmark (2010)
Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels
  • Four-disc box set
The Hero and the Madman
  • Released: 12 August 2002
  • Label: Spectrum
  • Released only in Europe
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 7 June 2004
  • Label: Universal
3
  • UK: Gold
  • Also available as a DVD.
The Definitive Collection
  • Released: 20 June 2006
  • Label: Universal
  • Released only in USA
The Silver Collection
  • Released: 4 June 2007
  • Label: Universal
  • Also released as The Rocker
Waiting for an Alibi
  • Released: 12 April 2011
  • Label: Spectrum
  • Released only in UK
Icon
  • Released: 21 June 2011
  • Label: Mercury
  • Released only in USA
Collected
  • Released: 7 May 2012
  • Label: Universal
  • Three-disc box set

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Chart Certifications
[1]
Notes
UK
[12]
New Day
  • Released: 20 August 1971
  • Label: Decca
  • Four-track EP
Things Ain't Working Down at the Farm
  • Released: August 1979
  • Label: Decca
  • Three-track EP
Star Trax
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Four-track EP released only in Australia
Live
  • Released: February 1981
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Four-track 12" EP
Killers Live
  • Released: 16 April 1981
  • Label: Vertigo
19
  • Three-track 7" EP and four-track 12" EP
Rhino Hi-Five: Thin Lizzy
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • Collection of five previously released tracks, EP only available for download.
Philip Lynott – The Lost Recordings
  • Collection of five previously unreleased tracks recorded by Thin Lizzy in 1970 at Trend Studios in Dublin.
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Peak chart positions are shown for the following singles in the following territories. A shaded box indicates that this single was not released in the territory shown. Blank spaces indicate that there is no information available regarding its chart position. A dash indicates a non-charting release. Many of these singles were released in other countries, but chart information is not yet available.

Year Single UK[13] US IRL GER CAN AUS
1970 "The Farmer"
19721 "Whiskey in the Jar" 6 1 7
1973 "Randolph's Tango" 14
1973 "The Rocker" 11
1974 "Little Darling"
1974 "Philomena"
1974 "It's Only Money"
1974 "Showdown"
1975 "Rosalie"
1975 "Wild One"
1976 "The Boys Are Back in Town" 8 12 1 8 56
1976 "Jailbreak" 31 83
1976 "Cowboy Song" 77
1976 "Rocky"
1976 "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed"
1976 "Don't Believe a Word" 12 2
1977 "Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)" 14 4 84
1978 "Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song (Medley)" 20 14
1979 "Waiting for an Alibi" 9 6
1979 "Do Anything You Want To" 14 81 25
1979 "Got to Give It Up"
1979 "Sarah" 24 26 5
1980 "Chinatown" 21 12
1980 "We Will Be Strong"
1980 "Killer on the Loose" 10 5
1980 "Hey You"
1981 "Trouble Boys" 53 30
1982 "Hollywood (Down on Your Luck)" 53
1983 "Cold Sweat" 27 23
1983 "Thunder and Lightning" 39 22
1983 "The Sun Goes Down" 52
1991 "Dedication" 35 2
1991 "The Boys Are Back in Town" (re-issue) 63 16
Notes

1 In some countries, "Whiskey in the Jar" was released in early 1973.

Videos[edit]

Title Release details Chart Certifications
[1]
Notes
UK
[14]
Live and Dangerous
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Live at the Rainbow, 1978.
Thin Lizzy Live at Sydney Harbour '78
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Live in Sydney, 29 October 1978.
  • Also released as The Boys Are Back in Town.
Dedication
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Video companion to the 1991 album of the same name.
Rock Masters
  • Released: 22 January 2003
  • Label: VAP
  • Live in Hitchin, 1983.
  • Released only in Japan.
At Rockpalast
  • Released: 23 March 2004
  • Label: WDR Fernsehen
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 4 July 2005
  • Label: Mercury
  • Video companion to the 2004 album of the same name.
Thunder and Lightning Tour
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: RTE
  • Live in Dublin, 1983.
Live at the National Stadium, Dublin
  • Released: 12 March 2012
  • Label: RTE
  • Live in Dublin, 1975.

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