Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels

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Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels
Box set by Thin Lizzy
Released 7 December 2001
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Label Vertigo
Producer Thin Lizzy

Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels is a 2001 4-disc set by Irish rock group Thin Lizzy, which also contains a booklet chronicling the life of the band and music in some detail, with rare photos and a discography. The set was packaged in a longbox format with the booklet fixed inside like a book.

As well as including all of Thin Lizzy's best known songs and successful hits, this set features a number of rarer tracks, such as the band's first single, "The Farmer", the 1973 b-side "Cruising in the Lizzymobile", and the 1978 live b-side "Me and the Boys", none of which had been released on CD before.[1] "Try a Little Harder" was a previously unreleased outtake from the Fighting recording sessions, and "Song for Jimi" had only been available on a flexi disc given away with a magazine.[2] Other non-album b-sides were also included, such as "Half Caste", "Just the Two of Us" and "Don't Play Around". All of these tracks were later re-released on expanded versions of the studio albums, as part of a remastering of the whole Thin Lizzy catalogue.

This boxed set also includes a small number of Phil Lynott solo songs, and one by his post-Thin Lizzy band, Grand Slam. The track "A Night in the Life of a Blues Singer" had been recorded in January 1978 by the Black Rose: A Rock Legend line-up of Thin Lizzy, but was eventually released as a Phil Lynott solo track on the 12" version of his "Nineteen" single in November 1985.[3]

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Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "The Farmer" (Philip Lynott)
  2. "The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle" (Eric Bell, Lynott)
  3. "Remembering, Pt. 1" (Lynott)
  4. "Dublin" (Lynott)
  5. "Remembering, Pt. 2 (New Day)" (Lynott, Bell, Brian Downey)
  6. "Things Ain't Workin' Out Down at the Farm" (Lynott)
  7. "Buffalo Gal" (Lynott)
  8. "Sarah" (Lynott)
  9. "Brought Down" (Lynott)
  10. "Whiskey in the Jar" (Trad. arr. Lynott, Bell, Downey)
  11. "Black Boys on the Corner" (Lynott)
  12. "Randolph's Tango" (Lynott)
  13. "Broken Dreams" (Lynott, Bell, Downey)
  14. "Vagabond of the Western World" (Lynott)
  15. "Little Girl in Bloom" (Lynott)
  16. "Slow Blues" (Lynott)
  17. "The Rocker" (Lynott, Bell, Downey)
  18. "Here I Go Again" (Lynott)

Disc 2

  1. "Cruising in the Lizzymobile" (Downey, Bell, Lynott)
  2. "Little Darling" (Lynott)
  3. "Sitamoia" (Downey)
  4. "Philomena" (Lynott)
  5. "Still in Love with You" (Lynott)
  6. "Showdown" (Lynott)
  7. "It's Only Money" (Lynott)
  8. "Rosalie" [Single Mix] (Bob Seger)
  9. "Half Caste" (Lynott)
  10. "King's Vengeance" (Scott Gorham, Lynott)
  11. "Suicide" (Lynott)
  12. "Wild One" (Lynott)
  13. "Try a Little Harder" (Brian Robertson, Lynott)
  14. "Fighting My Way Back" (Lynott)
  15. "Jailbreak" (Lynott)
  16. "Romeo and the Lonely Girl" (Lynott)
  17. "The Boys Are Back in Town" (Lynott)
  18. "Cowboy Song" (Lynott, Downey)
  19. "Emerald" (Gorham, Robertson, Downey, Lynott)

Disc 3

  1. "Johnny" (Lynott)
  2. "Don't Believe a Word" (Lynott)
  3. "Fools Gold" (Lynott)
  4. "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" (Lynott, Gorham, Downey)
  5. "Massacre" (Lynott, Gorham, Downey)
  6. "Soldier of Fortune" (Lynott)
  7. "Bad Reputation" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott)
  8. "Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)" (Lynott)
  9. "Killer Without a Cause" (Gorham, Lynott)
  10. "Warrior" [Live] (Lynott, Gorham)
  11. "Are You Ready" [Live] (Lynott, Gorham, Downey, Robertson)
  12. "Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song" [Live] (Seger, Lynott, Downey)
  13. "Me and the Boys" [Live] (Lynott)
  14. "Parisienne Walkways" (Lynott, Gary Moore) ‡
  15. "Do Anything You Want To" (Lynott)
  16. "Waiting for an Alibi" (Lynott)
  17. "Sarah" (Lynott, Moore)
  18. "Got to Give It Up" (Lynott, Gorham)
  19. "Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend" (Lynott, Moore)
  20. "Just the Two of Us" (Lynott, Gorham)

Disc 4

  1. "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts" (Lynott, Jimmy Bain) ¶
  2. "King's Call" (Lynott) ¶
  3. "Chinatown" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott, Snowy White)
  4. "Sugar Blues" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott, White)
  5. "Killer on the Loose" (Lynott)
  6. "Don't Play Around" (Lynott, Gorham)
  7. "Song for Jimi" (Lynott)
  8. "Renegade" (Lynott, White)
  9. "Hollywood (Down on Your Luck)" (Gorham, Lynott)
  10. "Old Town" (Bain, Lynott) ¶
  11. "Thunder and Lightning" (Lynott, Downey)
  12. "Cold Sweat" (Lynott, John Sykes)
  13. "The Sun Goes Down" (Lynott, Darren Wharton)
  14. "Sisters of Mercy" (Lynott, Mark Stanway) †
  15. "Nineteen" (Lynott) ¶
  16. "A Night in the Life of a Blues Singer" (Lynott) ¶
  • All tracks by Thin Lizzy except:

‡ by Gary Moore
¶ by Phil Lynott
† by Grand Slam.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Song for Jimi"". Discogs. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Phil Lynott solo releases". Thin Lizzy Guide by Peter Nielsen. Retrieved 24 June 2014.