Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy

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Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
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Greatest hits album by
Released4 February 1991
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length74:35
LabelVertigo
Mercury (US only)
Thin Lizzy compilation albums chronology
The Best of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy - Soldier of Fortune
(1987)
Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
(1991)
The Rocker
(1994)
Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
Video by
Released1991
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length55 min
LabelPolyGram Video
Thin Lizzy video chronology
Thin Lizzy Live at Sydney Harbour '78
(1988)
Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
(1991)
Live at the National Stadium
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy is a compilation album released by rock group Thin Lizzy in 1991. The only previously unreleased track was "Dedication", which was reconstructed after Phil Lynott's death using an old 8 track demo recording of the Grand Slam song originally recorded around 1985 and written by guitarist Laurence Archer. This track was the subject of a High Court case, as following Lynott's death Thin Lizzy released this track as a lost Thin Lizzy track, removing Archer's guitar and the writing credit from the track. Archer is now credited for writing this track.[2]

There was also a VHS video release to accompany the album.

Track listings[edit]

UK & Japanese CD[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Whisky in the Jar"Traditional, arranged by Phil Lynott, Eric Bell, Brian Downeynon-album single (1972)5:45
2."The Rocker"Lynott, Bell, DowneyVagabonds of the Western World (1973)2:45
3."Jailbreak"LynottJailbreak (1976)4:04
4."The Boys Are Back in Town"LynottJailbreak4:27
5."Don't Believe a Word"LynottJohnny the Fox (1976)2:21
6."Bad Reputation"Downey, Scott Gorham, LynottBad Reputation (1977)3:10
7."Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)"LynottBad Reputation3:24
8."Rosalie / Cowgirl's Song" (live)Bob Seger / Lynott, DowneyLive and Dangerous (1978)4:00
9."Still in Love with You" (live)LynottLive and Dangerous7:40
10."Emerald" (live)Gorham, Brian Robertson, Downey, LynottLive and Dangerous4:18
11."Waiting for an Alibi"Lynott, Gary MooreBlack Rose: A Rock Legend (1979)4:13
12."Do Anything You Want To"LynottBlack Rose: A Rock Legend3:52
13."Sarah"Lynott, MooreBlack Rose: A Rock Legend4:20
14."Parisienne Walkways"Lynott, MooreGary Moore album Back on the Streets (1978)3:19
15."Chinatown"Downey, Gorham, Lynott, Snowy WhiteChinatown (1980)4:44
16."Killer on the Loose"LynottChinatown3:55
17."Out in the Fields"MooreGary Moore and Phil Lynott single4:18
18."Dedication"Lynott, Laurence Archerpreviously unreleased4:00
Total length:74:35
  • The track listing for all non-US vinyl and cassette releases, and the German CD, is the same as above minus "Bad Reputation", "Still in Love with You", "Emerald" and "Chinatown".[3]

All US releases[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Whisky in the Jar"Traditional, arranged by Phil Lynott, Eric Bell, Brian Downeynon-album single5:45
2."The Rocker"Lynott, Bell, DowneyVagabonds of the Western World2:43
3."She Knows"Gorham, LynottNightlife (1974)5:12
4."Still in Love with You"LynottNightlife5:38
5."Showdown"LynottNightlife4:31
6."Rosalie"Bob SegerFighting (1975)3:11
7."Wild One"LynottFighting4:18
8."Fighting My Way Back"LynottFighting3:12
9."Jailbreak"LynottJailbreak4:04
10."The Boys Are Back in Town"LynottJailbreak4:27
11."Cowboy Song"Lynott, DowneyJailbreak5:16
12."Don't Believe a Word"LynottJohnny the Fox2:21
13."Bad Reputation"Downey, Gorham, LynottBad Reputation3:10
14."Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)"LynottBad Reputation3:24
15."Do Anything You Want To"LynottBlack Rose: A Rock Legend3:52
16."Waiting for an Alibi"Lynott, MooreBlack Rose: A Rock Legend4:13
17."Chinatown"Downey, Gorham, Lynott, WhiteChinatown4:44
18."Dedication"Lynott, Archerpreviously unreleased4:00
Total length:74:01

VHS[edit]

  1. "The Rocker"
  2. "Whiskey in the Jar"
  3. "The Boys Are Back in Town"
  4. "Jailbreak"
  5. "Don't Believe a Word"
  6. "Bad Reputation"
  7. "Dancin' in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)"
  8. "Rosalie" (live)
  9. "Waiting for an Alibi"
  10. "Do Anything You Want To"
  11. "Sarah"
  12. "Chinatown"
  13. "Killer on the Loose"
  14. "Out in the Fields"
  15. "Dedication"

Singles[edit]

  • "Dedication" / "Cold Sweat" – 11 January 1991
A 12" and CD single were also released, featuring the extra tracks "Emerald" (live) / "Still in Love With You" (live).
A 12" picture disc was also released, with two different tracks, "Chinatown" / "Bad Reputation".
  • "The Boys Are Back in Town" / "Sarah" – 11 March 1991
A 12", picture disc and CD single were also released, all featuring four tracks: "The Boys Are Back in Town" / "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" / "Black Boys on the Corner" / "Me and the Boys".

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Thin Lizzy - Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ Byrne, Alan (20 September 2015). Are You Ready?: Thin Lizzy: Album by Album. London, UK: Soundcheck Books. p. 224. ISBN 978-0992948085. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  3. ^ "Dedication track listings". Discogs. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Thin Lizzy Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Thin Lizzy – Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "The Irish Cahrts: search for Thin Lizzy". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Thin Lizzy Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 4 March 2018.