The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans

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The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans
Continuingsaga.jpg
Cover art by Jim Fitzpatrick
Compilation album by Thin Lizzy
Released 1978
Recorded 1971–1973 with redubs in 1977
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 44:16
Label Decca
Producer Phil Lynott, Nick Tauber, Frank Rodgers
Thin Lizzy compilation albums chronology
Remembering – Part 1
(1976)Remembering – Part 11976
The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans
(1978)
The Adventures of Thin Lizzy
(1981)The Adventures of Thin Lizzy1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]

The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans is a 1978 compilation album by the rock group Thin Lizzy.

Despite ostensibly featuring a selection of songs from the band's first three albums and their rare New Day EP, most of the tracks are in fact different from the originally released versions, having been remixed and altered with newly recorded material specially for this release during Christmas 1977.[2] Of the 11 tracks, only "Mama Nature Said", "The Hero and the Madman" and "Vagabond of the Western World" (all from Vagabonds of the Western World) are the same as their original album counterparts. Midge Ure (of Ultravox) and Gary Moore feature on some of the newly recorded songs.[2] Despite the album's name, it does not include the track "Saga of the Ageing Orphan" from the band's first album.

The album has long been out of print, but all of the altered tracks have recently been re-released as bonus tracks on the 2010 remastered versions of Thin Lizzy, Shades of a Blue Orphanage and Vagabonds of the Western World.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Phil Lynott, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleOriginally fromLength
1."Things Ain’t Working Out Down at the Farm"New Day EP (1971)3:58
2."Buffalo Gal"Shades of a Blue Orphanage (1972)5:11
3."Sarah"Shades of a Blue Orphanage2:48
4."Honesty Is No Excuse"Thin Lizzy (1971)2:45
5."Look What the Wind Blew In"Thin Lizzy3:22
6."Mama Nature Said"Vagabonds of the Western World (1973)4:52
Side two
No.TitleOriginally fromLength
7."The Hero and the Madman"Vagabonds of the Western World6:08
8."Slow Blues" (Lynott, Brian Downey)Vagabonds of the Western World4:46
9."Dublin"New Day2:32
10."Brought Down"Shades of a Blue Orphanage3:08
11."Vagabond of the Western World"Vagabonds of the Western World4:46

Personnel[edit]

Thin Lizzy
Additional musicians

Recordings[edit]

According to the sleeve notes, "All the tracks were originally recorded between the years 1971–1973. Remixes and alterations were recorded at No. 2 Studio, Decca West Hampstead, Christmas '77." The engineers are listed as Derek Varnals, Martin Haskell, Peter Rynston, Louie Austin and David Grinstead.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Thin Lizzy - The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ a b Byrne, Alan (2006). Thin Lizzy: Soldiers of Fortune. London, UK: SAF Publishing. pp. 141–142. ISBN 978-0946719815. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Thin Lizzy (CD Booklet). Thin Lizzy. London, UK: Decca Records. 2010. 984 447-7.
  4. ^ a b Shades of a Blue Orphanage (CD Booklet). Thin Lizzy. London, UK: Decca Records. 2010. 984 448-2.
  5. ^ a b Vagabonds of the Western World (CD Booklet). Thin Lizzy. London, UK: Decca Records. 2010. 984 194-9.
  6. ^ The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans (LP sleeve). Thin Lizzy. London, UK: Decca Records. 1978. SKL 5298.