Yellow Pearl (album)

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Yellow Pearl
Compilation album by Phil Lynott
Released 12 July 2010
Recorded 1979–1985
Genre Rock
Label Spectrum
Phil Lynott chronology
Live in Sweden 1983
Yellow Pearl

Yellow Pearl is a compilation album of songs recorded by Irish rock musician Phil Lynott; the only such compilation as of 2016. The album, released in 2010, features songs taken from Lynott's two solo albums, Solo in Soho and The Philip Lynott Album, together with rare singles, remixes and b-sides.

Many members of Lynott's band Thin Lizzy appear on the album including Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Snowy White, Darren Wharton and Gary Moore. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler plays on two tracks.

The title track "Yellow Pearl" is included in two remixed versions – this song had been used as the theme tune for the British TV programme Top of the Pops. Two rare b-sides, "Somebody Else's Dream" (from the "Together" single) and "Beat of the Drum" (from "Old Town") were released here for the first time on CD. Lynott's hit single with Gary Moore, "Parisienne Walkways", and his last single release, "Nineteen", were also featured.

The CD came with a booklet featuring photos and an essay by Malcolm Dome.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Philip Lynott, except where noted.

  1. "Yellow Pearl" [Second 7" remix] (Lynott, Midge Ure) – 3:22
  2. "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts" (Jimmy Bain, Lynott) – 4:09
  3. "King's Call" – 3:38
  4. "A Child's Lullaby" – 2:41
  5. "Tattoo (Giving It All Up for Love)" – 3:18
  6. "Solo in Soho" – 4:13
  7. "Girls" (Bain, Lynott, Brian Robertson) – 3:58
  8. "Ode to a Black Man" – 4:04
  9. "Together" – 3:37
  10. "Fatalistic Attitude" – 4:28
  11. "The Man's a Fool" – 2:58
  12. "Old Town" (Bain, Lynott) – 3:25
  13. "Cathleen" – 3:34
  14. "Little Bit of Water" – 3:33
  15. "Ode to Liberty (The Protest Song)" (Bain, Lynott) – 5:46
  16. "Somebody Else's Dream" – 4:23
  17. "Beat of the Drum" – 3:43
  18. "Nineteen" – 5:26
  19. "Parisienne Walkways" (Lynott, Gary Moore) – 3:20
  20. "Yellow Pearl" [First version] (Lynott, Ure) – 4:06
  • "Parisienne Walkways" was originally released as a Gary Moore solo track.