Black Rose: A Rock Legend

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Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Studio album by Thin Lizzy
Released13 Aprile 1979
RecorditParis an Lunnon; December 1978 – Februar 1979
GenreHard rock
LabelVertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (US)
ProducerTony Visconti
Thin Lizzy chronology
Live and Dangerous
(1978)Live and Dangerous1978
Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Singles frae Black Rose: A Rock Legend
  1. "Waiting for an Alibi"/"With Love"
    Released: 23 Februar 1979
  2. "Do Anything You Want To"/"Just the Two of Us"
    Released: 8 Juin 1979
  3. "Do Anything You Want To"/"S&M"
    Released: 1979 (US anerlie)
  4. "Got to Give It Up"/"With Love"
    Released: 1979 (US anerlie)
  5. "Sarah"/"Got to Give It Up"
    Released: 5 October 1979


Black Rose: A Rock Legend is the nint studio album bi Erse rock baund Thin Lizzy. Released in 1979, it haes been describit as ane o the baund's "greatest, maist successful albums".[1]

The album debuted an peakit at #2 in the UK album chairts an is the baund's maist successfu studio album. It wis the first time that blues rock guitarist Gary Moore remained in Thin Lizzy lang enough tae record an album efter previous stints in 1974 an 1977 wi the baund.

Sangs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The album includit the seicont sang Lynott wrote aboot a member o his faimily entitled "Sarah", the first sang bi this name haein appeared on 1972's Shades of a Blue Orphanage, written aboot his grandmither, namit Sarah an aw. The sang on Black Rose is aboot his then newly born dochter.

The last track, "Róisín Dubh", consists o traditional sangs, aw arrangit bi Lynott an Moore, as well as oreeginal pairts. The sang "Will You Go Lassie, Go" (Wild Mountain Thyme) is whiles mistakenly creditit as a traditional sang, but wis in fact written bi William McPeake, an first recordit bi Francis McPeake (an is on the album creditit tae F. McPeak).

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Profeesional ratins
Review scores
Springheid Ratin
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Greg Prato o Allmusic describit the album as "Thin Lizzy's last true classic album", an thair "maist muisically variet, accomplished, an successful studio album". He praist Moore's presence as "a perfect fit", an singled oot "Do Anything You Want To", "Waiting for an Alibi" an "Sarah" as staund-oot tracks, amang ithers. He praised the title track, an its "amazin, complex guitar solo".[2]

Track leetin[eedit | eedit soorce]

1."Do Anything You Want To"Philip Lynott3:53
2."Toughest Street in Town"Scott Gorham, Lynott, Gary Moore4:01
3."S&M"Brian Downey, Lynott4:05
4."Waiting for an Alibi"Lynott3:30
5."Sarah"Lynott, Moore3:33
6."Got to Give It Up"Gorham, Lynott4:24
7."Get Out of Here"Lynott, Midge Ure3:37
8."With Love"Lynott4:38
9."Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend" Lynott, Moore
  • Trad., arr. Lynott, Moore
  • F. McPeak
  • Trad., arr. Lynott, Moore
  • Trad., arr. Lynott, Moore
  • 7:06

    Remastered edition[eedit | eedit soorce]

    A new remastered an expandit edition o Black Rose wis released on 27 Juin 2011. This new edition is a 2CD set, wi the oreeginal album on disc ane, an bonus material on disc twa.

    Disc twa[eedit | eedit soorce]

    1. "Just the Two of Us" (B-side) (Lynott)
    2. "A Night in the Life of a Blues Singer" (Langer version) (Lynott)
    3. "Rockula (Rock Your Love)" (Jimmy Bain)
    4. "Don't Believe a Word" (Slow version - Lynott/Moore vocals) (Lynott)
    5. "Toughest Street in Town" (Different version) (Lynott, Moore, Gorham)
    6. "S&M" (Nassau, 1978) (Lynott, Downey)
    7. "Got to Give It Up" (Nassau, 1978) (Lynott, Gorham)
    8. "Cold Black Night" (Nassau, 1978) (Moore)
    9. "With Love" (Nassau, 1978) (Lynott)
    10. "Black Rose" (Nassau, 1978) (Lynott, Moore)

    Personnel[eedit | eedit soorce]

    Additional personnel[eedit | eedit soorce]

    References[eedit | eedit soorce]

    1. Dave Simpson (7 Februar 2011). "Gary Moore: the guitarist as gunslinger". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 Februar 2011.
    2. 2.0 2.1 Prato, Greg. "Black Rose review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 22 Juin 2011.