Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Phil Lynott Album
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
The Philip Lynott Album, originally released in 1982 has some surprisingly sweet moments, considering Lynott's hard-rocking past with Thin Lizzy. It generated a bonafide European pop hit in a remodeled version of 'Yellow ... more »
The Philip Lynott Album, originally released in 1982 has some surprisingly sweet moments, considering Lynott's hard-rocking past with Thin Lizzy. It generated a bonafide European pop hit in a remodeled version of 'Yellow Pearl' (co-written by Midge Ure o
A musical genius!
Jay F. Paupard | Las Vegas, NV USA | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this cd along with "solo in soho" are must haves for Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy fans. Both solo albums showcase Philip's musical diversity. Bits of new romance, r&B, soul and good old rock n roll are showcased in both these cds. To me these are classic gems! What are you waiting for, pick 'em up, you won't be let down. God bless ya Phil!"
Through a mirror in twenty years....
Jonathan W. Collins | 05/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't speak for everyone else, but I always thought Phil presented himself as a very easy target to critics (both in print and on Amazon.com). He was unabashedly honest with his music, and always tried different styles, even if they didn't quite fit. As such, he occasionally made mistakes, but it never seemed to phase him. God forbid the critics should forgive him for this!
After listening to this album again, over 20 years later, I can honestly say that even today, I appreciate Phil's music, warts and all. (Piss on all the critics who championed the bombast of "everyman" Bruce Springsteen back in the day!) A lyric from "Ode To Liberty" stuck out in my head while I listened to this. I believe that on January 4, 2006 it will be 20 years since Phil passed away. (Unfortunately, Phil uses "Jack" once again, for the hundredth time in a song lyric, and unfortunately references the drink and drugs that killed him. Miss you, Phil. A great album). I would dearly love to return
Through a mirror in twenty years
And learn what the future has in store for us
And if i learned that we lost
And there was no hope
For those that fight
I would turn to drink
And drink is drugs
And drugs would help me sink
And like of boat, i float
I sail out to the sky
To the universe and back
Maybe to give it another try
I don't know why, why jack
Just to confirm our father
Just to learn, just to heal us"
Uneven but solid
Jonathan W. Collins | Hoboken, NJ | 11/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Phil Lynott the rogue poet/rocker of Thin Lizzy fame released this solo album in '82 and I must say that there are some GREAT tunes here. It is balanced by lesser songs that are not really up to the high standard Phil Lynott set. "Old Town" is the major single off this record for good reason. It has that wistfulness that the best of Thin Lizzy is known for. A song about lost love, longing and rememberence, it truly is a gem. If this was the only good song on this album id still say buy it, but there are some other standouts, such as "Little bit of water" , "Cathleen" , and "Together"
coupled with "Solo in Soho" this album is a good taste of Phil Lynott for the Thin Lizzy fan and people who have a passing interest in this fabulous songwriter."