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Year of Release: 1974
It's Only Money
Still In Love With You
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Once again, Thin Lizzy returns with their 1974 release, Night Life.
It was the band's fourth album, and by 1974, the band had gone through some
major personnel changes, including a new guitarist by the name of Gary Moore,
who would later pursue a successful career on his own.
The opening track, "She Knows" has a mellower rock flavor, as
compared to the most popular songs that would come later in 1976's Jailbreak
("Boys Are Back In Town," "Jailbreak") The title track has a more easy
blues feel, where hard rock at its finest is heard on "It's Only Money,"
a song that could be compared in sound to the early ZZ Top. The moderate
blues style of Robin Trower can be compared to another well-done song, "Still
In Love With You."
The piano is the dominant instrument on the ballad "Frankie Carroll,"
a pleasant, mellow rock sounding sound, as compared to the soulful influence
on "Showdown." "Bandshee" is another very impressive tune, yet
it clocks in under two minutes, this instrumental has a southern rock flavor.
"Philomena" is a good song, yet there are other songs on this album
that are much better. "Sha-La-La" has the band in all hard rock style.
"Dear Heart" ends the album, as it is another very pleasant, mellow song.
Night Life shines very brightly; it's a very good album, as just about
every Thin Lizzy album is. Thin Lizzy's music is great to discover for those
who are only familar with their most famous hit, "Boys Are Back In Town."
Phil Lynnott was with us for so long, as he passed away of a drug overdose in
1986. Yet his music is quite inspired by many bands and artists today and
future generations of rock music to come. Night Life is an exceptional
album, and a great album to listen to, in the evening hours of the night life.
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