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Artist: Thin Lizzy

Title: Thunder and Lightning

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Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1983

Label: Vertigo/Phonogram (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: 810 490-2


Philip Lynott vocals, bass
John Sykes guitars
Scott Gorham guitars
Brian Downey drums
Darren Wharton keyboards, backing vocals

2013 Deluxe 2 CD re-issue featuring demos, B'sides and live tracks


Disc 1
1.  Thunder and Lightning  4:54
2.  This Is the One  4:03
3.  The Sun Goes Down  6:18
4.  The Holy War  5:11
5.  Cold Sweat  3:06
6.  Someday She Is Going to Hit Back  4:05
7.  Baby Please Don't Go  5:08
8.  Bad Habits  4:04
9.  Heart Attack  3:39
Total Running Time:  40:28

Disc 2
10.  Angel of Death live B'side}  
11.  Don't Believe A Word live B'side  
12.  Emerald live '81  
13.  Killer On The Loose live '81  
14.  The Boys Are Back In Town live '81  
15.  Hollywood live '81  
16.  The Sun Goes Down demo}  
17.  Bad Habits demo  
18.  This Is The One demo  
19.  Thunder and Lightning demo  
20.  Cold Sweet demo  
21.  Baby Please Don't Go demo  
22.  Heart Attack demo  
23.  The Holy War demo  
24.  Someday She's Gonna Hit Back demo  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: freddy de keyze Date: April 1, 2003 at 8:18
Probably the best Lizzy CD ever. Never been a big fan of this band but this is good hardrock.

From: Great Dane Date: April 1, 2003 at 19:58
Nope Freddy. This is a good release, but Chinatown, Live And Dangerous, Renegade, Jailbreak, Bad Reputation, Johnny The Fox, and especially Black Rose are far better. Sure this release has 3-4 classics, but the others are far better. Both musically, and lyrically.

From: ALEJANDRO Date: April 2, 2003 at 18:28

From: MT Thunder Date: April 16, 2003 at 2:42
This is a solid album. Phil is certainly rockin' in heaven. May I mention this album has the best Thin Lizzy song ever: Cold Sweat.The best TL album is by far LIFE LIVE and this album follows closely on its heals. "Thunder and lightning, its so exciting.." Okay so I'm biased with the Thunder concept. I thunder you to get this one and LIFE LIVE...

From: visitor Date: August 24, 2003 at 14:40
Cold Sweat is one of the greatest hard rock songs of the 80´s!

From: Endika Date: October 21, 2003 at 18:14
Un cd increible,sin duda el mejor de Thin Lizzy,sin contar el directo doble,life. John Sykes es un dios!!!

From: Metal Pete Date: February 5, 2004 at 21:08
I can't thank my buddy enough for turning me onto this disc. Rock n Roll has rarely been played so well. I completely agree that COLD SWEAT is an anthem for the ages. How about 'Bad Habits'? Pure rock at its finest. I love this cd, and listen to it often. RIP, Phil Lynott. The scene is far weaker without you around.

From: Metal Pete Date: February 5, 2004 at 21:11
TRacks 1, 5, and 8 are reason enough to go lay down $20 bucks for this album!! If you don't have it, go get it.

From: whito Date: April 11, 2004 at 16:12
phil lynott and thin lizzy lo mejor que a ocurrido dentro del mundo de la musica condiferencia acaso alguien puede poner a otra banda al mismo nivel,se que es mucho decir pero cuando se habla desde el corazon debes dejar que flulla todo lo que llevas dentro y que se manifiesto tus verdaderos sentimientos,y eso es lo que siento yo por esta banda un amor incondicional y uin vacio que ninguna otro puede llenar.Apesar que adoro jente como rory, rush, triumph ect

From: carlos ciges Date: April 16, 2004 at 16:57
uno de los mejores albunes de musica europeos,produccion ,sonido,composicion.perfecto.

From: Vain1 Date: June 19, 2004 at 23:29
It hits you like a hammer...goddamn!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: LM Osasuna Date: June 25, 2004 at 8:05
Thin Lizzy is one of the best rock bands ever! This cd isn't representative of all its carreer but a very good one! In some way they created the concept of rock and hard rock bands with good tunes, good melodies, twin guitars and good lyrics! The cd list must be updated, albums like chinatown or renegade must be in here!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 30, 2004 at 2:29
After a couple of dissapointing (for Thin Lizzy that is) albums in "Renegade" and "Chinatown", the band releases their final album and a classic in that. This time they are a full blown metal band on tracks like "This Is The One" and "Cold Sweat". They also turn in some great moodier tracks in "The Sun Goes Down" and "The Holy War". 10/10

From: Axelinger Date: July 1, 2004 at 19:34
Sykes' solo on Someday She Is Going To Hit Back is a work of art...

From: K.K. Poland Date: July 24, 2004 at 7:01
fantastic!! I love this album, the best album from this band, wspania³y hard rock!!

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 18:02
Got the elements once again! This is a must have for any TL fan. A heavy outing with only 100% pure rock.

From: Scott Date: December 15, 2004 at 8:54
If you are going to go out, go out with a bang. That is certainly what Thin Lizzy did here. Just an awesome album! Ex-Tygers of Pan Tang guitarist John Sykes brings in a breath of life into this old machine. Songs have been covered by bands like Gamma Ray, Sodom, Gothic Slam, Sinner, Heathen, Re-Animator, Helloween. No self respecting metalhead should be without this one. It is a key part of heavy metal and hard rock history!

From: Scandinavia Date: December 15, 2004 at 9:27
Couldn't agree more!!

From: Endika Date: January 29, 2005 at 5:38
Aqui si que si se nota el toque indiscutible de THIN LIZZY!!.Para mi,el mejor disco sin duda de Thin Lizzy,dejando muy atras a los que son los siguientes mejores,Jailbreak y Black Rose.Uno de esos discos que te ponen la piel de gallina cuando lo escuchas.In My opinion,uno de los 5 mejores discos de Hard rock de toda la historia,lastima que la produccion no sea tan buena.10/

From: Oswaldo Franco Date: February 21, 2005 at 19:51
Maravilloso de principio a fin, cierre con broche de oro de T.LIZZY, temas como Cold Sweat, Baby Please don't go y los demas excelentes. Phil gracias por tu música, tu legado jamás morirá. RULES THIN LIZZY. Lima-Perú

From: Rene Date: March 19, 2005 at 12:47
My favorite songs on this album are THUNDER AND LIGHTING and THE HOLY WAR. This is my favorite THIN LIZZY album because it sound more heavy then their other albums. More metal in a way and i love it. I know that die hard fans of the band will not agree with me but this is just my opinion. If you are a 80s metal fan and you are afraid to buy a THIN LIZZY album, buy this one because any metal fan will like this. Great songs with power and glory. Great hard and heavy release.

From: AsturAor Date: June 3, 2005 at 5:31
Q decir d la reunion de estos elencos en este maravilloso disco, suena impresionante, nunca cansa ni suena desfasado es puro hard, al estilo de Y&T, discos q nunca moriran entre los amantes del Hard puro la voz impecable las guitarras indiscutibles la bateria impresionante y el bajo y la bateria inigualables un disco historico solo m cabe darle lo q se merece un 10 perfecto good save de Lynott un saludo desde Asturias m gustaria intercambiar opiniones y musica yo + d 3500cds

From: PAUL Date: October 22, 2005 at 12:07
I'm not a big THIN LIZZY fan but i love this album.I don't know why but never liked lynnot's vocals and the way he wrote music.There're 3-5 very good songs for sure but overall the album isn't brilliant."cold sweat" is the best highlight and the solo one of the best of Sykes's

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 18, 2006 at 21:40
Sykes what an album!!! A killer disc. Top to bottom, I'm not sure this one doesn't fall right behind "Jailbreak" as the bands best overall. If this one would have had at least one commercial hit, it would have again put them over the top & kept the band in the limelight. Massive sound & production here. Essential to any hard rock collection.

From: True Believer Date: May 4, 2009 at 11:09
Different from previous releases, but still very good. My faves here are: melodic, atmospheric and sad "When Sun Goes Down", "The Holy War" with great melody and drumming, and "Bad Habits" with characteristic riffs. Great solos from Mr Sykes. 8,5/10

From: petermexico Date: April 19, 2012 at 16:53
Masters of the game named Rock and Roll, Thin Lizzy es una de las bandas que más influencia han tenido en la escena musical tanto Europea como americana, casi cualquier banda de Hard Rock surgida después de 1980 tiene en este grupo una gran influencia. Hay que escucharlos poco a poco para darse cuenta de las maravillosas canciones e interpretaciones que nos dejaron en cada disco. Phil Lynott fuésin duda uno de los grandes héroes del rock en los 70's y principios de los 80. Thin Lizzy Forever!

From: hair metal again Date: November 7, 2012 at 5:20
excellent release by THIN LIZZY and for me probably their best ever!John Sykes makes the difference here with all those hooks and his personal sound and the band seems to be in a great songwriting form!all the songs are fine and especially "someday she is gonna hit back","the sun goes down","the holy war" and "cold sweat"!essential

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