THIN LIZZY's 'Live and Dangerous' Voted Best Live Rock Album

THIN LIZZY's "Live and Dangerous" has been voted "best live rock album of all time" by the readers of Classic Rock magazine, according to UFO's "Strangers in the Night", released in 1979, came in second, while DEEP PURPLE's "Made In Japan" came third. "If You Want Blood, You've Got it", by Australian rockers AC/DC, came fourth, followed by the LED ZEPPELIN offering "How the West Was Won". THE WHO's "Live at Leeds", recorded in 1970, is sixth followed by the JUDAS PRIEST album "Unleashed in the East" (1979).

Classic Rock magazine editor Sian Llewellyn said: "THIN LIZZY's album encapsulates the energy and fervor of LIZZY at their prime. The album was one of the first to show that a live album can really capture the excitement of the music as well as a studio album. With a good live album you can crank it up and feel the energy as if you were there. You can feel the atmosphere in the crowd without it encroaching too much on the music."

Eighth in the list is HAWKWIND's "Space Ritual" (1973), followed by "Exit Stage Left" by RUSH, a more recent offering from 1981, and "Irish Tour" by RORY GALLAGHER (1974).

Around 7,000 readers voted in the Classic Rock poll.


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