One of the most successful rock bands of the seventies, Thin Lizzy will be remembered for classics such as Don't Believe A Word and Rosalie. The harmonised guitars of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson became a trademark sound, although other line-ups included the legendary Gary Moore.
This pack includes superb quality live recorded backing tracks featuring guitarists Brian Robertson and Eric Bell, plus note for note transcriptions to several of Thin Lizzy's most famous songs. This guitar workshop is a powerful learning tool that will help you extend your stockpile of techniques and develop your improvisational skills.
this item came in good condition and my husband loves it Anonymous
- (Larbert, United Kingdom)
Have no fear -- buy this book, you will not be disappointed. This is most definitely the best Thin Lizzy music book currently available (2002). The quality will probably astound you (really). Jamie Humphrey's has written a concise, punchy intro section which has some nice background history on the group and some music theory and tuning information. The tracks are truely excellent -- they sound better than the Live and Dangerous CD (but obviously not as good as the original vinyl version). Original Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell and Brian Robertson play on some key tracks, so authenticity is assured. I also have an earlier book by a different company -- but that has no text or tab and is pretty useless. This is a great book though -- can't wait for volume 2 (hint, hint!) - I hope they do one, there are plenty of other excellent Lizzy tracks.
By the way, the backing tracks are in original key of the tunes (e.g. in A or A minor) and their backing tracks match that. If you have ever tried playing along to Live and Dangerous you may have noticed that they tune down a semi-tone for live performance so the tracks on that album are a little lower (e.g. Ab and Ab minor). Jamie explains this early in the book -- so now I can understand the fingerings better and sound authentic by playing in the right key! (The original music book did not explain the flat tunings, hence the suggested chords were sometimes unusally awkward).
Also check out the Brian Robertson tutorial video - wonderful. Anonymous
The book has great detail and the CD is very well done. 8 songs are recorded twice - once without vocal or lead guitar, once without vocals but with lead guitar. All songs are played in the key they are written (no tuning down), and the guitar parts can be listened to well enough to learn the parts. Robbo changes his 'Don't Believe a Word' solo slightly, but all other tracks are very close to the original recording ('Rosalie' follows the "Live and Dangerous" version). The CD is so well done I listen to it for pleasure frome time to time. I have other Thin Lizzy books, but this book and CD is the easiest to learn from and play against. Anonymous
Very very very good! For a music beginner - advanced but as true test Anonymous
- (Ripon, United Kingdom)