Several Thin Lizzy best-of collections have surfaced over the years (such as 1981's Adventures of Thin Lizzy and 1984's Lizzy Lives!), but the best two are undeniably 1996's Wild One and 1991's Dedication. While not as extensive as Wild One (only one track is featured from their '80s work), Dedication contains more early selections than the other mentioned titles. But the real attraction for Lizzy buffs is the inclusion of the previously unreleased title track, which was completed by the other members years after Lynott's passing in 1986. Elsewhere, often-overlooked tracks like "She Knows," "Fighting My Way Back," and "Cowboy Song" get to share the spotlight with such familiar faves as "The Boys Are Back in Town," "Bad Reputation," "Jailbreak," "Waiting for an Alibi," "Dancing in the Moonlight," and "Don't Believe a Word." Also included is an essay in which Lynott is quoted as saying that he'd like Lizzy to be remembered as a great guitar band (in the tradition of the Yardbirds, etc.). After hearing the great tracks on Dedication, you'll be reminded that there was so much more to this legendary band.
AllMusic Review by Greg Prato