Thin Lizzy

Waiting for an Alibi: The Collection

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This 2011 budget-priced U.K. collection offers up a nice balance between Thin Lizzy’s radio hits ( “Boys Are Back in Town,” “Whiskey in the Jar,” “Killer on the Loose," "Dancin’ in the Moonlight”) and overlooked gems like “Soldier of Fortune,” “Opium Trail,” and “King’s Vengeance.” Twenty tracks strong, Waiting for an Alibi: The Collection holds its own against other single-disc overviews like 2004’s Greatest Hits and 2006’s Definitive Collection (2002’s exhaustive box set Vagabonds Kings Warriors and Angels still provides the most bang for the buck) and provides the perfect gateway for listeners looking to get their first fix of Ireland’s first heavy rockers.

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