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Thin Lizzy top live album poll
Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy performing on Top of the Pops
Thin Lizzy's hits included 1976's The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous LP has been voted the best live rock album by readers of a music magazine.

The 1978 album topped the Classic Rock magazine poll, with Strangers In The Night, released a year later by rock band UFO, in second place.

Deep Purple's Made in Japan came third in the Ten Greatest Live Albums poll.

If You Want Blood, You've Got it, by Australian rockers AC/DC, was fourth, followed by Led Zeppelin's album How The West Was Won.

'Energy and fervour'

Classic Rock magazine editor Sian Llewellyn said of the winner: "Thin Lizzy's album encapsulates the energy and fervour 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."

He added: "With a good live album you can crank it up and feel the energy as if you were there."

Thin Lizzy broke up in 1983 and their charismatic lead singer, Phil Lynott, 34, died of heart failure in a Wiltshire clinic in January 1986 after years of battling drug addiction.

Around 7,000 readers of the magazine voted in the poll.

The Who's Live at Leeds, recorded in 1970, was sixth, followed by Judas Priest's 1979 album Unleashed in the East.

Eighth place went to Hawkwind's Space Ritual (1973), Exit Stage Left by Rush, from 1981, was ninth, and Rory Gallagher's 1974 release, Irish Tour, rounded off the Top 10.


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