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Thin Lizzy, ‘Jailbreak: Deluxe; Johnny the Fox: Deluxe’ (UME)

By: Andrew Hultkrans // February 8, 2011

This writerly ’70s boogie band has garnered a posthumous hipster fan base in recent years, and here their two classic 1976 albums are properly celebrated with two-CD remastered editions, featuring demos, alternate versions, and BBC sessions. Black and, well, Irish, with more Spandex than an American Apparel warehouse, frontman Phil Lynott was a nonpareil figure — late Arthur Lee meets early Bruce Springsteen, delivering dexterous Allman Brothers guitar harmonies with Kiss-like swagger.