Thin Lizzy The Continuing Saga Of The Ageing Orphans
Label: Decca SKL 5298
Format: Vinyl, LP
Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
A1 Things Ain’t Working Out Down At The Farm
A2 Buffalo Gal
A4 Honesty Is No Excuse
A5 Look What The Wind Blew In
A6 Mama Nature Said
B1 The Hero And The Madman
B2 Slow Blues
B4 Brought Down
B5 Vagabond Of The Western World
Artwork Jim Fitzpatrick
Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards Philip Lynott*
Coordinator, Executive-producer Frank Rodgers
Drums, Percussion Brian Downey
Engineer David Grinstead*, Derek Varnals, Louie Austin*, Martin Haskell, Peter Rynston
Guitar Eric Bell, Midge Ure (tracks: A1, B3)
Guitar, Keyboards Gary Moore
Narrator Kid Jensen (tracks: B1)
Piano Clodagh Simmons* (tracks: A3)
Producer Nick Tauber, Philip Lynott*
All tracks were originally recorded between the years 1971 – 1974. Remixes and alterations were recorded at No.2 Studio, Decca, West Hamstead, Christmas ’77. The album was conceived and co-ordinated by Frank Rodgers.
The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans is a 1979 compilation album by the rock group Thin Lizzy.
Despite ostensibly featuring a selection of songs from the bands first three albums and their rare “New Day” EP, most of the tracks are in fact different to the originally released versions, having been remixed and altered with newly recorded material specially for this release. Of the 11 tracks, only “Mama Nature Said”, “The Hero and the Madman” and “Vagabond of the Western World” (all from Vagabonds of the Western World) are the same as their original album counterparts; the remaining tracks are remixed with new material recorded in 1977. Midge Ure (of Ultravox) and Gary Moore feature on some of the newly recorded songs. Despite the albums name, it does not include the track “Saga of the Ageing Orphan” from the bands first album.
The album has long been out of print.
All tracks written by Phil Lynott unless stated.
“Things Aint Working Out Down at the Farm” – 3:58
“Buffalo Gal” – 5:11
“Sarah” – 2:48
“Honesty is No Excuse” – 2:45
“Look What the Wind Blew In” – 3:22
“Mama Nature Said” – 4:52
“The Hero and the Madman” – 6:08
“Slow Blues” (Lynott, Brian Downey) – 4:46
“Dublin” – 2:32
“Brought Down” – 3:08
“Vagabond of the Western World” – 4:46
Phil Lynott bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Eric Bell guitars
Brian Downey drums, percussion
Midge Ure guitar on tracks 1 & 9
Gary Moore guitars and keyboards on track 8
Kid Jensen narrator on track 7
Clodagh Simonds piano on track 3
According to the sleeve notes, “All the tracks were originally recorded between the years 19711974. Remixes and alterations were recorded at No. 2 Studio, Decca West Hampstead, Christmas ’77.” The engineers are listed as Derek Varnals, Martin Haskell, Peter Rynston, Louie Austin and David Grinstead.