Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy song)

1976 single by Thin Lizzy / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Jailbreak" is a song by Thin Lizzy that originally appeared as the title track on their 1976 album Jailbreak. Along with "The Boys Are Back in Town", it is one of their most popular songs, played frequently on classic rock radio.

Quick facts: "Jailbreak", Single by Thin Lizzy, from the a...
UK single sleeve featuring (L–R): Robertson, Gorham, Lynott and Downey
Single by Thin Lizzy
from the album Jailbreak
B-side"Running Back"
Released6 August 1976 (UK) [1]
StudioRamport, London
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Phil Lynott
Producer(s)John Alcock
Thin Lizzy singles chronology
"The Boys Are Back in Town"
"Cowboy Song"

The song is typical of the band's music, with the dual lead guitar harmony and Brian Robertson's use of the wah-wah pedal. Phil Lynott's lyrics about a prison break are the typical personification of the "tough guys", also seen in "The Boys Are Back in Town" and the regular concert closer and fan favourite "The Rocker". An alternate version of the song appeared on the bonus disc of the 2011 remastered deluxe edition of the Jailbreak album, featuring a short spoken introduction and additional guitar parts throughout.

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