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Recorded in The Who’s Ramport Studios in Battersea, London with producer John Alcock, Jailbreak was the album that catapulted Lizzy into the charts with the rock classic The Boys Are Back In Town.
“We did two albums before that with Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham, who came in after Eric Bell left. The rehearsals that we did just before we went into the studio were really good.”
“When we did the first albums with Brian and Scott we were still getting to know each other’s styles. With this album, everything started to take shape and gel. Phil was writing nice tunes and we just knew that we had it sussed. There were a couple of commercial tunes but because I was so close to it, I couldn’t tell which was going to be a single and which an album track”.
“The Boys Are Back In Town was picked by somebody outside the band, maybe it was one of the record company reps, who said: ‘That sounds really good. Maybe you could use that as a single,’ and we all went: ‘Maybe not’”.