Thin Lizzy - Whisky in the jar / Black boys on the corner 7" singles

They recorded the single "Whisky in the jar" and "Black Boys on the Corner" at Decca Studio 4, Tollington Park" in October 1972
Mastering engineer Trevor Fletcher (C on matrix in vinyl)

3rd November 1972 "Whisky in the jar" is released. The song was originally recorded as an impromptu filler track based on an old Irish traditionell song, merely to be used as the B-side of their next single. But their label Decca Records insisted on making it the A-side. It was Ted Carolls idea to record the song. 

Christmas 72 - January 1973
Lizzy re-promoted Whisky in the jar with f
ree whisky to DJ┤s in UK
It was Chris O┤Donnell┤s idea of sending out miniature bottles of irish "Power┤s whisky" with "Whisky In The Jar" stamped on the label to a few people such as DJ┤s. Soon after the single was a hit. The DJ┤s were sent a special 3 minute version of the song.


Chart: Germany No.7, Ireland No.1, UK No.6

Philip Lynott, Eric Bell, Brian Downey


 

Front, Back, Label A-Side Description
P/S = Picture sleeve
Rc/S = Record company sleeve
Country Record Label Rec. Number
A-Side
Released
 

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Whisky In The Jar / Black Boys On The Corner
  Australia Decca Y-10142
ZDR52304
730308
Jukebox
Matt sleeve
SABAM
Belgium Decca 105/26.361-Y
ZDR 52303
72
Jukebox
Textured sleeve and different label
SABAM
Belgium Decca 105/26.361-Y
ZDR 52303
72
Jukebox
Mono versions
Canada London L. 20076
DR.52304
72
Push-out centre
Record pressed in UK and sleeve printed in Denmark
Denmark / UK Decca F-13355
ZDR 52303
72
Jukebox
SACEM
France Decca ZDR 52303
84.126
(F 13.335)
72
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH, HAMBURG
GEMA
Germany Decca DL 25 556
ZDR 52 303
73
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH, HAMBURG
GEMA
Reissue
Germany Decca 6.11183
ZDR 52 303
78
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH, HAMBURG 19
GEMA
LC 0171
Reissue
Germany Decca 6.11183
ZDR 52 303
78
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH, HAMBURG 19
GEMA
LC 0171
Reissue
Germany Decca 6.11183
ZDR 52 303
78
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH, NORTORF
GEMA
LC 0171
Reissue
Thanks to Claus Johansen for the information
Germany Decca 6.11183
ZDR 52 303
78
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH HAMBURG 19
GEMA
LC 0171
Reissue
1978 on sleeve
Germany Decca 6.11183 AC
ZDR 52 303
78
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH HAMBURG 19
GEMA
LC 0171
Reissue
1978 on sleeve
Germany Decca 6.11183 AC
ZDR 52 303
78
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
GMBH, NORTORF
GEMA
LC 0171
Reissue
1978 on sleeve
Germany Decca 6.11183 AC
ZDR 52 303
78
Push-out centre Greece Decca GD 5206
ZDR 52303
72
Jukebox
STEMRA
Holland Decca 6103 055 72
Push-out centre Ireland Decca F.13355
ZDR.52303
72

Push-out centre
Mispressed labels lists Black Boys On The Corner on both sides

Ireland Decca F.13355
ZDR.52303
(B-Side)
72
Jukebox Italy Decca F 13355
ZDR 52304
73
Jukebox
Different label
Italy Decca F 13355
ZDR 52304
73
Jukebox
Different label and back
Italy Decca F 13355
ZDR 52304
73
  Yellow label
Thanks to Michael Ivarsson and Nanki Sato (release date)
Japan London TOP-1780 730225
Jukebox Mexico London 45/10140 73
  New Zealand Decca DEC.595
(ZDR.52303)
72
  New Zealand Decca DEC.595
(ZDR.52303
M. C. P. S.)
72
Mispress with Whisky in the jar on both labels New Zealand Decca DEC.595
(ZDR.52303
M. C. P. S.)
72

Jukebox
Textured sleeve

Portugal Decca P-F 13355
ZDR 52 304
72
  South Africa Decca FM.7577
ZDR.52303
73
Jukebox
Textured sleeve
Whisky En La Jarra / Ni˝os Negros En La Esquina
Spain Decca MO-1322
ZDR 52 304
73
Push-out centre
Record pressed by Grammofon AB Electra
Sleeve printed by Miletryck
NCB
Sweden Decca F 13355
ZDR 52303
72
Push-out centre
Mastering engineer Trevor Fletcher (C on matrix in vinyl)
UK Decca F 13355
Matrix A-side
ZDR-52303-T1-1C
C (Trevor Fletcher)
Matrix B-side
ZDR-52305-T1-1C
C (Trevor Fletcher)
721103
Push-out centre
Different label
UK Decca F 13355
ZDR 52303
721103
Jukebox Yugoslavia Decca SDC-88656
(zdr 52303)
73?
Jukebox
Different label
Thanks to Frank Knubben for the information
Yugoslavia Decca SDC-88656
(zdr 52303)
73?
  Zimbabwe Decca FM.7577
ZDR.52303
73
           
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