Out in the Fields (song)

"Out in the Fields" is a single by former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore and Phil Lynott, released in 1985. The song is about the Troubles in Northern Ireland.[1]

"Out in the Fields"
Gary Moore and Phil Lynott Out in the Fields single cover.jpg
Single by Gary Moore and Phil Lynott
from the album Run for Cover
B-side"Military Man"
Released1985
Format7" vinyl, 12" single
RecordedNovember 1984
GenreHard rock
Length4:18
Label10 Records
Songwriter(s)Gary Moore
Producer(s)Peter Collins
Gary Moore singles chronology
"Shapes of Things"
(1984)
"Out in the Fields"
(1985)
"Empty Rooms"
(1985)

The song is reminiscent of the sound of their band and is influenced by both artists' wide musical palettes. It performed well critically as well as commercially, reaching No.3 in the Irish Singles Chart[2] and No.5 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] the highest positions either of the two ever reached in their solo careers and the highest UK singles chart position of Lynott's entire career - both with and without Thin Lizzy. "Out in the Fields" was also one of the last recordings made by Phil Lynott before his death on 4 January 1986.[1]

Track listingsEdit

7" vinylEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Out in the Fields"Gary Moore4:18
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Military Man"Phil Lynott5:38

7" vinyl double pack (limited edition)Edit

  • UK: 10 Records / TEN 49
Disc one, side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Out in the Fields"Moore4:18
Disc one, side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Military Man"Lynott5:38
Disc two, side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Still in Love with You"Lynott5:51
Disc two, side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stop Messin' Around"Clifford Adams, Peter Green3:55

12" vinylEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Out in the Fields"Moore4:18
2."Military Man"Lynott5:38
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Still in Love with You"Lynott5:51

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[2] 3
Dutch GfK chart[4] 21
Dutch Top 40[5] 28
Norwegian Singles Chart[6] 2
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 2
UK Singles Chart[3] 5

Cover versionsEdit

The song has been covered by multiple artists, including Riot (on The Brethren of the Long House, 1996), Dark at Dawn (on Crimson Frost, 2001), Michael Schenker Group (on Heavy Hitters, 2005), Supreme Majesty (on Elements Of Creation, 2005), Primal Fear (on Metal Is Forever - The Very Best of Primal Fear, 2006), Sonata Arctica (as the B-side to "Paid in Full", 2007), Timo Kotipelto & Jani Liimatainen (on Blackoustic, 2012), Iron Mask (on V/A - Give Us Moore!: A Tribute to Gary Moore, 2004), Neogenese (on Neogenese EP, Icons (band from Rome, including Max Moretti on Drums) (on Icons EP 2019, 1996)14), Powerwolf (on Blessed & Possessed, 2015), Black Majesty (on Cross of Thorns, 2015) and Mono Inc. (on Together Till the End, 2017).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Run for Cover > Overview )))". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "The Official Charts Company - Gary Moore And Phil Lynott - Out In The Fields". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  4. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out In The Fields (in Dutch)". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 35, 1985 (in Dutch)". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  6. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out In The Fields". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out In The Fields". Retrieved 30 April 2009.

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