Alongside Lynott, Gary Moore was a member of Thin Lizzy off and on for a number of years. This single was the last one featuring Lynott before his death on 4 January 1986. It’s a none too subtle (but nevertheless powerful) comment on the religious and political climate in Northern Ireland at the time. As you’re probably aware, Lynott was of Irish / Brazilian heritage, whilst Moore was of Northern Irish descent and being true heavyweights of the rock music scene they probably felt that their influence was as likely to bring some sense to the situation as anybody else was. You have to remember that 1985 was perhaps as grim as it got in the Troubles and the year for rock and pop to save the world, so why not eh?
This entered the UK singles chart in the w/e 18 May 1985 and I bought it soon after on 25 May. Out In The Fields rose to its highest position of number 5 after 4 weeks. Overall, it spent 2 weeks in the top ten out of its total of 10 week chart run. Here’s a video for you to take a look at: