Thin Lizzy fans in for a whole lot of music

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  1. tomtom

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    http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/thin-lizzy-songs-0104-2012/

    ‘Nearly 700’ Unreleased Thin Lizzy Recordings Found


    Spinner reports that before his death in 1986, Thin Lizzy bassist/frontman and main writer Phil Lynott gave an unidentified caretaker 150 tapes of unreleased music. In 2012, some of the nearly 700 tracks included in the archive will see the light of day – Universal Music has acquired the tapes and the company is prepping a new Thin Lizzy box set which is due out later in 2012.

    “This is an absolutely stunning find,†project manager Steve Hammonds told the Irish Independent. The collection will feature outtakes and alternate versions of Lizzy hits, as well as “material which was recorded but never released at the time,†Hammonds added. The recordings span from 1971 to 1981 and total approximately 150 hours.

    The group’s surviving members – Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Brian Downey, Eric Bell and others – are reportedly helping with the mammoth project. 2012 marks the 26th anniversary of Lynott’s passing, but Hammonds insists this box set is no vulgar cash-in.

    “Phil Lynott passed the material on to a third party for safekeeping,†he said. “They held on to it for decades because they were waiting for the right people to come along. They really didn’t trust anyone enough to release it properly,†he added. “No money has changed hands, his person is a Thin Lizzy fan.â€
     
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    It's a shame, Thin Lizzy has a lot of great music yet most people in America only know two songs by them.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I should listen to their released stuff before I worry about that.
     
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    it's the Irish Tupac!! :cheer:
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Great band!
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    What's the best Thin Lizzy LP? I was given a few as part of a collection.
     
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    Did I ever tell the story of my car stereo being stolen and the thieves ejected and left the Thin Lizzy tape on the seat?
     
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    Live and Dangerous.
     
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    Brothers don't like rock and roll. If only they knew the lead singer was part black.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    what are the 2 songs i'm suppose to know?
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I'll have to see if it's in there.
     
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    :grouch:
     
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    More like 1 1/2 hits.
     
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    i just watched the phillip lynott archive...it was really good...anyone wanna watch ill give ya the link....
     
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    The radio plays the shit out of Boys Are Back in Town and Jailbreak.
     
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    Philip Lynott was Ireland's first international rock star. Despite his untimely death over 25 years ago, the Crumlin born musician's songs and music are still enormously admired and much listened to. As a recent exhibition of his life and work demonstrated, he retains huge admiration and immense popularity not just among the Irish public but with people from around the world.

    Culled from extensive archive and featuring reminiscences from friends, colleagues and admirers this one hour programme reflects on the man, the myth and his music, and includes rare, much loved material from his band Thin Lizzy’s 1970’s heyday, along with the first screening of a fully restored version of the iconic 1982 Old Town pop promo. Philip Lynott was Ireland’s first international rock star. Despite his untimely death over 25 years ago, the Crumlin born musician’s songs and music are still enormously admired and much listened to. As a recent exhibition of his life and work demonstrated, he retains huge admiration and immense popularity not just among the Irish public but with people from around the world.
     
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    How can they not be good with this lineup and the past members. That is a whole lot of talent.

    Members
    Brian Downey
    Scott Gorham
    Darren Wharton
    Marco Mendoza
    Ricky Warwick
    Damon Johnson

    Past members
    Phil Lynott
    Eric Bell
    Eric Wrixon
    Gary Moore
    Brian Robertson
    Midge Ure
    Snowy White
    John Sykes
    Tommy Aldridge
    Randy Gregg
    Michael Lee
    Francesco DiCosmo
    Vivian Campbell
    Richard Fortus