New Thin Lizzy Material To Be Released

I can hardly contain myself.  It seems that we are to be treated to a huge archive of `Thin Lizzy material.

According to the Guardian over 700 recordings have come to light after being hoarded for the last 28-years by a friend of the late great, Thin Lizzy front-man Phil Lynott.

Universal Music will release a selection of these recordings in June, working with the full co-operation of Thin Lizzy’s surviving members.

It’s been exactly 26 years since Lynott died, aged just 36, and almost 30 years since the original Thin Lizzy lineup split. As Lynott was dying, he entrusted 150 tapes to an unnamed third party, described as a “Thin Lizzy fan”.

“They held on to it for decades because they were waiting for the right people to come along,” Hammonds said. “They really didn’t trust anyone enough to release it properly.”

According to the Irish Independent  Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham and Brian Downey will have the “final say” over which songs are released.

This is an incredible treat for the long-time Thin Lizzy fan, I for one cannot wait to hear what emerges when a box set of approved recordings is released in June, just in time for yours truly’s birthday.

Thin Lizzy were a mould breaking band and Lynott one of rocks greatest and most charismatic front-men.  Who would have thought that after almost 30-years we would be able to hear new Phil Lynott recordings.


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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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