Thin Lizzy have shared a previously unreleased version of their Chinatown album track Sugar Blues.
The rough mix released today was originally recorded at Good Earth Studios in London’s Soho on July 7, 1980. On this version, frontman Phil Lynott was yet to complete the lyrics for the track, with significant changes to the guitar phrasing and solos.
Sugar Blues (Rough Mix) will feature on the recently announced Rock Legends box set. A collection of 99 tracks – 74 of which are previously unreleased – the compilation will celebrate 50 years of Thin Lizzy spread across 6CD/DVDs.
Rock Legends will be the first instalment in a career-spanning release programme.
The collection has been overseen by Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham and Lizzy expert Nick Sharp from a collection of newly discovered tapes. Rock Legends has also been newly mastered by Andy Pearce and will include demos, radio sessions, live recordings and rare edits.
The DVD will contain the BBC documentary Bad Reputation and Thin Lizzy’s 1976 performance on Rod Stewart’s A Night On The Town TV special.
Aside from the music, the collection will also come with tour programme replicas, Lynott poetry books, four prints by Lizzy cover artist Jim Fitzpatrick and a book with quotes by all members of the band about their time playing with Lynott .
A statement adds that it’ll also contain “a selection of famous fans such as Slash, Lemmy, Joe Elliot, Geddy Lee, James Hetfield, Ian Gillan, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Bobby Gillespie, Craig Finn, John McEnroe and Pat Cash talking about the band.”
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- Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-Sep-2020 14:31)on September 25, 2020 at 6:41 am
THIN LIZZY Jailbreak (1976 first UK issue 'spaceship' label 9-track LP with 'Titch & Quackers' & 'Manchester United' etchings in the run-offs, the classic sixth album & arguably one of the band's finest. Includes two of their biggest hits, TheBoys Are Back In Town & the renowned title track, plus other gems such as Angel From The Coast & the mighty live concert favourite Emerald. Housed in a 'Super De Luxe' die-cut pocket gatefold sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] shows some spine scuffingand a little light edgewear, including the die-cut section. The vinyl grades VG/VG+ with a few light scuffs/hairlines to show play)
- Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2020 09:49)on September 25, 2020 at 6:41 am
THIN LIZZY The Boys Are Back In Town (Classic 1976 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Emerald, Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve)
- Thin Lizzy - Shades Of A Blue Orphanage - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Jul-2020 17:21)on September 25, 2020 at 6:41 am
THIN LIZZY Shades Of A Blue Orphanage (Rare 1972 UK first issue 9-track vinyl LP on the green boxed Decca logo label, with the album title named after the musicians' previous bands [Bell's 'Shades of Blue' & Lynott & Downey's 'Orphanage'], matt gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve, like most copies we have seen, displays some minor general wear but has no writting, splits or tears, and is graded Excellent. The labels remain very clean with minimal spindle marks, even the vinyl shows minimal evidence of play, a really nice example TXS108)
- Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 23-Jul-2020 06:27)on September 25, 2020 at 6:41 am
THIN LIZZY Chinatown (1980 UK 9-track vinyl LP featuring guitarist Snowy White [who replaced Gary Moore between 1980 & 1982], including Killer On The Loose, Didn't I and title track [with backing vocals from Midge Ure]. Housed in an embossed picture sleeve by Jim Fitzpatrick with illustrated lyric inner, The sleeve shows a degree of edge scuffing and spine wear, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 15:10)on September 25, 2020 at 6:41 am
THIN LIZZY Jailbreak (Late 70s UK issue of the 1976 9-track vinyl LP, the classic sixth album and arguably one of the band's finest, featuring two of their biggest hits The Boys Are Back In Town and the renowned title track plus other gems including Angel From The Coast and the mighty live concert favourite Emerald. Housed in a now iconic die-cut silver internal pocket gatefold picture sleeve which has notable wear on the spine and some edgewear due to the fragile nature of the sleeve, while the vinyl is excellent - a great play copy of this Essential album)