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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