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 - Rosalie / (Cowgirls' Song) - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2021 14:52)on May 12, 2021 at 8:13 am
THIN LIZZY Rosalie / [Cowgirls' Song] (1978 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Me & The Boys, with both tracks taken from the 'Live And Dangerous' album. Issued in a plain die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition LIZZY002)
- Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 08:36)on May 12, 2021 at 8:13 am
THIN LIZZY Waiting For An Alibi (1979 UK injection moulded 7" single, also including With Love, laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear, whilst the vinyl barely looks played LIZZY003)
- Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-Mar-2021 10:42)on May 12, 2021 at 8:13 am
THIN LIZZY Bad Reputation (1977 UK 9-track vinyl LP, a brilliant album that demonstrates the excellent, and rather underrated, drumming of Brian Downey and some great songwriting including Opium Trail, Dancing In The Moonlight and arguably oneof the band's finest, the classic title track, picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve has some shelfwear, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with a few cosmetic surface scuffs or hairlines to show just light play... but who doesn't spin this banger! - Overall Excellent copy of this highly recommended outing)
- Thin Lizzy - Killer On The Loose - Double Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.92, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 20-Mar-2021 17:13)on May 12, 2021 at 8:13 am
THIN LIZZY Killer On The Loose (1980 UK limited edition 4-track injection moulded double vinyl 7" single set, also including Don't Play Around plus live versions of Chinatown and Got To Give It Up. The fully laminated flipback single-pocket picture sleeve has just a little shelfwear while both discs remain in excellent condition LIZZY77)
- Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Mar-2021 15:07)on May 12, 2021 at 8:13 am
THIN LIZZY Johnny The Fox (1982 UK issue of the 1976 10-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with series catalogue inner. The sleeve shows only minor wear & the vinyl looks seldom played PRICE11)