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.”
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 1st - VG/EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jan-2023 13:11)on February 1, 2023 at 6:10 pm
THIN LIZZY Chinatown (Original 1980 UK orange label 9-track LP featuring guitarist Snowy White [who replaced Gary Moore between 1980 & 1982], including Killer On The Loose, Didn't I & the superb title track [with backing vocals from Midge Ure]. The glossy & embossed picture sleeve [VG] has a degree of edge wear scuffing, with all print legible complete with the lyric inner, the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with little play)
- Thin Lizzy - Black Rose: A Rock Legend - Greek - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €39.55 (New Item) (arrived 24-Oct-2022 16:01)on February 1, 2023 at 6:10 pm
THIN LIZZY Black Rose: A Rock Legend (Scarce 1979 Greek 'spaceship' Vertigo label 9-track vinyl LP, including the singles Waiting For An Alibi, Do Anything You Want To and Sarah, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl has minimal sign of play)
- Thin Lizzy - Fighting - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.50, €56.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2022 15:19)on February 1, 2023 at 6:10 pm
THIN LIZZY Fighting (1975 UK 10-track vinyl LP, their fifth studio album including Rosalie, Suicide and Wild One. The original fully laminated picture sleeve shows minimal wear, while the vinyl remains in near 'as new' condition wth few signsof play. A classic Thin Lizzy release that should be in all collections!)
- Thin Lizzy - Killer On The Loose - Double Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.30, €11.30 (New Item) (arrived 20-Aug-2022 13:04)on February 1, 2023 at 6:10 pm
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 - Don't Believe A Word - Jukebox - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.76, €13.56 (New Item) (arrived 08-Sep-2022 09:05)on February 1, 2023 at 6:10 pm
THIN LIZZY Don't Believe A Word (1976 UK Jukebox issue injection moulded wide centred vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Old Flame, Phonogram logo die cut paper sleeve LIZZY001)