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 - Nightlife - 180gram - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $28.49, €28.74 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2022 12:25)on October 6, 2022 at 12:57 am
THIN LIZZY Nightlife (2014 UK/EU 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, originally resed in 1974, the fourth studio album by the Irish rock band including She Knows and Still In Love With You. The picture sleeve displays justa little light general ewear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight - Jukebox - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $11.40, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 08-Sep-2022 09:09)on October 6, 2022 at 12:57 am
THIN LIZZY Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In Its Spotlight) (1977 UK injection moulded wide centred jukeboix vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Bad Reputation, Phonogram group company die cut sleeve)
- Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World - 1st - VG+ - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $85.50, €86.25 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2022 10:18)on October 6, 2022 at 12:57 am
THIN LIZZY Vagabonds Of The Western World (Classic 1973 UK first press 8-track stereo LP featuring the long version of The Rocker, complete with the illustrated lyric insert & original matte picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] reveals a little minoredge & very faint ring wear, the vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with very little play SKL5170)
- Thin Lizzy - Fighting - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $57.00, €57.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2022 15:19)on October 6, 2022 at 12:57 am
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 - Bad Reputation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $17.10, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2022 12:20)on October 6, 2022 at 12:57 am
THIN LIZZY Bad Reputation (1977 UK 9-track LP, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] shows a little light shelf wear scuffing & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with very little play)