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 - Bad Reputation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 12:30)on September 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm
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 thisbanger! - Overall Excellent copy of this highly recommended outing)
- Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 01-Aug-2021 12:17)on September 20, 2021 at 5:22 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]. Comes housed in a glossy & embossed picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve has some edge scuffing but otherwise appears Excellent whilst the vinyl appears barely played)
- Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat - Double Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.44, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jul-2021 15:50)on September 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm
THIN LIZZY Cold Sweat (1983 UK limited edition 4-track 7" doublepack, also including Bad Habits & live versions of Angel Of Death & Don't Believe A Word recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1981, glossy card picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a spot of light ring wear & the vinyl appears barely played LIZZY11-22)
- Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar [5:44] - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.96, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jul-2021 15:51)on September 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm
THIN LIZZY Whiskey In The Jar (1978 UK 7" single with four-prong centre, featuring the 5:44 version of their classic track plus Vagabonds Of The Western World & Sitamoia, Decca die-cut company sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with just a few minor signs of play F13748)
- Thin Lizzy - The Adventures Of Thin Lizzy: The Hit Singles Collection - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £19.00, $26.03, €22.23 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 16:50)on September 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm
THIN LIZZY The Adventures Of Thin Lizzy: The Hit Singles Collection (1981 UK 11-track LP compilation, featuring the band's successful single releases such as The Boys Are Back In Town, Whisky In The Jar, Jailbreak, Dancing In The Moonlight & more, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve has a few creases & minor age wear with a small original price sticker & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play LIZTV1)