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 - The Japanese Compilation Album - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $68.75, €64.35 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 09:32)on May 26, 2022 at 1:53 am
THIN LIZZY The Japanese Compilation Album (1980 Japanese only Vertigo 'spaceship' 10-track vinyl compilation LP, pasted picture sleeve complete with Japanese text biography/lyric insert and Phil Lynott photo obi-strip. The sleeve displays minimalwear and the vinyl appears barely played RJ-7650)
- Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 180gm Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.99, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2022 12:24)on May 26, 2022 at 1:53 am
THIN LIZZY Chinatown (2020 UK/EU limited edition 9-track remastered LP reissue of their 1980 tenth studio album pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the single Killer On The Loose. The vinyl looks barely played with lyric printed inner housed within the picture sleeve which retains its opened original shrinkwrap)
- Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox - 1st BNQ - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €52.65 (New Item) (arrived 22-Mar-2022 13:58)on May 26, 2022 at 1:53 am
THIN LIZZY Johnny The Fox (1976 first UK issue 10-track LP with 'Bilbo 'N' Quakers!' & 'Bilbo Master Room' scratched into the run-out groove, the label also has the track Borderline mispelt 'Borderlne'. This is the follow-up to the classic album Jailbreak, featuring Don't Believe A Word, Massacre and Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed, with illustrated inner & the picture sleeve designed by the band's regular artist from the period Jim Fitzpatrick. The sleeve displays minimal wearand the vinyl looks barely played)
- Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.99, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 12:04)on May 26, 2022 at 1:53 am
THIN LIZZY Chinatown (2014 UK/EU 'Back To Black' issue 9-track remastered LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the groups tenth studio album originally released in 1980, including the classic title track alonmg with Killer On The Loose, complete with download code, lyric printed inner & picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.99, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 12:09)on May 26, 2022 at 1:53 am
THIN LIZZY Johnny The Fox (2014 UK/EU 'Back To Black' issue 9-track remastered LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the groups seventh studio album originally released in 1976, including the singles Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed, Don't Believe A Word and Rocky, complete with download code, lyric printed inner & picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' condition)