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Almost 700 Songs Discovered On Lost Thin Lizzy Tapes

by Andrew Tijs on January 4, 2012

in News

Almost 700 unreleased songs by Irish rock legends Thin Lizzy have been unearthed and will be released as a box set.

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Ireland’s Independent newspaper reveals that a goldmine of unreleased Thin Lizzy tracks have been unearthed.

Late singer and guitarist Phil Lynott gave a friend 150 tapes before his death in 1986, and the tapes, containing almost 700 recorded songs, have recently been passed on Universal Music.

The recordings feature alternate takes of Thin Lizzy classics, as well as previously unreleased songs, recorded between their inception in 1971 and the release of their 1981 album Renegade.

Surviving Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham and Brian Downey will decide which songs will appear on a forthcoming box set, as well as final say on the artwork.

Today, January 4, marks the 26th anniversary of Lynott’s death.

 

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