THIN LIZZY – Rock Legends [Japan Super Deluxe Edition Box Set / 6 SHM-CD] [Limited Release] (2020)

THIN LIZZY - Rock Legends [Japan Super Deluxe Edition Box Set / 6 SHM-CD] [Limited Release] (2020) full

In celebration of 50 years of THIN LIZZY, Universal Music are presenting today “Rock Legends” box set, the first installment of an archive release programme for the Irish rock staples. The Japanese release is pressed on SHM-CD, a Limited hard box housing 6 discs and a DVD.
We have a mammoth 99 tracks in total, 74 of which are unreleased and 83 have never been released on CD or streaming before. It is simply the ultimate THIN LIZZY box-set.
The material embraces Lizzy’s entire career and has been newly mastered by Andy Pearce (Rock Candy Records) and has been compiled by Thin Lizzy’s celebrated guitarist Scott Gorham along with band expert Nick Sharp. It embraces a collection of newly-discovered tapes, most of which have never been heard.

Rock Legends’ first disc consists of hard to find 7” single versions of 22 Thin Lizzy songs, including “Whiskey in the Jar,” “The Boys Are Back in Town” an “Dancing in the Moonlight.”
Four discs of demos, live takes and alternate versions – one from their time on Decca and three from their Mercury years – follow. The ‘Mercury demos’ are quite awesome, showcasing THIN LIZZY at their creative peak.
The sixth disc features highlights from two of their three dates at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in support of 1980’s album ‘Chinatown’.
A killer band, and a killer release.


DISC ONE – The Singles
Whiskey in The Jar – 7″ Edit
Randolph’s Tango – Radio Edit
The Rocker – 7″ Edit
Little Darling – 7″ Single
Philomena – 7″ Single
Rosalie – 7″ Mix
Wild One – 7″ Single
The Boys Are Back in Town – 7” Edit
Jailbreak – 7” Edit
Don’t Believe A Word – 7″ Single
Dancing in The Moonlight – 7″ Single
Rosalie / Cowgirl’s Song – 7″ Single
Waiting for An Alibi – Extra Verse
Do Anything You Want To – 7″ Single
Sarah – 7″ Single
Chinatown – 7” DJ/Radio Edit
Killer on the Loose – 7″ Single
Trouble Boys – 7″ Single
Hollywood (Down on Your Luck) – 7” Edit
Cold Sweat – 7″ Single
Thunder and Lightning – 7” Edit
The Sun Goes Down – 7” Remix

DISC TWO – Decca Rarities
The Farmer – Debut 7″ single
I Need You – Debut 7″ single B-side
Whiskey in The Jar – Extended Version
Black Boys on The Corner – Rough Mix
Little Girl in Bloom – US Single Promo Edit
Gonna Creep Up on You – Acetate
Baby’s Been Messin’ – Acetate
1969 Rock + Intro – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973
Buffalo Gal + Intro – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973
Suicide + Intro – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973
Broken Dreams + Intro – RTE Radio Session ’73
Eddie’s Blues/Blue Shadows RTE Radio Session ’73
Dublin + Intro – RTE Radio Session ’73
Ghetto Woman – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 January 1974
Things Ain’t Working Out Down at The Farm – RTE Radio ’74
Going Down – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 January 1974
Slow Blues – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 January 1974

DISC THREE – Mercury Rarities
Rock and Roll with You – Instrumental Demo
Banshee – Demo
Dear Heart – Demo
Nightlife – Demo
Philomena – Demo
Cadillac – Instrumental Demo
For Those Who Love to Live – Demo
Freedom Song – Demo
Suicide – Demo
Silver Dollar – Demo
Jesse’s Song – Instrumental Demo
Kings Vengeance – Demo
Jailbreak – Demo
Cowboy Song – Demo

DISC FOUR – Mercury Rarities II
The Boys Are Back in Town – Demo
Angel from The Coast – Demo
Running Back – Demo
Romeo and The Lonely Girl – Demo
Warriors – Demo
Emerald – Demo
Fool’s Gold – Demo
Weasel Rhapsody – Demo
Borderline – Demo
Johnny – Demo
Sweet Marie – Demo
Requiem for A Puffer (aka Rocky) – Alternate Vocal
Killer Without A Cause – Demo
Are You Ready – Demo
Blackmail – Demo
Hate – Demo

DISC FIVE – Mercury Rarities III
S & M – Demo
Waiting for An Alibi – Demo
Got to Give It Up – Demo
Get Out of Here – Demo
Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend – Demo
Part One: Shenandoah
Part Two: Will You Go Lassie Go
Part Three: Danny Boy
Part Four: The Mason’s Apron
We Will Be Strong – Demo
Sweetheart – Demo
Sugar Blues – Demo
Having A Good Time – Demo
It’s Going Wrong – Demo
I’m Gonna Leave This Town – Demo
Kill – Demo
In the Delta – Demo
Don’t Let Him Slip Away – Demo

DISC SIX – Chinatown Tour 1980
Are You Ready? – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Hey You – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Waiting for An Alibi – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Jailbreak – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)*
Do Anything You Want to Do – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Don’t Believe A Word – Tralee (12/04/1980)
Dear Miss Lonely Hearts – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Got to Give It Up – Hammersmith Day 3 (30/05/1980)
Still in Love with You – Hammersmith Day 3 (30/05/1980)
Chinatown – Hammersmith Day 3 (30/05/1980)
The Boys Are Back in Town – Hammersmith Day 3 (30/05/1980)
Suicide -Hammersmith Day 3 (30/05/1980)
Sha La La – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Rosalie – Hammersmith Day 2 (29/05/1980)
Whiskey in The Jar – Hammersmith Day 3 (30/05/1980)

Phil Lynott – bass, lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Scott Gorham – lead and rhythm guitars
Brian Robertson – lead and rhythm guitars
Brian Downey – drums, percussion
Snowy White – guitars, vocals
Darren Wharton – keyboards, organ, backing vocals
John Sykes – guitar, backing vocals



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4 Responses

  1. Ed Marks says:

    Thanks for this killer Thin Lizzy collection. Do you have a remastered SHM version (or just a regular either SHM or remastered version) of Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning? Are there remastered SHM versions of other Thin Lizzy releases?

  2. Sue Perbe says:

    Thank you so much.

  3. Örjan says:

    Thanx a lot! Is there any GOOD remasters of all albums by Thin Lizzy? Or a box with all albums? Have most of them on LP, but they are kind of “torn down” by now.

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