A collection of almost 700 unreleased songs by 1970s rockers Thin Lizzy has recently been unearthed.
The songs were on 150 tapes which were given by the band’s former frontman Phil Lynott to a friend before he passed away at the age of 36 in 1986.
As well as previously unreleased songs, the tapes also contain alternative versions of classic Thin Lizzy tracks. The songs span the band’s formation in 1971 until the release of ‘Renegade’ in 1981.
Scott Gorham and Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy will be choosing which songs will appear on the eventual release and will also make a decision on the artwork.
Thin Lizzy are currently preparing for their comeback tour. The legendary rockers, who now feature singer Ricky Warwick, former frontman of The Almighty, will play 12 dates in January and February.
The tour begins at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on January 19 and runs until February 4, when the band headline London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Support on all dates will come from US metallers Clutch.
We’ll keep you up to date with more details as it happens…