With its driving hooks, twin lead guitars, lyrics saturated in working class lore, and the charismatic presence of singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, THIN LIZZY is undeniably one of the influential bands in rock ‘n’ roll.
Mercury Studios salutes THIN LIZZY‘s legacy with the discharge of “Phil Lynott Songs For Whereas I am Away + Skinny Lizzy The Boys Are Again In City Stay At The Sydney Opera Home October 1978” on June 24. Pairing the acclaimed Phil Lynott documentary with a famend dwell live performance movie, the set will likely be obtainable as a 2xDVD+CD and Blu-ray+DVD+CD (with the Phil Lynott documentary on the Blu-ray).
“Songs For Whereas I am Away” chronicles the life and music of Phil Lynott, using archival footage, interview snippets from the person himself, and music from each the THIN LIZZY and Phil Lynott solo catalog. Notable conversations with Midge Ure (ULTRAVOX, THIN LIZZY),Darren Wharton (THIN LIZZY),Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY),Adam Clayton (U2),Huey Lewis (HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS),James Hetfield (METALLICA) and others, in addition to Phil‘s spouse Caroline Taraskevics and daughters Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Lynott reveal an all-encompassing take a look at Phil, from his Fifties’ upbringing as a black boy in blue-collar Dublin to his rise to fame. Totally exploring his historical past and rippling impression on music, the movie examines Lynott as a singer, songwriter, poet, father, and cultural icon.
Complementing this movie is “The Boys Are Again In City Stay At The Sydney Opera Home October 1978”. Beforehand launched on VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD, this model presents the present within the highest high quality that has been made obtainable, with not solely cleaned up video and remixed audio from multi tracks, however 5 extra songs from this set which have by no means been formally launched. This efficiency showcases the electrical energy of those authentic rock ‘n’ roll masters — Lynott, Scott Gorham (guitar, background vocals),Gary Moore (guitar / background vocals) and Mark Nauseef — delivering searing variations of their celebrated anthems, comparable to “Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Again In City”, “Unhealthy Fame” and “Me And The Boys”.
Unveiling the story of Phil Lynott, then backing up the band’s energy and prowess with a dynamic efficiency, “Phil Lynott Songs For Whereas I am Away + Skinny Lizzy The Boys Are Again In City Stay At The Sydney Opera Home October 1978” echoes the significance of THIN LIZZY within the pantheon of rock music.