Posted in metal | music on January 3, 2012

Phil Lynott on stage with Thin Lizzy
Phil Lynott with Thin Lizzy

A treasure trove of tapes stashed away by Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott will be released as a boxed set later this year.

Twenty six years after the Dublin rocker's death at the age of 36, more of his lost music will be heard by the public for the first time in June.

Shortly before he passed away in 1986, Mr Lynott gave 150 tapes to a third party for safekeeping. The cache of up to 700 songs has finally been released to record company Universal Music.

"This is an absolutely stunning find," Steve Hammonds, project manager behind the new Thin Lizzy box set, told the Irish Independent.

"In every group there's a member who lovingly collects their recordings and in Thin Lizzy that was Phil Lynott, because Lizzy was his baby and his band."

It will be the second boxed set in recent times to feature archive work by the band, following last year's 'Live At The BBC' release.

But the newly unearthed recordings stretch from Thin Lizzy's years with Decca Records, beginning in 1971, to their 'Renegade' album in 1981.

"There are out-takes, unheard versions of Thin Lizzy hits and, most exciting of all, material which was recorded but never released at the time," said Mr Hammonds. -[Belfast Telegraph]

ZOMG. Thank you Phil Lynott.

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Comments (25)

tonight there's going to be jailbreak.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 12:15 AM

i like dudes who spread their legs

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 12:29 AM

he just made these up over the weekend, nothing hidden about them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 12:41 AM

This is the best news..R.I.P. Phil

Posted by J | January 3, 2012 1:36 AM

Can't wait for that secret cache of Molly Hatchet and Slade outtakes to resurface, too!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | January 3, 2012 2:22 AM

At first I though it probably was from the later years, which is not exciting, but all pre-'81? Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 2:25 AM

YES!

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 3:01 AM

These are the hicks with big grey beards and spinning guitars right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 3:14 AM

2:22 and 3:14 need to go back to playing Grand Theft Auto and leave music to people that know and enjoy it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 3:51 AM

Hell yeah. If you are new to Lizzy, give them a listen. They are truly one of the greatest fucking groups ever and Lynott was the lynchpin in that mutherfucker. This is amazingly great news. It boggles the mind though. 700 songs. FCUK

Posted by YES! | January 3, 2012 6:12 AM

3:51- nice one.

2:22 and 3:14 are sulking in a corner right about now...

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 7:32 AM

700 MORE Thin Lizzy songs that sound exactly like the same song.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 7:59 AM

Thin Lizzy was in Grand Theft Auto 4 so 3:51 is only encouraging a starting point.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 8:09 AM

There can't be any "pre-'81 Thin Lizzy tapes". Music didn't even exist before 2005.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 10:46 AM

7:59 AM - you are an idiot who has only heard one Thin Lizzy song.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 10:49 AM

7:59 AM needs to stop commenting on bands he knows nothing about.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 11:43 AM

is this like phish?

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 12:46 PM

this is great news, and while i wouldn't expect this site to report on it, i'm glad that you did.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 1:07 PM

They forgot to mention that the 700 songs are in fact 700 different versions of "The Boys Are Back in Town."

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 1:17 PM

I don't even know what I know of Thin Lizzy (jail break and boys are back in town? I've heard those) but that dude looks like a boss in that picture.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 1:25 PM

8:09 just won the fuck oudda that shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 1:33 AM

As much as I like Thin Lizzy, I find it hard to believe there could be a catalog of 700 songs from them that don't include several that sound at least very similar.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 12:09 PM

Yeah, 700 songs sounds a bit unbelievable to me. I'll bet there are many false starts and breakdowns in there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 10:57 PM

I like Thin Lizzy too,700 the first sounds really incredible !

Posted by Seven | April 23, 2012 8:38 PM

freaking nice hair

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:18 PM

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