Phil Lynott: The Lost Recordings
Phil Lynott: The Lost Recordings free with the next issue of Hot Press
From HOT PRESS: 09 Aug 2006
Hot Press are proud to announce that a world exclusive Phil Lynott CD comes free with the latest issue, in shops between 10 - 23 August. The Lost Recordings contains five previously unreleased tracks from one of Ireland's greatest rock stars.
Recorded at Trend Studios in Dublin, by John Dardis, these five recordings have, until now, remained hidden in the vaults.
Different versions of 'Saga Of The Ageing Orphan' and 'The Friendly Ranger At Clontarf Castle' appeared on the album Thin Lizzy (1971). A different recording of 'Dublin' appeared on the New Day EP (also 1971). Two of the songs - 'Mama And Papa' and 'It's Really Worthwhile' - are effectively 'new': they were never otherwise recorded, so that even the most ardent of Thin Lizzy fans will not have heard them before.
The CD comes out to coinicide with Lynott's birthday on August 20, which is also the first anniversary of the unveiling of his statue, beside Bruxelles in Dublin.
"It's strange to think that these recordings have been waiting for over 35 years to see the light of day," says John Dardis, producer of The Lost Recordings. "Prompted by the fact that I had been approached by a lot of people who wanted to hear these recordings, I thought Hot Press was the perfect vehicle to get them out to that huge audience of people who love Irish music and who along the way fell in love with Philip Lynott, both as a musician and as a great Irish character."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Mama And Papa
2. Saga Of The Ageing Orphan
3. It's Really Worthwhile
5. The Friendly Ranger At Clontarf Castle
The CD is produced in association with HMV and Bruxelles.
*** Special Note ***
Inferior recordings of these tracks are also found on Philip Lynott: A MAN AND HIS MUSIC Volume V and Trend Studios