Thin Lizzy Deluxe Expanded Editions Coming

05/25/2011
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Universal Music have announced a June 26th release date for deluxe expanded editions of three seminal Thin Lizzy albums: "Bad Reputation", "Black Rose" and "Chinatown"

Bad Reputation is the eighth studio album by the Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1977. As the front cover suggests, most of the tracks feature only three-quarters of the band, with guitarist Brian Robertson only playing on tracks 3 and 6 (despite a credit on track 8). He had missed most of their previous tour, following an injury sustained in a brawl, and this album turned out to be his last studio effort with Thin Lizzy.

"Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)" was a UK hit single. It reached #14 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1977.

If Thin Lizzy got a bit too grand and florid on Johnny the Fox, they quickly corrected themselves on its 1977 follow-up, Bad Reputation. Teaming up with the legendary producer Tony Visconti, Thin Lizzy managed to pull off a nifty trick of sounding leaner, tougher than they did on Johnny, yet they also had a broader sonic palette. This is pure visceral rock & roll, the hardest and heaviest that Thin Lizzy ever made, living up to the promise of the title track. And, as always, a lot of this has to do with Phil Lynott's writing, which is in top form whether he's romanticizing "Soldiers of Fortune" or heading down the "Opium Trail." It adds up to an album that rivals Jailbreak as their best studio album.

This deluxe version of the album contains an expanded booklet by Alex Milas and contains new interview with Scott Gorham and Brian Downey. The CD contains many rare and unreleased tracks available for the first time.

Black Rose: A Rock Legend is the ninth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy. Released in 1979, it has been described as one of the band's "greatest, most successful albums".

Black Rose: A Rock Legend debuted at its #2 peak in the UK album charts and it is the band's most successful studio album. It was the first time that blues rock guitarist Gary Moore remained in Thin Lizzy long enough to record an album after previous stints in 1974 and 1977 with the band. This deluxe version of the album contains an expanded booklet with by Paul Elliott and contains new interview with Scott Gorham and Brian Downey. The bonus CD contains many rare and unreleased tracks available for the first time.

Chinatown is the tenth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1980. It introduced guitarist Snowy White who would also perform on the next album as well as tour with Thin Lizzy between 1980 and 1982; he replaced Gary Moore as permanent guitarist. White had previously worked with Cliff Richard, Peter Green and Pink Floyd. Chinatown also featured seventeen-year old Darren Wharton on keyboards, and he would join Thin Lizzy as a permanent member within the year.

The first side contains the best material: the anthemic "We Will Be Strong," the pop perfection of "Sweetheart," the obviously autobiographical drug tale of "Sugar Blues," plus the British hit singles "Killer on the Loose" and the title track. This deluxe version of the album contains an expanded booklet by Neil Jeffries and contains new interview with Scott Gorham and Brian Downey. The bonus CD contains many rare and unreleased tracks available for the first time.

A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy's music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by Guns N Roses Richard Fortus (guitar), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty's Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar. See Thin Lizzy this summer perform at Download and support Def Leppard

Wed 1st June 2011 Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK rescheduled headline date
Thurs 2nd June 2011 Meca, Swindon, UK
Tues 7th June 2011 The Odyssey Arena, Belfast, N. Ireland
Wed 8th June 2011 The O2, Dublin, Eire
Fri 10th June 2011 - Download Festival, UK
Sat 24th July 2011 High Voltage Festival, UK

All tracklisting subject to change

Bad Reputation
Disc one
1- Soldier Of Fortune
2- Bad Reputation
3- Opium Trail
4- Southbound
5- Dancing In The Moonlight (It Caught Me In A Spotlight)
6- Killer Without Cause
7- Downtown Sundown
8- That Women's Gonna Break Your Heart
9- Dear Lord
10- Killer Without A Cause BBC Session 01/08/1977
11- Bad Reputation BBC Session 01/08/1977
12- That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart BBC Session 01/08/1977
13- Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In A Spotlight) BBC Session 01/08/1977
14- Downtown Sundown BBC Session 01/08/1977
15- Me And The Boys (soundcheck)

Black Rose
Disc One
1- Do Anything You Want To Do
2- Toughest Street In Town
3- S & M
4- Waiting For An Alibi
5- Sarah
6- Got To Give It Up
7- Get Out Of Here
8- With Love
9- A Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend
Part One: Shenandoah
Part Two: Will You Go Lassie Go
Part Three: Danny Boy
Part Four: The Mason's Apron

Disc Two
1- Just The Two Of Us B-Side
2- A Night In The Life Of A Blues Singer (longer version)
3- Rock Your Love (unreleased)
4- Don't Believe A Word (slow version Phil and Gary vocals)
5- Toughest Street In Town (different version) -
1978 Nassau Session Versions

6- S & M
7- Got To Give It Up
8- Cold Black Night unreleased
9- With Love
Black Rose
Part One: Shenandoah
Part Two: Will You Go Lassie Go
Part Three: Danny Boy
Part Four: The Mason's Apron

Chinatown
Disc One
1- We Will Be Strong
2- Chinatown
3- Sweetheart
4- Sugar Blues
5- Killer On The Loose
6- Having A Good Time
7- Genocide (The Killing Of The Buffalo)
8- Didn't I
9- Hey You

Disc Two
1- Don't Play Around B-Side
2- We Will Be Strong - Single (WBS49679)
3- Sugar Blues - Chinatown 7" single
4- Whiskey In The Jar - Nineteen 7" single double pack
5- Are You Ready - Killers live 7" single
6- Chinatown - Killer on the loose 7" single
7- Got To Give It Up - Killer on the loose 7" single
8- Dear Miss Lonely Hearts - Killers live 7" single
9- Killer On The Loose - Thunder and lightning bonus LP
10- Chinatown (edited version)
11- Hey You (edited version)
12- We Will Be Strong - Demo
13- Chinatown - Demo
14- Don't Play Around - Soundcheck - Hammersmith 29/5/8
15- Sweetheart -Soundcheck - Hammersmith 29/5/8
16- Didn't I - Soundcheck Cork
17- Hey You soundcheck - Cork

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