Thin Lizzy Unearth 74 Unreleased Tracks for Massive New Box Set

'Rock Legends' is an impressively huge career-spanning set compiled from a collection of newly discovered tapes
Thin Lizzy Unearth 74 Unreleased Tracks for Massive New Box Set
With today being what would have been late rock hero Phil Lynott's 71st birthday, Thin Lizzy have announced an incredibly massive new box set. Called Rock Legends, the set — which also comes in honour of the band's 50th anniversary — will gather up a whopping 74 previously unreleased tracks from Lynott's celebrated group.

Arriving October 23 via UMC, Rock Legends spans Thin Lizzy's entire career, presenting fans with a 6xCD/1xDVD box set. Among the previously unreleased material are demos, alternate takes, live recordings and more, ranging from their earliest period to the band's later years.

The set is based around a collection of newly discovered tapes, and the tracklist was compiled by Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham and band expert Nick Sharp.

The DVD features a 1976 live recording from Rod Stewart's Night on the Town TV special and a 60-minute documentary titled Bad Reputation, which originally aired on the BBC in 2015. Both have not been previously been commercially available.

The box set also comes in a hard-backed book featuring replicas of Thin Lizzy's tour programs, as well as Phil Lynott's poetry books and four prints by Thin Lizzy cover artist Jim Fitzpatrick. There will also be another book that will include words from various Thin Lizzy members, plus testimonials from the likes of Slash, Lemmy, Joe Elliott, James Hetfield, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Craig Finn and John McEnroe.

You can see the massive tracklist below, and pre-order Rock Legends.

As previously reported, Phil Lynott is also the subject of the new documentary by Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. Called Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away, the film is due out this fall, and today you can watch the first official trailer for the film below.


Rock Legends:

Disc One – The Singles


"Whiskey in The Jar" – 7″ Edit
"Randolph's Tango" – Radio Edit
"The Rocker" – 7″ Edit
"Little Darling" – 7″ Single
"Philomena" – 7″ Single
"Rosalie" – 7″ Mix
"Wild One" – 7″ Single
"The Boys Are Back in Town" – 7" Edit
"Jailbreak" – 7" Edit
"Don't Believe a Word" – 7″ Single
"Dancing in the Moonlight" – 7″ Single
"Rosalie / Cowgirl's Song" – 7″ Single
"Waiting for an Alibi" – Extra Verse
"Do Anything You Want To" – 7″ Single
"Sarah" – 7″ Single
"Chinatown" – 7" DJ/Radio Edit
"Killer on the Loose" – 7″ Single
"Trouble Boys" – 7″ Single
"Hollywood (Down on Your Luck)" – 7" Edit*
"Cold Sweat" – 7″ Single
"Thunder and Lightning" – 7" Edit
"The Sun Goes Down" – 7" Remix

Disc Two – Decca Rarities

"The Farmer" – Debut 7″ single
"I Need You" – Debut 7″ single B-side
"Whiskey in the Jar" – Extended Version Rough Mix*
"Black Boys on the Corner" – Rough Mix*
"Little Girl in Bloom" – US Single Promo Edit*
"Gonna Creep Up on You" – Acetate*
"Baby's Been Messin'" – Acetate*
1969 Rock + Intro" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973*
"Buffalo Gal + Intro" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973*
"Suicide + Intro" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973*
"Broken Dreams + Intro" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973*
"Eddie's Blues/Blue Shadows + Intro" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973*
"Dublin + Intro" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 16 January 1973*
"Ghetto Woman" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 January 1974*
"Things Ain't Working Out Down at the Farm" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 "January 1974*
"Going Down" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 January 1974*
"Slow Blues" – RTE Radio Eireann Session 04 January 1974*

Disc Three – Mercury Rarities

"Rock and Roll with You" – Instrumental Demo*
"Banshee" – Demo*
"Dear Heart" – Demo*
"Nightlife" – Demo*
"Philomena" – Demo*
"Cadillac" – Instrumental Demo*
"For Those Who Love to Live" – Demo*
"Freedom Song" – Demo*
"Suicide" – Demo*
"Silver Dollar" – Demo*
"Jesse's Song" – Instrumental Demo
"Kings Vengeance" – Demo*
"Jailbreak" – Demo*
"Cowboy Song" – Demo*

Disc Four – Mercury Rarities

"The Boys Are Back in Town" – Demo*
"Angel From the Coast" – Demo*
"Running Back" – Demo*
"Romeo and the Lonely Girl" – Demo*
"Warriors" – Demo*
"Emerald" – Demo*
"Fool's Gold" – Demo*
"Weasel Rhapsody" – Demo*
"Borderline" – Demo*
"Johnny" – Demo*
"Sweet Marie" – Demo*
"Requiem for a Puffer (aka Rocky)" – Alternate Vocal, "Rocky He's A Roller"*
"Killer Without a Cause" – Demo*
"Are You Ready" – Demo*
"Blackmail" – Demo*
"Hate" – Demo*

Disc Five – Mercury Rarities

"S & M" – Demo*
"Waiting for an Alibi" – Demo*
"Got to Give It Up" – Demo*
"Get Out of Here" – Demo*
"Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend" – Demo*
"Part One: Shenandoah"*
"Part Two: Will You Go Lassie Go"*
"Part Three: Danny Boy"*
"Part Four: The Mason's Apron"*
"We Will Be Strong" – Demo*
"Sweetheart" – Demo*
"Sugar Blues" – Demo*
"Having a Good Time" – Demo*
"It's Going Wrong" – Demo*
"I'm Gonna Leave This Town" – Demo*
"Kill" – Demo*
"In the Delta" – Demo*
"Don't Let Him Slip Away" – Demo*
"The Sun Goes Down" – Demo*

Disc Six – Chinatown Tour 1980

"Are You Ready?" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190) *
"Hey You" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190)*
"Waiting for an Alibi" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190) *
"Jailbreak" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190)*
"Do Anything You Want to Do" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190)*
"Don't Believe A Word" – Tralee (04/12/1980) *
"Dear Miss Lonely Hearts" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190)*
"Got to Give It Up" – Hammersmith Day 3 (05/30/190)*
"Still in Love with You" – Hammersmith Day 3 (05/30/190)*
"Chinatown" – Hammersmith Day 3 (05/30/190)*
"The Boys Are Back in Town" – Hammersmith Day 3 (05/30/190)*
"Suicide" -Hammersmith Day 3 (05/30/190)*
"Sha La La" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190)*
"Rosalie" – Hammersmith Day 2 (05/29/190)*
"Whiskey in the Jar" – Hammersmith Day 3 (05/30/190)*

* previously unreleased