* First official vinyl reissue
* 24 bit / 96 kHz remaster from the original tapes
* Deluxe gatefold “Tip-On” jacket featuring both the original Decca and London album covers
* 180-gram vinyl
* Book-deep liner notes by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes interviewing Eric Bell and featuring rare archive photos
* Includes bonus over-sized 18″x24″ poster
When scrolling down a list of debut LPs by rock’s heaviest hitters, Thin Lizzy is as unheralded as they come. Long before the group’s trademark “twin-guitar” sound was born and anthems like “The Boys Are Back In Town” became instant hall-of-fame material, the street tough Irish group was a dynamic power trio consisting of guitarist Eric Bell, singing bass player Philip Lynott, and sticksman Brian Downey. Forming only a year before their monumental signing to world-famous Decca Records, Thin Lizzy fused folk, hard rock, lyrical poetry, and a dose of Celtic lore in a heady brew that despite its potency, sold poorly at the time of release. Often ignored apart from hardcore Lizzy devotees around the globe, Light In The Attic is incredibly proud to produce a much-needed vinyl-only re-release of Thin Lizzy.
Rich in vibe and vibrations, Thin Lizzy is the type of record one hangs onto. Including certified underground classics like “Honesty Is No Excuse,” “Look What The Wind Blew In,” and “Return Of The Farmer’s Son” one can see why original Decca copies are prized possessions. Now is your chance to enjoy this crucial music at a reasonable price. To sweeten the pot, the lowdown is as follows: Original master tape transferring by Sterling Sound and re-mastering by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters), 180-gram virgin black vinyl, original album art reproduction (both UK, outside of gatefold, and US versions, inside of gatefold; see image below), extensive liner notes by reissue producer Kevin “Sipreano” Howes (Jamaica-Toronto series, Rodriguez Cold Fact and Coming From Reality, Monks, Mowest anthology) featuring a recent in-depth interview with Eric Bell, and unseen archival imagery. Out next week (sorry, only available to customers in North America), you can pre-order a copy Thin Lizzy (LITA 086) here now!