THIN LIZZY – PHIL LYNOTT To Be Honored With Commemorative Coin

November 20, 2019, 23 days ago

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THIN LIZZY – PHIL LYNOTT To Be Honored With Commemorative Coin

Ireland’s Central Bank will honor Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott with a commemorative coin, marking 70 years since his birth.

The coin will be unveiled on November 26 at St. Kevin’s College in Dublin, Lynott’s former school, by President Michael Higgins. Valued at €15, 3,000 coins will be made.

Three landmark Thin Lizzy albums from the early 1970s are set for vinyl reissue through UMC/ Decca Records on November 29. The legendary Dublin band’s first three studio albums, Thin Lizzy, Shades Of A Blue Orphanage, and Vagabonds Of The Western World, will all be pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in jackets with replica artwork.

Pre-order the records here.

Thin Lizzy, the bands debut album released in 1971, was produced by Nick Taber in Dublin - it was originally released on the Decca label.

Thin Lizzy: Deluxe Reissue tracklisting:

Side A
"The Friendly Ranger At Clontarf Castle"
"Honesty Is No Excuse"
"Diddy Levine"
"Ray-Gun"
"Look What The Wind Blew In"

Side B
"Eire"
"Return Of The Farmer's Son"
"Clifton Grange Hotel"
"Saga Of The Ageing Orphan"
"Remembering Part"

Shades Of A Blue Orphanage, the bands second album for Decca, was released in 1972 and was once again produced by Nick Tauber, it featured a line up of Phil Lynott, Eric Bell and Brian Downey.

Shades Of A Blue Orphanage: Deluxe Reissue tracklisting:

Side A
"The Rise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Nomadic Tribes"
"Buffalo Gal"
"I Don't Want To Forget How To Jive"
"Sarah"
"Brought Down"

Side B
"Baby Face"
"Chatting Today"
"Call The Police"
"Shades Of A Blue Orphanage"

Released in 1973 Vagabonds was the bands final album for Decca, and the last to feature guitarist Eric Bell, the album was the first to feature a Jim Fitzpatrick cover (a staple for future albums).

Vagabonds Of The Western World: Deluxe Reissue tracklisting:

Side A
"Mama Nature Said"
"The Hero And The Madman"
"Slow Blues"
"The Rocker"
 
Side B
"Vagabond Of The Western World"
"Little Girl In Bloom"
"Gonna Creep Up On You"
"A Song For While I'm Away"



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