- 03 Sep 08
One of Irish rock's holy grails finally sees the (official) light of day this week, with the release of a digitally enhanced version of Thin Lizzy's UK Tour from 1975.
Recently discovered gathering dust in the BBC archives, Thin Lizzy - UK Tour '75 features the band's much-bootlegged November 1975 visit to Derby College.
Noticeable for being the first tour to feature the twin-guitar attack of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson, the track-listing is: 'Fighting My Way Back', 'It's Only The Money', 'Wild One', 'For Those Who Love To Live', 'Still In Love With You', 'Showdown', 'Suicide', 'Rosalie', 'The Rocker', 'Sha La La', 'Baby Drives Me Crazy', 'Me And The Boys', 'Cowboy Song', 'Little Darling' and 'Sound Check Jam'.
A digitally enhanced version of the original master tape, the album comes complete with a 20-page booklet featuring dozens of previously unseen photos and extensive Brian Downey liner notes.
Being so new that it didn't have a title yet, Philo jokingly refers to 'Cowboy Song' as 'Derby Blues' - one of many historic moments that make UK Tour '75 a must-buy.