- 05 Jan 17
To mark the 31st anniversary of Phil Lynott’s tragic death yesterday (4 January), Glen Austin's New Airs recorded a classical arrangement of Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’, which has just been uploaded onto social media websites.
Their brilliant interpretation of the classic rock song – in which they use violin, viola, cello, and percussion – was recorded live at The Boys School at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin on 3 January.
Phil Lynott’s band originally recorded the song in 1976 and it went to the top of the charts in Ireland and was a top 10 hit in the UK. It was included in 2004 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. While Q magazine also included the track on its list of 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks back in 2005.