1 - This book is a UK-published re-package of my Fighting My Way Back book, the first of the Thin Lizzy trilogy, but with one extra chapter, i.e. up to and including Johnny the Fox, from We Will Be Strong.
2 - There are way less pictures, but what there are, are on an eight-page gloss tipped-in section.
3 - Not crazy about the cover or title (not my choice!) but on the positive, it’s a HARD COVER, with a dust jacket.
4 – As a cool extra, there is a full tour archive through 1976, compiled by Lizzy expert and buddy of mine, Peter Nielsen.
5 – So yes, decide if there’s value there. Maybe you are a completist, collector, or hell, maybe you haven’t bought the previous editions and this is the perfect era covered for you.
6 – There are still a few sets of the complete trilogy left. To get yourself started with the first of the three books, Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76, click here: (and then show link to Fighting My Way Back)
Dublin’s Thin Lizzy have become one of the most revered cult acts of all time, studious and discerning fans of hard rock the world over reveling in the storytelling acumen of the legendary Philip Lynott and the craft and class of his band.
From Dublin to Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 1969-76, through numerous new interviews with most of the principles involved and a mountain of painstaking research, examines the band’s suite of seven records culminating in 1976’s regal and storytelling Johnny the Fox.
Thin Lizzy, Shades Of A Blue Orphanage, Vagabonds of the Western World, Nightlife, Fighting, Jailbreak, Johnny the Fox… along the way, alcohol and drugs wreak havoc between band members, producers and managers, but despite lineup changes and a mostly grinding, rockscrabble existence, Ireland’s favourite sons persevere to experience, finally, the smash hit record they’d deserved for so long.
Immerse yourself in Popoff’s celebrated record-by-record methodology and emerge a rejuvenated Lizzy fan, newly appreciative of the deep album tracks hiding within this singular band’s often forgotten early years…
The book’s 212 pages and includes a tipped-in photo section to accompany my usual in-depth track-by-track play-by-play type o’ crazy biog.
Interviews for this book included (and most a few times), Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Gary Moore and Brian Robertson along with a couple of managers in Terry O’Neill and Ted Carroll, producers Nick Tauber and Ron Nevison, Nigel Grange from Vertigo, Frank Murray who kept it all together on the road, cover artist Jim Fitzpatrick, and a range of others. As well, historical press interviews helped bring out the real Phil in all his dastardly guises.
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