If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish photographic book, look no further than Thin Lizzy. With their origins going back to the late ‘60s, by 1971 with the first album release, Lizzy’s journey really began.

Incredibly no one has published a visual biography before, but now that has been rectified.

Drawing on hundreds of images and items of memorabilia this large format 240-page book is a treasure trove for Thin Lizzy devotees—crammed full of live and off stage shots that portray the band’s journey through the decades. It also includes loads of super cool memorabilia including backstage passes, gig posters, media adverts and much more, all reproduced on high quality art paper. This is one future collector’s item that every self-respecting Lizzy fan will want to own.

Rounding it off, Thin Lizzy A Visual Biography is topped and tailed with 18,260 words by Lizzy biographer and world-renowned rock author Martin Popoff. With a Phil Lynott documentary called Songs For While I’m Away due to hit the silver screen soon, this lavish book will prove to be the perfect companion and a valuable addition to any fan’s collection.

Back to me talkin’:

Pretty as hell, but be warned: this is pricey.

Let me explain why:

  • printed in Turkey, sent to me from the UK and shipping from my office in Toronto and it’s heavy!
  • mailed in custom-size box
  • limited to 1000 copies (i.e. short print run for such an elegant tome) and going fast
  • hard cover, full colour throughout, 3.627 pounds or 1.645 kilograms of enigmatic full-Phil-ing visuals
  • large 8 ½” x 12” format

What do you get?

Well, what I didn’t want to do is have overlap with my other two Thin Lizzy books, so for the reading part of the laser show, what this is, is an 18,260-word timeline of the band’s career, along with decade introductions and intro quotes (the only lift from the old book I did).

But the main point, of course, is the visual presentation. This is a hard cover book on thick 100 lb. gloss stock, clocking in at 240 pages.

There are approximately 400 images, more than half of those being live shots, the rest being rare memorabilia, magazine ads, 45 sleeves from all over the world, promo items, buttons, ticket stubs, passes… you name it, all curated and approved by my Thin Lizzy partner in crime, Peter Nielsen.

Books will be signed by me to you unless you wave your arms wildly and tell me otherwise within like half an hour of ordering.

Price including shipping (yes, it’s a lot of money, but remember this is a coffee table book limited to 1000 copies, and the postage is crazy, due to the weight):

US orders
US funds
Int'l orders
(air mail)
$99.00 US
Canadian orders
Cdn. funds

Book will be signed to you from me, so let me know if it is a present for someone else, or you don’t want it signed.

PayPal happily accepted! Ask me if you'd like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to martinp@inforamp.net.

Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!). Given new mailing system, works best for US orders.

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:

Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K 2Z2

Email me at martinp@inforamp.net with any further questions, and see www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books.