"When scrolling down a list of debut LPs by rock’s heaviest hitters, Thin Lizzy
is as unheralded as they come. Long before the group’s trademark
“twin-guitar” sound was born and anthems like “The Boys Are Back In
Town” became instant hall-of-fame material, the street tough Irish group
was a dynamic power trio consisting of guitarist Eric Bell, singing
bass player Philip Lynott, and sticksman Brian Downey. Forming only a
year before their monumental signing to world-famous Decca Records, Thin Lizzy
fused folk, hard rock, lyrical poetry, and a dose of Celtic lore in a
heady brew that despite its potency, sold poorly at the time of release.
Often ignored apart from hardcore Lizzy devotees around the globe,
Light In The Attic is incredibly proud to produce a much-needed
vinyl-only re-release of Thin Lizzy
If you’ve never heard Thin Lizzy, we won’t hold it against
you. “Honesty Is No Excuse,” “Look What The Wind Blew In,” and “Return
Of The Farmer’s Son” are certified underground classics making original
Decca copies of the album a collector’s prize. Rich in vibe and
vibrations, this is the type of record one hangs onto. Now is your
chance to enjoy this crucial music at a reasonable price. To sweeten the
pot, the lowdown is as follows: Original master tape transferring by
Sterling Sound and re-mastering by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters),
180-gram virgin black vinyl, original album art reproduction (both UK
and US versions), extensive liner notes by reissue producer Kevin
“Sipreano” Howes (Jamaica-Toronto series, Rodriguez Cold Fact and Coming From Reality, Monks, Mowest anthology) featuring a recent in-depth interview with Eric Bell, and unseen archival imagery.
Don’t worry rock freaks; this one is for the black and blues lovers,
midnight ravers, and parking lot bangers. We don’t take this mammoth
responsibility lightly. Phil, Eric, and Brian and the legions of diehard
Thin Lizzy supporters deserve the best and our best we’ve given. It’s
funny how 1971 can sound so contemporary, a testament to the music,
power, strength, feeling, and sensitivity of Thin Lizzy, three
out-of-their-heads Dublin rockers who gave their heart and soul for a
monster dose of rock and roll, influencing thousands upon thousands
right up to the present. Thanks for the music good fellows."
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 July, 2012.