Original Master Tape Transferring by Sterling Sound & Re-mastering by Dave Cooley!
Complete with New Extensive Liner Notes, Interview with Eric Bell, Rare Unseen
Photos and Poster!
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.
“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.
The re-issue features original master tape transferring by Sterling Sound and
re-mastering by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters), 180g 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.
"Like all Light in the Attic projects, Thin Lizzy is pressed on 180gm vinyl and the packaging is superb, with a heavy cardboard jacket and extensive liner notes. Although these boys hadn't even been to town yet - let alone go back - they were beginning to look in that direction." - Robert Baird, Stereophile, December 2012
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• 24 bit/96 kHz remaster from Original Tapes
• First official vinyl reissue
• Original master tape transferring by Sterling Sound
• Re-mastering by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters)
• Deluxe gatefold Tip On Jacket featuring original Decca and London album covers
• Book-deep liner notes by Kevin "Sipreano" Howes interviewing Eric Bell and
featuring rare archive photos
• Oversized 18" x 24" poster
Phillip Lynott, vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
Eric Bell, lead guitar, 12-string guitar
Brian Downey, percussion, drums
1. The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle
2. Honesty Is No Excuse
3. Diddy Levine
5. Look What the Wind Blew In
2. Return of the Farmer's Son
3. Clifton Grange Hotel
4. Saga of the Ageing Orphan