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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
(please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and
direct funds to
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
Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Email me at email@example.com with any further questions, and see
www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my
other available 30 or so books.