Again, to explain, Emerald: Thin Lizzy’s Golden Era, Thin Lizzy 1969-76 is my updated, re-edited and added-to version of From Dublin to Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 1969-76. The book is now a softcover, with other certain changes made to make it consistent with your copy of The Sun Goes Down: Thin Lizzy’s Final Years , Thin Lizzy 1977-83. I’ve rewritten certain parts and added sme new interview footage. The previous version of this book goes back seven years now, so yes, it received numerous improvements.

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.

Emerald: Thin Lizzy’s Golden Era, 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 is 212 pages and includes a tipped-in photo section to accompany my usual in-depth track-by-track play-by-play methodology.

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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