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  THIN LIZZY DELUXE REISSUES OF 'NIGHTLIFE' AND 'FIGHTING' PLUS DVD 'LIVE AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM DUBLIN' OUT NEXT WEEK
14th March 2012

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Thin Lizzy are one of rock music's most recognisable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as 'Jailbreak', 'The Boys Are Back In Town', 'Still In Love With You', 'Cold Sweat', 'Emerald' and 'Don't Believe A Word'.

Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, followed by the bands' premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of thirty six. Twenty five years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence.

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Universal Music is proud to announce the release of two more seminal albums and a DVD. Both albums feature sleeve notes from Malcolm Dome and feature a bonus disc of b-sides, demos and previously unreleased material; while the DVD features archive material never-before-released on home video.

Nightlife – Deluxe Edition

'Nightlife' was the fourth studio album from Thin Lizzy, released in 1974.This was the the first album to be recorded by Mercury and was to mark the start of their classic era featuring Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson.

The opening track 'She Knows' and the upbeat 'Showdown' are the high-water marks of this album. Having said this, there are some moments of tough rock n' roll seen through 'It's Only Money' and 'Sha-la-la', which both act as a perfect showcase for Gorham and Robertson. 'Nightlife' has a soulful sound that Thin Lizzy's earlier records did not. This is due to Phil Lynott's increasing growth as a songwriter.

Fighting – Deluxe Edition

'Fighting' was the fifth studio album, released in 1975. Thin Lizzy were to finally create an identifiable sound drawn from hard rock, folk, pop and rhythm and blues. 'Fighting' was to make a clear break away from the subdued nature of 'Nightlife', thus the lyrics "fighting my way back" on the title track seem hard to not interpret.

'Fighting' is a tense, vicious rock and roll album and marked the sound of the band really coming into their own. It's hard not to be enthralled at their interplay especially when they were combined with Phil Lynott. Whether he's writing hard-charging rockers like 'Wild One' and 'For Those Who Love To Live' or combining both on 'Freedom Song', his songs manage to be both mythic and ordinary. This is testament to the strength of this incarnation of Thin Lizzy, who truly began their classic era with this dynamic LP.

Live at the National Stadium Dublin – DVD

This fantastic DVD offers a treasure trove for Thin Lizzy fans, offering a unique package of never-before-released archive material from Ireland's National broadcaster RTE.

· On Stage at the National Stadium: Concert
Described as The Holy Grail for Thin Lizzy fans, this show captures the band at their very best in front of an adoring home crowd. After various changes in the preceding years the classic 4-piece line-up was finally in place. This is the only live footage of much of the classics from the Fighting era and it shows Thin Lizzy in their prime, lean and hungry to conquer the world! The show's original audio has been newly restored and remastered for 2012, allowing fans to rightly hear the band in their full glory.

· Renegade – The Philip Lynott Story: Documentary
This unique film offers an in-depth, fly-on-the-wall discussion with Phil himself, an opportunity forever missed to many due to his passing at the age of 36. It offers an amazing personal insight into Phil's creative work as well as the only known live footage of his solo band.

· The Sun Goes Down: Documentary
A documentary shot in Ireland during the band's 'Thunder And Lightning' tour in 1983 featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage as well as two live tracks, 'Are You Ready' from the show in Belfast and 'The Sun Goes Down' from Dublin.

· Special Bonus Features
§ 6/5 Live special RTE TV performance presented by Dave Heffernan featuring two live tracks: 'Are You Ready' and 'Whiskey In The Jar'
§ 'Old Town' promo video produced for RTE and featuring Phil Lynott as a solo artist.

NIGHTLIFE DELUXE EDITION

DISC ONE
1. She Knows
2. Night Life
3. It's Only Money
4. Still In Love With You
5. Frankie Carroll
6. Showdown
7. Banshee
8. Philomena
9. Sha-La-La
10. Dear Heart

DISC TWO
1. She Knows BBC Session 3/10/1974
2. Sha-La-La BBC Session 3/10/1974
3. It's Only Money BBC Session 3/10/1974
4. Philomena BBC Session 3/10/1974
5. Dear Heart BBC Session 23/10/1974
6. Banshee BBC Session 23/10/1974
7. Showdown (Demos With Gary Moore)
8. Still In Love With You (Demos With Gary Moore)
9. It's Only Money (Demos With Gary Moore)
10. Showdown (Unreleased)
11. Still In Love With You (Unreleased Alternate Take)

FIGHTING DELUXE EDITION

DISC ONE
1. Rosalie
2. For Those Who Love To Live
3. Suicide
4. Wild One
5. Fighting My Way Back
6. King's Vengeance
7. Spirit Slips Away
8. Silver Dollar
9. Freedom Song
10. Ballad Of A Hard Man

DISC TWO
1. Half Caste B Side Rosalie
2. Rosalie US Album Mix
3. Half Caste BBC Session 29/05/1975
4. Rosalie BBC Session 29/05/1975
5. SuicideBBC Session 29/05/1975
6. Ballad Of A Hard Man (Unreleased Alternate Take)
7. Try A Little Harder (Unreleased)
8. Fighting My Way Back (Unreleased Alternate Take)
9. Song For Jesse (Unreleased)
10. Leaving Town (Unreleased)
11. Blues Boy Unreleased)
12. Leaving Town (Unreleased)
13. Spirit Slips Away (Unreleased Alternate Take)
14. Wild One (Unreleased Alternate Take)
15. Bryan's Funky Fazer [Silver Dollar] (Unreleased)

LIVE AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM DUBLIN – DVD
ON STAGE AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM CONCERT
1. Fighting My Way Back
2. It's Only Money
3. Wild One
4. For Those Who Love To Live
5. Showdown
6. Suicide
7. Rosalie
8. The Rocker
9. Sha-La-La
10. Still In Love With You

THE SUN GOES DOWN DOCUMENTARY
1. Are You Ready
2. Cowboy Song
3. Baby Please Don't Go
4. The Sun Goes Down

RENEGADE: THE PHILIP LYNOTT STORY DOCUMENTARY
1. Ode To A Blackman
2. Renegade
3. Whiskey In The Jar
4. The Boys Are Back In Town
5. Wild One
6. Yellow Pearl
7. King's Call
8. Waiting For An Alibi
9. Killer On The Loose
10. Are You Ready
11. Dear Miss Lonely Heart
12. The Rocker

BONUS FEATURES:
§ '6/5 Live' Show: 'Are You Ready'/'Whiskey In The Jar' TV Performances
§ Old Town – Philip Lynott Promo Video



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phil rudd AC/DC DRUMMER PHIL RUDD ON NEW ZEALAND MURDER PLOT AND DRUGS CHARGE
Michael Browning, AC/DC's former manager told Daily Mail Australia it was a "bit of a shock, but there you go"....

hrh 9 HRH 9 ON TRACK FOR A XMAS SELL OUT
Due to huge demand the last batch of rooms are on sale for November 2015's spectacular event...

engel ENGEL RELEASE ALBUM TEASER FOR 'RAVEN KINGS'
The eagerly awaited release from the Swedish Death Metallers is nearly upon us...

blackberry smoke BLACKBERRY SMOKE UNVEIL NEW ALBUM 'HOLDING ALL THE ROSES' PRODUCED BY BRENDAN O'BRIEN
The album will land in February 2015. "The plan for this record is to go out and play as much as we can, and just take it to the people..."

broken chords BROKEN CHORDS TO HEADLINE SECOND STAGE AT HARD ROCK HELL
The band have been grabbing attention thanks to the Bernie Tormé tour, and look to build on that with their appearance at HRH...

linkin park LINKIN PARK ANNOUNCE 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH RISE AGAINST AND OF MICE AND MEN
'The Hunting Party' goes on the road for nineteen dates in January and February...

skarlett gus tour THE SKYS HEAD UP ANOTHER BATCH OF PROGTASTIC BANDS FOR HRH PROG 3
Another five quaity bands will join headliner Rick Wakeman in next year's prog extravaganza...

ramblin man fair BREAKING NEWS: SCORPIONS, GREGG ALLMAN, CAMEL AND MARILLION ANNOUNCED FOR RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR 2015
The Rock Collective and TeamRock are proud to announce a brand new UK festival...

skarlett gus tour MACHINE HEAD REVEAL SECOND TRAILER FOR THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM, 'BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS'
The album will be released on November 10, 2014 on a variety of formats. "It's been a heck of a ride, but man, this album is a milestone for us..."

skarlett gus tour SKARLETT RIOT CONFIRMED FOR GUS G UK TOUR
Skarlett Riot will open for the four UK dates of the 2015 headlining European tour...

wayne static WAYNE STATIC DIES AT 48
The founder of industrial Metal band Static-X died on November 1st...

emigrate VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, 'EAT YOU ALIVE', UNVEILED BY RAMMSTEIN GUITARIST RICHARD KRUSPE'S EMIGRATE
The second Emigrate album 'Silent So Long' is set for release via Spinefarm Records on November 24th...

slash GUITAR LEGEND SLASH AND THE UK'S BEST LIVE BAND BIFFY CLYRO SET TO ROCK GLASGOW AHEAD OF THE 2014 MTV EMA
The rock show will kick off the MTV EMA weekend at The O2 Academy on 7 November...

devil you know DEVIL YOU KNOW PULL OUT OF UK AND EUROPEAN MACHINE HEAD TOUR
"The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer..."

cavelera conspiracy CAVALERA CONSPIRACY RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'BABYLONIAN PANDEMONIUM'
The video's imagery conveys the raw emotions of Brazil's impoverished people percolating just beneath the surface of the country's natural beauty...

rock goddess ROCK GODDESS CONFIRMED FOR HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2015
Rock Goddess join Masterplan, Blitzkrieg, Iron Angel and many others at HOA...

monument MONUMENT RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO
The video for 'Renegades' features artwork by the band's exclusive illustrator Stan W Decker...

dog house WEST LONDON'S NEW ROCK BAR OPENS
The Dog House has opened in Acton, the first new rock bar for many years in the W post code area...

western sand WESTERN SAND ANNOUNCE NEW EP RELEASE, 'CUT YOU DOWN TO SIZE'
The band's second EP is released on Monday 17th November through Believe Digital...

lawnmower deth LAWNMOWER DETH ANNOUNCE CHRISTMAS SHOW
Join Lawnmower Deth at The Underworld on 13th December with Evil Scarecrow, Savage Messiah and Bull Riff Stampede...

giants of rock BLACK STAR RIDERS ADDED TO GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL
The first opportunity to see the band live in the UK in 2015 will be at Giants Of Rock, in a line-up which includes Slade, Magnum and many more...

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