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Scott Gorham Talks Unreleased Thin Lizzy Haul

Wednesday, February 1st 2012 11:00

The new box set will contain some "fabulous stuff"

In a new interview with Mojo, Scott revealed that he's been listening to that massive haul of unreleased Thin Lizzy material that emerged at the beginning of the year and that only the best of it will be released.

The story goes that up to 700 unreleased tracks were found on 150 tapes that were entrusted to an unidentified caretaker by Phil Lynott shortly before his death. The tapes have now been acquired by Universal and they are working with the surviving members of the band to put together a brand new box set.

Scott tells Mojo magazine, "I've got bags of CDs here. The bulk of what I've heard so far is by the fab four: Phil, myself, (drummer) Brian Downey, and (guitarist) Brian Robertson... (Listening to them) I was reminded how much Phil loved dragging that lyric book around with him, and I think this box set will show people just how prolific he was.

"Our tactic was always to nail as much as we could on any one session, but there's lots of fabulous stuff here that I had forgotten about... Rest assured that we're only going to put out the coolest stuff. Phil doesn't need my protection, I know, but I always want his music to be presented in the best light... You think, how could this stuff be wasting away in a vault? What were we thinking?"

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