Thin Lizzy TRILOGY 1969-2012 Martin Popoff with Peter Nielsen


 

Prices and info about each book can be found below


Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76 Martin Popoff with Peter Nielsen

 

As the back cover blurb sez…

 

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.

 

Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69 – 76, through numerous new interviews with most of the principles involved and a mountain of painstaking research, examines the band’s suite of six records culminating in 1976’s superlative and sparkling Jailbreak, home of such hits as Cowboy Song, Emerald, Jailbreak and The Boys Are Back In Town.

 

Thin Lizzy, Shades Of A Blue Orphanage, Vagabonds Of The Western World, Nightlife, Fighting and then momentously Jailbreak… 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’s 280 pages include 328 rare, archival black & white photos and memorabilia shots to accompany my usual in-depth track-by-track play-by-play type o’ crazy biog.

 

Fresh new 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.

We Will Be Strong Thin Lizzy: 76-81 Martin Popoff with Peter Nielsen


As the back cover blurb sez…

 

In the follow-up to Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76, Popoff picks up the rough ‘n’ tumble Lizzy saga just as the band stressed and strived for a worthy follow-up to their Jailbreak breakthrough. The result was Johnny The Fox, one of the band’s finest albums, only to be followed by a string of records that placed Lizzy amongst the most revered acts within the realm of hard rock royalty. Bad Reputation, Live And Dangerous, Black Rose, Chinatown… the band’s mid-years catalogue is undeniably superlative, and this is the story of those records inside and out.

 

As with Pt. 1 of the story, Martin has endeavored to provide reams of fresh interview footage to support his fresh telling of the tale, additionally stuffing the book with photography and memorabilia shots upon most every page.

 

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 sparkling, most storied years, tracks that are still being played today by a Thin Lizzy without Phil. The boys are back in town, indeed!

 

The book’s 256 pages include 262 rare, archival black & white photos and memorabilia shots to accompany my usual in-depth track-by-track play-by-play type o’ crazy biog.

 

Fresh new interviews for this book included (and most a few times), Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Gary Moore, Brian Robertson, Dave Flett, Kit Woolven, Jimmy Bain, Darren Wharton, Clive Edwards, Laurence Archer, three punks and a bunch of cool quotes from folks who toured with Lizzy, knew Phil etc. As well, historical press interviews.

It’s Getting Dangerous: Thin Lizzy 81-12

It´s Getting Dangerous Thin Lizzy: 81-12 Martin Popoff with Peter Nielsen


As the back cover blurb sez…

 

In the follow-up to Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76 and We Will Be Strong: Thin Lizzy 76-81, Popoff documents the tragic end to his three part saga, the tragedy that is the death of Phil Lynott. But before Phil’s sad demise, there is much to celebrate. It’s Getting Dangerous: Thin Lizzy 81-12 addresses these milestones and more, beginning with the Lizzy albums Renegade, Thunder And Lightning and Life/Live.

 

Branching out, look for discussion of Phil’s solo album The Philip Lynott Album and the man’s last track Nineteen, plus Wild Horses, Grand Slam, Gary Moore, and also Brian Robertson’s time with Motörhead plus his recent years solo excursion, Diamonds And Dirt.

 

Moving forward, there’s a detailed look at the revived Thin Lizzy that wildly entertains audiences all over the world today, with much discussion from the boys with respect to charting the legacy Phil has left for them – and us.

 

Wrapping this trilogy with a big red bow is an all-encompassing discography that will serve as useful reference tool for the serious Lizzy scholar. It is a completist gesture much requested by owners of the first two books thus far, and its heft should live up to the demands of the Lizzy faithful indeed.

 

As with books I and II of the story, Martin has endeavoured to provide reams of fresh interview footage to support his fresh telling of the tale, additionally stuffing the book with photography and memorabilia shots upon most every page.

 

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 controversial last two records, one of them, incidentally, being the author’s fast favourite of the whole catalogue.

 

 

 

PRICES:

 

Sweet postage savings to be had for any two at once (or two of pretty much anything – long story, ask me!) for overseas, or for US and Canada, any three or even four books at once. But two is the magic number for Europe.

1 book:

Price including shipping:

US orders: $33.00 US funds

Int’l orders (all books go air): $45.00 Cdn. funds, (32 Euro)

Canadian orders: $37.00 Cdn. funds

2 books:
Price including shipping:

US orders: $54.00 US funds

Int’l orders (all books go air): $69.00 Cdn. funds, (49 Euro)

Canadian orders: $56.00 Cdn. funds

 

3 books:
Price including shipping:

US orders: $75.00 US funds

Int’l orders (all books go air): $105.00 Cdn. funds, (76 Euro)

Canadian orders: $79.00 Cdn. funds

In Sweden contact Peter Nielsen info@thinlizzyguide.com

1 book:
Price including postage: 240 Skr
2 books:
Price including postage: 440 Skr
3 books:
Price including postage: 670 Skr

 

 

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Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:

Martin Popoff

P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M4K 2Z2

 

Email me at martinp@inforamp.net with any further questions, and see www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books. Like I say, nice savings on shipping can be had if you take a few things, and as you know, I’m always good for swingin’ a deal for two books or more. Just ask.

Keep the Lizzyflame burning!
Best wishes from Martin and Peter