Vinyl: Black Vinyl 180-Gram (with Download Code)
- Label: UMC - Decca
Three landmark Thin Lizzy albums from the early 1970s are set for vinyl reissue through UMC/ Decca Records on 29 November. The legendary Dublin band’s first three studio albums, Thin Lizzy, Shades Of A Blue Orphanage and Vagabonds Of The Western World will all be pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in jackets with replica artwork.
Released on 21 September 1973, Vagabonds Of The Western World was Thin Lizzy’s final album for Decca, and the last to feature guitarist Eric Bell, but also the first to feature a cover designed by long-term artistic collaborator Jim Fitzpatrick.
Though elements of the Lynott and company’s earlier blues and folk influences are still in evidence, the album also hints at the band’s future sound on classic rockers such as the Celtic-tinged ‘Vagabond Of The Western World’ and ‘The Rocker’. The latter song would remain a staple of Thin Lizzy’s set after guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson replaced Eric Bell and an exuberant version concludes the band’s legendary 1978 live album, Live And Dangerous.