Release date 24th June 2022.
DVD / with CD (Limited Edition)
A feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, “Songs For While I’m Away” tells the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin became Ireland's Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wild man. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet, the dreamer.
Thin Lizzy rocks Australia outside the famed Sydney Opera House in this October 1978 performance. The lineup, consisting of Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore & Mark Nauseef, performs an array of fan favorites including Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back In Town, Bad Reputation & more. Featuring remixed audio and cleaned up picture, this show captures Thin Lizzy at the top of their game.
Utilizing numerous songs from both the Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott solo catalog, along with interviews with Lynott (archival), friends & family, “Songs For While I’m Away” traces Lynott’s life from growing up in 1950’s Dublin to becoming Ireland’s premiere rock star, while also gaining insight into his family life.
“Songs For While I’m Away” features interviews with his wife Caroline, daughters Sarah & Cathleen and Thin Lizzy bandmates Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, Eric Bell & Midge Ure. Additional interviews come from James Hetfield (Metallica), Huey Lewis, Adam Clayton (U2), Suzi Quatro & more.
The concert has previously been released in a variety of forms over the years on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD. This version features cleaned up video and remixed audio from multi tracks, presenting the show in the highest quality that has been made available. Key to this version is the discovery of 5 additional performances from the concert that have never been officially available. Because there are noticeable quality differences in the visual of the original concert and the ‘lost’ tracks, they are available to view separately on the disc and also available to view in sequence with the main concert. The CD features the show in its performance order.
DVD Region 2.