Thin Lizzy: Outlawed / the Real Phil Lynott Story
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 12/7/2015
This is a fascinating and massively entertaining account of the life of Phil Lynott; a man whose talent is hailed universally but whose early life of poverty is less well documented. The program seeks to address, with marked success, some of the unanswered questions. Were treated to a rare insight and even rarer interview by his mother Philomena, who speaks fondly of her famous son, ranging from her trauma in the early years to the devastation of finding him close to death just 37 years later; the revelations are incredibly moving and remarkably informative. Also featured on this amazing DVD are interviews by fellow band members Eric Bell and Brian Robertson and more, plus an interview with long time friend George Best; an interview that would sadly prove to be his last! All this plus footage including the first ever release of their performance from Dublins National Stadium in 1975 plus a bonus of rare and previously unseen Lizzy film. The title is completed by a pulsating CD containing 10 rare performance tracks with Phils new band Grand Slam who went on to find their own group of followers, but whose expanding popularity was never to transform into a recording contract.