Phil Lynott: “Songs For While I’m Away” Documentary Released in Digital Formats

Nowadays, Phil lynott, the charismatic leader of THIN LIZZY, remains a prominent figure in the history of rock music. The band’s signature twin lead guitars at Lynottlyrically ability to capture the life of the working class, its influence has been undeniable for generations of musicians and rock bands.

November 5, Mercure Studios celebrates its legacy with the release of digital video from “Songs for while I’m away” – a documentary film by Emer reynolds chronicle of the life of this icon.

Told through interviews with THIN LIZZY group members, colleagues, family members and anecdotes from the man himself, “Songs for while I’m away” depicts the image of Lynottfrom a young black boy living in the Dublin working class in the 1950s to Ireland’s first rock star. The film focuses on some of his iconic songs, from the initial success of “Whiskey in the jar” until the mid-1970s “Jailbreak”, “Waiting for an alibi” and of course, “The boys are back in town”, which reached No.1 in Ireland, No.10 in the UK and became a hit in the US and Canada, skyrocketing THIN LIZZY in international fame. As a songwriter and poet, Lynott infused his roots into these songs, creating stories that fans around the world could relate to.

Go further, “Songs for while I’m away” also trace Lynottbeyond rock’n’roll, as a father, husband, son and friend. The film features conversations with Philthe wife of Caroline Taraskevics and his daughters Sarah lynott and Catherine lynott, in the same way THIN LIZZY members Scott Gorham (guitarist), Eric Bell (guitarist), Darren wharton (keyboardist), and Midge Ure (guitarist of THIN LIZZY and ULTRAVOX). Besides, Huey lewis (HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS), James hetfield (METALLIC), Adam clayton (U2), Shiels brush (TROUBLESHOOTING ROW), Terry o’neill (THIN LIZZYfirst director of), Suzi quatro, and others are interviewed in the film, offering a clear and broad view of his life and legacy.

Unfortunately the world has lost Phil lynott in 1986, three years later THIN LIZZY broken. However, he is forever remembered for his music and contributions to rock’n’roll, and is even commemorated with a life-size historic statue in Dublin. “Songs for while I’m away” further reinforces his importance as a musician and artist.

“Songs for while I’m away” is a World manufacture in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alain Maher and John wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Aigle Rock Movies and led by Emer reynolds.

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