Phil Lynott

The Man and His Music, Vol. 4: Don't Let Him Slip Away

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Possibly more so than any other entry in the Man and His Music series, volume four: "Don't Let Him Slip Away"' is the biggest hodgepodge of the bunch, as it includes a helping of tracks from the early '70s, before forwarding straight to the early '80s. Included are several unreleased demos from 1982, "Don't Let Him Slip Away" and "Hate" (it's uncertain if these tracks were marked for a Thin Lizzy album, or a Lynott solo outing), as well as BBC radio sessions -- "Return of the Farmer's Son," "Little Darling" and a version of "Still in Love With You" with different lyrics, among others. Also included are three tracks from Lizzy's last ever show (Nuremburg, on September 4, 1983) -- "Jailbreak," "Thunder and Lightning," and "Rosalie." Probably not the best release of the series, but there are a few highlights nonetheless.