Rob Laing of U.K.'s Guitarist magazine recently conducted an interview with legendary THIN LIZZY axeman Scott Gorham. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
Guitarist: There's been talk of remastered and remixed versions of the classic LIZZY albums for the last few years. Is it going to happen?
Scott Gorham: "Well, I've been talking to the guys at Universal — it's called a deluxe album where you get the original remastered and the second disc will either be the whole album remixed or tracks cherry-picked off for that treatment. I'm actually talking to [DEF LEPPARD frontman] Joe Elliott about going into his studio and doing it there in Dublin. We've been talking about that for a few years and now Universal is onboard it's now a matter of finalizing all the costs to do it."
Guitarist: Do you know when they might surface — this or next year?
Scott Gorham: "We want to get in this year and start the remixes. We want to get onto it as soon as possible, especially since we've got free time now."
Guitarist: Do you feel that LIZZY never really captured their live dynamic on record?
Scott Gorham: "Absolutely. For some reason the kind of band that we were we could never really capture that in the studio and I'm not quite sure why that is. I'd hear the energy of the guys and how we're playing at that point in the rehearsal then we'd go in to record those same songs and to me it sounds like a fucking cocktail album! We missed the boat. Especially on the 'Nightlife' album — I'd like to cherry-pick a fair few of those songs and re-do them now. You keep Phil and keep his bass parts but see what we could do now — see what the songs turn out like now."
Read Guitarist's interview with Scott Gorham, Vivian Campbell and Ricky Warwick in issue 332 — in shops July 6.
THIN LIZZY 2010 is:
Scott Gorham - Guitar
Brian Downey - Drums
Darren Wharton - Keyboards
Vivian Campbell - Guitar
Marco Mendoza - Bass Guitar
Ricky Warwick - Lead Vocals / Guitar