Spanish Guitar (1979)


This single was released during the autumn of 1979, after Gary has left Thin Lizzy. "Spanish Guitar" was recorded right before the band's summer US tour, while the band was on an unexpected vacation at the Bahamas, due to some cancelled shows in Europe at the end of May. Originally it was recorded with Phil Lynott's vocal, but after the breakup Gary was replacing it with his own version to release it as a single in the United Kingdom. It was also produced in Norway (for the Swedish market), but due to a mistake with the mastertapes, the single was produced with the original version, featuring Phil Lynott, and went for sale in a small quantity. They are real collector's items now!

7" releases

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United Kingdom - MCA Records - MCA 534 - 1979 - promotional copy

Side A: Spanish Guitar
Side B: Spanish Guitar (Instrumental version)

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United Kingdom - MCA Records - MCA 534 - October 1979

Side A: Spanish Guitar
Side B: Spanish Guitar (Instrumental version)

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United Kingdom - MCA Records - MCA 534 - 1979 - second pressing

Side A: Spanish Guitar
Side B: Spanish Guitar (Instrumental version)

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Sweden/Norway - MCA Records - MCA 534 - April 1980 - only 1000 copies made // Would you like to have it?

Side A: Spanish Guitar (Phil Lynott vocal)
Side B: Spanish Guitar (Instrumental version)

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South Africa? - Decca - ? - 1979 - acetate

Side A: Spanish Guitar
Side B: Spanish Guitar (Instrumental version)

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We have one spare copy of this rare collectors item for trade or sale. Feel free to write us, if you would like to have it.