Unreleased Lynott Recording Made Available
A song recorded by Huey Lewis & The News with Phil Lynott has been made available for streaming online.
This is called Still Alive, which was recorded in 1985. Says Huey Lewis & The News guitarist Johnny Colla:
“Phil was planning a third solo release, working with a myriad of players and producers at the time. Lynott’s management contacted Huey about producing and cutting a few tunes with us out here in California, and the game was on.
“By the time Phil and guitarist Laurence Archer arrived the tracks were ready for overdubs, replete with Huey’s guide vocals. Contrary to rumours, ‘Mutt’ Lange was present one night while Laurence laid down some guitar parts – just hanging about with Huey and Philip – but he didn’t produce the sessions.
“A day or so later I came in to arrange and cut vocals for both songs. I’m fairly certain the following evening Huey and Phil were finishing up some painstaking lead vocals, and in the wee hours of the morning we made rough mixes and went home. The sessions were over.”
Colla came across Still Alive on a cassette, and he’s remastered it. Now you hear this, with Lewis’ vocals (not Lynott’s), right here.