Solo in Soho
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Solo in Soho is the debut solo album by Irish rock singer Philip Lynott, released while he was still in Thin Lizzy. Current and former Lizzy members guested on the album, including Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Snowy White, and Gary Moore. Brian Robertson also contributed to the writing of "Girls".
|Solo in Soho|
Cover photo by John Swannell
|Studio album by|
|Released||18 April 1980|
May 1980 (Japan)
|Recorded||Winter 1979–early 1980|
|Studio||Good Earth Studios, Soho, London, Compass Point Studios, Nassau, The Bahamas|
|Label||Vertigo (Europe and Japan)|
Warner Bros. (US)
|Producer||Philip Lynott, Kit Woolven|
|Philip Lynott chronology|
|Singles from Solo in Soho|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||9/10|
Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler plays on "King's Call", a lament to Elvis Presley. Huey Lewis plays harmonica on "Tattoo (Giving It All Up for Love)" and "Ode to a Black Man". Lewis later covered the former on 1982 Huey Lewis and the News album, Picture This.
"Yellow Pearl" was released as a single in two remixed versions - the first of these being later used as the theme tune from 1981 until 1986 for the popular BBC TV music programme Top of the Pops. This version was later included on Lynott's second solo album The Philip Lynott Album.
All songs by Philip Lynott, except where noted.
- Side one
- "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts" (Lynott, Jimmy Bain) – 4:11
- "King's Call" – 3:40
- "A Child's Lullaby" – 2:43
- "Tattoo (Giving It All Up for Love)" – 3:21
- "Solo in Soho" – 4:15
- Side two
- Philip Lynott – bass guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, Minimoog, vocoder, string machine, percussion, vocals, producer
- Scott Gorham – guitars (tracks 1, 4, 8)
- Snowy White – guitars (tracks 1, 5)
- Mark Knopfler – electric guitar (track 2)
- Gary Moore – guitar (track 9)
- Jerome Rimson – bass guitar (track 5)
- Huey Lewis – harmonica (tracks 4, 8)
- Fiachra Trench – string and brass arrangements (tracks 3, 4)
- Jimmy Bain – piano, Minimoog, string machine (track 6)
- Billy Currie – ARP synthesizer (track 7)
- Midge Ure – ARP synthesizer, Minimoog, string machine (track 7)
- Brian Downey drums, percussion (track 2)
- Bob Benberg – drums, percussion (track 6)
- Mark Nauseef - drums, percussion (tracks 8, 10)
- Tony Charles – steel drums (track 9)
- Andy Duncan – percussion (tracks 3 and 5)
- Julia – backing vocals (track 5)
- Lena – backing vocals (track 6, 7)
- Sophie, Margi, Silver, Christine – backing vocals (track 6)
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