Cowboy Song coverage

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There has been lots of activity around the publication of Cowboy Song on February 25. Here is a summary of some of it, with links where online content is accessible.

Reviews

‘An outstanding piece of work… There have been other books on Philip but this is the definitive biography’ – John Spain, Irish Independent: http://goo.gl/E98qmh

‘Excellent… painstaking… [a] fine retelling of the messy life of Thin Lizzy’s charismatic frontman’ – The Guardian: http://bit.ly/24SAbDt

‘The truest measure of the man we have… a must-read for anybody ever smitten by Lizzy’s fatally-flawed romantic’ – Mojo: http://bit.ly/1TIpfUW

‘Packs a real emotional punch’ – The Spectator: http://bit.ly/1Ow3Vu1

‘Heads and shoulders above the usual rock hagiography… it paints a poignant picture of a shy, sensitive artist [who] sacrificed his life on the altar of rock excess’ – Sunday Telegraph:  http://bit.ly/1QmrxWh

‘An affectionate, impeccably researched biography… Cowboy Song does Philip Parris Lynott very proud indeed’ – Mail on Sunday: http://dailym.ai/1naKXD5

‘In many ways an admirable book… there are times when Graeme Thomson’s prose reaches astute heights and stirs recognitions’ – Joseph O’Connor, Irish Times: http://goo.gl/lngmF9

‘A considerable achievement… the definitive “life”‘ – The Herald: http://bit.ly/1S8ENjK

‘Well-researched… poignant… revealing… what emerges is a jigsaw of contradictions’ – RTE Guide

‘Outstanding’ – Belfast Telegraph: http://bit.ly/1LMdyF1

‘Meticulously researched, richly detailed… a compelling read’ 9/10 – Classic Rock: http://bit.ly/1RAeM7D

‘A ribald, authentic, entertaining tale… This is no eulogy, but an honest, often painful account of the price of star power’ – Irish Examiner: 

‘A highly efficient telling of Lynott’s life… riven with close-to-the-bone unsentimentality’ – Sunday Business Post

‘A genuinely sympathetic portrait… Thomson casts [Lynott] as a tragic romantic hero’ – Uncut

‘[A] satisfying portrayal of a rock warrior who sadly did not live long enough to be a survivor’ – Irish MoS

Interviews

/ Print

Sunday Telegraph: http://bit.ly/1QmrxWh

RTE TEN: http://goo.gl/aIfyL3

Irish Examiner: http://goo.gl/T80HIA

/ Audio

Today programme, BBC Radio 4: https://audioboom.com/boos/4183704-a-cowboy-s-life

Cowboy Song special, The Ralph McLean Show, BBC Radio Ulster: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072mx2y

Tom Dunne, Newstalk FM: http://bit.ly/1pcdjhV

The Last Word, Today FM: http://bit.ly/1XPInzy (starts 38:00)

RTE Arena discussion: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2016/0301/771872-arena-tuesday-1-march-2016/

Jim Fitzpatrick talks about Cowboy Song on Newstalk FM: http://bit.ly/1Uyli4K

Interview with Sue Marchant (starts 31:00): http://bbc.in/1R1NoWu

Interview with Giles Brown, Talk Radio Europe: https://soundcloud.com/talk-radio-europe/phil-lynotts-authorised-biographer-graeme-thomson-speaks-to-tres-giles-brown

Articles

Words and Guitars: http://goo.gl/NshKmg

Guardian, 10 of the Best – Thin Lizzy: http://goo.gl/d59nD0 – with an accompanying Spotify playlist: https://goo.gl/v4oE6a

Classic Rock: http://bit.ly/1V2DAMy

The Irish Post: http://bit.ly/1pa6zRj

New Zealand Herald: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11634219

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