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Songs for While I'm Away (2020)

The story of how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin, became Ireland's Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman.

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Emer Reynolds

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Carl Shaaban
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Carl Shaaban ... Phil Lynott
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The story of how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin, became Ireland's Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman.

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It's okay amigo, you can let yourself go.
29 October 2020 | by tokoroosSee all my reviews

Yesterday I saw this documentary in the cinema. Very special, since it was the first movie I saw in this pandemic. Also very special because the entire audience was double my age. 'All these old rockers...' mumbled a guy a few feet away, with his Thin Lizzy shirt on.

I grew up with Thin Lizzy because my parents named me after the song Rosalie. And although born in 1990 in the Netherlands, that was not the only song I knew. I discovered Thin Lizzy like it was a band releasing new songs. I bought albums as a teenager, I even somewhat followed Phil's solo career.

Having that said, I was tremendously excited to see this documentary. Phil was a big part of my life, but I didn't know much about him. Who was this guy that was always blasting through my speakers?

The documentary is very complimentary to Phil, and not without reason. He was a special man. A lot of songs passed through the docu, even songs I didn't know yet. It is a very personal movie and all the comments stay very personal. That was maybe the only thing I missed: Phil's influence on other musicians. But nevertheless, a very moving docu. It's very dreamy, just like Phil.

For me, Thin Lizzy will always have a place in my life. And this docu is a nice add to the library! Wel done.


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23 October 2020 (Ireland) See more »

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