Philip Lynott: Solo in Soho

On April 18, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Solo in Soho”, the debut Philip Lynott album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “Good Earth Studios” in Soho, London, “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Kit Woolven and Philip Lynott.

Personnel:

  • Philip Lynott – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, Minimoog, vocoder, string machine, percussion
  • Scott Gorham – guitars
  • Snowy White – guitars
  • Mark Knopfler – electric guitar
  • Gary Moore – guitar
  • Jimmy Bain – piano, Minimoog, string machine
  • Billy Currie – ARP synthesizer 
  • Midge Ure – ARP synthesizer, Minimoog, string machine
  • Huey Lewis – harmonica 
  • Jerome Rimson – bass guitar
  • Brian Downey – drums, percussion
  • Bob Benberg – drums, percussion
  • Mark Nauseef – drums, percussion
  • Tony Charles – steel drums 
  • Andy Duncan – percussion
  • Julia – backing vocals 
  • Lena – backing vocals
  • Sophie, Margi, Silver, Christine – backing vocals
  • Fiachra Trench – string and brass arrangements
  • Kit Woolven – engineer
  • Tony Visconti, “Flash” Gordon Fordyce, Will Reid-Dick – engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Chris O’Donnell – art direction
  • Linda Sutton, Roger Cooper – artwork and design
  • John Swannell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Philip Lynott, except where noted.

  1. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts – Philip Lynott, Jimmy Bain
  2. King’s Call
  3. A Child’s Lullaby
  4. Tattoo (Giving It All Up for Love)
  5. Solo in Soho
  6. Girls – Philip Lynott, Jimmy Bain, Brian Robertson
  7. Yellow Pearl – Philip Lynott, Midge Ure
  8. Ode to a Black Man
  9. Jamaican Rum
  10. Talk in 79
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