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Gimme Back My Bullets [CD/DVD]
     

Gimme Back My Bullets [CD/DVD]

by Lynyrd Skynyrd
 

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Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to show signs of wear on their fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets. The band had switched producers, hiring Tom Dowd, the producer who served Atlantic's roster so well during the label's heyday. Unfortunately, he wasn't perfectly suited for Skynyrd, at least at this point in their history. The group had toured regularly since the release

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Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to show signs of wear on their fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets. The band had switched producers, hiring Tom Dowd, the producer who served Atlantic's roster so well during the label's heyday. Unfortunately, he wasn't perfectly suited for Skynyrd, at least at this point in their history. The group had toured regularly since the release of their debut and it showed, not just in their performance, but in the songwriting of Ronnie Van Zant, who had been so consistent through their first three albums. Not to say that he was spent -- the title track was defiant as "All I Can Do Is Write About It" was affecting, while "Searching" was a good ballad and "Double Trouble" was a good rocker. These songs, however, were surrounded by songs that leaned to the dull side of generic (unlike those on Nuthin' Fancy) and Dowd's production didn't inject energy into the group's performances. This doesn't mean Gimme Back My Bullets is a bad record, since the group was still in fairly good shape and they had some fine songs, but coming after three dynamite albums, it was undoubtedly a disappointment. [Gimme Back My Bullets was released in a double-disc deluxe edition in 2006. The CD included live versions of "Double Trouble," "I Got the Same Old Blues," "Gimme Back My Bullets," and "Cry for the Bad Man," along with an acoustic version of "All I Can Do Is Write About It" and an alternate take of "Double Trouble," but the real attraction of the deluxe edition is the second disc, which is a DVD containing the original Skynyrd lineup live on the BBC television show Old Grey Whistle Test. Recorded on November 11, 1975, it's among the only surviving performance footage of the original band, and while the performance does not necessarily capture them at the height of their powers, it's a riveting seven-song set all the same, particularly since so little footage of this group exists. Because of this, this set is worth the time of any true fan.]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602498334003
catalogNumber:
1050790
Rank:
45005

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Performance Credits

Lynyrd Skynyrd   Primary Artist
Allen Collins   Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar,Soloist,Fills,Group Member
Artimus Pyle   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Group Member
Billy Powell   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet,Soloist,Group Member
Lee Freeman   Harp,Soloist
Gary Rossington   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar,Soloist,Fills,Group Member
Ronnie Van Zant   Vocals,Group Member
Leon Wilkeson   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Barry Harwood   Dobro,Mandolin
Honnicutts   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

J.J. Cale   Composer
Allen Collins   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Bob Harris   Introduction
Ed King   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Bob Meyerowitz   Producer
Gary Rossington   Composer,Contributor
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Michael Appleton   Producer
Michael Diehl   Reissue Design
Ron O'Brien   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
George Osaki   Art Direction
Tom Corcoran   Direction
Beth Stempel   Reissue Producer
Jeff Fura   Producer
Ryan Null   Reissue Photo Research
Peter D- Rose   Engineer
Chris "Ponch" Barragan   Author
Bob Meyrowitz   Producer

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