Street Survivors [Expanded Edition]

Street Survivors [Expanded Edition]

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by Lynyrd Skynyrd
     
 

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's fifth studio release should have been the band's well-deserved entr�e into the upper echelons of international rock & roll stardom. Fate would intervene and for some very non-musical reasons, Lynyrd Skynyrd's best-selling release also became the band's final studio recording. In addition to the thoroughly remastered album, this expanded edition adds

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's fifth studio release should have been the band's well-deserved entr�e into the upper echelons of international rock & roll stardom. Fate would intervene and for some very non-musical reasons, Lynyrd Skynyrd's best-selling release also became the band's final studio recording. In addition to the thoroughly remastered album, this expanded edition adds several alternate versions of tracks from the disc, as well as a few songs left over from the Street Survivors sessions. The success of "What's Your Name" as well as "That Smell" and "You Got That Right" was practically guaranteed by the incessant support of FM rock radio. A closer examination reveals that Street Survivors actually bears very little in the way of filler material, considering the cut-and-paste methodology used to complete the disc. In fact, one of the most underappreciated pieces on Street Survivors dates back to before the band's debut album. "One More Time" was originally recorded during a 1971 session at Muscle Shoals studios and can be heard -- sans the 1977 augmentation -- on Skynyrd's First: Complete Muscle Shoals Album. Likewise, "I Know a Little" is a track that Steve Gaines (guitar/vocals) brought to the fold from his pre- Skynyrd days. The song's high-energy rhythm and good-time country flavor made it almost obligatory incidental music during the '80s NASCAR sports simulcasts. Although a majority of the bonus tracks were issued on subsequent compilations, here they are given both historical perspective as well as presented in a way that highlights the improvements and directions that the band was attempting to steer the music into. On October 20, 1977, three days after the release of Street Survivors, Ronnie Van Zant (vocals) and Steve Gaines (guitar) were killed when the chartered aircraft the band was using ran out of fuel near Gillsburg, MS. Indeed, the band's surviving members would re-form in several spurious attempts to reclaim and/or honor the music and heritage of Lynyrd Skynyrd. However, it is difficult to argue that the band's effect would ever be as powerful or as direct than on this release.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811275020
catalogNumber:
112750
Rank:
3513

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lynyrd Skynyrd   Primary Artist
Allen Collins   Guitar
Artimus Pyle   Drums
Steve Gaines   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Powell   Keyboards
Jo Jo Billingsley   Background Vocals
Cassie Gaines   Background Vocals
Barry Lee Harwood   Dobro
Leslie Hawkins   Background Vocals
Ed King   Guitar
Rick Medlocke   Drums,Background Vocals
Gary Rossington   Guitar
Ronnie Van Zant   Vocals
Leon Wilkeson   Bass
Greg T. Walker   Bass
Tim Smith   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tad Bush   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Kevin Elson   Engineer
Dennis Hetzendorfer   Engineer
Jimmy Johnson   Producer
Andy McKaie   Executive Producer
Rodney Mills   Engineer,Special Producer
Barry Rudolph   Engineer
Ronnie Van Zant   Author
Vartan   Art Direction
Ron O'Brien   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
George Osaki   Art Direction
Claude Johnson   Composer
Tim Smith   Producer

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Street Survivors 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Street Survivors is exactly how Skynyrd lived.They are the greatest talent ever to be pinned Southern Rock, and rightfully so.This CD is my favorite of all their great work. Coming from a Beatle's fan this has confused friends and family for nearly 24 years now.