The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Putting together the definitive Lynyrd Skynyrd retrospective would be a daunting prospect to all but the most callous of critics who still deny the group their place at the table of rock & roll heroes and innovators. This two-disc, 25-track anthology makes the perfect introductory set to this Southern rock institution, and one great career overview for longtime fans. All the hits like "Sweet Home Alabama," "Gimme Three Steps," "Saturday Night Special," and "That Smell" are aboard, along with "What's Your Name," "Workin' for MCA," "I Know a Little," and "Free Bird" in both live and original studio versions. Other highlights include great album tracks like "The Ballad of ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Putting together the definitive Lynyrd Skynyrd retrospective would be a daunting prospect to all but the most callous of critics who still deny the group their place at the table of rock & roll heroes and innovators. This two-disc, 25-track anthology makes the perfect introductory set to this Southern rock institution, and one great career overview for longtime fans. All the hits like "Sweet Home Alabama," "Gimme Three Steps," "Saturday Night Special," and "That Smell" are aboard, along with "What's Your Name," "Workin' for MCA," "I Know a Little," and "Free Bird" in both live and original studio versions. Other highlights include great album tracks like "The Ballad of Curtis Loew," "Call Me the Breeze," and "You Got That Right," an acoustic version of "All I Can Do Is Write About It," and early demo versions of "Four Walls of Raiford" and "Comin' Home." If you're planning on only making one Lynyrd Skynyrd entry into your collection, this is certainly the one to get.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Mca Uk
  • UPC: 008811180720
  • Catalog Number: 11807
  • Sales rank: 8,721

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lynyrd Skynyrd Primary Artist
Al Kooper Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron
Allen Collins Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Voices
Artimus Pyle Percussion, Double Bass
Steve Gaines Guitar, Fender Stratocaster
Bob Burns Drums
Jeff Carlisi Guitar
Merry Clayton Background Vocals
Cassie Gaines Background Vocals
Leslie Hawkins Background Vocals
Bobby Keys Horn
Ed King Guitar, Slide Guitar
Trevor Lawrence Horn
Robert Nix Drums
Gary Rossington Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Leon Wilkeson Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Greg T. Walker Bass Guitar
Tim Smith Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Al Kooper Producer
Bobby Womack Composer
Allen Collins Composer
Billy Powell Composer
Tom Dowd Producer
Joe Hicks Composer
Ed King Composer
Andy McKaie Producer
Gary Rossington Composer
Doug Schwartz Mastering
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
Ron O'Brien Producer
Larry Bastian Composer
DeWayne Blackwell Composer
Claude Johnson Composer
Tim Smith Producer
P. Carpenter Composer
M. Black Composer
J. More Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow

    This is one of the best Skynyrd albums ever. I bought it and was immediatly satisfied. BUY THIS ALBUM

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