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Turn It Up!
     

Turn It Up!

by Lynyrd Skynyrd
 
It's easy to think of the latter-day Lynyrd Skynyrd as what it started out being, a tribute to the original Lynyrd Skynyrd. But while the band still plays "Free Bird" at every concert, it also released a series of five new studio albums during the 1990s, and all five sold well enough to reach the Billboard album charts, so there is an

Overview

It's easy to think of the latter-day Lynyrd Skynyrd as what it started out being, a tribute to the original Lynyrd Skynyrd. But while the band still plays "Free Bird" at every concert, it also released a series of five new studio albums during the 1990s, and all five sold well enough to reach the Billboard album charts, so there is an audience out there interested in hearing what the current lineup has to say for itself. Turn It Up! is a compilation drawn from those five '90s albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991, The Last Rebel, Endangered Species, Twenty, and Edge of Forever. It reveals that the group hasn't always been original in its song titles ("Born to Run," "Smokestack Lightning," and "Travelin' Man" are all newly written songs). And even when performing those songs, Lynyrd Skynyrd is careful to hew to its familiar sound, heavy on multiple slide guitars. But this traditionalism works in the band's favor. All of the music features good ensemble playing and is worthy of the name Lynyrd Skynyrd. That said, the one irreplaceable element the '90s band lacks is what the original band lost in 1977 -- Ronnie VanZant. Brother Johnny VanZant has a similar voice, but nobody writes songs like Ronnie VanZant, and it's the absence of that singular viewpoint that keeps this new music from comparing favorably to the old.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768631922
catalogNumber:
86319

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Performance Credits

Lynyrd Skynyrd   Primary Artist
Carol Chase   Background Vocals
Jimmy Hall   Background Vocals
Artimus Pyle   Percussion,Drums
Billy Powell   Keyboards
Michael Cartellone   Percussion
John Catchings   Cello
Bill Cuomo   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Custer   Percussion,Drums
Debbie Davis   Background Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Owen Hale   Percussion,Drums
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
John Hobbs   Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Ed King   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Michael Lunn   Background Vocals
Susan Marshall   Background Vocals
Rick Medlocke   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Kim Morrison   Background Vocals
Tom Roady   Percussion
Gary Rossington   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Slide Guitar
Hughie Thomasson   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Johnny Van Zant   Vocals
Leon Wilkeson   Bass
Dale Rossington   Background Vocals
Stefanie Bolton   Background Vocals
Chris Eddy   Background Vocals
Randall Hall   Guitar

Technical Credits

Barry Beckett   Producer
Custer   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Dale Krantz-Rossington   Composer
Josh Leo   Producer
Johnny Van Zant   Composer
Donnie Van Zant   Composer

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