Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

by Lynyrd Skynyrd
     
 

With the overabundance of Lynyrd Skynyrd compilations having swamped the marketplace for decades by this point, titling a latter-day Skynyrd comp Ultimate Collection is a pretty bold move. But let's give credit where credit is due -- this triple-disc, 36-track set from 2006 does indeed deliver on the promise of its title, as every single Skynyrd classic is…  See more details below

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With the overabundance of Lynyrd Skynyrd compilations having swamped the marketplace for decades by this point, titling a latter-day Skynyrd comp Ultimate Collection is a pretty bold move. But let's give credit where credit is due -- this triple-disc, 36-track set from 2006 does indeed deliver on the promise of its title, as every single Skynyrd classic is featured, as well as quite a few oft-overlooked album cuts. While some would debate that the Allman Brothers were the first-ever Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd were the first to truly incorporate the sounds of the South into good time, rowdy rock & roll -- as evidenced throughout this set. Included are all the great Skynyrd classics, such as radio standards "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," (which is included twice -- as both studio and jam-heavy live versions), "What's Your Name," "Saturday Night Special," and "Gimme Three Steps." As longtime Skynyrd fans will attest, however, there are countless album cuts that were just as strong as their hits, including "Simple Man," "I Ain't the One," and "On the Hunt," among others. And while they're known first and foremost as rockers, Skynyrd certainly had their more tranquil moments, tops of which is the gorgeous forlorn ballad, "Tuesday's Gone." There's a reason why Lynyrd Skynyrd are widely considered one of the greatest rock bands to ever come out of the U.S., and Ultimate Collection covers all the bases.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/28/2006
Label:
Universal Nl
UPC:
0602498327890
catalogNumber:
9832789

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Free Bird
  2. Gimme Three Steps
  3. Tuesday's Gone
  4. Simple Man
  5. I Ain't the One
  6. Sweet Home Alabama
  7. Don't Ask Me No Questions
  8. Workin' for MCA
  9. The Ballad of Curtis Loew
  10. The Needle and the Spoon
  11. Call Me the Breeze
  12. Down South Junkin'
  13. Saturday Night Special
  14. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller

Disc 2

  1. Railroad Song
  2. On the Hunt
  3. All I Can Do Is Write About It
  4. Four Walls of Raiford
  5. Gimme Back My Bullets
  6. Double Trouble
  7. Searchin'
  8. That Smell
  9. You Got That Right
  10. What's Your Name
  11. I Know a Little
  12. Jacksonville Kid
  13. Georgia Peaches
  14. Sweet Little Missy

Disc 3

  1. Workin' for MCA
  2. Saturday Night Special
  3. Gimme Back My Bullets
  4. Crossroads
  5. Free Bird
  6. That Smell
  7. I Know a Little
  8. Dixie/Sweet Home Alabama

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lynyrd Skynyrd   Primary Artist
Allen Collins   Guitar
Artimus Pyle   Percussion,Drums
Billy Powell   Keyboards
Bob Burns   Drums
Ed King   Guitar
Gary Rossington   Guitar
Ronnie Van Zant   Vocals
Leon Wilkeson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Allen Collins   Composer
Billy Powell   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
Jeff Carlisi   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Ed King   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer

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