Tuesday, April 10, 2007

LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Gold & Platinum @320

Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) is a U.S. Southern rock band, described by All Music Guide's Stephen Thomas Erlewine as "the definitive Southern rock band, fusing the overdriven power of blues-rock with a rebellious, Southern image and a hard rock swagger." The band reached prominence during the 1970s under the leadership of vocalist and primary songwriter Ronnie Van Zant until he died, along with several other members of the band, in a plane crash in 1977.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was one of the most critically acclaimed Southern Rock groups (although the term did not exist at the time they formed) of the 1970's and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as of March 13, 2006. Their distinctive triple-lead guitar sound made their songs "Free Bird", and "Sweet Home Alabama" American anthems and staples of FM radio. Members inducted include: singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarists Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Ed King, and Steve Gaines, bassist Leon Wilkeson, keyboard player Billy Powell, and drummers Bob Burns and Artimus Pyle.
Gold & Platinum, this greatest-hits collection is an excellent introduction to the definitive Southern-rock band. If you've always wondered why people holler "Free Bird!" at bar bands, this album will show you, along with serving up several of Lynyrd Skynyrd's best songs: "Saturday Night Special," "What's Your Name," "Tuesday's Gone," and of course "Sweet Home Alabama." Some lesser-known but equally great songs are here as well: "Gimme Three Steps," "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller," and "That Smell." This is an excellent collection, highlighting the quality of the band's material, which is too often overshadowed by their good ol' boy image.

Disc: 1
1. Down South Jukin'
2. Saturday Nights Special
3. Gimme Three Steps
4. What's Your Name
5. You Got That Right
6. Gimme Back My Bullets
7. Sweet Home Alabama
8. Free Bird
Disc: 2
1. That Smell
2. On The Hunt
3. I Ain't The One
4. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
5. Simple Man
6. I Know A Little
7. Tuesday's Gone
8. Comin' Home

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Yann said...

For me "Free Bird" is one of the best US song of all.

. said...

Thanx Yann! If you need anything from Lynyrd yust let me know

Anonymous said...


can you upload this and any other LS album that you might have on to another site other than rapidshare or megaupload or tinyurl?
i can't access any of the three sites...

thanks in advance