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The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd [Double CD, Extra tracks]

Lynyrd Skynyrd Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Extra tracks
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00000ADJX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,509 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Sweet Home Alabama (Album Version) 4:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Ain't The One (Album Version) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Was I Right Or Wrong (Album Version) 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gimme Three Steps (Album Version) 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Workin' For MCA (Album Version) 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Simple Man (Album Version) 5:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Swamp Music (Album Version) 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew (Album Version) 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Saturday Night Special (Album Version) 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mr. Banker (Single Version) 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Comin' Home (Original Version) 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Call Me The Breeze (Album Version) 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Free Bird (Album Version) 9:10£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Listen  3. Tuesday's Gone (Album Version) 7:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Double Trouble (Album Version) 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Know A Little (Album Version) 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Four Walls Of Raiford (Undubbed Demo Version) 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Never Dreamed (Album Version) 5:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Gimme Back My Bullets (Live At Fox Theatre, Atlanta/1976) 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You Got That Right (Album Version) 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic Version) 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. That Smell (Album Version) 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Free Bird (Live At The Fox Theater/1976)13:41Album Only

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd (1998 UK 25-track double CD set featuring a superb collection of songs by one of the seventies best southern rock band including Sweet Home Alabama Workin For MCA Saturday Night Special Double Trouble studio and live version of Free Bird and more picture sleeve MCD-11807)

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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Lynyrd Skynrd 9 Sep 2001
Format:Audio CD
What can I say!! I bought this double cd after I had just found my old vinyl 45 of Freebird/Sweet Home Alabama/Double Trouble in the attic, I decided I needed to test out some more of Skynrd as those were the only tracks which I had previously heard. If you are like myself and only know Skynrd for those few tracks then I do strongly advise you to purchase this double cd!! Its rock, its boogie, its bluesy, its smoltzy and the guitar playing is exceptional, this is music which should be listened to, (for those midnight mellow moments), the vocals by Van Zant are fabulous. This is one of my best buys this year along with the Deep Purple 2cd Made in Japan album. If you only remember Lynyrd Skynrd for Freebird, give this a won't be disapointed, you will be taken into a whole new form of music, I was!!. American boogie rock at its best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Southern rock at its best 23 Feb 2003
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Lynyrd Skynyrd are primarily remembered for two songs - Sweet home Alabama and Free bird - but there is so much more of their music that is worth listening to.
Sweet home Alabama is an ode to the pleasures of living in Alabama, whatever Neil Young might think - the Canadian rock icon (whose music I also enjoy) had recorded a couple of songs, one titled Southern man and the other titled Alabama, which offended them. Despite the reference to Neil Young and another controversial reference to Alabama's then-governor (George Wallace), this song is essentially a joyous, fun song and should be taken as such. I've never been to Alabama, but this song makes it sound like paradise. Neil Young's song made it sound anything but.
Free bird has become a classic piece of rock music. Apart from its sheer quality, its length (almost ten minutes) helps its popularity in jukeboxes - you pay the same to play a record whatever its length, so you get your money's worth with Free bird. And you get two versions here - the original studio version from 1973 plus a live version from 1976.
There are many other great tracks here, among them I ain't the one, Simple man, Saturday night special, Tuesday's gone and an amazing cover of J J Cale's Call me the breeze.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were among the best southern rock bands of the seventies, perhaps even the best of all. This collection contains all their best music, superbly re-mastered and with extensive liner notes.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic stuff! 24 April 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Only being familiar with "Sweet Home, Alabamha" and the ubiquitous"Freebird", I listened to this with a fair degree of expectation. I haveto say that it only took a couple of listenings to grow to LOVE thisalbum...highly recommended if you aren't too knowledgable about LynyrdSkynyrd and want to be blown away at the variety and sheer hard-rockingtunes you'll get here!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sublime experience 22 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
I just can't rate this album highly enough. I'm too young to remember Lynyrd Skynyrd first time around and bought this album after hearing 'Freebird' on the radio. I'm now totally hooked. I agree with other reviewers that this album contains many fantastic songs that people may not be aware of and the album as a whole is absolutely brilliant. I still have to rate 'Freebird' as one my favourite songs of all time though - the last five (instrumental) minutes of this song are just sublime. You don't need drugs or alcohol to feel high when you've got music like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you only buy 1 skynyrd cd , make it this one. 5 April 2010
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
As compilations go this is easily the best Skynyrd collection there is,2 cd of classic after classic with a few rarities thrown in.

The famous songs are all here Freebird,Sweet Home Alabama,Call Me The Breeze,Gimme 3 Steps,That Smell,Tuesday's Gone etc,lesser known tracks like Simple Man ,I aint The One, Was I Right Or Wrong fleshing out the cd.

The highlight for me was that you get both versions of Freebird,studio version concludes disc 1 while the live version closes disc 2,and i believe that this live version comes from the original cd's of 'One More From The Road' which has been replaced on the deluxe edition,so this is an easy ,cheap way to get the original overdubbed live version,

The music on this collection is magnificent while the booklet is a superb authorative read,splendid value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As It Gets. 9 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd...So just what does set this aside from the countless other Skynyrd compilations?.

All the usual suspects are here, " Freebird", " Sweet Home Alabama", " Tuesday's Gone" & " Simple Man". It replicates the incredible single disc compilation " Gold & Platinum" which was released 19 years earlier,with the exceptions of " On The Hunt" & " Down South Junkin'".

The following sets this aside. The two excellent demo's of " Comin' Home" & " The Four Walls Of Rainford". An unedited live version of " Freebird" as well as the full length original. A magnificent acoustic version of " All I Can Do Is Write About It". Unlike the majority of the other compilations, this has excellent photos, liner notes and it's superbly remastered

If you want a brief fix of Southern Fried Genius, then " Gold & Platinum" is the one.

If you want to indulge and get the bigger picture then this is your stop.

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The band (pronounced LEH-NERD SKIN-NERD, and the title of a 1973 album) was formed in the late 1960's by lead singer Ronnie Van Zant. The band's name comes from a high school 'coach' Leonard Skinner. After playing small gigs around Jacksonville they established themselves in the 70's with a string of successful albums and songs including Nuthin' Fancy and Sweet Home Alabama. (some songs featured on this album are taken from Nuthin' Fancy). Their success was cut short at it's commercial height by a tragic palne crash that killed Van Zant, new guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick. A very unfortunate and awful accident. This album is a fantastic collection of their greatest hits. It is a very impressive CD. A must have for any fan of rock and roll or blues.
Thankyou, I'm here all week.
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I had a cassette of theirs but cannot play cassettes any more so I wanted the CD.
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I knew it was exactly what I wanted to replace the copy I had years ago on cassette as I no longer have a cassette player!
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Excellent summary of the band at its height, before tragedy struck. If you only want to buy one album of the band you can't go wrong with this one.
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Great album by a great bank. A good addition to a collection. Head set on, volume turned up. Spot on.
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This double CD is a brilliant mix of the original bands best selling tracks. There are 2 versions of Freebird and one of these is live, its a great track !! Read more
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Superb collection this. I bought it for the two versions of Freebird. The original studio version is a bit disappointing as it fades out before the end (unlike the outake versions... Read more
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