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This review is from: Endangered Species (Audio CD)
Maybe only hardened Skynyrd fans know that this is the "lost" unplugged album.
If you like the band you've got to check this out. Forget tripple lead guitar, forget thumping bass lines this album is full of top notch accoustic playing. A lot of the favourites are there and whilst Van Zant's vocals are just as rasping as ever the playing is just majestic. Check out Sweet Home Alabama folk club style! The version of Last Rebel will make you think twice about ever again listening to the (electric) track on the album of the same name. . . close your eyes and imagine the Last Rebel riding back through the mist and gunsmoke from Gettysburg.
I paid a lot of money to get this on import so snap up this bargain from Amazon while its there you will not regret it.
Finally, if it's so good, why didn't I give it the full 5-stars? That awful "Heartbreak Hotel". Can't understand why it's on the album. It's as if Skynyrd have been temporarily side-tracked (like they were a couple of years ago when they put out that dreadful "Christmas Time Again" album).
To the band I say: "stick to what you are good at: straight southern rock and leave the dross to others". Electrically and now accoustically no one in this genre comes close!