Last Of The Wild Ones Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered
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Special Limited Deluxe Collector s Edition / First time on CD / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / Classic Southern Rock / 12 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and new interview with Johnny Van Zant and band . IT HAS been said that the commercial demise of southern rock began with Lynyrd Skynyrd s tragic airplane crash in 1977, which killed two members of the band, including frontman Ronnie Van Zant. It was a sad time for the genre for sure, but a handful of acts kept the confederate flag flying, refusing to succumb to such desolate times. Best news of all was that two members of the Van Zant family rose to the challenge of survival by firing up some of their best work; namely .38 Special s Donnie Van Zant and little bro Johnny, of the self monikered Johnny Van Zant Band. Last Of The Wild Ones , originally issued in 1982, was the JVZ Band s third studio album and finds the them returning to a more authentic sound, a style in keeping with their highly praised debut album, paying less heed to commerciality and more attention to traditional 70s style southern rock. It also marked the return of veteran producer Al Kooper, a man who not only discovered, signed and produced Skynyd but also sat behind the recording desk of the debut JVZ Band album. Sharper, more concise and rougher around the edges than their second album, Last Of The Wild Ones takes no prisoners, leaping out of the speakers all guns blazing. With brother Donnie co-writing half the album, this is truly a joining of forces and a serious statement of intent.
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Can't Live Without Your Love, and It's You. The music offers strong rhythm and the guitars offer plenty of tone and licks that really stand out! Enjoy!
I personally feel his best works were his 4th and 5th albums Van Zant and Brickyard Road. The bottomline ... if you like hard edged melodic hard rock. you will not be disappointed with this one. This album demonstrating what was to come on the following two albums. I got this one a few weeks ago and I am still listening to it everyday cruising in my car. 5 stars