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on 12 February 2004
Although Lynyrd Skynyrd are reknowned for songs such as "Sweet Home Alabama", one shouldn't be deterred from purchasing this album because of its lesser-known content.
What you will find is that the album has a huge diversity of songs and genres, possibly moreso than in Skynyrd's other albums, stretching from "Rock" in songs such as "Gimme Back My Bullets" and "Cry for the Bad Man" to more mellow country songs such as "Every Mother's Son" and "All I can do is write about it". Therefore, the overall listening experience is interesting and caters for all tastes, as well as providing a different perspective to one of the greatest of all rock bands. A good buy!
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on 20 September 2002
This album marks Lynyrd Skynyrd's all-time low point. Whilst many people slated their previous offering - Nuthin' Fancy - this suffers from all the same problems, and then some. Nuthin' Fancy was born out of a ridiculously short series of sessions amidst their hectic tour schedule, but at least it had some excellent songs - and THREE guitarists. Before it was released, however, guitarist and principle song-writer Ed King had left in acrimonious circumstances (were there any other type of circumstances with Skynyrd?!). Gimme Back My Bullets was just more of the same - squeezed in during their permanent touring, amidst the downward spiral of drink, drugs and fist fights - but missing the artistic input of King. The title song is the best track on the album, but apart from Cry For The Bad Man and possibly Searchin', the rest is really quite poor. This album really could have been the beginning of the end for Skynyrd, but one day, backing singer Cassie Gaines begged the band to let her brother jam onstage with them at a gig in her home town. And when Steve Gaines launched into his slide guitar solo, the collective Skynyrd jaw dropped...
Get the follow-up albums "One More From The Road" and "Street Survivors" and listen to the difference!
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on 1 February 2008
Lynyrd were well into their downward self destruct spiral when this album was recorded and you can tell. Most of the material sounds ..... just like the previous album except for "gimme back my bullets" which, for me, is the only thing that raises this album above zero stars.

The recording was done in a hurry between live dates, again, that's obvious from the hackneyed material and rough overall feel. I have a suspicion that most of the band were wrecked during various recording sessions. Overall the feel is that this was squeezed out by the record company to rip a few more dollars from the loyal fan base.

In summary, this is just not up to previous LS albums. Best ignored unless you're a real collector.
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on 20 August 2002
This album is definately one of my favourite albums by one of the best bands to walk this earth. Songs like "Searchin'", "Gimme back my bullets" and especially "Double Trouble" definately rival "Free Bird" for their best ever song. The live version of "Gimme back my bullets" is one of the best live songs their is.
In conclusion, this album is great with cherries n top!!!
Buy it now!!!!
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on 16 December 2012
Ordered it, paid for it recived well within time in perfect condition. Couldn't ask for more. Recommed everyone go out and buy the old Skynyrd albums while you can.
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on 1 May 2015
really good
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