Lynyrd Skynyrd : Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box)

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Sell date: 11/1991
Label: Mca
Mfg's Catalog#: 10390
CDC Part#: 128152
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 Notes & Reviews
 
Excellent Box set, a must for the serious, Lynyrd Skynyrd music collector.
- Glenn Hayes, 10/22/2002, USA

This box set gave me a real appreciation for Lynyrd Skynyrd. It is well made, reflecting its importance.
- Marcelo Carvalhaes, 05/16/1997, Brazil

It was only fitting that the ultimate Southern rock institution, Lynyrd Skynyrd - certainly one of the more tragic stories in rock & roll history - should be one of the first bands to benefit from a comprehensive box set. Following the format of the highly successful Led Zeppelin box set, this three-disc, 47-song anthology provides a near-perfect career retrospective, complete with a carefully researched booklet with meticulous historical essays and rare photos for the new and rabid fan alike. The latter will probably be most interested in disc one, which features a number of early demos dating back as early as 1970 and not featured in prior collections, as well as an embryonic demo of 'Freebird' minus it's extended-jam coda. The nine-minute version from the band's milestone debut, Pronounced is also featured here, of course, as is most of the material from the group's next album, Second Helping, generally regarded as their career peak. Disc two alone could serve as a greatest-hits set, as classic after classic is rattled off in mind-blowing succession. And even when the creative fires finally begin to wane somewhat as the set approaches the Nuthin' Fancy and Gimme Back My Bullets material (recorded at a time when the band was plagued by overwork and escalating drug abuse), the set wisely offers alternate versions and live renditions to keep things interesting. The first half of disc three alternates never-before-heard concert performances with other, equally inspired live versions. It's second half is dominated by the unintentional swan song Street Survivors. Released only three days before the fateful plane crash, the album saw a re-energized Skynyrd achieving a new level of maturity, power, and purpose. Although most box sets tend to be a bit too much for the casual fan to swallow, this one feels just right.

 
 Tracks
 
Free Bird (Demo)
Junkie (Demo)
He's Alive (Demo)
One More Time (Original Version)
Gimme Three Steps (Original Version)
Trust (Original Version)
Comin' Home
Mr Banker (Demo)
Down South Junkin (Demo)
Truck Drivin' Man (Demo)
I Ain't the One (Demo)
Poison Whiskey (Demo)
Tuesday's Gone
Things Goin' On
Free Bird
Sweet Home Alabama
Was I Right Or Was I Wrong?
Workin' for Mca
Don't Ask Me No Questions
Swamp Music
The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
The Needle & the Spoon
Call Me the Breeze
Saturday Night Special
Made in the Shade
Am I Losin'
On the Hunt
(I Got The) Same Old Blues
Double Trouble (Live)
Roll Gypsy Roll
All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic)
Four Walls of Railroad (Undubbed Demo)
Gimme Back My Bullets (Live)
Searchin' (Live)
Simple Man (Live)
Crossroads (Live)
T for Texas (Live)
Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
Ain't No Good Life
What's Your Name (Alt. Mix)
Georgia Peaches
What's Your Name
I Never Dreamed
I Know a Little
Honky Tonk Nighttime Man
That Smell
You Got That Right
 
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