Old Time Greats

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Old Time Greats
Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released 1997
Recorded 1971-1977
Genre Hard rock, Southern rock
Length 132:39
Label Repertoire
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Endangered Species
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Old Time Greats is a 2-disc compilation album by American rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd. Released in 1997, this compilation documents the original 1970s run of the band before the 1977 Convair 240 crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray.

The album is released by Repertoire Records out of Hamburg, Germany. It is only available in the United States as an import.

Track listing[edit]

The tracks are from 1971 to 1977. The first four tracks on CD 1 are early recordings from 1971-72 that were originally later released on Best of the Rest in 1982 (1990 on CD) and Skynyrd's First and... Last from 1978 respectively. Those songs were recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio for what was originally planned to be the band's shelved debut album, making (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) their official debut. The remaining tracks on the album are in chronological order starting with songs from (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) in 1973 and concludes with songs from Street Survivors in 1977.

Disc One[edit]

  1. "I've Been Your Fool" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:28
  2. "Comin' Home" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:30
  3. "Down South Jukin'" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 2:14
  4. "White Dove" (Rickey Medlocke) - 2:58
  5. "I Ain't the One" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:54
  6. "Tuesday's Gone" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 7:33
  7. "Gimme Three Steps" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:30
  8. "Simple Man" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:57
  9. "Poison Whiskey" (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:12
  10. "Free Bird" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 9:11
  11. "Sweet Home Alabama" (Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:45
  12. "Don't Ask Me No Questions" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:26
  13. "Workin' for MCA" (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:49
  14. "Swamp Music" (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:33
  15. "The Needle and the Spoon" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:52

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Call Me the Breeze" (J.J. Cale) - 5:08
  2. "Saturday Night Special" (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:09
  3. "Railroad Song" (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:15
  4. "I'm a Country Boy" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:26
  5. "On the Hunt" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:27
  6. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" (Ed King, Billy Powell, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:20
  7. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:29
  8. "(I Got the) Same Old Blues" (J.J. Cale) - 4:09
  9. "Double Trouble" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 2:50
  10. "Searchin'" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:18
  11. "Cry for the Bad Man" (Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:50
  12. "What's Your Name?" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:33
  13. "That Smell" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:48
  14. "I Know a Little" (Steve Gaines) - 3:28
  15. "You Got That Right" (Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant) - 3:47


  1. ^ "Old Time Greats - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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