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
(1994)
Old Time Greats
(1997)
Twenty
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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 1970’s 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) (From the album Best of the Rest (1982))
  2. "Comin' Home" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Skynyrd's First and... Last (1978))
  3. "Down South Jukin'" (Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album Skynyrd's First and... Last (1978))
  4. "White Dove" (Rickey Medlocke) (From the album Skynyrd's First and... Last (1978))
  5. "I Ain't the One" (Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  6. "Tuesday's Gone" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  7. "Gimme Three Steps" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  8. "Simple Man" (Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  9. "Poison Whiskey" (Ed King, Van Zant) (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  10. "Free Bird" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  11. "Sweet Home Alabama" (King, Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  12. "Don't Ask Me No Questions" (Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  13. "Workin' for MCA" (King, Van Zant) (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  14. "Swamp Music" (King, Van Zant) (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  15. "The Needle and the Spoon" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Second Helping (1974))

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Call Me the Breeze" (J.J. Cale) (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  2. "Saturday Night Special" (King, Van Zant) (From the album Nuthin' Fancy (1975))
  3. "Railroad Song" (King, Van Zant) (From the album Nuthin' Fancy (1975))
  4. "I'm a Country Boy" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Nuthin' Fancy (1975))
  5. "On the Hunt" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Nuthin' Fancy (1975))
  6. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" (King, Billy Powell, Van Zant) (From the album Nuthin' Fancy (1975))
  7. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album Gimme Back My Bullets (1976))
  8. "(I Got the) Same Old Blues" (Cale) (From the album Gimme Back My Bullets (1976))
  9. "Double Trouble" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Gimme Back My Bullets (1976))
  10. "Searchin'" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Gimme Back My Bulletsw (1976))
  11. "Cry for the Bad Man" (Rossington, Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Gimme Back My Bullets (1976))
  12. "What's Your Name" (Rossington, Van Zant) (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  13. "That Smell" (Collins, Van Zant) (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  14. "I Know a Little" (Steve Gaines) (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  15. "You Got That Right" (Gaines, Van Zant) (From the album Street Survivors (1977))

References[edit]

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

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