Skynyrd's First and... Last

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Skynyrd's First and...Last
Compilation album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released September 5, 1978; 1998
Recorded 1971-1972
Genre Southern rock
Length 36:36
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Johnson, Tim Smith
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Street Survivors
(1977)
Skynyrd's First and...Last/Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album
(1978)
Legend
(1987)
1998 Re-release cover
Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Skynyrd's First and...Last was the original name of the posthumous album first released in 1978 by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The original 1978 version of the album is now out of print. In 1998, it was renamed and re-released as Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album, which was expanded to included eight additional tracks, six of which were previously unreleased. As the renamed title suggests, the album was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. This album was originally planned to be their debut album before getting shelved, making (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) their actual debut. The album was certified Gold on 9/8/1978 and Platinum on 11/10/1978 by the RIAA.

The album contains early band recordings from 1971 and 1972. It is considered an essential album by most fans of the band, as the tracks are either not available on other albums, and later with the 1998 re-release, contains original versions of re-recorded songs that are on the other studio albums, which are now all on one album. However a few of these early tracks were later released on compilation albums such as Best of the Rest in 1982 (1990 on CD) and again on the German based Repertoire Records released Old Time Greats in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

Skynyrd's First and...Last track listing[edit]

  1. "Down South Jukin'" (Ronnie Van Zant; Gary Rossington) - 2:12
  2. "Preacher's Daughter" (Ronnie Van Zant; Rickey Medlocke) - 3:39
  3. "White Dove" (Rickey Medlocke) - 2:56
  4. "Was I Right or Wrong" (Gary Rossington; Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:21
  5. "Lend a Helpin' Hand" (Ronnie Van Zant; Gary Rossington; Allen Collins) - 4:24
  6. "Wino" (Ronnie Van Zant; Rickey Medlocke; Allen Collins) - 3:15
  7. "Comin' Home" (Ronnie Van Zant; Allen Collins) - 5:30
  8. "The Seasons" (Rickey Medlocke) - 4:09
  9. "Things Goin' On" (Ronnie Van Zant; Gary Rossington) - 5:10

Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album track listing[edit]

  1. "Free Bird" (Original Version) (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 7:26 (Previously Unreleased)
  2. "One More Time" (Original Version) (Gary Rossington, Van Zant) - 5:04 (Originally Released on Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) (1991))
  3. "Gimme Three Steps" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 4:09 (Originally Released on Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) (1991))
  4. "Was I Right or Wrong" (Rossington, Van Zant) - 5:25
  5. "Preacher's Daughter" (Rickey Medlocke, Van Zant) - 3:40
  6. "White Dove" (Medlocke) - 2:58
  7. "Down South Jukin'" (Rossington, Van Zant) - 2:14
  8. "Wino" (Original Version) (Collins, Medlocke, Van Zant) - 3:16
  9. "Simple Man" (Original Version) (Rossington, Van Zant) - 5:25 (Previously Unreleased)
  10. "Trust" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 4:14 (Originally Released on Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) (1991))
  11. "Comin' Home" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 5:30 (Originally Released On The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd (1998))
  12. "The Seasons" (Medlocke) - 4:11
  13. "Lend a Helpin' Hand" (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) - 4:22
  14. "Things Goin' On" (Original Version) (Rossington, Van Zant) - 5:12
  15. "I Ain't the One" (Original Version) (Rossington, Van Zant) - 3:37 (Previously Unreleased)
  16. "You Run Around" (Medlocke) - 5:39 (Previously Unreleased)
  17. "Ain't Too Proud to Pray" (Medlocke) - 5:26 (Previously Unreleased)

Personnel[edit]

Production personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy R. Johnson - producer
  • Tim Smith - producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Skynyrd's First And...Last - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: Lynyrd Skynyrd". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skynyrd's First and...Last : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
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