The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released August 25, 1998
Recorded 1971–1977
Genre Southern rock
Length 2:10:47
Label MCA
Producer Ron O'Brien
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Lynyrd Skynyrd
(1991)
The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
(1998)
All Time Greatest Hits
(2000)
Gold
Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released August 8, 2006
Label Universal/Geffen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd, reissued as Gold, is a two-disc compilation of Lynyrd Skynyrd in the peak years of its classic lineup (1971–1977).

  • In 1998, it was released as The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd by MCA. This album was certified Gold on 10/15/1999 and Platinum on 7/27/2001 by the RIAA.
  • In 2006, it was re-released as Gold by Geffen (which had absorbed MCA), with identical content and a slightly different cover.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Sweet Home Alabama" (Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:45 (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  2. "I Ain't the One" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:54 (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  3. "Was I Right or Wrong" (Rossington, Van Zant – 5:24 (From the album Skynyrd's First and... Last (1978))
  4. "Gimme Three Steps" (Allen Collins, Van Zant) – 4:31 (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  5. "Workin' for MCA" (King, Van Zant) – 4:48 (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  6. "Simple Man" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:58 (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  7. "Swamp Music" (King, Van Zant) – 3:32 (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  8. "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" (Collins, Van Zant) – 4:52 (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  9. "Saturday Night Special" (King, Van Zant) – 5:12 (From the album Nuthin' Fancy (1975))
  10. "Mr. Banker" (King, Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:22 (From the album Legend (1987))
  11. "Comin' Home [Original version]" (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:30 (Previously Unreleased)
  12. "Call Me the Breeze" (J.J. Cale) – 5:09 (From the album Second Helping (1974))
  13. "Free Bird" (Collins, Van Zant) – 9:10 (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "What's Your Name" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:33 (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  2. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller (Live-7/7/1976 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA)" (King, Billy Powell, Van Zant) – 4:16 (From the album One More from the Road (1976))
  3. "Tuesday's Gone" (Collins, Van Zant) – 7:34 (From the album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (1973))
  4. "Double Trouble" (Collins, Van Zant) – 2:50 (From the album Gimme Back My Bullets (1976))
  5. "I Know a Little" (Steve Gaines) – 3:29 (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  6. "Four Walls of Raiford" (Undubbed Demo) (Jeff Carlisi, Van Zant) – 4:14 (From the album Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) (1991))
  7. "I Never Dreamed" (Gaines, Van Zant) – 5:21 (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  8. "Gimme Back My Bullets (Live-7/8/1976 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA)" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:42 (From the album Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) (1991))
  9. "You Got That Right" (Gaines, Van Zant) – 3:47 (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  10. "All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic version)" (Collins, Van Zant) – 4:24 (From the album Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) (1991))
  11. "That Smell" (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:51 (From the album Street Survivors (1977))
  12. "Free Bird (Live-7/8/1976 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA)" (Collins, Van Zant) – 13:41 (From the album One More from the Road (1976))

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koda, Cub (2011). "The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Gold - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.