Best of the Rest

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Best of the Rest
SkynyrdBest of the Rest.jpg
Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released 1982 originally then October 25, 1990 on CD
Recorded 1973-1977
Genre Southern rock
Label MCA
Producer Al Kooper
Tom Dowd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tim Smith
Jimmy R. Johnson
Ron O'Brien
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Best of the Rest is the compilation album by the American Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was originally released in 1982 and again in 1990 on CD. This compilation contains album cuts that are fan favorites. The only hit from the band on the album is "Call Me the Breeze." The compilation also contains two previously unreleased early recordings from 1971 and 1972. Those songs were originally planned to be on their shelved debut album, making (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) their actual debut. The early songs were recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. Other early songs from 1971-72 also surfaced on the compilations Skynyrd's First and... Last in 1978 and Old Time Greats in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Been Your Fool" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:28
  2. "Gotta Go" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:30
  3. "I'm a Country Boy" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:24
  4. "Double Trouble" (Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant) - 2:51
  5. "Workin' for MCA" (Live) (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) - 4:25 (This version is the same one that's used on One More from the Road, except there's a fade-out at the end of the song.)
  6. "Call Me the Breeze" (J.J. Cale) - 5:08
  7. "I Never Dreamed" (Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant) - 5:21
  8. "T for Texas (Blue Yodel #1)" (Live) (Jimmie Rodgers) - 8:35

Live Songs[edit]

  • Track 5 recorded 7/7/1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Track 8 recorded 7/8/1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "The Best of the Rest - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". Retrieved 14 August 2011.