Gold & Platinum

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Gold & Platinum
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gold and Platinum.jpg
Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released December 1979
Recorded 1972–1977
Genre Southern rock, boogie rock
Length 84:09
Label MCA
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A)[2]

Gold & Platinum was a 2-disc best of/hits compilation by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was released in 1979 and is now out of print. The compilation spans their peak years from 1972–1977. The album contains three live tracks from the band's critically acclaimed One More From The Road: "Gimme Three Steps", "I Ain't the One", and "Free Bird". The album was certified Gold on 3/25/1980, Platinum on 8/18/1980 and 3x Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Down South Jukin'" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 2:12
  2. "Saturday Night Special" (Ed King, Van Zant) – 5:08
  3. "Gimme Three Steps" (Live) (Allen Collins, Van Zant) – 5:00
  4. "What's Your Name" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:31
  5. "You Got That Right" (Steve Gaines, Van Zant) – 3:46
  6. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:28
  7. "Sweet Home Alabama" (King, Rossington, Van Zant) – 4:44
  8. "Free Bird" (Live) (Collins, Van Zant) – 14:10

Disc two[edit]

  1. "That Smell" (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:47
  2. "On the Hunt" (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:25
  3. "I Ain't the One" (Live) (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:17
  4. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" (King, Billy Powell, Van Zant) – 4:23
  5. "Simple Man" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:57
  6. "I Know a Little" (Gaines) – 3:28
  7. "Tuesday's Gone" (Collins, Van Zant) – 7:32
  8. "Comin' Home" (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:30


Live Songs[edit]

  • Disc 1, Track 3 recorded 7/9/1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA
  • Disc 1, Track 8 and Disc 2, Track 3 recorded 7/8/1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Gold & Platinum - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: lynyrd skynyrd". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved August 14, 2011.