Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991

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Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 11, 1991
GenreSouthern rock
Length51:51
LabelAtlantic
ProducerTom Dowd, Reissue producer: Joe Reagoso
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Street Survivors
(1977)
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991
(1991)
The Last Rebel
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]

Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 is the sixth studio album by American Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was the band's first new studio album since 1977's Street Survivors and the first following a 1977 plane crash that claimed the lives of three members of the band.

Overview[edit]

Lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and lead guitarist Steve Gaines perished in a 1977 plane crash in Mississippi, and Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 is the first album to feature their replacements, vocalist Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Randall Hall. It also marks the return of original guitarist Ed King, who parted ways with the band while touring in support of Nuthin' Fancy in 1975. It was also the final Lynyrd Skynyrd album to feature drummer Artimus Pyle, who survived the crash. Guitarist and founding member Allen Collins also survived the 1977 plane crash but died in 1990 from chronic pneumonia.

"Smokestack Lightning" was released as a single with accompanying music video and met with moderate success.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smokestack Lightning" (Todd Cerney, Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant) – 4:28
  2. "Keeping the Faith" (King, Rossington, Danny Tate, J. Van Zant) – 5:18
  3. "Southern Women" (King, Dale Krantz-Rossington, Rossington, J. Van Zant) – 4:16
  4. "Pure & Simple" (King, Michael Lunn, J. Van Zant, Robert White Johnson) – 3:09
  5. "I've Seen Enough" (Kurt Custer, Lunn, Rossington, J. Van Zant, White Johnson) – 4:22
  6. "Good Thing" (Rossington, Donnie Van Zant, J. Van Zant) – 5:28
  7. "Money Man" (King, J. Van Zant) – 3:46
  8. "Backstreet Crawler" (Randall Hall, King, Rossington) – 5:31
  9. "It's a Killer" (King, Rossington, D. Van Zant, J. Van Zant) – 3:54
  10. "Mama (Afraid to Say Goodbye)" (King, Rossington, D. Van Zant, J. Van Zant) – 6:44
  11. "End of the Road" (Cerney, King, Rossington, J. Van Zant) – 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Additional personnel
Production personnel
  • Tom Dowd – producer
  • Kevin Elson – engineer, mixing, overdub engineer, overdubs
  • Carol Friedman – photography
  • John Hampton – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeff Powell – assistant, assistant engineer
  • Joe Reagoso – reissue producer, remastering
  • Randy Tuten – art direction, artwork, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. ^ Altman, Billy (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)