Skynyrd's First and... Last

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Skynyrd's First and...Last
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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
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 compilation 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 repackaged, renamed and re-released as Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album, which was expanded to include eight additional tracks – four of which were previously unreleased and four which would appear on (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd). 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[clarification needed] and Platinum on 11/10, 1978[clarification needed] 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,[according to whom?] 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,[clarification needed] 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 release Old Time Greats in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

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

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

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

  1. "Free Bird" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 7:26
  2. "One More Time" (Original Version) (Rossington, Van Zant) - 5:04
  3. "Gimme Three Steps" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 4:09
  4. "Was I Right or Wrong?" (Rossington, Van Zant) - 5:25
  5. "Preacher's Daughter" (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
  10. "Trust" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 4:14
  11. "Comin' Home" (Original Version) (Collins, Van Zant) - 5:30
  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
  16. "You Run Around" (Medlocke) - 5:39
  17. "Ain't Too Proud to Pray" (Medlocke) - 5:26

Notes on Skynyrd's First[edit]

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.