Skynyrd's First and... Last

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Skynyrd's First and...Last
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Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 5, 1978; 1998
StudioMuscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, AL
GenreSouthern rock
ProducerJimmy Johnson, Tim Smith
1998 Re-release cover
Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album
Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[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, being expanded to include eight additional tracks – four of which were previously unreleased and four which would be re-recorded for (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd). As the renamed title suggests, the album was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. Originally intended to be their debut album it was shelved, making (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) their actual debut. The album was certified Gold on 9/8/78[clarification needed] and Platinum on 11/10/78[clarification needed] by the RIAA.

The albums contains early band recordings from 1971 and 1972. Many of the tracks are exclusive to these albums, being either otherwise unreleased, or original versions of songs later re-recorded for other studio albums. However, a few of these early tracks were later released on compilation albums, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd Box Set and 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]


Production personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Skynyrd's First And...Last - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skynyrd's First and...Last : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)