The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released August 25, 1998
Recorded 1971–1977
Genre Southern rock
Length 2:10:47
Label MCA (1998)
Geffen (2006)
Producer Ron O'Brien
Gold
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Greatest hits album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released August 8, 2006
Label Universal/Geffen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd, is a two-disc compilation of Lynyrd Skynyrd in the peak years of its classic lineup (1971–1977). The double album was remastered and re-released in 2006 as part of Universal's Gold series.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Sweet Home Alabama" (Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:45
  2. "I Ain't the One" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:54
  3. "Was I Right or Wrong?" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:24
  4. "Gimme Three Steps" (Allen Collins, Van Zant) – 4:31
  5. "Workin' for MCA" (King, Van Zant) – 4:48
  6. "Simple Man" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:58
  7. "Swamp Music" (King, Van Zant) – 3:32
  8. "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" (Collins, Van Zant) – 4:52
  9. "Saturday Night Special" (King, Van Zant) – 5:12
  10. "Mr. Banker" (King, Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:22
  11. "Comin' Home" (Original version) (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:30
  12. "Call Me the Breeze" (J.J. Cale) – 5:09
  13. "Free Bird" (Collins, Van Zant) – 9:10

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "What's Your Name?" (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:33
  2. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" (Live) (King, Billy Powell, Van Zant) – 4:16
  3. "Tuesday's Gone" (Collins, Van Zant) – 7:34
  4. "Double Trouble" (Collins, Van Zant) – 2:50
  5. "I Know a Little" (Steve Gaines) – 3:28
  6. "Four Walls of Raiford" (Undubbed demo) (Jeff Carlisi, Van Zant) – 4:14
  7. "I Never Dreamed" (Gaines, Van Zant) – 5:21
  8. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Live) (Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:42
  9. "You Got That Right" (Gaines, Van Zant) – 3:47
  10. "All I Can Do Is Write About It" (Acoustic version) (Collins, Van Zant) – 4:24
  11. "That Smell" (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:51
  12. "Free Bird" (Live)" (Collins, Van Zant) – 13:41

Live Songs[edit]

  • Disc 2, Track 2 recorded 7/7/1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Disc 2, Tracks 8 and 12 recorded 7/8/1976 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koda, Cub (2011). "The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Gold - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.