Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 16 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
The Essential Lynyrd Skyn... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Item may come repackaged. Missing shrink-wrap, activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Item is missing cover art. Item is missing boxed set case.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$20.31
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd [2-CD SET]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd [2-CD SET] Import


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, August 25, 1998
"Please retry"
$20.02
$6.00 $3.75
$20.02 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 16 left in stock. Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Lynyrd Skynyrd Store

Music

Image of album by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Photos

Image of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Biography

Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will. About survival of spirit; unbowed, uniquely American, stubbornly resolute.

With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & ... Read more in Amazon's Lynyrd Skynyrd Store

Visit Amazon's Lynyrd Skynyrd Store
for 171 albums, 3 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd [2-CD SET]” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 40% off the $24.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Used offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
  • Get $100 to spend at Amazon.com* after you get the Discover it card and spend $500 in purchases during the first 3 months your account is open (allow 6-8 weeks to receive your digital gift card). Learn more.*

Frequently Bought Together

The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd [2-CD SET] + Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits + Eagles : The Very Best Of (2CD)
Price for all three: $43.38

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 25, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: August 25, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Geffen
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000ADJX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,698 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. I Ain't The One
3. Was I Right Or Wrong
4. Gimme Three Steps
5. Workin' For MCA
6. Simple Man
7. Swamp Music
8. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
9. Saturday Night Special
10. Mr. Banker [Single Version]
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. What's Your Name
2. Tuesday's Gone
3. Double Trouble
4. I Know A Little
5. Four Walls Of Raiford [Undubbed Demo Version]
6. I Never Dreamed
7. You Got That Right
8. All I Can Do Is Write About It [Acoustic Version]
9. That Smell

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd by Lynyrd Skynyrd

This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Amazon.com

The members of Lynyrd Skynyrd played by their own set of rules. Fiercely defensive of their Southern heritage, Ronnie Van Zant and company reflexively lashed out when they thought they'd been slurred. Hence "Sweet Home Alabama," their retort to Neil Young's shame-on-Dixie "Alabama." (Young loved Skynyrd's screed, even though it lambasted him by name.) On the other hand, "Saturday Night Special" took on handguns; it's hard to imagine a contemporary band with a redneck-rock following taking a similar pro-gun-control stand. This two-disc overview presents a band with a broader agenda than one might imagine. Yes, this is state-of-the-'70s electric boogie, but it's three-guitar-strong rock with genuine subject matter. Fans will already have the likes of "Free Bird" (here presented in studio and concert settings) and "I Know a Little," but baubles such as the previously unreleased "Comin' Home" and the rare B-side "Mr. Banker" add to this collection's appeal, as does the lengthy liner essay. --Steven Stolder

Customer Reviews

Free bird was a great long song for Lynyrd Skynyrd.
tommy
I highly recommend this for any Lynyrd Skynyrd fan; and it's even great for starters if you're just discovering the magical artistry of this band.
Matthew G. Sherwin
This collection contains all their best music, superbly re-mastered and with extensive liner notes.
Peter Durward Harris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Bill R. Moore on October 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album pleasantly surprised me. Although I have always liked Skynyrd, I have never been a big fan of Southern Rock. Thus, I approached this collection with less than full optimism, thinking it might not be that good. I was wrong. This is an excellent retrospective. Indeed, this is perhaps the best non-boxed-set "best of" collection that I have ever come across, in terms of thoroughness and song selection. Truly "The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd". Almost every Skynyrd song that a casual fan could ever want is included in this set. Classics like Free Bird (studio and live versions), Tuesday's Gone, Sweet Home Alabama, That Smell, and many others are all in this set. Also included are awesome album tracks like The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Call Me The Breeze, and Was I Right Or Wrong Diehard (which shows Ronnie Van Zant's oft-neglected pathos-inspiring songwriting abilities) among others. Skynyrd fans will even pleased with this set, which offers several live takes, original and alternate demos, and some very nice linear notes. This is a must own album for any Southern Rock or Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Eric R. Last on September 5, 2001
Format: Audio CD
As great a band as Lynyrd Skynyrd (pre-plane crash) was, this one collection actually manages to included virtually anything that all but the most devoted of fans will ever need to hear. The Ronnie Van Zandt era lasted for 5 studio albums, 1 live album, and a later release ("First and...Last") consisting of studio recordings that predate "Pronounced...", the "official" first album. "Pronounced..." was very strong, the second ("Second Helping") and sixth ("Street Survivors") albums were flat-out great, the third ("Nuthin' Fancy") and fourth ("Gimme Back My Bullets") albums were, frankly, uninspired, and the posthumous release "First and...Last" was a nice snapshot of a band that was, at that point, still searching for their sound. The fact is, though, that all of Skynyrd's truly top notch songs can be found on this 2 CD set, "The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd". If you haven't already started your Skynyrd collection, this one will do all by itself. Then, if you're still hungry for more, you can go for the live fifth album ("One More From The Road"). After that, picking up these various pre-crash studio albums will only get you the leftovers, scraps that do not hold up to the standard of the material on this collection. And there's no need to even bother with the post-Ronnie Van Zandt albums.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If all you know about Lynyrd Skynyrd is "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird," this album will open your eyes. From their 1973 debut through 1977's Street Survivors (released just three days before the fatal plane crash), Skynyrd was responsible for some of the most powerful rock music of the Seventies. The triple lead-guitar threat of Allen Collins, Gary Rossington and Ed King (later replaced by Steve Gaines) coupled with the gritty vocals of songwriter Ronnie Van Zant was indeed a potent combination. In addition to the aforementioned songs, "Gimme Three Steps," "Saturday Night Special," "Gimme Back My Bullets" and "That Smell" (among others) have become FM radio staples. If you want to delve even further into the band's history, pick up either of their first two albums or Street Survivors. Their three-disc box set also offers a healthy dose of demos and live cuts. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on February 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Lynyrd Skynyrd are primarily remembered for two songs - Sweet home Alabama and Free bird - but there is so much more of their music that is worth listening to.
Sweet home Alabama is an ode to the pleasures of living in Alabama, whatever Neil Young might think - the Canadian rock icon (whose music I also enjoy) had recorded a couple of songs, one titled Southern man and the other titled Alabama, which offended them. Despite the reference to Neil Young and another controversial reference to Alabama's then-governor (George Wallace), this song is essentially a joyous, fun song and should be taken as such. I've never been to Alabama, but this song makes it sound like paradise. Neil Young's song made it sound anything but.
Free bird has become a classic piece of rock music. Apart from its sheer quality, its length (almost ten minutes) helps its popularity in jukeboxes - you pay the same to play a record whatever its length, so you get your money's worth with Free bird. And you get two versions here - the original studio version from 1973 plus a live version from 1976.
There are many other great tracks here, among them I ain't the one, Simple man, Saturday night special, Tuesday's gone and an amazing cover of J J Cale's Call me the breeze.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were among the best southern rock bands of the seventies, perhaps even the best of all. This collection contains all their best music, superbly re-mastered and with extensive liner notes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Sandoc on August 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This 2-disc compilation of Lynyrd Skynyrd's library of songs is a very good collection of tracks for those just starting out on this most American of rock bands. Though Lynyrd Skynyrd may not have had the virtuoso guitar playing that The Allman Brothers band had (and which band does) or the heavy, southern blues-rock sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival, what they did have was the songwriting of its great frontman Ronnie Van Zant.

Lynyrd Skynyrd took the dueling lead guitar style pioneered by Thin Lizzy and perfected by The Allman Brothers Band's Duane Allman and Dicky Betts, and did them one better by having three lead guitarists in Allen Collins, Ed King and Gary Rossington. This gave Lynyrd Skynyrd a distinct overdriven blues-rock sound that when mixed with true Southern rock style made the band the definitive Southern rock band. This compilation includes their classic track "Sweet Home Alabama" and one of the most played power ballads (Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" being first and foremost) in "Free Bird" (both the album and even longer live concert version). Other tracks I'd like to point out are "The ballad of Curtis Loew", "Comin' Home", and "Simple Man".

This collection really doesn't have a bad track to it. It's a very good starting off point for anyone just starting to listen to this great Southern Rock band. Those needing to listen to the bands other songs would then be free to check out their full albums.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Fulfillment Express US Privacy Statement Fulfillment Express US Shipping Information Fulfillment Express US Returns & Exchanges