All Time Greatest Hits
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All Time Greatest Hits

September 15, 2009

  Song Title
Sweet Home Alabama
Gimme Three Steps
Simple Man
Saturday Night Special
Swamp Music
The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
Call Me The Breeze
Comin' Home
Gimme Back My Bullets
What's Your Name
You Got That Right
All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic Version)
That Smell
Free Bird (Live At The Fox Theater/1976)

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  • Label: Geffen
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  • Total Length: 1:14:35
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  • ASIN: B002O4H6KM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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118 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lasting Legacy December 12, 2002
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To my mind, Lynyrd Skynyrd was and is one of the great southern bands of all time, not to mention one of the great American bands of all time.
"All Time Greatest Hits" is proof of this band's lasting legacy, tragically ended in a 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, whose awesome voice was matched only by his songwriting genius; third guitarist Steve Gaines, whose addition to the band added zest and maturity; his sister Cassie, who sang background; and original tour manager Dean Kilpatrick. What an infinite loss for the music world, and how lucky we are to be able to listen to the music they left behind.
Because this collection is the band's greatest hits, all are familiar and well-loved, from "Sweet Home Alabama" to "What's Your Name" to "Free Bird," a magnificent live version that simply tears your heart out. But I love "The Ballad of Curtis Lowe," which Van Zant wrote with Allen Collins, an ode to the unsung heroes of the blues; and "Comin' Home," haunting in retrospect.
Really, I cannot say enough about this band and their music, and I recommend this collection to fans of the band as well as those whose only connection to their hits is "Sweet Home Alabama."
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71 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You Can Find Better October 31, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Obviously, since this does indeed have many of Skynyrd's best songs on it, it is going to be a good album. However, it is not the best Skynyrd "best of" album that you can find. It could've been a lot better. For instance, Tuesday's Gone, my all-time favorite LS track isn't on this disc at all! Neither is the studio version of Freebird! To have a Skynyrd disc that is missing those two songs and to call it "All Time Greatest Hits" is blasphemy! Get The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd instead.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How about an easy-to-read track list? March 30, 2011
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1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. Gimme Three Steps
3. Simple Man
4. Saturday Night Special
5. Swamp Music
6. The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
7. Call Me the Breeze
8. Comin' Home
9. Gimme Back My Bullets
10. What's Your Name
11. You Got That Right
12. All I Can Do Is Write About It
13. That Smell
14. Free Bird (live)
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56 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really 3.5 Stars For All Time Greatest Hits... December 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Whenever any band produces a 'greatest hits' album they run the risk of eliminating sales of many of their earlier releases. With this 'greatest hits' I think many of the tracks chosen are really not the best of those particular songs. If you're looking for a great live "Free Bird," it's not here! The positive aspects of this release are the great cross-section of songs chosen, and not the particular rendition. One of the things that sets a band like Lynyrd Skynyrd apart from the rest of the Southern Rock crowd is their musical and lyrical integrity. Tracks that really shine are, "Simple Man," "That Smell" and "Saturday Night Special". This band went way out on a limb with their anti hand-gun track "Saturday Night Special." This song was released at a time when the NRA and the gun lobby enjoyed almost unparalleled influence within the halls of Congress. I think that your money might be better spent by shelling out a couple of bucks more for the 'The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd' a two-CD set. This set has all the same releases as the 'greatest hits' yet there are almost twice as many tracks for a few dollars more. Many would say the reason why this band was so popular in the seventies; was that they played live and sounded decent, although sometimes fairly raw, when live too. In that vein, you might also want to consider a live release as the best way to really hear what the band could do with their studio material. My pick for the live album would be; "One More from the Road". What makes a choice like this extremely hard is the fact that this band is probably the most over-produced and over-released band in the Southern Rock genre. Amazon alone has over (80) releases listed for sale. Which amounts to a whole lot of redundancy for a band with about (45) songs! Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good Representation of tasteful southern music December 17, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
(...) Some of Synyrd's greatest tunes-how can you go wrong? This isn't little kid college punk alterna-trash. These are incredibly talented American musicians that sing about more than the current, "I am so depressed/angry/morose/fill in the blank with whining." Beautiful blues based rock n roll for people with actual taste. Buy it!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Collection December 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This CD is all you really need from Lynyrd Skynrd. It contains 14 of their greatest songs and each one is a classic. There are no fillers on this album. It's filled with hit after hit of some of the best southern rock ever recorded. All of the songs are classics as I said but one song that I'm happy that they included in this collection is "All I Can Do Is Write About It" (acoustic version). This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The words are simple and yet deeply moving and powerful. Listen to this song carefully and it will touch your heart like it did mine. The CD opens with what is probably one of the most famous songs in the classic rock pantheon "Sweet Home Alabama". This one is considered to be a rock n'roll anthem and I completely agree. Overall this is an album that every fan of classic rock should not be without. This is Lynyrd Skynyrd at their very best and beyond.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good old Skynard music.
Good album.
A must for you collection if you are into old time rock and roll.
Great deal when I bought it.
Published 3 days ago by LeRoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for a friend
He absolutely loved it. Not my type of music but it sure was his. I am told he plays it over and over.
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Published 25 days ago by Scoop
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Published 26 days ago by Don Steward
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd.....need I say more?
One of the best and most influencial southern rock bands. Just look at, and listen to, the tracks and you'll understand why.
Published 28 days ago by Matt Bauer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic!
An old fan of a great band and album, I use this classic to wake me up in the morning.
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Published 1 month ago by Mike K
5.0 out of 5 stars way cool
oh yes music can be played while you are doing other things on your kindle how cool is that. I plan on using this on my boat when I go fishing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock
Excellent version and the instant rip feature in Amazon is great. Love Lynard Skynard and this is the signature "album" to purchase if you don't have it in your collection... Read more
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