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Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd Original recording remastered

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Editorial Reviews

Where the Allman Brothers and Marshall Tucker had a more restrained, accomplished rock sound, Florida's Lynyrd Skynyrd took another approach, evoking images of whiskey, Confederate flags, hard luck, and greasy dive bars in their music. The like-minded Molly Hatchet and .38 Special couldn't come close to matching the lyrical talent and natural-born rock-and-boogie abilities of Skynyrd. And, of course, no other band can lay claim to the most-requested song in the history of rock music, the anthemic "Free Bird," the focal point of this, their 1973 debut. Aside from spawning countless tomes of bad poetry by pockmarked 15-year-olds everywhere with "Free Bird," they demonstrated a mastery of the rock ballad with the time-tested "Tuesday's Gone," another highlight of this notable first offering. --Lorry Fleming

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Ain't The One
  2. Tuesday's Gone
  3. Gimme Three Steps
  4. Simple Man
  5. Things Goin' On
  6. Mississippi Kid
  7. Poison Whiskey
  8. Free Bird

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 24, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002P48
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

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Format: Audio CD
Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1973 debut is no less than a classic rock album. A classic classic rock album. Eight songs, all of them great. Prime riff-rockers (Gimme Three Steps, I Ain't The One, Simple Man) one of the best rock ballads ever (Tuesday's Gone) and one genuine all-time classic song (Freebird). But the lesser known songs are great too. Things Goin' On, Mississippi Kid and Poison Whiskey are all fine songs. Not a weak spot on the whole album. In an era where great rock albums where everywhere, Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd stands distinguished. The follow-up, Second Helping, is just as good as this one, if not better. Personally, I have a particular fondness for Pronounced over Second Helping. Both are excellent though, and belong in any hard rock collection.
This new remastered version is great also. I had the older release and this one is superior. In addition to the bonus tracks, there is also improvement in sound quality and thorough liner notes and song details.
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Format: Audio CD
This album is a rock perfection. All of the songs sound incredibly fresh, considering that it was released in late 1973. among all other rock giants with their complex studio polishing, and Lynyrd Skynyrd was totally anonimous band (from south).
When I first heard this album (it was my first Skynyrd record), just after few listenings I made a state that this is best rock'n'roll album of all time. Ofcourse, you can't pick just one album as the all-time best, as there are a few dosens of them.
And this one is ofcourse one of them. It shows what's the rock'n'roll all about. It's not just southern rock (though influences are obvious) - it breaks throug the very essence of rock music.
The fact that this album, although their first, sounds so perfect, is because these guys heve been together for a long time before making this record, and was playing gigs around and rehearsing this songs. So they new exactly what sound are going to lay down. And it came out perfect, indeed.
This album is all: hard rock, southern rock, blues, bluegras even folk. It is pure and honest music with simple yet efective and beautiful lirics, like in "Simlpe man" (one of personal favourites). Also we get a big dose of humour in songs like "Gimme three steps" and "Poison whiskey", delivefed with great riffs. No need to point "Freebird" as one of most requested rock song in rock history, along with Zep's "Stairway to heaven", and deservely so. I could write a whole review just about "Freebird" and its trademark Skynyrd guitars. Ofcourse, I must mention "Tuesday's gone" as not great but PERFECT ballad rock song, almoust a prototype.
This Exspanded edition is worth the money if nothing, just for "Mr.banker".
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Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd is a timeless classic from the most important group of musicians ever to come out of the South. Enough has been said about the music from this classic album so my comments center on this particular CD release. This re-release from 2001 includes bonus demos that the boys did with Al Kooper before going into the studio with producer Kooper and engineer wiz Bob "Tub" Langford (Joe South, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Blood, Sweat & Tears). The demos show how tight their arrangements were before entering the studio but they also show the magic that "Tub" was able to get on tape once the real album was recorded. The band were so indebted to the sound that Bob "Tub" Lankford found for them that they included a photo of him and a special thanks to him on the original release of the album on Sounds Of The South Records. The original album was a gatefold (like a double disc foldout) with pictures, lyrics and credits covering both pages. After the initial release MCA began pressing future orders for the album and for cost reasons dropped the gatefold and the information contained there in. The black MCA label also replaced the original yellow label that Songs Of The South had used on the first pressings of the LP. This re-release CD now contains all of the photos, lyrics and credits contained in the very first issue of this classic album along with an essay about the band's early beginnings. The sound quality is incredible on this disc and the added bonus tracks make it a must have for any music fan that appreciates what really goes into making a record of this magnitude. The 12 panel insert provides enough information about these timeless recordings to make even the first time listener feel as though they have a special insight into the beginnings of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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When an album features "Tuesday's Gone," "I Ain't The One," "Simple Man," "Gimme Three Steps," and "Free Bird," how could it NOT get five stars? Add another little-known classic, "Things Goin' On," to that list, and it starts to look like a very impressive album. And it is.
Skynyrd's debut album is at best fantastic and at worst great. It is almost a greatest hits album, with the impressive track list, and virtually all of the songs are classics. As an introduction to Skynyrd, this album works as well as a compilation -- you get most of the good stuff here, anyway!
A true rock classic that deserves 5 stars as much as any of the all-time classic rock albums out there.
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