Firstly, where's Freebird, by far the best Lynyrd Skynyrd song ever!?
Freebird aside its a very good album, with foot stomping and sing out loud tracks :D A very good CD for new LS listeners and die hard fans alike, gives a very good introduction to their other music, brings great tracks onto one album (except freebird) and also people will know the artist to match that awesome song Sweet Home Alabama to. Good CD worth buying
Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Essential Collection (CD 2001)
This is a good album to introduce someone to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, it has some of their well known hits, most notable being; Sweet Home Alabama and That Smell. The Album has 17 of there songs from 1973 to 1977, when that fateful planecrash decimated the band. It is a linely up beat album, giving you a good flovour of southern (Amarica) rock music.
It gives you a taste of music from various albums which you can follow up if you wish. Good for those who don't really know this band, not for there ardent fans.
I bought this after seeing Skynyrd live (for the third time)in Cardiff recently.. I first saw them at Knebworth in 1976 and again at The Rainbow in London in Jan 1977. If anyone reading this message get the chance, go and see the latest Skynyrd line-up..........they are outstanding musicians and for me, brought back great memories of the original line-up I saw so many years ago.
I find it strange that 'Freebird' does not appear on this "Essential Collection" CD!
ive allways been a fan of rock ,im a big queen fan myself and allthough i have listened to lynyrd skynrd i have never got an album of theres so i thought it was time to get one,my fav song is sweet home allabama which kid rock remaid and the kid rock version is rubish , i wish people wou,d leave the classics alone instead of trying to make money by rehashing it.