200g 45RPM 2LP-Set Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Whether it's the them's-fightin'-words edginess of the humorous Southern-etched yarn "Gimme Three Steps," or the spiritual pleas and lived-in wisdom echoed on the barbed-wire balladry of "Simple Man," Lynyrd Skynyrd's powerhouse 1973 debut Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd burns with forthright and freewheeling desire, rebellious and sincere earnestness.
Then, of course, there's the sugary drip of Ronnie Van Zant's political ragtime-referencing affair "Things Goin' On," bluegrass-tinted swing of "Mississippi Kid," and swampy get-go of "Poison Whiskey." They all lead up to the epic "Free Bird," a greasy slide-guitar anthem that no matter how many times it's played or requested, never loses its power to grip the listener's emotions like an iron vice. Seen from either a lyrical, musical, or performance perspective, there's not a wasted second or superfluous moment on (Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd) to be found.
Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings return to the bottomless Lynyrd Skynyrd well with new audiophile 200g 45rpm 2LP reissues of 1973's (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) and 1976's Gimme Back My Bullets. Each classic title has been remastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and comes housed in a tip-on Stoughton Printing gatefold jacket.
• 200g 45rpm 2LP-set from Analogue Productions
• Mastered from original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Stoughton printed old-style tip-on gatefold jacket