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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/01/2011 18:11:03
If you have heard and liked Freebird, you will like the album. Although Freebird is their best known song on the album, Simple Man shines the most for me, and the lyrics are very meaningful and you can tell they are straight from the heart. A must buy.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/06/2008 19:00:19
the original skynyrd album with without a doubt the finest song ever written for 3 guitars,the anthem freebird.. if you want too try southern rock this is the place too start...
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Amazing album, amazing Price!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/05/2008 00:40:19
I was browsing play to check the prices of other skynyrd albums and i can't believe their selling pronounced for 3 Quid!!. By far the Best 3 quid you will spend (unless u buy 3 lucky dips and hit a treble rollover but for now....) Classic song after classic song. I could say that some songs are hit and miss but i can't. Every song's a winner. Slow tempo songs followed by quick sothern grooves. Everyone may know this band because of Sweet home alabama, but some of their best music is on this album. Worth a purchase, even if for Freebird alone!
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Southern Fried Classic!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 31/12/2007 16:57:49
Well this is without doubt the album that really put the genre of southern rock on the map, and is the album that most people including myself would recommend as a first port of call when investigating the rather diverse but musically exciting genre that is southern rock, this album is a particularly engaging listen from start to finish and showcases the amazing musical talents possessed by these bunch of ragtag whiskey swilling , hard fighting, hard living geezers from jacksonville, florida
I honestly do not know how to describe the southern rock genre in words, but if you cross a healthy dose of blues with a bit of country and then a steely never say die attitude, then you have what is often the basis for this unusual musical genre, but that doesn't begin to even touch on the fact that the people who normally play this style of music are almost always extremely competent musicians
As for Skynyrd they are definately no exception to the rule and with this album they made one of the all-time greatest rock debuts, on the same par as appetite for destruction or van halen, unfortunately though they showed plenty of promise and in actual fact never made a bad album, they never quite made an album as good as this again, one can only imagine what new and dizzy heights this band may have reached had they not all perished in an unfortunate plane crash less than a decade after this fantastic statement of intent was made, but even still they have a legacy and it continues to live on especially with this album
The song that is recognized the most on this album is without doubt the awesome nearly 10 minute long solo heavy Freebird which features awesome guitar interplay by the three superb guitarists in the band and which all of the different record executives of the time swore blind would never be played on the radio because of its length, but within a month of the album being released this song became one of the most played songs on fm radio in american history and as such been labelled the southern rocks "stairway to heaven", of course one song doesn't make an album unless of course we are talking tubular bells or something, so the rest of the album is as you would expect just as good and is littered with southern rock gems in songs like i aint the one, gimmee three steps, simple man and tuesdays gone most of which you should recognize if you regularly listen to rock radio stations, even the three songs that do not get played quite so much on the radio have their moments and each provide moments of genius by both the musicians and the legendary ronnie van zant on vocals
Basically if you have even a passing interest in the rockin sounds of the south from bands such as the allman brothers, the outlaws or the marshall tucker band then you really ought to own a copy of this southern fried classic, because this album defines southern rock probabaly more than any other and deserves it's place in any self respecting rockers cd collection
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