If you looked up "southern rock" in the music dictionary, there's a good chance you might find a photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd next to the definition. The Jacksonville, Florida band first came together as My Backyard in 1964; five years later, lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins, bassist Larry Junstrom, and drummer Bob Burns took on the unusual, now-familiar moniker. Skynyrd didn't release their first album until 1973 by which time bassist Leon Wilkeson had come
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Fleetwood Mac, Live: Super Deluxe Edition (Warner/Rhino) (Rhino.com / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Rhino reissues Fleetwood Mac's 1980 Live - the first live album from the line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood - as a deluxe 3CD/2LP/7″ box set. The two CDs and two LPs will both have the remastered original double album. The third CD will offer 14 previously unreleased
Turn it up! It's not just the opening salvo to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," it's also what you'll want to do when you hear the band's new archival release, Live At Knebworth. Arriving on April 9 from Eagle Rock in CD/Blu-ray, CD/DVD, and 2LP/DVD configurations, Live At Knebworth '76 presents Lynyrd Skynyrd's landmark performance at the 1976 festival, fully restored for the first time. The concert film and album document Skynyrd's classic lineup as they rose to international
Periodically this month, we'll be looking at titles released in the latter part of 2018 that we either didn't cover, or only covered briefly, the first time around! We hope you enjoy this look at "some nice things we've missed"... Originally released in 1989, the Lynyrd Skynyrd compilation Skynyrd's Innyrds: Their Greatest Hits was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA and helped bring the Southern rockers' hits to a new generation of fans. The album collects classics like "Sweet Home Alabama,"
Black vinyl edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Brown vinyl edition: uDiscover Store The classic compilation arrives on black and limited-edition brown vinyl. Originally released in 1989, the album collects classics like "Sweet Home Alabama," "Saturday Night Special," "What's Your Name?" and "That Smell," as well as fan favorites like "Call Me the Breeze" and "Working' for MCA." Skynyrd's Innyrds also features an alternate take of "Double Trouble" and an unedited version of
One of the top labels in straight-up rock and heavy metal, Roadrunner Records, will celebrate their more than 30 years in the business with a new box set, XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records, in October. From its inception in 1980, Roadrunner was often toward the forefront of metal, from traditional heavy and thrash metal in the 1980s and early 1990s to the fast-paced tracks and nu metal stylings of the late '90s. Along the way, they've opened up their roster to all kinds of hard rock,
Wow! Was it just over a year ago when a rather dubious report began circulating (that, shockingly, was picked up by many otherwise-reputable publications) that proclaimed the death of the CD was secretly scheduled by the major labels for 2012? Well, 2012 has come and (almost) gone, and it might have been the most super-sized year in recent memory for reissues, deluxe and otherwise, from labels new and old. Here at the Second Disc, we consider our annual Gold Bonus Disc Awards a companion
Lynyrd Skynyrd's thirteenth studio album, Last of a Dyin' Breed, arrived in stores just yesterday, but another recent release may have fans of the Southern rock legends even more excited. Southern Surroundings: The Ultimate Skynyrd Collection is a Wal-Mart-exclusive 1-CD/2-DVD set, selling at the retail giant's locations for just $11.88. (That is, if you can find it; your author visited four locations before procuring a copy!) Of its three discs, the third is the most unique, and it's also