Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Classic Lynyrd Skynyrd vinyl box set on the way

Lynyrd Skynyrd will reissue their first 6 albums on vinyl next month in a self-titled box set.

Due January 26, the project will feature the Southern rock legends’ classic, original era output, including “(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)” (1973), “Second Helping” (1974), “Nuthin' Fancy” (1975), “Gimme Back My Bullets” (1976), “One More From The Road” (1976) and “Street Survivors” (1977).

Each album will present exact reproductions of its original artwork and will be pressed to 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl in a rigid slipcase box.

“Street Survivors” – the band’s fifth studio album – was issued on October 17, 1977.

Three days later, on October 20, Skynyrd’s chartered airplane crashed en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group's assistant road-manager and three band members – frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines. Beyond the tragedy, the incident severely injuring most who survived the crash.

The album is the last Skynyrd project recorded by original members Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, and is the sole Skynyrd studio recording with Steve Gaines.

Lynyrd Skynyrd regrouped in the late 1980s and continue to record and tour; the lineup includes lone original member Gary Rossington on guitar and Ronnie Van Zant’s brother, Johnny, on lead vocals.

The band’s most recent release is 2012’s “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed.”

On Tuesday, the group performed on the season 7 finale of NBC’s The Voice.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Lynyrd Skynyrd” vinyl box set
Release date: January 26, 2015

• (1973) “(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)”
• (1974) “Second Helping”
• (1975) “Nuthin' Fancy”
• (1976) “Gimme Back My Bullets”
• (1976) “One More From The Road”
• (1977) “Street Survivors”

See also:

VIDEO: Lynyrd Skynyrd perform on Season 7 finale of The Voice
Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform on The Voice Season 7 finale
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce all-star tribute concert
Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd team up for summer tour dates
Search Lynyrd Skynyrd at hennemusic