Friday, April 9, 2021

Lynyrd Skynyrd perform Sweet Home Alabama at 1976 Knebworth Festival

Lynyrd Skynyrd are streaming video of a vintage performance of their classic track, “Sweet Home Alabama”, from the newly- released package “Live At Knebworth ’76.”

Alongside “Free Bird” as one the group’s signature songs, “Sweet Home Alabama” was the second single from Skynyrd’s 1974 album, “Second Helping”; the tune reached No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the project hit No. 12 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million copies in the country.

“Live At Knebworth ‘76” presents the band’s appearance at the August 1976 event, which saw them perform before 150,000 fans as part of a day-long bill that included Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, 10cc, Hot Tuna and headliners The Rolling Stones.

The footage – originally only available via the 1996 film, “Freebird...The Movie” – was previously intercut with interviews and other performance footage; the 2021 package presents the pure concert experience in its entirety, delivering the show as it happened that day.

“Live At Knebworth ‘76” is now available in multiple formats, including DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, limited edition 2LP+DVD, and digital video; as a bonus, the Blu-ray set also features the full-length 2018 documentary, “If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Live At Knebworth ’76”

Release date: April 9

01. “Workin’ For MCA”
02. “I Ain’t The One”
03. “Saturday Night Special”
04. “Searching”
05. “Whiskey Rock-A-Roller”
06. “Travelin’ Man”
07. “Gimme Three Steps”
08. “Cell Me The Breeze”
09. “T For Texas”
10. “Sweet Home Alabama”
11. “Free Bird”

See also:

Lynyrd Skynyrd perform Saturday Night Special at 1976 Knebworth Festival
Lynyrd Skynyrd share Knebworth 1976 performance of Gimme Three Steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd preview Live At Knebworth ‘76 package
Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic Street Survivors gets home release
Search Lynyrd Skynyrd at hennemusic