Lynyrd Skynyrd are one of the greatest rock bands ever and you don’t have to believe me, they’re on classic rock radio every day, if not every hour. Universal are coming out with a vinyl box set featuring all of their studio albums between 1973 to 1977, along with the grand live album that remains one of the best live albums ever made too. They include:
(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) (1973)
Second Helping (1974)
Nuthin’ Fancy (1975)
Gimme Back My Bullets (1976)
One More From The Road (1976)
Street Survivors (1977)
Despite they were only able to make five studio albums before the 1977 plane crash that killed three members of the band, a band manager, and two pilots, their music still lives on and can be remembered in this new pressing, which will be sold in exact reproductions of the original artwork (i.e. no budget reissue quality pressings) and will be on 180g quality vinyl, all stored in a solid slipcase box. This set will be released on January 26th and can be pre-ordered now by clicking here from UniversalMusic.com.
This one was recommended by Buzzov•en vocalist/guitarist Kirk Fisher, and I decided to check it out. If you like your Southern rock that is rich in the traditions of blues and country, you’re going to like The Cadillac Black
of Nashville, Tennessee as they celebrate bummed out days and nights with a bit of “Whiskey Soaked Redemption”. Pour out your favorite whiskey, especially if it’s homemade, and listen to the richness. If you wish to listen and see the richness in person, you are in luck, as they have a number of shows coming up, opening up for some great bands so show up early:
September 7… Scarborough, ME (Scarborough Downs) */**
September 8… Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center) */**
September 9… Erie, PA (Jerry Uht Park) */**
September 12… New York, NY (Beacon Theater) **
September 14… Cincinatti, OH (Riverbend Music Center) */**
September 15… Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) */**
September 16… Kodak, Tennessee (Smokies Stadium) */**
September 19… Ardmore, OJ (Two Frogs Grill)
September 20… Denton, TX (Rockin’ Rodeo) ***
September 21… Waco, TX (Wild West) +
September 22… Lubbock, TX (2012 JABFest, Lone Star Amphitheater)
September 28… Chicago, IL (Joe’s On Weed Street) @
October 14… Nashville, TN (Dierks Bentley Miles & Music for Kids, Riverfront Park)
November 15… Nashville, TN (Exit/In) @
* w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd
** w/ ZZ Top
*** w/ Whiskey Myers
+ w/ Bart Crow
@ w/ Florida Georgia Line
Yes‘ 90125 was the band’s comeback album in 1983 when they had went on hiatus after the release of Drama. The vocalist of that version of the band, Trevor Horn, would become their producer for their comeback. 90125 featured Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Alan White, Tony Kaye and new guitarist Trevor Rabin, whose contributions were felt throughout the album. The album also featured contributions from various members of Horn’s production team, which also happened to be Art Of Noise. The album lead to three hit singles, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Leave It”, and “It Can Happen”, along with album cuts like “Hold On” and “Changes”.
If you’re a classic rock fan, you’ll have to pick up these two newly-remastered CD’s when they are released on September 29th.
The album was remastered for vinyl and released earlier this year by Friday Music, but this CD is a completely different remastering, handled by Steve Hoffman.
Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s second album, appropriately titled Second Helping, was very popular with fans when it was released in 1974, and new fans were introduced to them with the help of what is arguably their second most popular song, “Sweet Home Alabama”. The album also features “Workin’ For MCA”, “The Needle And The Spoon”, and “Call Me The Breeze”. This 2009 remaster was done by noted mastering engineer Kevin Gray.
Both CD’s can be pre-ordered through CD Universe, so if you want 90125 go here; if you want Second Helping, head there