Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AAPP 363-45
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In Stock
Category:

45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram
New Arrival

45 RPM  



45 RPM 200-gram gatefold double LP reissue

Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes

Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing

The Ultimate Classic Rock Anthem Mastered for 45 RPM:  All 11:09 of "Freebird" on it's own side!

"The idea of two-disc, 45 RPM 200-gram audiophile LP reissues of Lynyrd Skynrd's first and next-to-last studio albums, each selling for $55, may seem an odd mix of high-brow sound with low-brow music, but doubters should suspend judgment until they hear the results. ... such classics as the riff-rockin' 'Gimme Three Steps,' the power ballad 'Simple Man,' and the, um ... immortal (or is that unmercifully deathless?) 'Free Bird' have a previously unheard clarity and depth. No longer do the guitars of Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, and Ed King all run together in a sonic wash. A new level of definition makes Ronnie Van Zant's always surprisingly good vocals even more so. ... As is usual with Analogue Productions reissues, the heavyweight packaging is lush — and the pressing quality, from AP sister company Quality Record Pressings, is excellent. Best of all, these editions are the final sonic words on these albums. ... These albums have never sounded better, and it's not much of a leap to say they never will." — Performance = 4/5; Sonics 4/5 — Robert Baird, Stereophile, May 2017

What would American southern rock be without the scorching sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd? Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings have already brought you exceptional reissues of Second Helping and Nuthin' Fancy. Back to the well then, we go, for two more Skynyrd favorites — the epic Gimme Back My Bullets and the band's bluesy, hard-rocking 1973 debut Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd.

Remastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, our Analogue Productions reissue of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd is the ultimate in luxurious reproduction and unbeatable sound. 200-gram plating and pressing by Quality Record Pressings, and a tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket round out the package.

The undeniable youthful hunger of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd pumps through the subtly witty songs, all strongly rooted in Southern heritage and working-class values. Independent of the most-requested tune in history, Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd bleeds red, white, and blue and encapsulates the wondrous dichotomies of Southern rock.

Months before Lynyrd Skynyrd enjoyed the privilege of recording its debut, the band entered its seventh year of playing juke joints and assorted dives in a bootstraps effort to land a deal. During a residency at a hardscrabble Georgian club, the group's rambunctious rock, swaggering attitude, blue-collar determination, and country-reared cadence caught the ear of producer/musician Al Kooper. The rest is history. Kooper inked the ensemble to his new imprint and hustled everyone into a Georgia studio for sessions that occurred March through April 1973.

It's at the Studio One space that Lynyrd Skynyrd flashed scampering tempos, cutting give-and-take riffs, loose barroom lines, and off-the-cuff vocalese that entirely separated its approach from that of the more jazz-styled affairs of the Allman Brothers Band. Confederate flags, empty whiskey bottles, cocked pistols, rotgut habits, scorned women, and prodigal drifters populate the songs, nearly all written from first-person perspectives that add to their genuineness. Prophetic touches - twinkling piano notes, soaring mellotrons, a one-off harmonica - provide ideal complements to the intertwined guitar melodies and singer Ronnie Van Zant's comfortable gruffness and way of expressing local customs.

 

 

 

 



Side 1
I Ain’t The One
Tuesday’s Gone

Side 2
Gimme Three Steps
Simple Man

Side 3
Things Goin’ On
Mississippi Kid
Poison Whiskey

Side 4
Free Bird

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Must buy for fans.

posted on 03/15/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: SS
Another stellar release by chad and all the people who made this release possible. From production to packing a shipping.


One Of The Greatest Debut Albums Of All Time

posted on 02/01/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike Zlotnicki
The hype sticker says less than 1,000 copies from this stamper, so how long before it goes OOP I wonder ? 100% analog, and the sound is fantastic !!! I haven't bought a 45rpm yet that has let me down, and I hope I never do. Bass is strong (I've already shared with Ed King, since he was the one playing it on this album, in Leon's absence), but still crystal clear in Ronnie's vocals, and the guitars. Did I hear anything not heard before ? No, but that's okay, that doesn't have to happen everytime. P.S. This is my 7th copy, so I obviously love this album.

Highly recommended.


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