Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Back My Bullets


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 2170-45
UPC: 753088217074
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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45 RPM 180-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 idea of two-disc, 45 RPM 180-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. ... First released in February 1976, the perpetually underrated studio album Gimme Back My Bullets, which has yet to sell itself into platinum status, had much-improved sound over Skynyrd's earlier studio albums, due to the engineering skills of producer Tom Dowd, who served in the same roles for the original band's last studio album, Street Survivors (1977). By the fall of 1975, when Gimme Back My Bullets was made at the Record Plant, in Los Angeles, and Capricorn Studios, in Macon, Georgia, the sextet had also become a far more professional band. The arrangements were tighter, the playing more focused, and their mix of country and rock, tilted forever toward rock in tunes like 'Cry for the Bad Man,' had been honed to a fine edge. The newly vivid, intense sound is thanks to the remastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. While all the live tracks included on the 2006 CD/DVD reissue were genuine bonuses, this LP reissue will always be the way to hear this album. 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.

This 1976 Tom Dowd-produced classic, Gimme Back My Bullets, the fourth studio album from the legendary southern rock band, features the original line-up of Ronnie Van Zant on vocals, lead guitar great Gary Rossington, Allen Collins on guitar, Leon Wilkerson on bass, Billy Powell on piano, and Artemus Pyle on the drums.

"Other records from the late, great, and original Lynyrd Skynyrd were more barroom raw (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd), indelibly rocking (Second Helping), and radio-ready (Street Survivors), but none was as endearing and cohesive as Gimme Back My Bullets). The 1976 LP, whose title referred not to ammunition, but to the Billboard term 'No. 1 with a bullet,' found the normally three-fisted Florida guitar army one axe short.

But it allowed Gary Rossington and Allen Collins to work more intuitively on the songwriting chores with vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, while providing room to groove in the process. The results, though underrated in the band's epic pre-crash catalog, sweep into rock ('Trust,' 'Searching'), blues ('I Got the Same Old Blues'), folk ('Every Mother's Son'), and country ('All I Can Do Is Write About It')." —

Side 1
Gimme Me Back My Bullets
Every Mother’s Son

Side 2
I Got The Same Old Blues

Side 3
Double Trouble
Roll Gypsy Roll

Side 4
Cry For the Bad Man
All I Can Do Is Write About It

Customer Reviews (4.71 Stars) 7 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/12/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: DKR
Absolutely gorgeous sound! This is my first 12", 45RPM vinyl and I am completely impressed. Super clean and quiet all the way through. Particularly impressive are the drums and acoustic guitar. If you're on the fence, don't be, you won't be disappointed.

The Best

posted on 11/12/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Vartan
All the Skynyrd titles from AP are must haves; but this one in particular packs a punch.


posted on 12/20/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian
All of the Lynyrd Skynyrd remasters from AP have been top notch. Some of the best sounding albums I own.

Love it!

posted on 12/26/2020
5 Stars
This copy sounds wonderful. 45rpm is the way to go for detail and dynamics. With Ronnie VZ at the helm, Skynyrd could do no wrong. ( musically that is).. This is not Skynyrd's best album however this album is about as good as any rock album in mid-70's.


posted on 12/20/2020
5 Stars

Sounds similar to Original

posted on 03/08/2018
3 Stars
They did what they could with it. The AP version sounds like a ramped up and somewhat clearer version of the original but it's the same general quality down under if you compare. It's more up front and therefore more impressive than the original. In hindsight, nit really worth the price tag on this one.

The Mud Has Been Washed Off !!!

posted on 02/01/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike Zlotnicki
When I bought the original release, in 1976, the sound was abysmal. Caked in mud, I thought my stereo was messed up. The Deluxe Edition CD went a long way to cleaning up the mess, then the Friday Music vinyl just sounded the same, but THIS one got it right !!! Cleaner than ever before ! Ronnie's voice has that "in the room" quality, while the guitars, bass, and drums sound exactly as you'd want them to.

VERY Highly recommended.

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