Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 363-45
UPC: 753088036378
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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2011 / Sealed

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 Ultimate Classic Rock Anthem Mastered for 45 RPM:  All 9:09 of "Freebird" on it's own side!

"It's not the first time the ill-fated band's astounding debut has been 'audiophiled' but this version is arguably the best. OK, for some of you, the two-LPs-at-45rpm shtick may seem overkill, especially applied to a hard rock release, but it does remind us that there may be more in the grooves than we think. If anything, it's a physical manifestation of what drives us as audiophiles. Everything here is enhanced: detail, space, tonal balanc, the sense of mass, transient attack. Perhaps the biggest benefactor of the format is vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, who could purr or growl. Southern rock at its finest, this LP closed with the aching, majestic 'Free Bird' — here, it overwhelms, filling a side. Sublime." — Sound Quality: 95% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, June 2018

"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. ... 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. 180-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 (4.83 Stars) 12 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/03/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: John
If you are a Skynyrd fan this LP is a must.

Worth Every Penny!

posted on 04/14/2023
5 Stars
One of the best sounding and most played albums I own now. Full of lush, warm driving tones that this lp deserves. Worth the money.

Great Release!

posted on 02/24/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ethan
Yeah, this sounds great! Free Bird made me want to bang my head violently. My only complaint was that there was static on both records upon first inspection.

Master Piece!

posted on 08/12/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
Outstanding Album! SQ is one of the best Pressings, I absolutely enjoy this album, Freebird is has it's own side 4, Simply Amazing!


posted on 07/30/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andor
Truly one of the most impressive debut albums by a "rock" band. Lynryd Skynryd (before the crash) were a jazz band disguised as Southern rock. Almost unbelievable in their complexity and their musicianship, it really and truly is hard to believe how good this record is - AND, listening to it on 45 RPM by AcousticSounds refreshes the experience. The whole entire album is magnificent, but Freebird alone is worth the price of admission.

A landmark analog achievement!

posted on 05/04/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Jacobson
Being from this band's hometown, and having enjoyed many incarnations of their debut album over the years, I have to say, NOTHING compared to the experience of spinning this 45 RPM edition from Analogue Productions.

I do have the analog pressing made by another famous remastering company (whom I won't name here), which I always thought was a solid presentation of this landmark southern rock masterpiece, but I opted to chance for the AP edition,,,and there's just no comparison.

The music on this vinyl just explodes with clarity, dynamic range, and space. You can hear how close Ronnie Van Zant used to sing into the microphones. You can hear distinction and dimensionality in all instruments. It's like being alone with the band in a small club.

This was actually an emotional experience for me, hearing my hometown heroes in a way I'd never heard them before. It was hard to sit still after the spin was complete. This is an amazing achievement from AP!


posted on 06/05/2018
3 Stars
Reviewer: MBF
I don’t know if it’s me or what but the mix on this album in this version leaves a lot to be desired. The highs appear to be suppressed. I purchased this album, “Gimme Back My Bullets” and “Nuthin Fancy”. All of them sound almost like they’re from ITunes. I have many copies of these albums all the way back into the original issues and they sound better. For example the horns on “Don’t ask me no questions” on this issue sound like they are playing through a pillow. The original copy I have the horns are prominent, clear and smooth. I realize and appreciate what Chad and company are trying to do with these reissues but I think the sound leaves a lot to be desired. I have the same complaint about the Stevie Ray Vaughn box set. I have it in SACD and I believe the originals sound much better.

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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