Disc 1.That's How I Like It 2.What's Your Name 3.I Know a Little 4.Pick 'Em Up 5.Simple Man 6.That Smell 7.Red White and Blue 8.Down South Jukin' 9.Gimme Back My Bullets 10.Double Trouble 11.Ballad of Curtis Loew 12.Tuesday's Gone 13.Mississippi Kid Disc2 1.Workin' 2.Gimme Three Steps 3.Call Me the Breeze 4.Sweet Home Alabama 5.Way 6.Free Bird
LYNYRD SKYNYRD is:
JOHNNY VAN ZANT
DALE KRANTZ ROSSINGTON
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As their gVICIOUS CYCLEh tour continues to move across America, LYNYRD SKYNYRD
announce the release of their new double live album titled LYNYRD SKYNYRD LYVE,
in stores June 22 on Sanctuary Records. The two-disc set features the bandfs
triumphant show before 17,000 heartland fans last July 11 at the AmSouth
Amphitheatre in Nashville.
gLive shows are really what this band is about,h says the bandfs founding guitarist GARY ROSSINGTON. gWe love to play live, therefs nothing else like it. We donft know anything else to do. We got it down now, people are enjoying it so were enjoying doing it for eem.h
Performed on a stage made up like a mock whiskey still with wooden kegs strewn all about, LYNYRD SKYNYRD LYVEfs 19 songs kick off in a big way with the roar of hThat's How I Like It,h a strong new tune from last yearfs VICIOUS CYCLE (Sanctuary Records) that packs a pounding, visceral wallop.
Highlights abound on LYNYRD SKYNYRD LYVE, including the addition of a string section on such classics as gTuesdayfs Gone,h gThe Wayh and Freebird,h plus a horn section on several tracks, including gWhatfs Your Nameh and gCall Me The Breeze.h
The rocking ``What's Your Name'' features a fiery solo by the maniacal guitarist RICKEY MEDLOCKE. HUGHIE THOMASSON smokes his six string on the intro to ``I Know A Little,ff and soon MEDLOCKEfs searing slide solo falls into ROSSINGTONfs wicked break--his warm, liquid tone is to die for and his phrasing and left-hand vibrato deadly.
While the bandfs secret weapon is long-time member, pianist BILLY POWELL, who plays perfect fills and aggressive solos as he pushes the tunes higher and higher, the ringleader is JOHNNY VAN ZANT, who sings with power and conviction to the crowd like they were family friends over for a BBQ.
Fancy guitar licks fly on gI Know A Little,h and the emotional ``Simple Manff hits hard, while last yearfs hit radio anthem ``Red White & Blueff is a moving moment, stocked with country, common man themes--the same as theyfve been singing since day one.
gGimme Three Steps'' is a guitar party straight from Jacksonville, with rhythm section members EAN EVANS (bass) and MICHAEL CARTELLONE (drums) digging deep, wide grooves. Classic tune ``Free Bird'' is pure drama. POWELL and ROSSINGTON raise a million goosebumps in the sweet sentimental intro, VAN ZANT hits home during the powerful verse, and the entire band shows power in the majestic double time triple guitar outro. The sheer intensity and overall sense of abandon is breathtaking.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD?who celebrated their 30th Anniversary last year with 1.3 million album sales (a combination of VICIOUS CYCLE and classic catalog units)--sound fresh and renewed while still staying true to their roots. Not just going through the motions, they nail the material, and play with passion and conviction--all while having the time of their lives. VAN ZANT recognizes the powerful role the audience plays at shows, stating ``I attribute the success of the band to the fans--my hatfs off to them.ff
Meanwhile, ROSSINGTON was quoted in USA TODAYfs recent cover story about classic rock bands that attract teenage crowds (3/30/04), telling the paperfs Edna Gundersen: "We started out appealing to the working-class blue-collar audience, and now we see their kids at our showscThey know the words to every song, old or new, and they know our whole historycI hear from younger fans who learn about us from the Internet or VH1 or their parents or maybe something Kid Rock said about us."
The 19 tracks of LYNYRD SKYNYRD LYVE are a testament to free spirit, survival and timeless tunes that have now become a part of Americana.