listen to parts of all 15 songs from new album on itunes
July 21, 2012 5:13:06 PM UTC Post #1

This new album(last of a dying breed) rocks!!! Sounds like they went old school on this album,best ive heard post 77


July 24, 2012 8:28:14 PM UTC Post #1

odd, can't find it on iTunes anywhere.......

July 25, 2012 2:19:47 AM UTC Post #2

@MotorCitySimpleMan: Motor, it took me a while too but it is there. I went to the itunes Store, searched for "Lynyrd Skynyrd" (duh !!!) and then had it list by "Albums". You'll have to scroll through them but it IS there.

Based upon what I hear I think folks will be VERY pleased with this album.

I will admit, I was somewhat disappointed with God and Guns especially given the fact there was a SIX YEAR hiatus between Vicious Cycle and God&Guns. I was expecting a lot more from G&G thinking the band surely would have whipped up some real gems in a six year "writing period". Other than "Still Unbroken" there wasn't much on G&G that really grabbed me.

Anyway, I have a hunch that this upcoming album is going to leave G&G in the dust. Will it rival "The Last Rebel"? (my favorite post 1977 album), I don't know. But I do think it will be one of the top two or three post-77 albums they have put out.

July 30, 2012 2:36:52 PM UTC Post #3

@WVFreebird:

He's right if you scroll down the page towards the bottom - it's the "Special Edition" version. Great stuff! I did like G&G, but when I discovered Vicious Cycle - I knew I found my favorite album!! This one sounds really good. I already have 4 favorites and will probably be "reviewing" them over and over until 8/21!!!

July 30, 2012 6:30:21 PM UTC Post #4

Sounds good! I am a huge fan of Vicious Cycle, and God & Guns!

August 01, 2012 3:13:30 AM UTC Post #5



Just got done listening to all the clips. I was not impressed at all with what I heard other than the title clip. From what I can tell, there is a HUGE void with Billy Powell no longer on the keys which I was very afraid of. The lyrics of the songs seem very bland at best. The guitars don't sound classic Skynyrd. I think this band really misses Ed King not only for his guitar talents but also for his writing ability. No offense to Sparky but he he would have to be the one to step aside to get Ed back into the mix.

I'd like to see Skynyrd continue to perform and record but something needs to change. These songs don't appear to be classic quality Skynyrd. For starters, get "John 5" out of the picture. I cant believe this guy is helping Skynyrd write and perform these songs on this album. His guitar style is very heavy as can be heard on the clips. I really thought the John 5 experiment would be put to rest after the God and Guns album but for some reason he his back.

I dunno...maybe its just time for Gary and Johnny to hang it up. The last thing that needs to happen is to hurt the classic Skynyrd legacy and reputation that has been built through the years. I just cant imagine Ronnie, Allen, Steve or Leon performing any of the tunes that I hear from the clips. I know today's Skynyrd is no comparison to Skynyrds music of the 70's but I had hoped that the sound would stay as close as possible to the classic sound if they were to continue on. Sadly I'm not hearing any hint of the classic sound on those clips and that really saddens me.

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