Ean and Billy on new cd
October 12, 2009 1:04:02 PM UTC Post #1

After reading thru quite a bit of this site, and after reading all the liner notes (with a magnifying glass...over-40-vision here!) on this new Skynyrd cd, I have a big question.

Why are Ean Evans and Billy Powell not listed as musicians on this cd?

Didn't they each play on some of the songs?

If so, then why are they not given any credit as such?

How come the cd doesn't say which songs they each played on?

I don't get it...

Can anyone enlighten me on this subject?


October 12, 2009 1:21:16 PM UTC Post #1

i have been wondering the same thing i want to know what songs they played on

October 12, 2009 3:39:36 PM UTC Post #2

Here's what I've been able to piece together regarding who played on what from various interviews, liner notes, etc.:

Ean plays on Little Thing Called You, Comin' Back For More, Raining In My Heartland, Hobo Kinda Man, the live tracks, and probably Bang Bang.

Billy plays on Raining In My Heartland (obviously), the live tracks, and I'm pretty sure that's him on Bang Bang. I'm not sure if he's on anything else. Johnny said in a Billboard interview that Ean and Billy were both on Hobo Kinda Man but I'm not hearing any keyboards on that one.

Producer Bob Marlette plays piano on Southern Ways and most likely does the other keyboard parts not played by Billy.

Session player Michael Rhodes plays bass on the remaining tracks.

While Billy and Ean are not listed under musicians, they are listed as Lynyrd Skynyrd members (look at the top of the page in the liner notes). Peter Keys and Robert Kearns are not mentioned on the album, though they do appear in photos on the album.

October 16, 2009 12:24:52 AM UTC Post #3

'Hometown fan' here...couldn't sign on for some reason, so now I'm 'still hometown fan.'

Back to address what REALLY bothers me concerning the manner the credits were/were not done on this cd.

Since this is the last album that both Mr. Billy Powell and Mr. Ean Evans played on, I feel that it really should have been made clear which songs and parts they played on.

Would it really have been SO hard to give these wonderful men the recognition they rightfully deserve??

While I appreciate those who did some digging and piecing together on this subject, it's sad that that's how the necessary info had to come to be.

October 16, 2009 4:35:13 AM UTC Post #4

Hello from Australia

Can somebody fill me in!!

Hobo Kinda Man, Bang Bang and Raining in my Heartland are these tracks from God and Guns?

They are definitely not on the Australian release

Also I agree with the writers re recognition in the credits for Ian and Billy for the songs they played on it lacks respect not to recognise their final efforts.


October 16, 2009 9:16:06 AM UTC Post #5

@Snake Magee: There were 2 different CD's released--the regular one (that you and I have) only have one CD, and it doesn't have those songs. Then there is another CD,(a Special Edition CD) which is a double CD that has more songs and pictures. Unfortunately, I did not know this when I purchased mine either.

Now back to Billy and Ean---I was just listening to my CD yesterday and looking to see which songs they played on, and to my great disappointment, I did not see their names on any of them!! I thought they had worked on some of the songs on this album, and if I am right, it is a shame that their names were not listed.

October 16, 2009 11:30:01 AM UTC Post #6

Ref...Session player Michael Rhodes plays bass on the remaining tracks.

That explains why I'm hearing the low end of a 5 string bass on some of the tracks. It sounds good and beefy, but I still prefer the good ol 4 string basses to play out Skynyrd songs.

" Here to respect a part of the whole .... the bassmen, Leon & Ean "

October 16, 2009 3:24:06 PM UTC Post #7

Hey Joez, nice to see your still "sniffin'" around.... The site is kind of wacky with all the "outsiders"...

I was wondering...

On the upcoming Simpleman Cruise 2010 (Hell Yeah!!), Carnival let's you decorate your cabin door with pictures of Skynyrd shows and stuff...

This year's theme is "family & Frynds. So would you mind if I used the picture of both of us from this year's Meadowbrook show??

I'm not dead, at least not yet, Still Alone, Still Alive, STILL UNBROKEN....

October 17, 2009 4:30:51 AM UTC Post #8

@Snake Magee: G'day Snake. You should have purchased the 2 CD set of G+G! These tracks are on the second CD. What do reckon the chances are of and Australian tour?

October 17, 2009 11:59:05 AM UTC Post #9

Hey Medway! Yes I still poke in once in a while to keep up on Skynyrd news and posts.

Yes by all means you have my permission to post that picture of us from Meadowbrook my frynd! It was my honor to pose with ya.

In fact I just got thru sorting my hats for a gig up in Central Maine tonight and I was just thinking of the Meadowbrook LS concert and how it was a great show and how cool it was to meet some of the LS fans.

If I could have swung it I would have hopped on that cruise with all from Skynyrd Nation but like so many others, I 'm still lookin for a job since being laid off in May. God bless the USA, but I still have faith things will eventually work out.

I'll look forward to your update posts when you get back!

~ Joe Z

" Here to respect a part of the whole .... the bassmen, Leon & Ean "

October 23, 2009 7:09:40 PM UTC Post #10

Hey I totally agree that they should be recognized for their contributions..was wondering the same thing ....I suppose that's the 1st thing everybody looked for 1st ...Ya reckon?

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