One More From The Road is the first live album from the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band and was recorded in 1976.
This is both a thrilling and very sad live album.
It was recorded in July 1976, fifteen months before the plane crash that killed lead singer/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, as well as guitar player Steve Gaines and his sister, backing singer Cassie Gaines.
You can’t help listening to this classic driving rock and wondering what Lynyrd Skynyrd led by Ronnie Van Zant would have produced in the future.
Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From The Road
I’ve got the 25th anniversary version of this album and it’s a little confusing with alternative takes stuck on the end. My advice is to put the first 16 songs on your iPod as one album and the remainder on another. Otherwise you finish with a disc with two Freebirds and two Sweet Home Alabama’s.
- Introduction by Alex Cooley/Workin’ For MCA – 5:32 (originally on the album Second Helping)
- I Ain’t The One – 3:47 (Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
- Saturday Night Special – 5:39 (Nuthin’ Fancy)
- Searching – 4:00 (Gimme Back My Bullets)
- Travellin’ Man – 4:37 (first appeared on this album)
- Simple Man – 6:56 (Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
- Whiskey Rock-A-Roller – 4:48 (Nuthin’ Fancy)
- The Needle And The Spoon – 4:35 (Second Helping)
- Gimme Back My Bullets – 4:01 (Gimme Back My Bullets)
- Tuesday’s Gone – 8:25 (Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
- Gimme Three Steps – 5:10 (Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
- Call Me The Breeze – 5:50 (Second Helping)
- T For Texas – 9:14 (cover of Jimmie Rodgers song)
- Sweet Home Alabama – 7:29 (Second Helping)
- Crossroads – 4:16 (cover of Robert Johnson song)
- Free Bird – 14:25 (Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
- Introduction by Alex Cooley/Workin’ For MCA – 5:37 (alternative version)
- I Ain’t The One – 3:52 (alternative version)
- Searchin’ – 4:13 (alternative version)
- Gimme Three Steps – 4:42 (alternative version)
- Call Me The Breeze – 5:43 (alternative version)
- Sweet Home Alabama – 7:27 (alternative version)
- Crossroads – 4:46 (alternative version)
- Free Bird – 14:55 (alternative version)
If you like your rock Southern style and with plenty of guitars, then One More From The Road will challenge the Allman Brothers Live At Fillmore East.
I will be writing a full review for this album.
Here are some videos of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd performing live in concert.
Freebird (this is the performance I saw on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test from 1975)
Sweet Home Alabama (take that Neil Young)
Gimme Three Steps
What Others Say About One More From The Road
This is very popular on the greatest live albums ever lists and is particularly recommended by:
NME – 19th
Slate Readers Poll – 20th
Planet Rock – 21st
Classic Rock – 26th
DigitalDreamDoor.com – 34th
It is also very highly rated at Amazon.
Buying One More From The Road By Lynyrd Skynyrd
To help you to find the album quickly and easily, I’ve given you the following links::
- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
What Do You Think About One More From The Road?
Do you agree that this is a great live album or is it overrated? Is this the best Lynyrd Skynyrd live album?
What Are the Best Live Albums Of All Time?
Please help me find the best live albums by voting in the readers polls. I’ve entered it in both the Best Southern rock live albums and the best blues rock albums
You may also be interested in the best blues live albums, best heavy rock live albums and best classic rock live albums.
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