Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975/2013) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975/2013)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 00:37:28 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Rock
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Nuthin’ Fancy is a 1975 album by Lynyrd Skynyrd, their third studio album, and their first to reach the Top 10, peaking at #9 on the US albums chart. It was certified Gold on 6/27/1975 and Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the RIAA. This is the first record with new drummer Artimus Pyle and the last with guitarist Ed King until the reformation of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the release of Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991.

Second Helping brought Lynyrd Skynyrd mass success and for the follow-up they offered Nuthin’ Fancy. It was a self-deprecating title for a record that may have offered more of the same, at least on the surface, but was still nearly peerless as a Southern rock record. The biggest difference with this record is that the band, through touring, has become heavier and harder, fitting right in with the heavy album rock bands of the mid-’70s. The second notable difference is that Ronnie Van Zant may have been pressed for material, since there are several songs here that are just good generic rockers. But he and Skynyrd prove that what makes a great band great is how they treat generic material, and Skynyrd makes the whole of Nuthin’ Fancy feel every bit as convincing as their first two records. For one, the record has a rawer edge than Second Helping, which helps make the slight preponderance of predictable (but not bad) material easy to accept, since it all sounds so good. Then there’s the fact that many of these eight songs still showcase Van Zant at the top of his game, whether it’s the storming opener “Saturday Night Special,” “Railroad Song,” “On the Hunt,” or the rollicking “Whiskey Rock-a-Roller.” Yes, this does pale in comparison with its predecessors, but most hard rock bands would give their left arm for a record that swaggers and hits as hard as Nuthin’ Fancy. –Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide


1 Saturday Night Special 5:11
2 Cheatin’ Woman 4:39
3 Railroad Song 4:15
4 I’m A Country Boy 4:23
5 On The Hunt 5:27
6 Am I Losin’ 4:35
7 Made In The Shade 4:38
8 Whiskey Rock-a-Roller 4:19

Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals
Allen Collins – Gibson Firebird guitar
Ed King – Fender Stratocaster and Gibson SG guitar
Gary Rossington – Gibson Les Paul guitar
Billy Powell – keyboards
Leon Wilkeson – bass guitar
Artimus Pyle – drums, percussion
Barry Harwood – dobro, mandolin
Jimmy Hall – harmonica
David Foster – piano
Bobbye Hall – percussion

Recorded: WEBB IV Studios, Atlanta, January 1975, (except for track 1, Studio One in Doraville, Georgia, August 1974)
Mastered: At Cohearent Audio by Kevin Gray



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