Title: Pronounced Leh-Nerd-Skin-Nerd (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)
Year Of Release: 2014 (1973)
Label: Geffen Records
Genre: Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/192kHz]
Total Time: 43:09
Total Size: 2,15 GB
WebSite: Album Preview
Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the band during the album's early recording sessions only playing on two tracks. Strawberry Alarm Clock guitarist Ed King was asked to fill in for Wilkeson on bass during the remaining sessions, as Wilkeson already wrote many of the bass parts. This left Skynyrd with only six official members at the time of the album's release. Not long after, King remained with the band, and was made a member, so that they could replicate the triple-guitar lead during live performances. Wilkeson returned to the band when it was time to take the photo for the album cover and embark on the tour for the album. It was certified gold on December 18, 1974, platinum and 2x platinum on July 21, 1987 by the RIAA. The album also peaked at 27 in the Billboard 200 in 1975.
1 I Ain't The One 3:53
2 Tuesday's Gone 7:32
3 Gimme Three Steps 4:30
4 Simple Man 5:57
5 Things Goin' On 5:00
6 Mississippi Kid 3:56
7 Poison Whiskey 3:13
8 Free Bird 9:09
Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals, lyrics
Gary Rossington – lead guitar on "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimme Three Steps", "Things Goin' On", "Poison Whiskey", "Simple Man", rhythm guitar on the others, slide guitar on "Free Bird"
Allen Collins – lead guitar on "I Ain't The One", Simple Man" & "Free Bird", rhythm guitar on the others
Ed King – lead guitar on "Mississippi Kid", bass on all tracks except "Mississippi Kid" and "Tuesday's Gone"
Billy Powell – keyboards
Bob Burns – drums except on "Tuesday's Gone"
Leon Wilkeson – bass for the group up until the album was cut, rejoined shortly thereafter
Al Kooper (Roosevelt Gook) – bass, Mellotron & back-up harmony on "Tuesday's Gone", mandolin & bass drum on "Mississippi Kid", organ on "Simple Man", "Poison Whiskey" & "Free Bird", Mellotron on "Free Bird"
Robert Nix – drums on "Tuesday's Gone"
Bobbye Hall – percussion on "Gimme Three Steps" & "Things Goin' On"
Steve Katz – harmonica on "Mississippi Kid"