LYNYRD SKYNYRD BEST OF THE REST Promo lp Vinyl Rip
Label MCA 5370
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Three years after paying tribute to the legendary '70s work of the bad ass Lynyrd Skynyrd
via the double LP set Gold & Platinum, the big brass from MCA went back to the well one more time,
issuing the eight song Best of the Rest collection.
Pushed out with a cool packin'-heat cover sleeve, the set, compiled by Leon Tsilis,
Adds two previously unreleased tracks from the drop-the-hammer Jacksonville based band of raucous rockin' rebels,
each penned by the trio of Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington.
The Best of the Rest LP opens with the jukin' "I've Been Your Fool" and is chased with the ass kickin' swamp rockin' "Gotta Go".
The pair of down-home cuts were produced by Jimmy R. Johnson and Tim Smith.
The main draw from the recording is the inclusion of the blue collar "Workin' For MCA",
which for some unexplained reason was left off of the Gold & Platinum retrospective.
The lyrics to the sacrastic "Workin' For MCA" were hastily written by mainman Van Zant,
as Skynyd prepared to perform before the suits at the Sounds of the South launch party on Sunday, July 29, 1973.
Staged at Richard's in Atlanta, where Lynyrd Skynyrd took the stage after
Al Kooper introduced the band as "the American Rolling Stones",
the group tore into "Workin' For MCA", and kicked ass throughout the entire set,
which concluded with the legendary "Free Bird". Executives from the label, radio programmers,
disc jockeys, promoters, music critics, and special guest Marc Bolan,
were blown away by the high-octane performance.
The live version of "Workin' For MCA", from Skynyrd's epic One More From the Road recording,
was choosen for Best of the Rest. The powerful song builds on a storming intro and
Van Zant's chest beatin' vocal delivery. The shot-and-a-beer rocker is one of the hottest cuts
from the L.S. canon. (Actually The Studio Version Was Used)
The Best of the Rest collection is filled out with the raucous "Double Trouble",
the Dixie flag-wavin' "I'm a Country Boy", "Call Me the Breeze", Street Survivor's "I Never Dreamed", a
nd the live take of "T For Texas", also pulled from One More From the Road.
KNOCK IT BACK!
Enjoy this is a lost jewel in Skynyrd Cannon, now long oop and I believe still the only place to get
I've Been Your Fool And Gotta Go!
I ripped this myself using a technics direct drive SL-3200 in to a pioneer sx 2300 into a
sony stand alone cd recorder rcd-w500c Ripped to Flac 8 using eac
(Sorry I forgot to save the log file) To you enjoy.