Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors - 140g LP

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors - 140g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Mobile Fidelity - MOFI 1-019 - 140 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 

AAA 100% Analogue - Numbered Limited Edition -   Pressed at RTI  

Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System

Also, what’s the point of having three guitarists in a band if it all just sounds like one big, fat guitar in the final mix? While a bit of compression sneaks in now and then, it’s glorious to hear all three guitarists distinctly, all with their own individual space and tone. It’s like having a fishbowl full of guitars. Grab a second helping before you put this LP back in the jacket.  -Jeff Dorgay Toneaudio

1977 Smash Remains Southern Rock Legends’ Finest Hour: Includes “What’s Your Name,” "I Know a Little," and “That Smell" Triple-Guitar Front of Steve Gaines, Gary Rossington, and Collins Remains Rock’s Most Formidable Assembly of Six-String Players Street Survivors remainsLynyrd Skynyrd’s finest hour, and for many reasons.The last album recorded with original vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, who passed away in a tragic plane accident three days after its release, the 1977 set is both mythical for its historical significance as well as infallible songwriting quality.

Then there’s the triple-guitar front ofAllenCollins, Gary Rossington, and Gaines, which, together, comprise the most formidable combination of lead six-string players assembled on an original album.Add in freshly inspired performances and classic Muscle Shoals production, and you have a timeless work of art. Mobile Fidelity Silver Series' limited edition LP presents Skynyrd’s landmark effort in a dynamic, organic, soulful, and balanced sound that puts the musicians on a wide soundstage that will make you think they are standing on a stage in your room. In particular, Van Zant’s reenergized singing comes through with utmost clarity and verve. The complex web of guitars is now unraveled, with each of the instrumentalists possessing their own space, allowing their contributions to assume a transparency that further lends to the music’s impact. Background vocals, too, rise up above what had heretofore been an artificial ceiling.

Street Survivors remainsLynyrd Skynyrd’s finest hour, and for many reasons.The last album recorded with original vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, who passed away in a tragic plane accident three days after its release, the 1977 set is both mythical for its historical significance as well as infallible songwriting quality. Then there’s the triple-guitar front ofAllenCollins, Gary Rossington, and Gaines, which, together, comprise the most formidable combination of lead six-string players assembled on an original album.Add in freshly inspired performances and classic Muscle Shoals production, and you have a timeless work of art.

Mobile Fidelity Silver Series' limited edition LP presents Skynyrd’s landmark effort in a dynamic, organic, soulful, and balanced sound that puts the musicians on a wide soundstage that will make you think they are standing on a stage in your room. In particular, Van Zant’s reenergized singing comes through with utmost clarity and verve. The complex web of guitars is now unraveled, with each of the instrumentalists possessing their own space, allowing their contributions to assume a transparency that further lends to the music’s impact. Background vocals, too, rise up above what had heretofore been an artificial ceiling.
Produced by iconic producer Tom DowdStreet Survivors is drenched in earthy vibes and live-from-the-floor rawness, the sense of spontaneity and interplay underlining the group’s taut albeit loose material. Skynyrd comes out firing, after 1975’s solid Nuthin’ Fancy and the following year’s equally hot Gimme Back My Bullets, on Street Survivors and never let up. The septet’s nucleus was never better—it’s lamentable that this stands as the lineup’s only studio record together, but the music here makes you all the more thankful for the chance to at least hear them reach their potential.
Gaines’ incredible abilities spur on his mates, which respond with strong ideas and even stronger performances. Melodies are sharp, hooks are abundant, rhythms in command. A miasma of blues, rock, country, gospel, and soul informs the arrangements, and those three guitarists play as if their lives depended on getting everything just right. Songs flow with an effortless ease, and whether it’s the slithering organ-backed rollick of “I Never Dreamed,” swampy drug-abuse warning “That Smell,” or autobiographical honky-tonk “Ain’t No Good Life,” Skynryd clicks on all cylinders.Swagger, swing, and strut. What an album.
 

Instead of sounding like a veil is removed, the MoFi pressing is akin to hearing an entire shower curtain taken away, with every aspect of the record greatly improved. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant is now way in front of the mix, and you can actually hear guitarist Steve Gaines right behind him. It all comes together on “That Smell” when Van Zant goes “Awwwwww…” and seemingly fades out forever. The overplayed radio classic takes on new life.

Also, what’s the point of having three guitarists in a band if it all just sounds like one big, fat guitar in the final mix? While a bit of compression sneaks in now and then, it’s glorious to hear all three guitarists distinctly, all with their own individual space and tone. It’s like having a fishbowl full of guitars. Grab a second helping before you put this LP back in the jacket.  -Jeff Dorgay Toneaudio

Musicians:

Ronnie Van-Zant, vocals
Gary Rossington, guitar
Artimus Pyle, drums
Allen Collins, guitar
 
Billy Powell, keyboards Leon Wilkeson, bass
Steve Gaines, guitar, vocals
Musicians on "One More Time":
Ronnie Van-Zant, vocals
Allen Collins, guitar
Gary Rossington, guitar
Ed King, guitar
Rick Medlock, drums, back-up vocals
Greg Walker, bass
Tim Smith, back-up vocals
Leslie Hawkins, back-up vocals
Back-up Singers "The Honkettes" on "That Smell":
Cassie Gaines
Jo Billingsley
Leslie Hawkins
 

Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors Track Listing:

1. What's Your Name
2. That Smell
3. One More Time
4. I Know A Little
5. You Got That Rig
6. I Never Dreamed
7. Honky Tonk Night Man
8. Ain't No Good Life

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