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Lynyrd Skynyrd 5/20/2003


Having endured the loss of yet another bandmember with the passing of original bassist Leon Wilkeson, Skynyrd picks up the pieces yet again and delivers the goods the way only it can. Lyrically, the band hasn't stretched out its list of topics in any new directions, but quite honestly, who cares? This is Skynyrd. This isn't music to study to or scratch your chin by -- this isn't the soundtrack to relaxing nights sipping instant coffee and talking about deep feelings. This is homegrown music that's about partying and rock & roll, with a little bit of contemplative soul-searching mixed in for good measure. The music is still top-notch, probably the best it's been since the early '90s. And while the obvious absence of Ronnie VanZant will forever haunt the group like a bad plague, his brother has more than adequately been up to the task -- filling those giant shoes with the same passionate dirt and grit in his vocals as Ronnie did all those years ago. The band is the same, still rocking harder than most even after all these years. And for once the phrase "bonus track" lives up to that title; a duet of "Gimme Back My Bullets" between Skynyrd and nu-metal spokesman of the moment Kid Rock is simply the icing on the cake. Easily Skynyrd's best work in years and a welcome return to form for one of rock's most treasured assets. ~ Rob Theakston
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 That's How I Like It Lynyrd Skynyrd 4:32
  3. 2 Pick 'Em Up Lynyrd Skynyrd 4:19
  4. 3 Dead Man Walkin' Lynyrd Skynyrd 4:27
  5. 4 The Way Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:31
  6. 5 Red White and Blue Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:31
  7. 6 Sweet Mama Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:59
  8. 7 All Funked Up Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:32
  9. 8 Hell or Heaven Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:10
  10. 9 Mad Hatter Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:36
  11. 10 Rockin' Little Town Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:35
  12. 11 Crawl Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:5
  13. 12 Jake Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:40
  14. 13 Life's Lessons Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:57
  15. 14 Lucky Man Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:28
  16. 15 Gimme Back My Bullets Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:40

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