Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: October 24, 2021)

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:23 minutes | 838 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen

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.

01. Saturday Night Special
02. Cheatin’ Woman
03. Railroad Song
04. I’m A Country Boy
05. On The Hunt
06. Am I Losin’
07. Made In The Shade
08. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller

Ronnie Van Zant, vocals
Allen Collins, guitar, piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals
Ed King, acoustic, electric & slide guitars
Gary Rossington, acoustic & electric guitar
Billy Powell, keyboards
Leon Wilkeson, bass, background vocals
Artimus Pyle, drums, percussion

Additional musicians:
Barry Harwood, dobro, mandolin
Jimmy Hall, harmonica
David Foster, piano
Billy Powell, piano
Bobbye Hall, percussion


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