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Freebird The Movie: Music From The Motion Picture
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Freebird The Movie: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Title: Freebird The Movie: Music From The Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 8/8/1996
Re-Release Date: 8/13/1996
Album Type: Soundtrack, Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811147228, 008811147242

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John Doe | Knebworth | 12/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant and Leon Wilkenson. Seven of rock's legends took the stage in Hertfordshire, England during the summer of 1976 for one unforgettable concert. They presented hits such as "Workin For MCA," "Saturday Night Special," and "Sweet Home Alabama." A little under a year later, Skynyrd performed in Oakland, California and gave probably the best performance of "Freebird" I have ever heard. This version surpasses the one that Ronnie and friends did Live At The Fox. Finally, ten days later the band put on another tremendous performance in Asbury Park, New Jersey, which included the first live performances of "What's Your Name?" and "That Smell." Finally, twenty years after the plane crash that took the life of Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant, back up singer Cassie Gaines and road manager Dean Kilpatrick, Cabin Fever Entertainment has compiled some of Skynyrd's finest live performances and put together...Freebird: The Movie. While the movie may be out of print, the soundtrack is alive and well.I've heard parts of One More From The Road and I have the DVD of Lyve, but the intensity from lynyrd Skynyrd on this album is unbeatable. From the opening "Hello How are you?" to the final strum of a guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd gives a great performance. Johnny, Billy, Leon, Ricky, Hughie, Gary, and whoever is on drums these days are wonderful, but without Ronnie, Steve, Artimus, and Allen '...things just couldn't be the same.'"
"the day they blew the Stones off the stage..."
mcdoog_99 | Blackstone, MA United States | 04/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"So said Artimus about their performance at the Knebworth festival. Although the choice of songs is very similar to One More From the Road, and smaller as well, it still stands out on its own as an album worth buying. The production, though on the rough side, gives a good feel of an outdoor concert. Leon's bass is more prominent then in "One More...", and has a different, more earthy sound IMO. Speaking of the setlist, it is somewhat of a tradeoff. We get 1977 live versions of That Smell and What's Your Name, both superb, plus Freebird from the same year. On the other hand, we have an incomplete Knebworth setlist, leaving out Freebird (even though the liner notes call it one of the most inspired moments ever witnessed on British soil) as well as a couple other songs, judging from their set being 90 minutes as also indicated in the liner notes. And as a previous reviewer stated, it leaves out Gimme Back My Bullets and Cry For the Bad Man (from a spring 1976 concert pre-Gaines), both shown on the video. If you crave more than just One More From the Road, then by all means buy this album. Otherwise, perhaps get the video first and decide. Either way, this album shows Skynyrd at its peak prior to the plane-crash, full of energy and eager to play a perfect show."
ALmost as good as One More (For) From the Road
Docendo Discimus | 07/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though alot of the songs are the same as the classic first live Skynyrd album, this album is amazing. The energy is incredible, though this version of Freebird isn't quite as good as the One More version it is damn close. I think T for Texas here kicks. Live versions of That Smell and What's your name are excellent. I listen to this and then the Lyve from Steeltown album and there is no comparison, the new version is a fine band but the intensity is not there. Ronnie Van Zant approached life as a fight for his life and that energy and spunk shows in this album. Fly on Ronnie!"