"Legend is a hodgepodge of outtakes from the 70's. Mr.Banker and Truck Drivin' Man are from the first record in 73. Georgia Peaches and Sweet Little Missy are a couple of swaggering honky tonkers from Street Survivors. Nothing extraordinary here, but no clunkers either. If you're like me, you wanna here anything with Ronnie singin on it. This is really a must album for serious fans of the band. It's interesting to notice the different vibe in the band on the songs with Steve Gaines. The Okie definitely gave this band a spark with his snakey strat licks. One In The Sun shows that Gaines had a fine voice as well. I'd love to hear Eric Clapton cover One in the Sun- what a great song. Damn what a shame this band got taken away so cruely. You know, there are good reasons why you still hear 70's Skynyrd songs every day on the radio- great riffs, singing and whole bunch of soul. RIP Steve Gaines, you were a gem that we barely knew."
One of LS's best
John Carroll | 11/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first LS album that I heard and that which hooked me on to the band. Later I heard that this album was made up of old unreleased material and released as a tribute to the dead band members. But still this doesn't in anyway diminish the strength of the album - in my opinion this album is worthier than albums like Gimme back my bullets or Nuthin Fancy. To think that unfinished material of LS itself is this powerful only reflects the high level of talent that the band represented. Strong compositions and great guitar work mark this album. There's a dynamite live version of the "Simple Man" - even the original in "Pronounced ...", pales in comparison with this. Plus the incredible "One in the sun" with its soulful guitars and great singing by Steve Gaines. If Gaines had survived the plane crash I think he could have comfortably taken over the vocals after Ronnie died. Very good blues/rock album."
One Of Skynyrd's Classic Albums
Brian | USA | 10/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"there is no doubt about it...this is one of Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic albums. My favorite song on this album is Georgia Peaches. Alot of Guitar Work In That Song. This is also one of the albums that has a variety of the skynyrd members. it has singer-ronnie van zant,guitarists-gary rossington,ed king,allen collins and steve gaines(wich also sings on this album),and drummers-artimus pyle and bob burns,and bassist Leon Wilkeson and larry junstrom and classially trained pianist billy powell.Buy this and you wont regret it."
A GOOD COMPILATION OF B-SIDES
Brian | 03/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS CD IS A COMPILATION OF OLD TUNES THE BAND NEVER FINISHED. IT HAS MANY STRONG MOMENTS WITH SONGS LIKE "MR. BANKER," AND "ONE IN THE SUN," WHICH FEATURES STEVE GAINES ON VOCAL AND GUITARFOR THE SERIOUS FAN"