DCC Archive Lynyrd Skynyrd and DCC

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gary, Oct 2, 2001.

  1. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    GTA, Canada
    I just got back from a friends place. He was kind enough (thanks, Dave!) to play Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping MFSL (Ultradisk “1”, made in Japan). Amazing improvement over the original stock issue, the MCA Gold Disk and the remaster). I’ve heard things I’ve never heard before….

    Considering:

    1) MCA owns the publishing rights to Pronounced and Second Helping (I believe - read this in a book)
    2) There is a lot of excellent ex-MCA people at DCC with (I hope) good connections still at MCA
    3) MCA keeps releasing a multitude of GH Skynyrd packages – it still sells, I guess! – with lots of songs from the two first CDs.

    I hope that MCA would be willing to let DCC do some Skynyrd titles and I hope the price will be right for DCC – especially for the first two CDs. I hope that they would realize that there is still a market for an “audiophile” release of these two albums.

    Thanks for your consideration, Steve. I’d imagine that it would be quite a while before DCC got down this far on the list but still…. I’d hope this would be an easy “win” for DCC!
    ;)
  2. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Canada
    Hi Gary, You're very welcome.
    Back home already, wow that was fast! I just didn't want Steve to forget about Street Survivors either and why not One From The Road as well as Skynyrd's GREAT. :cool: :) :)

    [ October 02, 2001: Message edited by: Dave ]
  3. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    GTA, Canada
    Can we say "entire catalogue!?!"!!
    ;)

    Well I'd imagine the first two CDs would be pretty cheap to lease....

    Yep, 5 hours in the air or 5 days by car... considering it's the lonesome prairie where after driving for 3 hours past wheat you get excited when it changes to barley... it's flying for me!
    ;)
  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Mastering Your Host

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    We have three Skynyrd titles on our list...

    Didn't realize there were so many fans out there still...
  5. Unknown

    Unknown Guest

    Steve, is this a "wish" list or a "confirmed" list?
  6. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    Hyannis Ma
    "Gimmie Back My Bullets" is so underrated.
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    Steve,

    Thanks for the info on Lynyrd Skynyrd! I would love to get the first two albums, One More From the Road, and Street Survivors. OOPS, that is four titles! I guess I won't get at least one of them. :(

    While I am dreaming...

    How about the two Rossington Collins Band albums on silver CD? I know gold is never going to happen, but both those albums are really good (and my LPs have had it!)

    I will buy any and all Skynyrd DCC releases that become available.

    Thanks,

    Tony
  8. Unknown

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    Pronounced and Street Survivors will come as deluxe editions on 11/13. Unfortunately I have no more infos yet.
    For upcoming releases... the best source is: http://www.pauseandplay.com/cdfront.htm
  9. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Petal, Mississippi
    I’d rather have Steve's version any day. I have always loved Lynyrd Skynard. Those guys were brilliant and unfortunately dismissed by many people as just another honky tonk band. I guess some people just don’t know how to listen.
  10. Unknown

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    I hope the Pronounced deluxe edition isn't simply a pairing of the first album with the album of demos that came out a few years ago.

    As for Street Survivors, I hope they finally gather all the outtakes together in one place. It would also be interesting if any live recordings were made from the first few shows from that final tour that was cut short due to the plane crash. I also hope the artwork includes some pictures of the contents of the Street Survivors "survival kit" that you were supposed to be able to write in for.

    I figure a Second Helping deluxe reissue will come out eventually.

    As for DCC, I figure that the first two albums and Street Survivors are probably on Steve's wish list. But I wouldn't mind
  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Canada
    Definately Steves versions would rule. I'd sure like to hear Second Helping done by Steve to compare it to my MFSL UD1 version. I think that this version would be pretty hard for even Steve to top. You guys would have to hear it (the MFSL version) to believe it. ;)
  12. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    GTA, Canada
    Tony, the two Rossington Collins albums have been remastered and released out of England a few years ago - two CDs, one double CD case, all original artwork, etc. Forgot what label its on, though- I can check it when I get home.

    :)
  13. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    Hyannis Ma
    You're telling me!

    NO, the music was very carefully orchestrated, much like Allman Bros stuff was. You're not going to tell me "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" is just a hoot-nanny. "Jessica" too, huh? Music like that was highly precise, intelligent and was made to play on the fact that production was going to make it sound the way it did, in advance. There's no way the mushy sound of "Poison Wiskey" was an accident; No way "Free Bird's" intro was made just for fill. Horns on "Call Me The Breeze"... "Second Helping" on MFSL gives me the chills. There were songs about nasty women and being "alone" and free. But there were songs about people, places, and feelings from a southern perspective.

    "Sweet Home Alabama". Shrug it off, but that's a SOUND. Hard as hell to try and re-create that incredible Spectory sound. I have a snip of them doing that song acousticlly with one guitar. Builds shivers!

    Those boys had soul, and they worked like classical composers in a sweaty, southern, down home way. Their catalogue is MUSIC! It isn't just pop history of past.

    I can't believe that Steve thought most people would forget about Skynyrd. Those guys had musicanship in more ways they knew what to do with (and all put in 100%), not to mention the fact the lyrical content is...

    ....well, like people never appreciated Skynyrd?

    [ October 03, 2001: Message edited by: Sckott ]
  14. Mike

    Mike New Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I think there are a lot of Skynyrd fans out there and the number is growing too because the youngsters like 'em. They seem to be gaining credibility that they did not have back in the day. Go for it Steve!

    Mike

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