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One More from the Road

One More From the Road is a live album by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It marked the band's first live album, and the only live album from the so-called "classic" era of the band (1970-1977) prior to the plane crash that killed lead singer/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, as well as band members Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines. Known to be a great live band, Lynyrd Skynyrd released One More from the Road in September 1976 (see 1976 in music), just after the release of their fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets.

The original 12 tracks include a cover of Jimmie Rodgers' "T For Texas" and a 13:40 version of "Free Bird".

The Deluxe Edition, released in 2001, is thoroughly remastered and contains additional performances from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Track listing

Original Double-LP and CD version

Side One

  1. "Workin' for MCA" – 4:38
  2. "I Ain't the One" – 3:37
  3. "Searching" – 3:51
  4. "Tuesday's Gone" – 7:39

Side Two

  1. "Saturday Night Special" – 5:30
  2. "Travellin' Man" – 4:08
  3. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" – 4:14
  4. "Sweet Home Alabama" – 6:49

Side Three

  1. "Gimme Three Steps" – 5:00
  2. "Call Me the Breeze" – 5:27
  3. "T For Texas" (Jimmie Rodgers cover) – 8:26

Side Four

  1. "The Needle and the Spoon" – 4:17
  2. "Crossroads" – 3:44 (Cream cover)
  3. "Free Bird" – 11:30
  4. In the original CD version, all four sides are combined on one disc.

Deluxe Edition (2001)

Disc One

  1. "Introduction/Workin' for MCA" – 5:32
  2. "I Ain't the One" – 3:47
  3. "Saturday Night Special" – 5:39
  4. "Searching" – 4:00
  5. "Travellin' Man" – 4:37
  6. "Simple Man" (bonus track) – 6:56
  7. "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" – 4:48
  8. "The Needle and the Spoon" – 4:35
  9. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (bonus track) – 4:01
  10. "Tuesday's Gone" – 8:25
  11. "Gimme Three Steps" – 5:11
  12. "Call Me the Breeze" – 5:50
  13. "T for Texas" – 9:14
  14. "Sweet Home Alabama" – 7:29
  15. "Crossroads" – 4:16
  16. "Free Bird" – 14:25

Disc Two (bonus tracks)

  1. "Introduction/Workin' for MCA (alternate & previously unreleased)" – 5:42
  2. "I Ain't the One (alternate & previously unreleased)" – 3:52
  3. "Searching (alternate & previously unreleased)" – 4:13
  4. "Gimme Three Steps (alternate)" – 4:42
  5. "Call Me the Breeze (alternate)" – 7:27
  6. "Sweet Home Alabama (alternate)" – 5:43
  7. "Crossroads (alternate)" – 4:46
  8. "Free Bird (alternate)" – 14:55
  9. The bonus tracks on disc two were first released in the 1996 CD version of One More from the Road, although this version was not remastered as the Deluxe Edition was.

Other Alternate Versions

Apart from the tracks released on the 25th anniversary edition, the Lynyrd Skynyrd Collectybles album also had a few rarities that didn't make it to this release.

  • Saturday Night Special
  • Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
    • This track is especially noted because it showcases one of the rare times that Van Zant forgot the lyrics to one of his songs. The first two lines are improvised before Van Zant remembers the lyrics.
  • T for Texas

Remaster differences

The 2001 remaster of this album, produced by Ron O'Brien, slightly changed some of the original recordings. In addition to the album being completely re-EQ-ed, adding deleted tracks back into the set, the audience tracks being "beefed up" and a new mix being done to every track, many of the obvious overdubs were corrected and removed from the tracks, along with the album being resequenced into the correct set list order.

Here are some of the changes:

  • Workin' for MCA
    • The opening to Workin' for MCA on the original cut featured just Rossington's guitar performing the solo somewhat off-beat while Allen Collins played the main riff with Steve Gaines. The remaster has removed the overdubbed guitar from Collin's part to reveal the dual lead at the beginning (which was how the song was always played live).
    • Also removed is the slight delay put behind Gaines' solo mid-way through the song. The EQ on the solo has been changed somewhat to make the solo blend more with the rest of the band. It is likely that Gaines redubbed this solo using his Fender Twin amp rather than his Peavey Mace.
  • I Ain't the One
    • There seems to be some additional dubbing to cover up Rossington's beginning mistake on the main riff just as Van Zant ad-libs "Let's pick it up!"
  • Saturday Night Special
    • Various overdubbs on Rossington's solos were removed.
  • The Needle and the Spoon
    • Some slight re-arranging of instruments. Gaines' guitar is now in between right and center while Rossington is panned dead right, whereas before it was the opposite.
  • Gimme Three Steps
    • The audio of Gaines tuning his guitar in between songs was removed.
  • T for Texas
    • A slightly evident overdub on Collins' guitar is still present
  • Sweet Home Alabama
    • The delay present behind Gaines' final solo on the song has been dramatically reduced, most likely by increasing the crowd noise.
  • Crossroads
    • The overdubs on Collins' solos are still present.
  • Free Bird
    • The master reel containing Collins' original (to the album) overdubbed solo was missing at the time of the remaster process. As a result, the track was remastered "as recorded" - the original live take is heard.

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