Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping

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Posted on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:25pm
by Angie Spray

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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

1974

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Label

Sounds of the South/MCA Records

 

Album Overview

Second Helping is a 1974 album by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was the band's second album, and featured its biggest hit single, "Sweet Home Alabama", an answer song to Neil Young's "Alabama" and "Southern Man". The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974. This was the first Lynyrd Skynyrd album to feature the band's trademark triple guitar attack and also the first album to feature Leon Wilkeson on bass and the last to feature Bob Burns on drums.

The album reached #12 on the Billboard album charts. It was certified Gold on 9/20/1974, Platinum and 2x Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the RIAA.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Sweet Home Alabama4:42
Notes

Written-By: Ed King
Written-By: Gary Rossington
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

2I Need You6:54
Notes

Written-By: Ed King
Written-By: Gary Rossington
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

3Don't Ask Me Questions3:24
Notes

Written-By: Gary Rossington
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

4Working For MCA4:46
Notes

Written-By: Ed King
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

5The Ballad Of Curtis Loew4:45
Notes

Written-By: Allen Collins
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

6Swamp Music3:29
Notes

Written-By: Ed King
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

7The Needle And The Spoon3:52
Notes

Written-By: Allen Collins
Written-By: Ronnie Van Zant

8Call Me The Breeze5:23
Notes

Written-By: J.J. Cale

Personnel

Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals
  • Gary Rossington – Guitar, rhythm and acoustic guitar on "Sweet Home Alabama"
  • Allen Collins – guitar
  • Ed King – guitar, slide guitar, rhythm guitar and bass on "I Need You" and "Don't Ask Me No Questions"
  • Billy Powell – keyboards, piano on "Sweet Home Alabama"
  • Leon Wilkeson – Bass
  • Bob Burns – drums except "I Need You"

Additional Personnel

  • Mike Porter – drums on "I Need You"
  • Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews – background vocals on "Sweet Home Alabama"
  • Merry Clayton and friends – background vocals on "Sweet Home Alabama"
  • Bobby Keys, Trewor Lawrence and Steve Madiao – horns on "Don't Ask Me No Questions" and "Call Me the Breeze"
  • Al Kooper – backing vocals, piano on "Don't Ask..." & "The Ballad of Curtis Loew", producer

Credits

  • Arranged By: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Engineer: Al Kooper
  • Engineer [Assistant]: Austin Godsey
  • Engineer [Assistant]: Bob Merritt
  • Engineer [Assistant]: Gary Kellgren
  • Engineer [Assistant]: Rodney Mills
  • Engineer [Remix]: Al Kooper
  • Mastered By: Austin Godsey
  • Producer: Al Kooper
 

 

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Second Helping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Helping https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/