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In The Studio With Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Last Of A Dying Breed' (VIDEO)

Lynyrd Skynyrd are preparing to release their first new album in three years and have been giving fans a sneak preview by sharing some videos from their Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

'Last Of A Dying Breed' is set for release on the 21st of August and sees the band reunited with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Black Stone Cherry, Filter) and also sees the debut of new bassist Johnny Colt(Black Crowes, Brand New Immortals, Train, Rock Star Supernova).

Part two of the 'In The Studio' video series features interviews with Skynyrd's  Gary Rossington. Rickey Medlocke and Johnny Van Zant.

"It's kinda fun because we try to play for our fans all the old, great, original band stuff that they like to hear," explains Rossington, the band's sole remaining founding member.  "But it's really fun playing new stuff."

"We're in an election year and all the politicians preaching, saying they're gonna do this and do that and most of the time they do nothing," says Van Zant.  "So it's just about the good people that made this country of ours, who work hard and try to keep it going. But it's a hard time for America, so we need you politicians to stand up and do the right thing for us common folk."

Watch both parts of the video series below:

 

 

 

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Surroundings" offers an overview of the legendary band's career, both as a live act (which can be seen in the BBC footage) as well as a recording group, with the Scheiner-mixed 5.1 surround sound versions adding a whole new perspective to the group's groundbreaking catalog. On Tuesday (Aug 7), Skynyrd release a 3-disc CD/DVD set,  "Southern Surroundings,"  exclusively with Walmart.

The DVD-Audio/Video disc showcases in 96kHz/24-bit uncompressed and 48kHz/24-bit Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound,  "Saturday Night Special," "Gimme Three Steps," "Swamp Music," "Gimme Back My Bullets," "The Ballad Of Curtis Loew," "You Got That Right," "That Smell," "All I Can Do Is Write About It," "Simple Man" and"Free Bird"  (the complete, 10+ minute extended version). 

"Southern Surroundings" offers an overview of the legendary band's career, both as a live act (which can be seen in the BBC footage) as well as a recording group, with the Scheiner-mixed 5.1 surround sound versions adding a whole new perspective to the group's groundbreaking catalog. 

There are also some rare gems, including an acoustic version of  "All I Can Do Is Write About It" on Disc 1 and a scintillating take on J. J. Cale's "I Got The Same Old Blues" from the Old Grey Whistle Test on the BBC DVD disc.

 

 

 

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