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Nuthin' Fancy is the third studio album by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, released in 1975. It was their first to reach the Top 10, peaking at #9 on the U.S. album chart. It was certified Gold on June 27, 1975 and Platinum on July 21, 1987 by the RIAA. This was the band's first record with new drummer Artimus Pyle. In late May, guitarist Ed King left the band in the middle of their “Torture Tour”.

Nuthin' Fancy
Nuthin' Fancy (Lynyrd Skynyrd album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 24, 1975
RecordedRecorded at WEBB IV Studios, Atlanta, January 1975, (except for track 1, Studio One in Doraville, Georgia, August 1974)
GenreSouthern rock, blues rock, boogie rock, hard rock
Length37:34
LabelMCA
ProducerAl Kooper
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Second Helping
(1974)
Nuthin' Fancy
(1975)
Gimme Back My Bullets
(1976)
Singles from Nuthin' Fancy
  1. "Saturday Night Special" / "Made in the Shade"
    Released: May 19, 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideA–[1]
Rolling Stone(mixed) link
The Daily VaultB+[2]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Saturday Night Special"5:08
2."Cheatin' Woman"4:38
3."Railroad Song"
  • King
  • Van Zant
4:14
4."I'm a Country Boy"
4:24
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."On the Hunt"
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
5:25
2."Am I Losin'"
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
4:32
3."Made in the Shade"Van Zant4:40
4."Whiskey Rock-a-Roller"
4:33
  • Sides one and two were combined as tracks 1–8 on CD reissues.
1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
9."Railroad Song" (Live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA, April 27, 1975)
  • King
  • Van Zant
5:27
10."On the Hunt" (Live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA, April 27, 1975)
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
6:10
  • Tracks 9-10 are previously unreleased

PersonnelEdit

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Additional personnel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ Thelen, Christopher (2019). "The Daily Vault Music Reviews : Nuthin' Fancy". dailyvault.com. Retrieved 6 February 2019.