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Van Zant, Johnny – The Last Of The Wild Ones


Johnny Van Zant (vocals)
Erik Lundgren (guitar)
Danny Clausman (bass )
Robbie Gray (guitar)
Robbie Morris (drums)

Produced by: Al Kooper, Johnny Van Zant 
Engineered by: tbd
Mixed by : Rodney Mills 
Remastered by: Jon Astley

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Special Limited Deluxe Collector’s Edition . First time on CD. Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology. Classic Southern Rock. 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and new interview with Johnny Van Zant and band . “IT HAS been said that the commercial demise of southern rock began with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tragic airplane crash in 1977, which killed two members of the band, including frontman Ronnie Van Zant. It was a sad time for the genre for sure, but a handful of acts kept the confederate flag flying, refusing to succumb to such desolate times. Best news of all was that two members of the Van Zant family rose to the challenge of survival by firing up some of their best work; namely .38 Special’s Donnie Van Zant and little bro’ Johnny, of the self monikered Johnny Van Zant Band. ‘Last Of The Wild Ones’, originally issued in 1982, was the JVZ Band’s third studio album and finds the them returning to a more authentic sound, a style in keeping with their highly praised debut album, paying less heed to commerciality and more attention to traditional 70s style southern rock. It also marked the return of veteran producer Al Kooper, a man who not only discovered, signed and produced Skynyd but also sat behind the recording desk of the debut JVZ Band album. Sharper, more concise and rougher around the edges than their second album, ‘Last Of The Wild Ones’ takes no prisoners, leaping out of the speakers all guns blazing. With brother Donnie co-writing half the album, this is truly a joining of forces and a serious statement of intent.”

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