"Dating from 1975, Skynyrd´s third album was their first to reach the Top 10 in the U.S. It earned a gold disc that year, the slicker, heavier yet still-swampy sound of this undiluted Southern rock possessing the same irresistible air guitar appeal of, say, ZZ Top — even for those who normally eschew hard rock. It opens with ´Saturday Night Special,´ a refreshing theme for a band of Alabamans as it deals with gun control, such that it´s appeared in a number of TV shows, as well as computer games. The remainder is sufficiently bluesy enough to qualify as typical of the band, but worthy of repeated listening, despite few standout moments, because it´s so damned good." Sound Quality = 88% — Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, September 2014
"Chad, my man, the new Steppenwolf, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dusty Springfield SACDs are damned brilliant! What fantastic transfers! Best that I´ve ever heard these albums sound, amigo." - David Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, Positive Feedback Online
"Second Helping brought Lynyrd Skynyrd mass success and for the follow-up they offered Nuthin´ Fancy. It was a self-deprecating title for a record that may have offered more of the same, at least on the surface, but was still nearly peerless as a Southern rock record. The biggest difference with this record is that the band, through touring, has become heavier and harder, fitting right in with the heavy album rock bands of the mid-´70s. The second notable difference is that Ronnie Van Zant may have been pressed for material, since there are several songs here that are just good generic rockers. But he and Skynyrd prove that what makes a great band great is how they treat generic material, and Skynyrd makes the whole of Nuthin´ Fancy feel every bit as convincing as their first two records." — AllMusic.com
This Hybrid SACD plays in both CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players.