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“Tuesday’s Gone” is one of Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s most memorable songs, having appeared as the second track on their debut album (pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd). One of the main reasons the song has become such a fan-favorite is because of it’s relaxing, smooth sound, which makes it stand out from their other hits.
The song was written by lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Allen Collins, and in a 1975 radio interview, Collins revealed that “Tuesday’s Gone” was his favorite Skynyrd song.
The lyrics express Ronnie’s realization that life as he knew it was over after the band signed their record deal with MCA Records. “Tuesday” stands in as the representation for his old life, as he sings “Tuesday, you see, she had to be free/But somehow I’ve got to carry on.“
In 2015, Skynyrd returned to their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida for a two night concert where they played and recorded hit songs from their first two albums, including “Tuesday’s Gone.”
The live recording opens with the cheers of the crowd, before moving into a harmonica solo mimicking the sound of a train. Eventually the guitars join in playing a smooth rhytmn before Johnny Van Zant starts singing. The softer instrumentals really give Johnny’s voice the chance to shine, as it takes on a soothing tone.
You can listen to the breathtaking live recording of “Tuesday’s Gone” in the clip below. We know we could listen to it over and over again!
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