Classic Rock Magazine Presents
Lynyrd Skynyrd – ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’
Brand New Fanpack Album Released
20th August 2012
12/07/12 Southern-rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd are to premier their brand new studio album ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’, as an exclusive Fanpack in partnership with Classic Rock. The band’s first full studio album since their 2009 ‘God & Guns’, will be exclusively available as a ‘Classic Rock Presents…’ Fanpack from 20th August − complete with four extra tracks and a bespoke 132-page magazine – four weeks’ ahead of its general release on 17th September.
The Fanpack’s collectible magazine, created by the editorial team behind Classic Rock, is the ultimate sleevenotes to the album, and includes extensive and exclusive interviews with all seven members of the band, including guitarist and founder member Gary Rossington, singer Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Rickey Medlocke.
The four extra tracks will include two unheard exclusive live recordings ‘Skynyrd Nation’ and ‘Gimme Three Steps’, andtwo bonus tracks ‘Poor Man’s Dream’ and ‘Do It Up Right’.
The Fanpack is everything fans need to know about ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’, from the making of the album to a full track-by-track guide − all in the words of Rossington, Van Zant and Medlocke. The entire history of the iconic American band will be documented from the 1960s to the present day, a journey which has resulted in over 60 recorded albums and record sales exceeding 30 million. The devastating plane crash in 1977 will be discussed as well as a complete discography of Lynyrd Skynyrd, with expert reviews of every album.
This Fanpack follows hugely successful collaborations between Future Publishing and a number of world-renowned artists, most recently Rush and Slash. The unique format has proven extremely popular – bringing premium priced new material into a completely new retail setting in newsagents across the UK. And Classic Rock Presents Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ will be the latest in a growing line of modern classics launched through the Fanpack model.
Chris Ingham, Publisher of Classic Rock, says: “Future’s Fanpack format has already proven to be a huge success as it creates a whole new retail environment to sell premium priced albums. Lynyrd Skynyrd are a very important and influential band and we are delighted to be working with them on their new album.”
The Fanpack has a retail price of £14.99 and includes:
- Full studio album ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ which includes 2 bonus tracks exclusive to this special edition:
- Skynyrd Nation (live)
- Gimme Three Steps (live)
Plus two further bonus tracks:
- Poor Man’s Dream
- Do It Up Right
- The 132-page magazine
- Lynyrd Skynyrd pin badge
- Giant double sided poster
Pre-order is available from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/skynyrd, and fans pre-ordering will also receive a guitar bottle opener keyring. Anyone who pre-orders before 12pm on 25th July will receive a special edition poster personalised with their name.
Last Of A Dyin Breed
One Day At A Time
Ready To Fly
Something To Live
Nothing Comes Easy
Start Livin’ Life Again
Poor Man’s Dream
Do It Up Right
EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS
Skynyrd Nation (live)
Gimme Three Steps (live)
For more information please contact Ben Pester, Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 042 4035 and 07737 138 384
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The worlds most revered and respected hard rock magazine, every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories behind rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and far beyond. Written by the world’s leading rock experts and featuring rock’s most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths and brings you the latest in 21st century rock. Classic Rock is the original main brand from the same people who also publish Classic Rock Presents Prog and Classic Rock Presents AOR. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: The world’s only high-voltage rock’n’roll magazine.