Street Survivors appeared in stores just days before Lynyrd Skynyrd's touring plane crashed, tragically killing many members of the band, including lead singer and songwriter Ronnie Van Zant. Consequently, it's hard to see Street Survivors outside of the tragedy, especially since the best-known song here, "That Smell," reeks of death and foreboding. If the band had lived, however, Street Survivors would have been seen as an unqualified triumph, a record that firmly re-established Skynyrd's status as the great Southern rock band. As it stands, it's a triumph tinged with a hint of sadness, sadness that's projected onto it from listeners aware of what happened to the band after recording. Viewed as merely a record, it's a hell of an album. The band springs back to life with the addition of guitarist Steve Gaines, and Van Zant used the time off the road to write a strong set of songs, highlighted by "That Smell," "You Got That Right," and the relentless boogie "I Know a Little." It's tighter than any record since Second Helping and as raw as Nuthin' Fancy.
Sounds Of Universal Love” is a top of the range collection of quality S.O.U.L. from the finest musical champions of the genre. The album is compiled and presented by The Soul Survivors, a publication that since 2006 has featured all the artists selected on this 16 track CD, interviewed by Fitzroy facey (Da Buzzboy). The primary audience for this collection is those in their formative teenage years when artists like Earth Wind & Fire, The Gap Band and Cameo were in their prime. Album also features contemporary artists Omar, Amp Fiddler, Kenny Wellington (from Beggar & Co), Incognito (with a special ‘Latin Remix’), and Personal Life with a mix EXCLUSIVE to this CD. Tracks appearing for the first time on CD are courtesy of Brass Contraction, Steve Arrington and Linda Clifford. An amazing selection of music, as you would expect from Expansion.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings, the survivors, victims, relatives and rescuers remember the tragic events of the day. It was July 7th 2005 when four British-born suicide bombers launched an attack on London's transport system that killed 52 and injured over 750 in the deadliest attack on the capital since the Blitz.