Southern Rock Opera is the third studio (fourth total) album by the alt country band Drive-By Truckers, released in 2001 and is. a double album. Covering an ambitious range of subject matter from the politics of race to 70s stadium rock, Southern Rock Opera either imagines, or filters, every topic through the context of legendary Southern band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. The record was originally self-released on Soul Dump Records. The album was re-released on July 16, 2002 by Lost Highway Records. The album was financed by issuing promissory notes in exchange for loans from fans, family and friends of the band.
The album's artwork was done by Richmond, Virginia artist Wes Freed.
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