Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Black Crowes announce vinyl reissues

The Black Crowes will reissue their first four albums on high-grade 180-gram vinyl on December 4.

The Georgia band’s 1990 debut, "Shake Your Money Maker", will be released as a one-album set, while their following three records — 1992's "The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion", 1994's "Amorica" and 1996's "Three Snakes And One Charm" — will be packaged as double-LP sets.

"Shake Your Money Maker" introduced the group with two Top 30 Billboard singles, a cover of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle", and the acoustic ballad "She Talks to Angels."

"The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion" sold two million copies on the strength of four singles, including "Remedy", "Thorn In My Pride", "Sting Me" and "Hotel Illness."

The band’s first studio effort as a six-piece, “Amorica” peaked at No. 11 on the US Billboard 200 with help from "A Conspiracy", "High Head Blues" and "Wiser Time.”

"Three Snakes And One Charm" reached No. #15 on the US Billboard 200. The vinyl reissue includes the addition of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on "(Only Halfway) To Everywhere" and "Let Me Share The Ride." Two bonus tracks – "Just Say You're Sorry" and a cover of Bob Marley's "Pimper's Paradise" – are included on the fourth and final side of the double-vinyl set.

All of the reissues are available for pre-order via the Amazon links below.

Formed in 1989 in Marietta, Georgia by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson while still in high school, and originally named Mr. Crowe’s Garden after a children's book, The Black Crowes recorded eight studio albums and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Guitarist Rich Robinson broke the news of the band’s breakup on January 15 of this year, while revealing details regarding controversy within the group that fueled his decision not to return.

Singer and brother Chris Robinson issued his first comments on the issue before later declaring the situation as “complicated.”

See also:

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