3 CD and 4 LP Super Deluxe Box Set features never before released rarities, demos and 1990 Atlanta Homecoming Concert
The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker, the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock n’ roll band The Black Crowes, is being re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26th through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release. Most exciting are the 3 CD and 4 LP Super Deluxe versions, which includes the original album, remastered; three never-before-heard studio recordings; two unreleased demos from the band’s early incarnation as Mr. Crowe’s Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14 song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a 4″ Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke.
One of the previously unheard studio songs, “Charming Mess,” which was originally slated to be the band’s first single, but was ultimately left off of the album entirely, is available instantly.
A 2 CD Deluxe version has the remastered album along with the unreleased studio songs, demos, and b-sides. There are also standard single CD and single LP versions that are the mastered version of the original.
Shake Your Money Maker was released originally in 1990 when rock was dominated by cheesy pop and hair metal. The Black Crowes gave the genre a much-needed swift kick in the ass with their debut album. That album, fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and a rollicking cover of fellow Georgian Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the band immediately took the music world by storm, selling over five million records and topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.
The Black Crowes plan to hit the road this summer on The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker tour and will be playing Shake Your Money Maker in its entirety, plus all of their hits. Tickets are on sale now for a June kickoff, which is subject to change due to pandemic guidelines.
CD 1: Shake Your Money Maker (2020 Remaster)
1. Twice As Hard
2. Jealous Again
3. Sister Luck
4. Could I’ve Been So Blind
5. Seeing Things
6. Hard To Handle
7. Thick N’ Thin
8. She Talks To Angels
9. Struttin’ Blues
10. Stare It Cold
11. Mercy, Sweet
CD 2: More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs and B-Sides
1. Charming Mess
2. 30 Days In The Hole
3. Don’t Wake Me
4. Jealous Guy
5. Waitin’ Guilty
6. Hard To Handle (With Horns Remix)
7. Jealous Again (Acoustic Version)
8. She Talks To Angels (Acoustic Version)
9. She Talks To Angels (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
10. Front Porch Sermon (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
CD 3: The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990
2. Thick N’ Thin
3. You’re Wrong
4. Twice As Hard
5. Could I’ve Been So Blind
6. Seeing Things For The First Time
7. She Talks To Angels
8. Sister Luck
9. Hard To Handle
10. Shake ‘Em On Down
11. Get Back
12. Struttin’ Blues
13. Words You Throw Away
14. Stare It Cold
15. Jealous Again
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