Set for release on February 26th is the Black Crowes' 30th Anniversary, multi-format, re-issue of its 1990 debut, Shake Your Money Maker. According to the band's announcement, "The Super Deluxe box set features the original studio album remastered by (producer) George Drakoulias; three previously unheard studio recordings; two unreleased demos from Mr. Crowe’s Garden; a 14-track full unreleased concert from Atlanta, GA in 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer; set list; tour laminate, patch; and a 20-page book with unseen photos from the band’s personal archives and liner notes by David Fricke."
The set will be available as a four-LP Super Deluxe, triple-CD Super Deluxe, double-CD, standard CD & LP, streaming and download. A limited number of super deluxe formats purchased through the official artist store feature a signed photo print.
Frontman Chris Robinson recalled the writing of the first Crowes' album as being the last time he was able to create anonymously: ["Yeah, I was writing songs about things that I knew, but I was also writing things about things that I would have thought. Whether they'd be — any of the themes — whether they'd be relationships, or lifestyle, drugs, or whatever. And I wrote those songs in the privacy of not having an audience to where no one connected anything to the person I am, and what that means to someone else."] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . . to someone else)
The Black Crowes Chris Robinson On Lyrics Of Shake Your Money Maker :