Black Crowes, The - Shake Your Money Maker [4LP] (Super Deluxe Edition, unreleased & B-side songs, show flyer, setlist, tour laminate, 4'' Crowes patch, 20 page book with liner notes)
30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 4LP Box Set Reissue featuring Original Album Remastered, Never-Before-Heard Studio Recordings, Unreleased Demos and B-Sides Plus Unreleased 1990 Concert and 20-Page Book!
1990's Shake Your Money Maker is the triple platinum debut album from The Black Crowes and the brothers Robinson named after Elmore James' classic blues number of the same name. Issued on Rick Rubin's Def American Recordings and produced by George Drakoulias, the blistering 10-song throwback is awash in vocal swagger and guitar hooks. One doesn't have to listen hard to pick up the breadcrumb trail of influences ranging from 60s and 70s groups like Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers, to Faces and the Doobie Brothers. Picking up where their predecessors left off, the Crowes were equally adept at blending rock, soul, country and gospel into something that felt new and electric.
With swagger to spare, the very first track opens the album as a declaration and a promise to rock "Twice As Hard." From the screeching sounds of a car crash on "Thick N' Thin" to Rich Robinson's wondrous dexterity on "Struttin Blues," the whole album has that lighting in a bottle feeling and the raw energy of a live band who can't be contained. But the real success of the album relied upon a pair of No.1 mainstream rock singles, "She Talks to Angels" and "Hard To Handle," which reached the top spot on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100. Shake Your Money Maker was evidence of a band that was mature beyond their years and primed to take their place in rock history rather than just study it.
This new Super Deluxe Edition 4LP box set reissue includes the original album remastered; 3 never-before-heard studio recordings; 2 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. Band founders, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the reissue.
• 30th anniversary super deluxe edition vinyl 4LP box set
• Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the reissue
• Original album remastered
• 3 never-before-heard studio recordings
• 2 unreleased demos from the band's early incarnation as Mr. Crowe's Garden
• 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990
• 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke.
• Reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe's Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate
• 4" Crowes patch
2021 American Recordings