The Black Crowes revisit ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ with deluxe anniversary edition

Chris (left) and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes performed an acoustic set as the Brothers of a Feather on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at sold out Terminal West.
Chris (left) and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes performed an acoustic set as the Brothers of a Feather on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at sold out Terminal West.

Credit: Robb Cohen for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: Robb Cohen for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker,” the Atlanta-reared band will unveil a multi-format re-release in February.

Band founders – and brothers – Chris and Rich Robinson nurtured the project with original producer George Drakoulias. Among the offerings arriving Feb. 26 are a 4-LP and 3-CD “super deluxe” version which includes the original album in remastered form, three previously unreleased studio recordings, two unreleased demos from the band’s early Mr. Crowe’s Garden incarnation and a 14-song unreleased concert recorded in Atlanta in 1990. Fans of the Mr. Crowe’s Garden will revisit the old days with reproductions of a show flier, a setlist and tour laminate. The collection also features a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke.

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A 2-CD “deluxe” package contains the remastered albums, the unreleased studio songs, demos and B-sides, while a single CD and LP version offers the remastered album.

The Black Crowes' "Shake Your Moneymaker" album celebrates 30 years.
The Black Crowes' "Shake Your Moneymaker" album celebrates 30 years.

The anniversary edition of “Shake Your Money Maker” is available for pre-order here; one of the previously unheard songs, “Charming Mess,” which was supposed to be the band’s first single but ultimately nixed from the album, is available for listening now.

While The Black Crowes were supposed to hit the road last summer for a reunion tour and the actual 30th anniversary of “…Moneymaker” (it was released in 1990), those dates have been rescheduled, including July 3 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood.

Last February, the Robinsons returned for a hometown show in their acoustic form as Brothers of a Feather.

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Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary – 4LP Box Tracklisting:

LP 1: Shake Your Money Maker (2020 Remaster)

Side One:

1 Twice As Hard

2 Jealous Again

3 Sister Luck

4 Could I’ve Been So Blind

5 Seeing Things

Side Two:

1 Hard To Handle

2 Thick N’ Thin

3 She Talks To Angels

4 Struttin’ Blues

5 Stare It Cold

6 Mercy, Sweet Moan

LP 2: More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs and B-Sides

Side One:

1 Charming Mess

2 30 Days In The Hole

3 Don’t Wake Me

4 Jealous Guy

5 Waitin’ Guilty

Side Two:

1 Hard To Handle (With Horns Remix)

2 Jealous Again (Acoustic Version)

3 She Talks To Angels (Acoustic Version)

4 She Talks To Angels (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)

5 Front Porch

Sermon (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)

LP3 and 4 The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990

Side One:

1 Introduction

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

Side Two:

1 She Talks To Angels

2 Sister Luck

3 Hard To Handle

4 Shake ‘Em On Down/Get Back

Side Three:

1 Struttin’ Blues

2 Words You Throw Away

Side Four:

1 Stare It Cold

2 Jealous Again

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