The Black Crowes are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album,Shake Your Money Maker, with a special multi-format re-issue, and the band also sharing their unearthed song "Charming Mess" as part of the release.
"Charming Mess" was originally set to be The Black Crowes' first single, but was left off the album, according to a press release. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the band's Chris Robinson said of why it didn't make the debut project, "We had plenty of hit songs on that record; I guess we didn’t need it." He added, 'The beginning of that song really sounds like ‘Hot Legs.' Thank goodness Mr.[Rod] Stewart has given us his blessing to release it after all these years."
The 30th anniversary re-issue of The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker is being released in multi-formats sets on February 26th. The band's Chris and Rich Robinson teamed up with the album's original producer George Drakoulias on the special re-release, featuring 3LP and 3CD Super Deluxe versions which 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, and a 14-song unreleased concert from their hometown of Atlanta in December 1990, among other surprises.
A 2CD Deluxe version is also available, which includes the remastered album along with the unreleased studio songs, demos and b-sides, as well as a standard 1CD and 1LP version.
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