The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion [Bonus Tracks]

The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion [Bonus Tracks]

by The Black CrowesThe Black Crowes


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The addition of the more technically gifted guitarist Marc Ford and a full-time organist gives the Black Crowes room to stretch out on The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, perhaps the band's finest moment. Using Rich Robinson's descending chord progressions as a base, the band grooves its way through a remarkably fresh-sounding collection of Faces-like rockers and ballads, tearing into the material with flair and confidence and really coming into its own as a top-notch rock & roll outfit. But while the focus is undeniably on the band's musical chemistry, Southern Harmony also boasts a strong collection of songs, striking a perfect balance between the concise Shake Your Money Maker and their later, more jam-oriented records. While there aren't as many obvious singles as on their debut album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion is the best expression of the Crowes' ability to take a classic, tried-and-true sound and make it their own. [The CD reissue appended a pair of bonus tracks: a "Slow" version of "Sting Me," and "99 Lbs."]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2002
Label: American Recordings
UPC: 0731458678724
catalogNumber: 586787
Rank: 44223

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Black Crowes   Primary Artist
Johnny Colt   Bass,Group Member
Steve Gorman   Drums,Group Member
Ed Hawrysch   Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,Group Member
Chris Robinson   Percussion,Harp,Vocals
Chris Trujillo   Conga
Rich Robinson   Guitar,Group Member
Chris Fruyillo   Conga
Marc Ford   Guitar,Soloist
Mark DiDia   Voices

Technical Credits

Black Crowes   Producer
Paul Max Bloom   Contributor
George Drakoulias   Producer
Brendan O'Brien   Engineer
Chris Robinson   Art Direction
Janet Levinson   Art Direction

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