The Black Crowes are releasing a deluxe expanded edition of The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion

The Black Crowes
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The Black Crowes will release a deluxe expanded edition of their second album, The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion, on December 1.

The original album, which included singles Remedy and Sting Me, topped the Billboard 200 chart upon its release in May 1992, and peaked at number 2 in the UK.

The new edition of the album will include previously unreleased studio recordings, rare B-sides and a taping of a 1993 live show in Houston, Texas. It will be available in a variety of formats, including 'super deluxe' four-LP and three-CD box sets. Those editions also include a reproduction of the original 132-page promotional hymn book featuring insights on the record from brothers Chris and Rich Robinson plus sheet music for the songs. The reissue has been overseen by the Robinsons and producer George Drakoulias. 

The track list for the new edition is:

CD1: The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion

1. Sting Me
2. Remedy
3. Thorn In My Pride
4. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
5. Sometimes Salvation
6. Hotel Illness
7. Black Moon Creeping
8. No Speak No Slave
9. My Morning Song
10. Time Will Tell

CD2: More Companions: Unreleased, Outtakes And B-Sides

1. 99 Pounds
2. Miserable
3. Rainy Day Women No 12 & 35
4. Boomer's Story
5. Darling Of The Underground Press
6. Sting Me (Slow)
7. Bad Luck Blue Eyes, Goodbye
8. Sometimes Salvation
9. Black Moon Creeping

CD3: Southern Harmony Live: November 3, 1993 Houston, TX

1. No Speak No Slave
2. Sting Me
4. My Morning Song
5. Jam
6. Thorn In My Pride
7. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
8. Black Moon Creeping
9. Hotel Illness
10. Sometimes Salvation
11. Remedy

In March, the band released a new live album, The Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker Live, as a celebration of their highly successful 2021/'22 reunion tour. The Atlanta band played over 100 gigs worldwide across the two year Shake Your Money Maker tour.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.