The Black Crowes Ready A Box Set With 14 Never-Before-Released Recordings

November 12, 2023

The Black Crowes just dropped a previously unreleased studio recording of “Miserable”! The song is one of 14 never-before-released recordings you’ll hear on the forthcoming box of their sophomore album, “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion”. It’s out December 15, just in time for Christmas.

“The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion” debuted #1 on Billboard’s album chart in 1992 and includes the hits “Remedy”, “Sting Me” and “Thorn In My Pride” (#1 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart for a combined 21 weeks).

Brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, alongside producer George Drakoulias, revisited the album and created a deluxe edition with unreleased studio recordings, rare B-sides, a live performance from Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas on February 6, 1993, and a newly remastered album from the original 1/4″ production master!

Highlights include: a cover of “99 Pounds”, which was originally released on Memphis soul singer-songwriter Ann Peebles’s 1972 album “Straight From The Heart”.

You can pre-order “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion” now in 4LP, 3CD, 2 CD, and 1LP formats. There’s an exclusive, limited-edition “Remedy” lyric t-shirt or trucker hat in fan packs bundled with the 1LP at the band’s official store.

CD1 – The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion

01. Sting Me
02. Remedy
03. Thorn In My Pride
04. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
05. Sometimes Salvation
06. Hotel Illness
07. Black Moon Creeping
08. No Speak No Slave
09. My Morning Song
10. Time Will Tell

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

01. 99 Pounds
02. Miserable
03. Rainy Day Women No 12 & 35
04. Boomer’s Story
05. Darling Of The Underground Press
06. Sting Me (Slow)
07. Bad Luck Blue Eyes, Goodbye
08. Sometimes Salvation
09. Black Moon Creeping

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

01. No Speak No Slave
02. Sting Me
04. My Morning Song
05. Jam
06. Thorn In My Pride
07. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
08. Black Moon Creeping
09. Hotel Illness
10. Sometimes Salvation
11. Remedy

Is “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion” the Crowes’ best album? Maybe. Hard to beat their debut. That album was massive! What other albums deserve this treatment – a box set, with rarities, covers, live shows, etc?


Written by Todd Hancock