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Black Crowes - Before The Frost...

Black Crowes - Before The Frost...

As the ellipsis suggests, there is more where this comes from: if you buy Before The Frost…, you’ll receive a second companion album, Until The Freeze as a free download.

Both records were recorded live in the studio over just five nights, before small audiences of invited fans. For the Black Crowes, this is an inspired move, maximising their virtues (virtuosity, passion, guilelessness) and minimising their principal flaw (the fact that it all starts to feel a bit silly if you stop to think about it). “Good Morning Captain” and “A Train Still Makes A Lonely Sound” swagger especially splendidly.

ANDREW MUELLER

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