The Black Crowes Amorica

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  • Label: Sony

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/3/94, pp.95-96
3.5 Stars - Good - "...echoes of the Stones and Led Zep resound - but in jolting the mix with offbeat kicks (Latino rhythms, wah-wah guitar, strange vocal treatments), they sound remarkably fresh..."
Rolling Stone - 11/3/94, pp.95-96
3.5 Stars - Good - "...echoes of the Stones and Led Zep resound--but in jolting the mix with offbeat kicks (Latino rhythms, wah-wah guitar, strange vocal treatments), they sound remarkably fresh..."
Q - 12/94, p.128
4 Stars - Excellent - "...It could be viewed as the Crowes' THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON: it's been a long time coming, and bears the same kind of emotional scars....[It] stretches the group's influences further than ever before..."
Q - 12/94, p.128
4 Stars - Excellent - "...It could be viewed as the Crowes' THERE'S A RIOT GOING ON: it's been a long time coming, and bears the same kind of emotional scars...[It] stretches the group's influence further than ever before..."
Musician - 12/94, pp.98-100
"...Solidly consistent - with lyrics devoted to redemption through L-U-V and allthebeautifullosers - this is probably the best album the Black Crowes could make at this time in their fine careers..."
Musician - 12/94, pp.98-100
"...Solidly consistent--with lyrics devoted to redemption through L-U-V and allthebeautifullosers--this is probably the best album the Black Crowes could make at this time in their fine careers..."
NME (Magazine) - 10/29/94, p.46
8 - Very Good - "...there's at least five songs here that sound like cover versions already. And that, of course, is the very nature of, like, 'classic,' man..."
NME (Magazine) - 10/29/94, p.46
8 - Excellent - "...there's at least five songs here that sound like cover versions already. And that, of course, is the very nature of like, 'classic.'..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Gone
  • 2.A Conspiracy
  • 3.High Head Blues
  • 4.Cursed Diamond
  • 5.Nonfiction
  • 6.She Gave Good Sunflower
  • 7.P. 25 London
  • 8.Ballad in Urgency
  • 9.Wiser Time
  • 10.Downtown Money Waster
  • 11.Descending
  • 12.Song of the Flesh - (Bonus Track)
  • 13.Sunday Night Buttermilk Waltz - (Bonus Track)

Product Description:

This enhanced version of AMORICA contains all the tracks from the original album along with two bonus tracks. The screensavers, a link to the Black Crowes' website and full-length videos of "Wiser Time" and "High Head Blues" are accessible using a CD-ROM drive. The audio portion will play on any standard audio CD player. This CD is also available as part of the 5-CD SHO' NUFF box set.
The Black Crowes: Chris Robinson (vocals, harmonica); Rich Robinson, Marc Ford (guitar); Eddie Harsch (keyboards); Johnny Colt (bass); Steve Gorman (drums).
Additional personnel: Bruce Kaphan (pedal steel); Jimmy "Two Fingers" Ashurst (mandolin); Eric BoBo (percussion); Andy Sturmer.
Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys & Conway Studios, Los Angeles, California from May to June 1994.
Black Crowes: Chris Robinson (vocals, harmonica); Rich Robinson, Marc Ford (guitar); Eddie Harsch (keyboards); Johnny Colt (bass); Steve Gorman (drums).
Additional personnel: Bruce Kaphan (pedal steel guitar); Jimmy "Two Fingers" Ashurst (mandolin); Eric BoBo (percussion); Andy Sturmer.
The alternate version of AMORICA features a slightly different cover.
The Black Crowes: Chris Robinson (vocals, harmonica); Rich Robinson, Marc Ford (guitar); Eddie Harsch (keyboards); Johnny Colt (bass); Steve Gorman (drums).
Additional personnel includes: Bruce Kaphan (pedal steel guitar); Jimmy "Two Fingers" Ashurst (mandolin); Eric BoBo (percussion).
Recorded between May and June 1994.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The Black Crowes: Chris Robinson (vocals, harmonica); Marc Ford , Rich Robinson (guitar); Eddie Harsch (keyboards); Johnny Colt (bass guitar); Steve German (drums).
Additional personnel: Andy Sturmer (various instruments); Bruce Kaphan (pedal steel guitar); Jimmy Ashhurst (mandolin); Eric Bobo (percussion).
With their roots firmly planted in the alluvial top soil of '70s blues rock, The Black Crowes are truly enjoying their exile on main street. Because when all is said and done, The Black Crowes are a classic hard rock riff band, where the groove--the weaving of electric guitars/keyboards, with bass-drum dances--is paramount, much as it was for their mentors, Little Feat, The Faces and The Rolling Stones.
On AMORICA, The Black Crowes stretch out their throbbing grooves and dense retro mixes with taut, wiry bursts of electric guitar courtesy of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford, over a bumptious latin-inflected rock groove, as on "Gone." Eddie Harsch's rich Hammond B-3 and funky keyboard work adds body to each arrangement, while leather lunged Chris Robinson's vocals are less melodic focus than an extension on the blues riffing going on underneath. He's a soul shouter in the best tradition of Gregg Allman, Stevie Winwood and Rod Stewart--of white rock singers influenced by the likes of Otis Redding and Ray Charles--as on "High Head Blues."
At their best, as on the southern flavored jams of "Wiser Time," and the funky lascivious "She Gave Good Sunflower," the band evokes a powerful roots rock feel, with plenty of solo space for the guitars to stretch out. But on more laid back fare, such as the down home "Downtown Money" and the poignant "Ballad In Urgency," The Black Crowe's lyrics convey an enigmatic brand of romanticism that is more song-like than many of their arrangements.

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