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Freak 'N' Roll... Into the Fog

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The Black Crowes 9/19/2006

Review

This double-disc is essentially the audio component to the DVD of the same name released in March 2006. There are several live documents of the Black Crowes before their breakup especially, but this one shows them at their rawest, with a complete horn section and backing vocalists tearing it up at the Fillmore. It's true, one can listen to the DVDs , but if you aren't one of those people who particularly likes to watch music videos, this might be a better bet. The sound is great, and the performance is positively electric. It starts a little ragged, but that's part of the charm; by the time the band gets to "Soul Slinging" four cuts in, they are burning. Chris Robinson's deep hippie aspirations as expressed on his New Earth Mud solo album get incorporated here without the Black Crowes losing any of their fire, ferocity, or crazy, raw performance antics. Rich Robinson's playing is top-notch, as is the rest of the band's. Check cuts like "Jealous Again" or the cover of "Space Captain." Slip on disc two and get to "Non Fiction," clocking in at over ten minutes, or the closing cover version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and the belief is in the hearing. If the Black Crowes wanted to prove they were back as a band, Freak 'N' Roll...Into the Fog should be all the evidence one needs. ~ Thom Jurek
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 (Only) Halfway to Everywhere The Black Crowes 8:29
  3. 2 Sting Me The Black Crowes 0:40
  4. 3 No Speak No Slave The Black Crowes 5:32
  5. 4 Soul Singing The Black Crowes 9:46
  6. 5 Welcome to Goodtimes The Black Crowes 4:1
  7. 6 Jealous Again The Black Crowes 5:4
  8. 7 Space Captain The Black Crowes 4:43
  9. 8 My Morning Song The Black Crowes 13:46
  10. 9 Sunday Night Buttermilk Waltz The Black Crowes 5:5
  11. 1 Cursed Diamond The Black Crowes 7:25
  12. 2 She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes 6:11
  13. 3 Wiser Time The Black Crowes 7:14
  14. 4 Non Fiction The Black Crowes 10:18
  15. 5 Seeing Things The Black Crowes 7:16
  16. 6 Hard to Handle The Black Crowes 8:25
  17. 7 Let Me Share the Ride The Black Crowes 9:24
  18. 8 Mellow Down Easy The Black Crowes 4:36
  19. 9 Remedy The Black Crowes 5:39
  20. 10 The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down The Black Crowes 6:16

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