The Black Crowes have unveiled a documentary-style music video for their 1992 hit single “99 Pounds.” The track is a cover version of Ann Peebles’ 1972 song. The Black Crowes initially shared the 2023 mix of the track last month.
The visual includes footage from live in-studio performances recorded on January 4, 1992. The band was filmed (with a single camera) at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA at the end of the Southern Harmony recording sessions. To celebrate the completion of the record, the band had a party, decorated the studio, set up a bar, and performed. Check out the full visual below.
The track is just one of the 14 never-before-released recordings off the forthcoming boxset edition of their chart-topping sophomore album, The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion, set for release on December 15 via American Recordings/UMe.
The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion entered the US Billboard album chart at No. 1 upon release in 1992, was named after a post-Civil War southern hymnal, and is home to some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Remedy,” “Sting Me,” and “Thorn in My Pride” which were #1 on the Billboard Main Stream Rock Airplay chart for a combined total of 21 weeks. Rich and Chris Robinson, alongside producer George Drakoulias, revisited the archives for the instant classic album and created a special super deluxe edition featuring unreleased studio recordings, rare B-sides, a live performance from Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, TX, on February 6, 1993, and a newly remastered album from the original 1/4″ production master. Highlights for the forthcoming boxset include 14 unreleased recordings, including “99 Pounds” and a previously unreleased studio recording of “Miserable.”
At the end of the Southern Harmony and Musical Companion recording sessions in early 1992, the band performed live on the famed Southern Tracks Studio floor in Atlanta, GA, on January 4, 1992. The session was captured by a film crew and, true to The Black Crowes form, turned into a party. These never-before-released until now, live studio recordings feature five songs, including their cover of Ry Cooder’s “Boomer’s Story.” Also included in the super deluxe edition, Southern Harmony Live, featuring all the tracks off the album, performed live in Houston, TX, on February 6, 1993. This legendary and much-bootlegged show has now been mixed from the 24-track tapes and is available alongside the original album, which has been remastered from the 1/4″ production master.