The Black Crowes will release their new DVD, Cabin Fever on November 24, 2009 on the bands own label, Silver Arrow. The DVD includes footage from the recording sessions that ultimately became their critically acclaimed new album, Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (JamBase.com review).
The innovative technique of inviting fans into the studio to become part of the process during recording is a rare experience and prudently, the band filmed the sessions. Before the Frost…Until the Freeze was recorded over a series of five nights in front of an intimate studio audience at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. The DVD of those sessions, Cabin Fever, takes that experience one step further by allowing viewers to see behind the scenes footage of both the recording and songwriting sessions, along with interaction between the band and the audience. The DVD gives fans that didn’t have the opportunity to attend the ability to feel the experience firsthand.
Exclusively on the DVD will be Crowes original “Little Lizzie Mae,” as well as covers of The Velvet Underground’s “Oh Sweet Nuthin'” and Fred Neil’s “Dolphins.” The DVD will also include the tracks “Aimless Peacock,” “Good Morning Captain,” and “Appaloosa,” among others from Before the Frost…Until the Freeze.
Chris Robinson, who conceived the concept of both Before the Frost…Until the Freeze and Cabin Fever, says, “I think we fulfilled a musical commitment to continue on the golden road of artistic independence. Approaching 20 years into our careers, we still are ambitious enough to push ourselves to create something unique that we have never done before.”