The Black Crowes Announce Six Song Cover Amazon Original EP ‘1972’

The Black Crowes announced the release of a new, Amazon Original EP, 1972. A tribute to the 50th anniversary of some of the best rock-and-roll during its prime, the forthcoming project was recorded at the Sunset Sound in Los Angeles in January 2022 and is a collection of six songs that were specifically selected through a collaboration between the band and Amazon Music. The first single, a soulful cover of “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” by The Temptations is out today.

The Black Crowes 1972 will be available exclusively on Amazon Music digitally on May 4. Vinyl and physical CD are also set for release everywhere on May 6 via the bands label Silver Arrow. Listen to “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” HERE. Pre-Order 1972 HERE.

Lead singer of The Black Crowes, Chris Robinson said, “The year 1972 was a watershed moment, some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever made came out of that year. To get our band back together in the studio, it had to be a celebration of rock and roll. This record is about love and devotion to something that makes us feel good. We hope that it makes fans around the world feel the same.”

Global co-head of artist relations for Amazon Music, Stephen Brower said, “The Black Crowes have been celebrating their influences for their entire career, and a whole generation of fans (this one included) surely discovered Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” and Bob Marley’s “Time Will Tell” through their versions. To work with them to re-visit 1972, a truly magical year in music, was an absolute thrill. I can’t imagine another band having the skill and the swagger to take on these songs and pull it off so spectacularly.”

Join The Black Crowes on May 4 at 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST for a performance of the EP live from the historic Whiskey a Go-Go in Los Angeles via Amazon Music’s channel on Twitch. May 4 also marks the 50th anniversary of a renowned Little Feat performance at the famed venue in 1972.

The Black Crowes: 1972 Track List:

  1. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones)
  2. “The Slider” (T-Rex)
  3. “You Wear It Well” (Rod Stewart)
  4. “Easy To Slip” (Little Feat)
  5. “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie)
  6. “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (The Temptations)

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