A new DVD will focus on the recording sessions that yielded the new Black Crowes disc Before the Frost…. Cabin Fever will explore the creation of the disc and its companion piece …Until the Freeze at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. Along with performances, the DVD will highlight the songwriting process as well that yielded the material.
In his recent interview on the site, Rich Robinson describes some of the challenges the band faced in Woodstock, explaining, “The problem was when we got up there, how do we do it? Because you do have to juggle having it be a recording and also playing in front of people and having it be a show. How do you do that? So, it found its way. We had to come up with a sound that everyone could deal with — one amp, the same drum set up… because normally when you go into a studio, you change out amps, you change up mikes, you’ll have different drum set ups, different things that you can do with the keyboards. So, we had to come up with a common thing that we could just stick with. And it took a while but we found it, and it turned out to be a really cool, interesting way to record.”
Cabin Fever is set for a November 24 release, with a preview below: