In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival, all six of the band’s albums (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy & the Poor Boys, Cosmo’s Factory and Pendulum), will be reissued in expanded editions available on September 30!
The first six albums by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Creedence Clearwater Revival will be reissued by Fantasy Records (a unit of Concord Music Group) on September 30, 2008 as six individual expanded-edition CDs. The set marks the legendary band’s 40th anniversary. The albums – Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy & the Poor Boys, Cosmo’s Factory and Pendulum, all originally released from 1968-70 –have been digitally remastered and contain an array of rarities: B-sides, unreleased studio and live material, even a summit between the band and Booker T & the MGs. The reissues will be presented in Digi-Paks that faithfully recreate each original album package in meticulous detail. All feature liner notes by world-class rock music journalists such as Robert Christgau, Ben Fong-Torres, Dave Marsh, Joel Selvin and Ed Ward.
“Fortunate Son” Live in Manchester:
“I Put A Spell On You”:
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“Travelin Band” Remake Two:
These albums feature the original band from El Cerrito, California: John Fogerty (chief songwriter, vocalist and guitarist), Tom Fogerty (guitar), Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums). The four cut their teeth as a Tommy Fogerty & the Blue Velvets and later as the Golliwogs. Then, in 1967, after John’s stint in the military, they reunited as Creedence Clearwater Revival and found their own groove, inspired by the music of their youth. “Although they sounded like no other band,” Fong-Torres notes, “They redefined rock and roll. They showed, in the most entertaining way possible, how the music could embrace – and was, in fact, founded on – elements of R&B and the blues, country, folk, and jazz, as well as a world of other musical forms. Creedence were pioneers in the fusion of rock and country. They were roots before ‘roots’ took hold as a music genre.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival Video Streams:
“Looking Out My Backdoor”[youtube oKDZ3D2TPIc nolink]
“Heard It Through The Grapevine”[youtube b4A8W6RBXVc nolink]
“I Put A Spell On You”[youtube WnZTj7xGxpY nolink]