Creedence Clearwater Revival to Drop 7-LP Deluxe Box Set

October 4, 2018

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In celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 50th anniversary, Craft Recordings will drop a deluxe box set of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's complete seven-album studio output, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory, Pendeulum, and Mardi Gras on November 30th.

The vinyl collection is available for pre-order here

Track listing and liner notes extracts are below, courtesy of a press release:

About Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968):

Liner notes extract: "Released in the summer of 1968, Creedence Clearwater Revival begins with the faint sound of gongs, then the rat-a-tat of Doug "Cosmo" Clifford's snare drum before John's snarling take on Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You," announcing the arrival of an important new rock 'n' roll voice."

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       I Put a Spell on You
  2.       The Working Man         
  3.       Suzie Q

Side B:

  1.       Ninety Nine (And a Half Won't Do)
  2.       Get Down Woman
  3.       Porterville
  4.       Gloomy
  5.       Walk on the Water

 

About Bayou Country (1969):

Liner notes extract: "Instead of delving into the underground," Fogerty told Uncut's Bud Scoppa, "...my Elvis-and-Beatles upbringing came directly into play. And I was able to write songs that would go on Top 40 radio, because that's what I had wanted to do since I was four. I wanted to make hit singles."

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       Born on the Bayou
  2.       Bootleg
  3.       Graveyard Train

Side B:

  1.       Good Golly Miss Molly
  2.       Penthouse Pauper
  3.       Proud Mary
  4.       Keep on Chooglin'

 

About Green River (1969):

Liner notes extract: "The album became the band's first chart-topper, lodging at #1 on the Billboard 200 for the entire month of October, in between Blind Faith and Abbey Road, fulfilling their ambition to become the American Beatles."

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       Green River
  2.       Commotion
  3.       Tombstone Shadow
  4.       Wrote a Song for Everyone

Side B:

  1.       Bad Moon Rising
  2.       Lodi
  3.       Cross-tie Walker
  4.       Sinister Purpose
  5.       The Night Time Is the Right Time

 

About Willy and the Poor Boys (1969):

Liner notes extract: "It's a very powerful anti-war message, but even more so, it's an anti-class-bias message," Fogerty told Uncut's Bud Scoppa in 2006. "When I sing it now, it still has teeth."

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       Down on the Corner
  2.       It Came Out of the Sky
  3.       Cotton Fields
  4.       Poorboy Shuffle
  5.       Feelin' Blue

Side B:

  1.       Fortunate Son
  2.       Don't Look Now (It Ain't You or Me)
  3.       The Midnight Special
  4.       Side O' the Road
  5.       Effigy

 

About Cosmo's Factory (1970):

Liner notes extract: "Cosmo's Factory represents the apogee of Creedence Clearwater Revival, playing like a greatest hits album despite the fact the songs (and covers) are all appearing on disc for the first time..."

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       Ramble Tamble
  2.       Before You Accuse Me
  3.       Travelin' Band
  4.       Ooby Dooby
  5.       Lookin' Out My Back Door
  6.       Run Through the Jungle

Side B:

  1.       Up Around the Bend
  2.       My Baby Left Me
  3.       Who'll Stop the Rain
  4.       I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  5.       Long As I Can See the Light

 

About Pendulum (1970):

Liner notes extract: "With Pendulum, the band decided to experiment in the manner of Sgt. Pepper, without any preconceived ideas, which ran against Fogerty's notions of organization and control..."

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       Pagan Baby
  2.       Sailor's Lament
  3.       Chameleon
  4.       Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  5.       (Wish I Could) Hideaway

Side B:

  1.       Born to Move
  2.       Hey Tonight
  3.       It's Just a Thought
  4.       Molina
  5.       Rude Awakening #2

 

About Mardi Gras (1972):

Liner notes extract: "...the now-threesome went into the studio in the spring of 1971 to record a new single, "Sweet Hitch-Hiker," with the B-side a song written and sung by Stu Cook, "Door to Door," an amiable rockabilly number. "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" would be the band's last Top 10 single, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "

Track Listing

Side A:

  1.       Lookin' for a Reason
  2.       Take It Like a Friend
  3.       Need Someone to Hold
  4.       Tearin' Up the Country
  5.       Someday Never Comes

Side B:

  1.      What Are You Going to Do
  2.       Sail Away
  3.       Hello Mary Lou
  4.       Door to Door
  5.       Sweet Hitch-Hiker