Wednesday 1 October 2014

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 Released17TH NOVEMBER 2014

UMC are pleased to announce the release of Creedence Clearwater Revival “The Complete Studio Albums”, a vinyl LP boxed set containing all seven albums.

Creedence Clearwater Revival are, unquestionably, one of the greatest American rock bands ever. For many they are the quintessential rock band with a roots edge to them and will be best remembered for their unique bayou sound, popularised in songs like ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Green River’.

Although their music evoked the raw, gospel-tinged sound of the rural south, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook and Tom and John Fogerty actually hailed from El Cerrito, California where, in 1960 whilst in junior high school, the boys formed a band called Tommy Fogerty & the Blue Velvets.

A cover of Dale Hawkins’ ‘Suzie Q’ was their first single in 1968; a cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ‘I Put A Spell On You’ followed it and both featured on their first album, ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’.

With the release of their second album ‘Bayou Country’, in January 1969, it became evident that Creedence had an uncanny knack for writing hits. Later the same year they released a further two albums, ’Green River’ and ‘Willy and The Poor Boys’.

By 1970 CCR had undeniably become the number one American rock and roll attraction, releasing two albums that year, ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ and ‘Pendulum’. In 1971 Tom Fogerty left the band to pursue a solo career whilst remaining members went on to record ‘Mardi Gras’, their final studio album released in 1972.

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