I’m willing to bet we can all recall listening to Credence Clearwater Revival in their heyday. And, while the group was only together officially as CCR for four years, look at the impact they made on the world through their music!
And, now for their 50th Anniversary, Craft Recordings is releasing 7 LP Box Set to commemorate the milestone. The Press Release I received had this to say:
“The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival
‘s 50th anniversary
brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 – 1972). To commemorate this milestone, Craft Recordings
is releasing a deluxe box set comprising the band’s complete seven-album studio output: Creedence Clearwater Revival
, Bayou Country
, Green River
, Willy and the Poor Boys
, Cosmo’s Factory
and Mardi Gras
Each album in this collection has been mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch, bringing these classic recordings a new vibrancy. The 180-gram LPs come housed in handsome tip-on jackets replicating the packaging of the original pressings. Along with the complete studio album collection comes an 80-page book featuring new liner notes from music journalist Roy Trakin, archival photos, and reproductions of band ephemera – offering something for both new and the most diehard of Creedence fans.
Although the band members were together for only four years under the Creedence Clearwater Revival appellation, they managed to accomplish more than many artists do in a lifetime. Powered by John Fogerty‘s visceral growl, along with Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford‘s gritty, in-the-pocket punch, they’ve sold over 30 million records in the U.S. alone, releasing 14 Top 10 hits, six Platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and one Gold album. They also managed to play over 150 tour dates around the world, including a headlining spot at Woodstock.”
Thirty million records in the U.S. alone! Wow!
Pre-order the 7-LP Deluxe Complete Studio Albums Box Set HERE.
I’m curious. How many of you still have turntables that play the vinyl? I managed to hold onto one when I moved from Coleman.
In the attic above the recording studio, Rick must have had over a dozen he’d accumulated. I kept the one we used in the recording studio.
I would be hard-pressed to pick just one favorite song from CCR. There were SO many, but this is one of my faves.
I think this complete compilation would be amazing to have for many years to come. What do you think?