Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue + Digital Download

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Creedence Clearwater Revival is the debut studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, originally released in May 1968 by Fantasy Records.

Released in the summer of 1968 - a year after the summer of love, but still in the thick of the Age of Aquarius - Creedence Clearwater Revival's self-titled debut album was gloriously out-of-step with the times, teeming with John Fogerty's Americana fascinations.

While many of Fogerty's obsessions and CCR's signatures are in place - weird blues (“I Put A Spell On You”), Stax R&B (Wilson Pickett's “Ninety-Nine And A Half”), rockabilly (“Susie Q”), winding instrumental interplay, the swamp sound, and songs for “The Working Man” - the band was still finding their way.

Out of all their records (discounting Mardi Gras), this is the one that sounds the most like its era, thanks to the wordless vocal harmonies toward the end of “Susie Q”, the backward guitars on “Gloomy”, and the directionless, awkward jamming that concludes “Walking On The Water”. Still, the band's sound is vibrant, with gutsy arrangements that borrow equally from Sun, Stax, and the swamp.

 Fogerty's songwriting is a little tentative. Not for nothing were two of the three singles pulled from the album covers (Dale Hawkins' “Susie Q”, Screamin' Jay Hawkins' “I Put A Spell On You”) - he wasn't an accomplished tunesmith yet. Though “The Working Man” isn't bad, the true exception is that third single, “Porterville”, an exceptional song with great hooks, an underlying sense of menace, and the first inkling of the working-class rage that fueled such landmarks as “Fortunate Son”. It's the song that points the way to the breakthrough of Bayou Country, but the rest of the album shouldn't be dismissed, because judged simply against the rock & roll of its time, it rises above its peers. Of course not everyone saw it that way with one critic stating at the end of a less than favourable review “Fogerty's a gas but Creedence Clearwater's Revival may not be worth it.”

Check out the tracks: “Porterville”; “Susie Q” and “I Put A Spell On You”. 

This "Back to Black" Series LP Record is a reissue on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl with a Digital Download Code, pressed in Europe.

(025218451215)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

I Put A Spell On You

4:33

A2

The Working Man

3:04

A3

Susie Q

8:37

B1

Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)

3:39

B2

Get Down Woman

3:09

B3

Porterville

2:24

B4

Gloomy

3:51

B5

Walk On The Water

4:40

SKU 025218451215
Record Label Fantasy Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0025218451215
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 March 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 05 July 1968
Barcode # 025218451215
Shipping Weight 0.2700kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Reissue, Digital Download Code, "Back to Black" Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Genre Blues
Genre Southern Rock
Format VINYL LP

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