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Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands ever, Creedence Clearwater Revival will best be remembered for their unique bayou sound popularized 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, ... Read more in Amazon's Creedence Clearwater Revival Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 10, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Gold CD
  • Label: Fantasy
  • ASIN: B000000XBE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (825 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Susie Q
2. I Put A Spell On You
3. Proud Mary
4. Bad Moon Rising
5. Lodi
6. Green River
7. Commotion
8. Down On The Corner
9. Fortunate Son
10. Travelin' Band
11. Who'll Stop The Rain
12. Up Around The Bend
13. Run Through The Jungle
14. Lookin' Out My Back Door
15. Long As I Can See The Light
16. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
17. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
18. Hey Tonight
19. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
20. Someday Never Comes

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No description available.Genre: Popular MusicRating: Release Date: 0000-00-00Media Type: Compact Disk

Few bands of the 1960s retained as much a sense of the roots of rock & roll as did Creedence Clearwater Revival. Their music is rife with country, rockabilly, and R&B influences, a combination that produced several hit singles--most of which are present on this collection. These include "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Lodi," "Up Around the Bend,""Who'll Stop the Rain," and of course "Bad Moon Rising." This is an excellent greatest-hits collection, and a perfect introduction to the music of a band that has been enduringly influential. This gold version of the title offers superior sound quality for a higher price than the standard-issue CD. --Genevieve Williams

Customer Reviews

I just love this cd and highly recommend it to all CCR fans.
Gloria A. Ramirez
Every song is good, not like most albums, even greatest hits albums, that only have a few good songs.
Love to play this any time as every song brings back great memories.
Paul Oyler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

266 of 277 people found the following review helpful By Shotgun Method on February 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
CCR may not have been revolutionary--their style was by-the-numbers blues, country, and rockabilly. But damn, John Fogerty could pen a great tune without ever sounding crass or poppy.
Although Chronicle Vol.1 will not cover everything they did, it is comprehensive enough for all but the most hardcore fans. Tracking down the original LPs is not an easy task these days, so it's good to have this single-disc retrospective of CCR's career on hand.
These guys were sincere in what they did and although CCR had many popular singles over their five-year existence that enjoyed heavy airplay, they never really got the recognition they should have. John Fogerty and his band deserve to rank up there with the Rolling Stones and Beatles for crafting superb rock 'n' roll straight with no chaser. Fortunate Son, Up Around The Bend, Travelin' Band, Green River, Run Through The Jungle, and everything else are all timeless. However, if I had to name a favorite, it's probably their take on Heard It Through The Grapevine, which becomes a menacing and focused blues jam that goes for a solid 11 minutes without dragging.
When you become a parent, buy two copies--one for yourself, and one to hand down to your kids. In this age of manufactured pop-punk and tepid nu-metal, parents should show their children how true rock 'n' roll is done. This is the perfect start to their library.
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110 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAME on March 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD half-heartedly, just for old time's sake, apprehensive that the music might have gone stale. Wow! I couldn't have been more wrong! All the old magic is still there, but the sound captivated me more than most contemporary rock. I now realize how unique this band was and that there has been nothing even vaguely similar on the radio for many years now. Their songs are powerful, melodic, soulful and captivating, perfectly delivered by that VOICE (John Fogerty) and the harmony vocals. There's the wistful yearning of Have You Ever Seen The Rain, the spooky unease of Bad Moon Rising and the funky, bluesy rendition of I Heard It Through The Grapevine. There's also the catchy Down On The Corner with its swaying rhythm. Every one of these songs is a winner, but I must point out my other favourites like Proud Mary, Hey Tonight, Up Around The Bend and of course the divine Lodi, a lament of a disillusioned rocker on the road. This collection is as golden as golden can be - brilliant, emotionally captivating songs infused with gritty soul that have not merely survived the decades, but shine as brightly now as in the late 60s and early 70s. This is the most authentic rock 'n roll you'll ever get.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
With all due respect, there were many great American bands from the 1960's. But none as successful as CCR (who deserved their success, I may add). This features all but one essential hit ("Born on the Bayou" can be found on Chronicle Volume 2). All of the songs are great, but some of the best songs include "Proud Mary", "Fortunate Son", "Green River", "Travelling Band", and the 11 minute "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". John Fogerty is very versatile in his talents, being able to play guitar and sing as well as he could/can and write clever and meaningful songs which are still fun to listen to. Listen to this one for yourself and hear why CCR was as successful as they were!!!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Rubendall HALL OF FAME on October 31, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of the best singles bands in rock history. That their original studio albums were also first rate was because they were all essentially collections of great singles. "Chronicle" has to be one of the best and most intelligently programed single-disc anthology albums ever. The CD moves in chronological order, starting with the ace covers "Susie Q" and "I Put a Spell on You," recorded when the band was just warming up. Then it roars through the classics starting with "Proud Mary" and ending with another ace cover, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," that amazingly were all released in about a two year period from 1968-1970. All of these songs are staples of classic rock radio and prove that John Fogerty was a master songwriter who could be mentioned in the same sentence with Lennon/McCartney. The album finishes with a quartet of fine singles that were highlights from the band's final two less successful albums. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" may not be that distinguishable from the earlier "Who'll Stop the Rain," but its still a top notch rock song.
For the casual fan, "Chronicle" is all you will ever need, though "Chronicle 2" will help satisfy those with additional CCR cravings. If all great bands were as well served with their anthology albums, being a music consumer wouldn't be so frustratingly expensive.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This disc contains EVERY single that charted (including b-sides) during CCR's brief career. As such, it makes it an indispensable part of any serious music fan's collection. Beginning with their first million-seller "Susie-Q (Part I)" through their 11-minute version of the Motown classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (released in 1976, three years after the breakup of the band, when it peaked at No. 43), CCR put out a string of hits unparalleled by any other artist of the era. With John Fogerty's gift of melding a variety of influences into a truly American brand of rock 'n' roll, coupled with his signature guitar sound and smooth as sandpaper vocals, CCR produced such classics as "Proud Mary," "Green River" and "Travelin' Band." Although CCR never had a No. 1 single, they did reach the No. 2 spot five times. In addition, eleven of their singles sold more than a million copes and five sold over two million! As further testimony to their popularity, CCR did something few bands other than the Beatles had accomplished--many of their b-sides also charted, including "Lodi" (No. 52), "Commotion" (No. 30), "Fortunate Son" (No. 14), "Who'll Stop the Rain" (No. 13), "Run Through the Jungle (No. 48), "Long As I Can See the Light" (No. 57--it went to No. 20 in the UK!), and "Hey Tonight" (No. 90). If you're going to own only one CCR album, this is it. Chronicle Two contains no hits, but plenty of strong album tracks (including part II of "Susie-Q"). ESSENTIAL
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