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Cosmo's Factory [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Creedence Clearwater RevivalAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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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."

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  • Audio CD (September 30, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 1970
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Fantasy
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,588 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
7. Up Around the Bend
8. My Baby Left Me
9. Who'll Stop the Rain
10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
11. Long as I Can See the Light
12. Travelin' Band [Remake Take][Alternate Take][*]
13. Up Around the Bend [Live][*]
14. Born on the Bayou [*]

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Digitally remastered and containing rare previously unreleased bonus material. Cosmo's Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970. The peak of a prolific streak, Cosmo's Factory was Creedence's fifth album in less than two years. It was a major commercial success, reaching #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and spawning three top-5 singles; "Lookin' Out My Back Door" (US #2), "Travelin' Band" (US #2), and "Up Around the Bend" (US #4) were all big hits. The year 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The album is packaged in a beautiful digi-pak, faithfully recreating the original album packages in meticulous detail and the CD reissue contains expanded liner notes.

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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHEN THE MUSIC STILL MATTERED April 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Given their legendary status today it is difficult to believe that Creedence Clearwater Revival was widely regarded as a rather "light weight" band in its time. Some of rock's more celebrated tastemakers even turned up their noses and pronounced Creedence Clearwater Revival a bubblegum act. "After all, what are their little pop songs compared with Jimi Hendrix? The Beatles? Jefferson Airplane?" As time has gone by, Creedence Clearwater Revival has stood with the best of them. Unfortunately, like most of the great 1960's rock bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival would not survive long into the next decade. The Beatles were no more by the spring of 1970. Hendrix would die in the Fall of the same year. Jim Morrison died in the early Summer of 1971. And Creedence Clearwater Revival disintegrated by 1972. In spite of the fact that for years all of the band members lurked in obscurity (John Fogerty deliberately so), with the release of their very first greatest hits compilation, Creedence Gold, their stature has only grown and their song catalogue has traveled well over the years.
Unlike most, Creedence Clearwater Revival has been served very well by the various "best of" packages that have been issued over the years. So why bother with the original albums? Individual cases can be made for the others; but Cosmo Factory is one of the greatest rock albums made. With its kind of cheesy cover it is easy to misjudge Cosmos Factory as a piece of junk. But appearances are deceiving. Inside are eleven cuts which have burned their way into the modern American songbook.
"Run Through The Jungle" and "Up Around The Bend" were put out over the radio as a pair and were the first songs the public heard off the album.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD reviewers have no idea what they're talking about. Yes, this album has many popular singles on it, but that's not all. Every single song on this album is amazing and this is by far Creedence Clearwater Revival's best album. I was never really excited by any CCR album as I was excited with this one.
It combines every good quality of CCR on to one wonderful album. It has the extended/jam tracks that are essential to any southern rock album, in my opinion. "Ramble Tamble" is a 7-minute rocker that just makes want to get up and start playing air guitar. While most people dispose of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" as excessive or filler, I find it to be one of the best songs on the album. CCR adapted the song as well as any other artist could have. Surprisingly, John Fogerty puts about a pretty damn good 7 minute guitar solo, proving that he is one of the most underrated guitar players of the seventies.
Also included on this album are the fifties covers/sounding tunes that Fogerty loves so much. "My Baby Left Me" and "Ooby Dooby" are both fifties covers, but are still both awesome. In fact I've come to like the 50's type songs CCR does as well as any of their other stuff because of the ones they do on this album. Truly great.
Of course, there are the wonderfully written and catchy pop-like southern rock (for lack of a better style name) songs that Fogerty and CCR are most famous for.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My FAVORITE CCR album! February 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
CCR's 5th album must have been the PEAK of their run; so many great, inspired songs here! After the sprawling borderline-progressive opener "Ramble Tamble" it's almost a greatest hits album! "Travelin' Band" (on my short list of "loudest songs ever recorded" and the current show-closer-- what could POSSIBLY come after it?), "Ooby Dooby", "Lookin' Out My Back Door" (definitely a Buck Owens fan), "Run Through The Jungle", "Up Around The Bend", "Who'll Stop The Rain" (remember when BOTH sides of a 45 were "A"-side material?), "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (a version that stands well against Marvin Gaye's AND Gladys Knight's-- isn't it amazing that at 11:05 it doesn't seem "too long"? ) and "Long as I Can See the Light". WOW!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 hits out of 11 tracks pretty much says it all August 30, 1998
Format:Audio CD
This album is a rarity if only for the sheer amount of hit songs it spawned. Creedence was the ultimate singles group of its day, and this record (released in 1970) really exemplifies that fact, showcasing their good-ole' jugband swamp rock. Let's face it; many of their other albums were quite patchy (some even lacklustre at worst), but this one is consistently excellent, featuring many of their most fun and catchy tunes. 'Cosmo' rolls on like Proud Mary, integrating many hit-and-run favourites like "Up Around The Bend", "Travellin' Band", "Lookin' Out My Back Door" and "Ooby Dooby" (their silliest track) with folky stuff such as "Who'll Stop The Rain" and a brooding Vietnam War song "Run Through The Jungle". This album features their version of Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" in all of its 11 minute+ glory (no shortcuts here) plus an energetic opener jam named "Ramble Tamble" and a soulful closer "Long As I Can See The Light", making for one of the finest pop albums of 1970. If you want Creedence at their very best, go for this one - it's as good as any greatest hits compilation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I remember this from my younger years very nice group
Artist Tracie bobb, Philadelphia, Pa.
Published 13 days ago by Tracie Bobb
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as live but ...still great
Went to see Fogarty in concert and realized after the show that he sang every song on the Cosmos album. Great music.
Published 28 days ago by F. J. McClure
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gave it 5 stars because I love CCR but the sound quality of this is not good at all.
Published 1 month ago by K. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend Trader.
Prompt delivery and value for money. CCR rules, an oldee but a goodee. Recommend Trader.
Published 2 months ago by Simon Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 2 months ago by Thomas Ray Pulliam
5.0 out of 5 stars Other than a greatest hits, this is the CCR album to purchase
This was the first LP I purchased, so some 43 years later, I got around to getting it again. A breakout of sorts, with Blues fused with Southern Rock. Read more
Published 3 months ago by British_eh
5.0 out of 5 stars CCR - AMERICAN BAND
I was reading the review titled "When Music Mattered" and found it to be so to the point. I was very young but CCR was my first favorite band. Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Marzban
5.0 out of 5 stars Ramble Tamble
Ramble Tamble is one of Creedence Best Music this Band ever made it alone is why I bought this Cd. Everyone needs buy this collection of Songs.
Published 4 months ago by hopper drake
5.0 out of 5 stars Found it on Vinyl at a Used Record Store in Downtown Macon, GA for $5
What a score- this album rocks. Like many who were born too late to experience CCR when they played in the 60's and 70's, my introduction and experience with CCR was historically... Read more
Published 7 months ago by S1
5.0 out of 5 stars great music from a great time in history
this is a blast from my past. I never grow tired of this cd. it is timeless. Buy it and enjoy it and have fun.
Published 7 months ago by steve
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