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Creedence Clearwater Revival [Original recording remastered, Import]

Creedence Clearwater RevivalAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 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."

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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  • Audio CD (June 4, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000O78XDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,167,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Put a Spell on You
2. The Working Man
3. Suzie Q
4. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
5. Get Down Woman
6. Porterville
7. Gloomy
8. Walking on the Water

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I swear I'll never leave my home again. June 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was the debut album by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It established their highly original sound, which was a lot different than any of the other bands that came out of the San Francisco scene (like CCR did). While they did have their sound down, John Fogerty's songwriting wasn't quite as good as it would later be. It's notable that the two chart singles from the album, "Suzie Q" and "I Put a Spell On You" are covers of songs from the '50s (by two guys named Hawkins who were of no relation to each other). The other cover song on the album was the more recent "Ninety-Nine and a Half" by Wilson Pickett. John Fogerty's original songs are good, but he got ever better as he went along. The best original song on the album, in my opinion, is "Walk on the Water", which Tom Fogerty co-wrote with John. This song actually dates from the pre-Creedence days, when the band was known as the Golliwogs. This is a very good album by CCR, but the best was yet to come.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great start September 20, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1968 debut mixes covers and original material, and while it doesn't contain any of John Fogerty's best-known songs, there is more than enough here to make it worth your while.
"Creedence Clearwater Revival" opens with the band's first single, a powerful rendition of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You", followed by the Fogerty original "The Working Man", and a tough eight-minute take on Dale Hawkins' "Suzie Q".
CCR also covers the Steve Cropper-Wilson Pickett classic "Ninety-Nine And A Half (won't do)", and John Fogerty plays some of the greatest blues guitar of his career on the highly underrated gem "Get Down Woman", one of the few real blues songs Fogerty has written. The opening twelve-bar solo is one of the greatest I've ever heard laid down by a white guitar player, and the simple but highly effective 24-bar solo between the second and the third verse smoulders as well.
And then there's "Porterville", a raw, menacing rock song with great hooks and a powerful lead vocal by Fogerty, and the funky blues-rock of "Gloomy" (with some weird backward guitars).
The album closes with the only Creedence song credited to Tom Fogerty, "Walk On The Water", which begins well, before fading out with a somewhat tedious, directionless jam session.
But it takes more than a couple of minutes of awkward jamming to ruin an otherwise fine rock n' roll record.
Creedence's sound on this their first album is lean and muscular, dominated by John Fogerty's less-is-more lead guitar and the busy drumming of Doug Clifford. It may be slightly more primitive and not quite as original as their later records, but it towers above the rock n' roll of its time.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gutsy debut with worthy bonus tracks March 31, 2009
Format:Audio CD
These 40th anniversary Creedence Clearwater Revival reissues have been made available at a very competitive price here in Australia. I first bought Bayou Country and then Green River, two favourite albums from the sixties. I was pleased to find that the total product is one which befits the quality of the band's output. The remastered sound is perfect, the bonus tracks worth hearing and the liner notes, particularly those written by Dave Marsh for Green River, incisive.

I took a chance with this first self titled album, not having heard it in total previously, and then went on to buy the remaining reissues. There are gems on all of them. The music is honest, it has none of the pretentious twaddle that bogged other bands of the era (including the biggest), and as Ben Fong-Torres indicates in these liner notes, it is this music, this combination of roots' elements which gives CCR longevity. I would add influence; listen to Kings of Leon's great album Aha Shake Heartbreak and tell me you don't hear Creedence's rootsy rock attack, Fogerty's vocal language and economy of style.

The band cooks. A great rhythm section and Fogerty has been occasionally overlooked as a guitarist in lists of pantheon guitar slingers, possibly because the songs are deceptively simple on execution, but what a fine guitarist he was and is - I saw him at the Byron Bay Blues Festival in 2008 where he levitated an entire marquee. Such lists tend to concentrate on the more flamboyant speedsters but Fogerty's approach is lean, melodic and rhythmic; it has attack but not excess.

Fogerty's voice is an instrument of great power and range. He covers the mighty Wilson Pickett's soul classic Ninety Nine and a Half and you barely recall the horn section.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first album from a Great band December 1, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Creedence Clearwater Revival (self titled) - (bonus tracks edition): This is a Great album although the individual songs have little in common with each other except the fact that they introduce the unique sound of the band. CCR became one of the biggest bands of the late 1960's and early 70's, and rightly so. It was not until the very end of their existence that they made a weak album, but starting with this first album, they created some of the finest music of the era. This CD is Highly Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a debut! January 8, 1999
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This has got to be one of the best debut albums any band has ever put out. No mega hits on this one, but a lot of raw, bluesy rock n'roll, highlighted by a tremendous blues number, "Get Down Woman". Why didn't they make more songs like this one? John Fogerty is backed up by the greatest rhythm section that rock n'roll has ever seen, and this debut album is better than most other bands' best sellers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CCR best American rock band ever!
Bayou, swamp music blues and these guys never came within 2000 miles of Louisiana. John Fogerty is the greatest! Read more
Published 2 months ago by JRipper1888
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC CCR STILL ROCKS THE CLOCK
WHEN THIS ALBUM CAME ON THE SCENE IT CARRIED THE INTENSITY OF THE TIMES WITH ITS HARD DRIVING SAN FRANCISCO SOUND. THE ALBUM IS EVEN BETTER WITH THE ADDITIONAL SONGS. Read more
Published 4 months ago by jimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
Love this c/d. all the songs great, listen to it everyday. well worth the money,
would recommend this to everyone
Published 6 months ago by caroline
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CREEDENCE!!!!!!!!!
CREEDENCE is one of the best ROCK bands EVER!!! Their debut is AMAZING, RAW, HEAVY ROCK BLUES perfection.... Read more
Published 8 months ago by FLUMINENSE
3.0 out of 5 stars Songs
The songs are great on this track if you could hear it. Very faint not sure what happened with the download or if anything but wished it was a little louder. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Apeak
5.0 out of 5 stars Bayou down!!
Well, this record played every day and nights for weeks. I felt right down in the bayou since it was hot & muggy in FL. I can still remember my tall glass of iced tea and the beat!
Published 12 months ago by Ginny
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band
I have been a CCR fan since the late 60's. I had this in a vinyl
back in the 70's and was one of many classics that were stolen from
me. Glad to have it back. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool tunes
Brings back forgotten memories. I had forgotten how many great, classic songs CCR has done. John Fogerty is a master.
Published 15 months ago by Laura Bevignani
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
my favorite group
this music will never be old
it is the same time history and modern
the voice of Forgerty amazing
Published 21 months ago by Mikhail A. Migunkov
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ONE FROM CREEDENCE!!!!!
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL is one of the trully GREAT ROCK bands of ALL TIME!!!!!! Their debut is one GREAT GREAT ROCK album with some BLUES feeling, and gens like SUSIE Q, GET... Read more
Published on April 5, 2012 by Rio Fluzão
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