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Green River [Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import, Super Audio CD - DSD]

Creedence Clearwater RevivalAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 11, 2003)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import, Super Audio CD - DSD
  • Label: Apo
  • ASIN: B00008J2TM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,842 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Green River
2. Commotion
3. Tombstone Shadow
4. Wrote a Song for Everyone
5. Bad Moon Rising
6. Lodi
7. Cross-Tie Walker
8. Sinister Purpose
9. The Night Time Is the Right Time

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of rock's all-time classic albums May 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
On their third album, Creedence Clearwater Revival finally got rid of the sometimes directionless five-minute jams that weighed down their first two records.

"Green River" is probably their tightest album, and their best as well. There is virtually no filler here - the singles are magnificent, and even the album tracks are great.
It opens with the title track, a concise 2 1/2 minutes of tough, "swampy" backbeat and vivid imagery, highlighted by the pithy, intertwined guitar figures of John and Tom Fogerty, and John Fogerty's brief, melodic, less-is-more solo.

Other highlights include the classic rockabilly of "Bad Moon Rising", the melancholy "Lodi", the sinister, soulful blues "Tombstone Shadow", and the slow, mournful "Wrote A Song For Everyone".
But everything is good, really, including the brisk, semi-acoustic country-rocker "Cross-Tie Walker" and the album's only cover song, an energetic rendition of "The Night Time Is The Right Time".

The musicianship is excellent, too. Doug Clifford's stop-start drumming on "Wrote A Song" and "Sinister Purpose" is among his best and most imaginative. John Fogerty plays fiery lead guitar on "Tombstone Shadow", and he and his brother complement each other superbly on the appropriately dark blues-rocker "Sinister Purpose".

Both "Green River" and "Bad Moon Rising" made it to #2, and the album itself was a #1 record back in the autumn of 1969.
There is not a single weak moment on this magnificent fusion of rock, blues, R&B, folk and country, and "Green River" is not just Creedence Clearwater Revival's best album, it is one of the best pure rock records to come out of the US in the 1960s.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
With Concord Music Group having purchased the Fantasy catalog, the fortieth anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival's debut LP provides a suitable opportunity for a fresh round of reissues. All six of the original foursome's albums (from 1968's Creedence Clearwater Revival through 1970's Pendulum) have been struck from new digital masters and augmented by previously unreleased tracks. Those who purchased the 2001 box set can pick up most of the bonus tracks separately as digital downloads (the two longest bonuses are CD-only). Those who didn't buy the box, and think they'll buy all six reissues may want to consider the box set for its inclusion of pre-Creedence work from the Blue Velvets and Golliwogs, the seventh CCR album Mardi Gras, the 1970-71 live recordings and several box-only bonuses. But for those just wanting to pick up a few favorite albums, these reissues are the ticket. Each is presented in a digipack with original front and back cover album art and a 16-page booklet with photos, credits and new liner notes.

Creedence's third album (their second for 1969), Green River, is their first completely original effort as a band. Gone are the lengthy San Francisco jams, replaced by concisely written and arranged songs that concentrate Fogerty's evocations of an idealized South. The album opens with the title track's sumptuous memory of a mythical childhood, a song so deeply soaked in Southern swamps that it's hard to imagine it being written in the urban hills of California's Bay Area. The Fogerty brothers intertwine their twangy electric guitars with familial telepathy. The sound first explored on Bayou Country is now heard on every cut, mellowing the blue "Tombstone Shadow" and providing an introspective stage for Fogerty's ballads.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green River August 6, 2001
By Paul
Format:Audio CD
Green River has always been a album that brings back fond memories for me. I first bought it on 8 track in 69 when it came out and it had "Bad Moon Rising", on the tape twice. I still remember the first time that I heard "Bad Moon Rising". I just stopped what I was doing and listened to the song. Not many songs have gotten my attention that way. Those were definitely turbulant times and this album helped lighten the mood. For those of you who were there and to those who weren't, I would highly recommend this album as one of CCR's best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First of a great trilogy. December 18, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Three consecutive albums, "Green River," "Willy and the Poorboys," and "Cosmo's Factory," mark the artistic highpoint of Creedence's career. This is the first of those three. "Green River" flows from start to end with one great song after another, all of them propelled by that super awesome trademark Creedence sound. This album is an essential part of any good rock and roll collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CCR #3: On a roll and picking up speed! February 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
"Bad Moon Rising" has long been my favorite CCR song; I still recall how its appearance in the COMING ATTRACTIONS for "American Werewolf In London" practically evoked a standing ovation in a movie theatre in '81 (which was cool, but started a really bad trend in advertising). Anyway, GREEN RIVER is just packed with great songs, including "Commotion", "Wrote A Song For Everyone", "Lodi" (another personal fave of mine), "The Night Time Is The Right Time" and "Green River". Fogerty stands in FRONT of his bandmates on the cover; no wonder, as besides producing & singing lead he wrote 8 of the 9 songs here! Many have been inspired by his songs; for some strange fun, check out the cover of "Sinister Purpose" by Zacherle and Southern Culture On The Skids on the HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY album!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great album by a great band.
Published 4 days ago by Kurt G. Nuehring
4.0 out of 5 stars Green River by CCR
CCR was my favorite band while I was in college. I have all the LPs and now have all the CDs for the original albums released by CCR.
Published 1 month ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent album
Published 1 month ago by UhClem
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
you know this and love it already
Published 2 months ago by Kurt Rohrbach
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a real good CCR disc
This is a real good CCR disc. The extra tracks of demos and live are a real added bonus. Any CCR fan should have this one in their collection.
Published 2 months ago by stk
5.0 out of 5 stars "LODI" is one of my favorite CCR tunes and it's on this CD
If you do not know who CCR is then you must be from another planet! I was torn between saving money by buying their entire works collection box set or getting the CD's separately. Read more
Published 3 months ago by HHA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a very good cd
Published 3 months ago by Terry Deadrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss the long jams
The third LP was made up of 3 and 4 minute songs and they are all sounding great. However, I really enjoyed the long drawn out 6 to 10 minute songs that are part of their entire... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Edward J. Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
Of course I love the Creedence Clearwater Revial music and have many of their cd's. It's always nice to hear them and sound so cheerful. It makes me want to get up and work !
Published 4 months ago by blondie
4.0 out of 5 stars Rootsy Bluesy Fun
It believe had This LP in the 60's don;t remember the coll instro tracks - could be bonus - the live stuff is just like the lp but poor sonics great feel great songs proof... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tom Hostage
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Creedence Clearwater Revival reissues ... great news, but down with the...
The initial CD releases of CCR sound horrible. In 2000, 20 bit reissues of all 7 LPs were put out in hard CD jewel cases. Those had great sound. These 2008 reissues sounds very similar, maybe slightly warmer.

Mardi Gras was a lackluster album, with Hitchhiker and Someday being the best songs.
Oct 22, 2008 by Dee Zee |  See all 4 posts
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