Pendulum (40th Anniversary Edition)
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Pendulum (40th Anniversary Edition)

September 30, 2008

  Song Title
Pagan Baby
Sailor's Lament
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
(Wish I Could) Hideaway
Born To Move
Hey Tonight
It's Just A Thought
Rude Awakening #2
45 Revolutions Per Minute (Part 1)
45 Revolutions Per Minute (Part 2)
Hey Tonight (Live in Hamburg)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 30, 2008
  • Release Date: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Fantasy Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Concord Music Group, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 54:11
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  • ASIN: B001GH5KM4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,832 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pendulum saved my life! June 4, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I am not from CCR's generation of hippies and Vietnam veterans but a twenty year old in a generation of Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys. What does this have anything to do with CCR? I don't listen to my generation's music hardly ever. I must be a born again dope smoking hippie because all I listen to is classic rock. My dad handed me down this album when I was in junior high in the late 1990s and it was my first awakening to what great music sounds like. I'm very familiar at this point with most of the music of the late 60s and 70s and I will still claim CCR's Pendumlum is one of the greatest albums of its kind from this period of rock and roll. I think what makes CCR so great is their ability to molt jamming rifts in which you can dance up and down to into sweet melodic jams in which you can chill. They do it perfectly with John Fogerty on lead guitar and his brother Tom on rhythm playing together with Stu Cook on bass and Doug Clifford on drums. I can't think of too many bands with a better combination. Pendulum is one of those albums you could probably listen to anytime of day and with any kind of mood. I guess if you're into the way harder material from that time, Pendulum might be a downer but not necessarily. I listen to Deep Purple and Zeppelin to Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne. I think CCR is that place in between all of these bands. I'm in love with all the songs on this album so its hard to say exactly which ones to listen to for a first glance. When I first started listening to CCR, I was definitely digging the softer sounds and the melodic tunes in music so I think I will always be more affectionate to "(Wish I could) hideaway" "It's just a thought" but jams on "Pagan Baby" and "Hey Tonight" are equally as fantastic. Read more ›
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CCR goes soul March 8, 2000
By Jules
Format:Audio CD
This is actually my favorite CCR album. Funny that, as many fans only rate it one notch above MARDI GRAS. The major sticking point for most is the departure from the CCR formula into some different kinds of music - most of it kinda Soul-y. John Fogerty, always an underrated musician, had already mastered guitar and drums and was now playing organ and sax.
The opening "Pagan Baby" really rocks out, if you like "Ramble Tamble" from COSMO'S FACTORY you'll love this - Fogerty truly achieves guitar-hero status! Both sides of the then-current 45 ("Hey Tonight" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" - the latter covered to charming effect by REM in concert back in 1985) are first-rate. There's also some neglected gems like "It's Just a Thought" and "Hideaway". Top notch stuff. Even the villified instrumental "Rude Awakening #2" (where #1?) has a beautiful opening section. I play this more than any other Creedence LP, 'nuff said.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swinging! May 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
For some reason,a lot of CCR fans dislike PENDULUM .True,it is not as good as COSMO'S FACTORY,GREEN RIVER or WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS;however,I place it ahead of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL,BAYOU COUNTRY,and MARDI GRAS.By this stage,CCR had more chart success in three years than most band only dream about.John Fogerty wanted to experiment with keyboards and saxaphone(all group members could play more than one instrument).Several styles of rock were played with:reggae(SAILOR'S LAMENT),soul(CHAMELEON,BORN TO MOVE),old rock'n'roll(MOLINA),progressive instrumental rock(RUDE AWAKENING NO.2),and hard boogie rock(HEY TONGHT,PAGAN BABY).The old CCR style was still present,however(HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN,IT'S JUST A THOUGHT and HIDEAWAY).As a result of the experimentation,most critics complained that PENDULUM was a wildly uneven album.I prefer to think of it as a noble musical experiment.Also,as a result of John's perfectionism,Tom Fogerty quit the group not long after PENDULUM's release.This paved the way for CCR as a trio and MARDI GRAS.But that,as they say,is another story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Great American Band's last LP as a foursome October 4, 2008
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 sixth studio album in 2-1/2 years, Pendulum, marked their finale as a four-piece; two months after its December 1970 release, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty would quit the group for good. Unlike the summary of their musical inventions heard on 1969's Cosmo's Factory, their latest LP found John Fogerty pushing the group in new directions, including more blatant nodes to New Orleans funk, Stax soul, and experimental studio productions. The album's press - both at the time and with this reissue - suggested the new focus was partly motivated by the dismissive attitudes of the band's peers. With a string of top-5 singles and a lack of trendy sounds on their albums, Creedence wasn't always given their due as innovators.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Creedence is awesome!
I just love Creedence. I bought a SACD manufactured by Analogue Productions and mastered by Steve Hoffman. It's sooooo much better than the Fantasy version.
Published 2 months ago by A reviewer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album - wierd ditty at the end though might ...
I love Creedence and this was one of the albums I had never acquired on CD. Have an original vinyl album that has worn out its welcome. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NostalgiaDr
1.0 out of 5 stars Have you ever seen the rain - Creedance Cleawater Pendulum album...
This MP3 is defective. It plays halfway, then stops. I Thought maybe it got corrupted when transferring in Itunes. I Then listen to the original purchase on windows media player. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mackie
5.0 out of 5 stars what can one say
great music,have several albums casseetts, CDS and dvds,always been great to bad they split, hope some day they will get back together at least for one last concert.
Published 8 months ago by Carl R. Compton
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Christmas gift.
This is a gift. I did not listen to it. The person wanted it so it must be good.
The package was very nice.
Published 16 months ago by Dusty
3.0 out of 5 stars Pendulum review
The only complaint that I have is that the songs do not coincide with the titles. I tried to correct the titles on my hard drive but they change back to the original version.
Published 20 months ago by DD
5.0 out of 5 stars LAST MASTERPIECE!!!!
PENDULUM is the last album by the classic formation of's another rock masterpiece!!! All CREEDENCE albuns are similar, but they are filled with amazing ROCK... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Rio Fluzão
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but still solid
With "Pagan Baby" opening this album, CCR sort of misrepresents themselves. The tune is classic CCR. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Robert Marchese
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this album.
This is a cool blast from the past for me. I remember listening to this on vynal and 8 track.
Published on April 9, 2012 by D. K. Miller
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