- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Fanta
- ASIN: B00000JA4R
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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John Fogerty Import
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We get the CD in a replica of the original album sleeve with lyrics but without any bonus tracks. That's a pity as Fogerty recorded a solo single right around the release of this album that would have fit on this album just fine. I keep hoping that single (along with the follow up single he recorded as The Blue Ridge Rangers)will show up some day with superior sound. I'm also still waiting for John to re-release the b-side "My Toot Toot" as a bonus track or on a CD (perhaps a career retrospective--one can always hope)recorded around the time of "Eye of the Zombie".
The songs are a solid batch "Rockin' All Over the World" and "Almost Saturday Night". "The Wall" travels the same ground as CCR tracks like "Commotion". "Travelin' High" (featuring some nice horn work to give it a R&B flavor)is also quite a good song. There are three covers. "You Rascal You" is Ok it isn't a favorite song of mine. He does a nice job on "Lonely Teardrops" and "Sea Cruise". "Where the River Flows" is a gospel tinged country rock tune that would have done any CCR album or Fogerty album proud. "Dream; Song" and "Flying Away" are both top notch with the latter song one of Fogerty's best on the album with an infectious guitar riff and melody. It closes the album on a terrific "note".
John plays all the instruments (much as he did on The Blue Ridge Rangers album).Read more ›
The most familiar song on here is Rockin' All Over The World. It features an upbeat tempo and a stunning piano solo in the middle. Almost Saturday Night is another song others may be familiar with. Like the arrangment between the guitars and the drums.
The real hidden gems on this record are Dream/Sonmg, Travelling High, and When The River Flows. I love the way the stylings so casually change on Dream/Song from acoustic to mellow jazz to rock n roll oer the coruse of the songs verses. The horn arrangement on Travelling High is oh so captivating and soothing on When The River Flows.
Even though I singled out my favorites, this entire record(yes I have the vinyl again) is a winner through and through. You'll like it and like it as you're rocking all over the world.
That must have been more than 20 years ago and now I have the album on CD. After all these years it is still among my top 10 of all time favourite albums.
As far as I know John Fogerty was kinda dissapointed with the reception this album got and he later admitted that he was not 100% satisfied with the end result. I still wonder how much the reception this album got in the US coloured his opinion.
In Europe however this album was a smash hit and The Netherlands in particular regard John's album as a genuine CLASSIC!
So stop whining about the mix and drums not being upfront in the mix. You try to make an album worth of 10 songs on your own.
A genuine Dutch Fogerty fan
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I know the record is great, the LP has been a favorite since when I got ir in 1976.
The delivery of this CD was also excellent, it was in my mail quicker than I expected. Read more
Just got it today-4/6/2016!! I love it!! Awesome!! Fantastic!! Amazon is like a Xmas Wonderland!! I will be doing all of my shopping here!! Great music store!! Great!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas E Shelton
I'd like to see this re-released with added bonus tracks and interviews on CD. It was his comeback record and we fans of John Fogerty deserve it.Published 12 months ago by Paul S. Power
John Fogerty has been my first choice in 40 years and historia first album is my favorit.Published 12 months ago by Lars Forsberg
This is an overlooked gem. However, would have been even better if John had a good band behind him instead of playing all of the instruments himself. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by MJH
I've always wanted to have this vinyl but i had to wait until now to get it. It's pretty cool and the sound is very similar to Creedence but you can hear more of Fogerty's... Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Erick
This Album was part of JCF's obligation to the Fantasy records then owned by Vanz Kant Danz, whom screwed CCR big time and got richerrrr. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Max