CREE­DENCE CLEARWATER RE­VIVAL THE STU­DIO AL­BUMS COL­LEC­TION

The de­fin­i­tive col­lec­tion

Rhythm - - BEAT! -

Be­cause Cree­dence aren’t quite part of the fab­ric of rock ’n’ roll cul­ture for us in the same way they are for Amer­i­cans, it’s eas­ily to over­look just what a spectacular run they had. Their three LPs in 1969 alone were part of a two-year, six-record blaze of glory that saw John Fogerty hailed as one of the great Amer­i­can roots song­writ­ers.

The many ups and few downs (1972’s Mardi Gras fi­nally split the band) are cap­tured here in de­fin­i­tive form – newly mas­tered at Abbey Road Stu­dios at half-speed for max­i­mum de­tail. The re­sult is the best-sound­ing garage band of all time, fur­ther ex­pos­ing the ge­nius of econ­omy in their swampy blues rock. De­cep­tively sim­ple, Stu Cook’s power and use of fills was rooted in his keen ear on Fogerty’s gui­tar, with his up­per body work. [RL]

Key Track: Born On The Bayou Goto: www.umc-mu­sic.com

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