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The title — obviously referring to CCR — is his first new disc in three years. The sound is unmistakably Creedence with little bits of swamp rock, blues, country, folk and soul.
Fogerty is more than a "just" a great song writer; He comes in at #40 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
In addition to CCR, I am a very big of the latter solo work: 1985′s Centerfield, with its chooglin’ one-chord jams. This is the album which led to his former label suing him, claiming that the songwriter had plagiarized himself. Fogerty eventually won the lawsuit.
I also really like 1997′s roots rock shuffle, Blue Moon Swamp.
The reviews of the new disc have been good: Metacritic has it as an 83 (Universal Acclaim). Here’s some other reviews:
"Full-bore return to choogling swamp-pop." —USA Today, Edna Gundersen
"Revival is no rerun. It is Fogerty getting back to work—and finally
acting on his own advice, in a song he’s actually named after his old
band: "You can’t go wrong if you play a little bit of that Creedence
song." —Rolling Stone, David Fricke
"Fogerty’s muse comes fully alive, nodding gently to his estimable legacy while moving firmly forward." —Harp, Fred Mills
"Still making his guitar twang, still singing in that rockabilly yowl,
John Fogerty is angry about the war, the president, American culture
and vanished youth on his new album, ‘Revival,’ and it just makes him
rock harder." —New York Times, Jon Pareles
"Mr. CCR has created a masterpiece and Revival is unquestionably one of the ten best discs of 2007." —Relix, Lou Friedman
Don’t take my word for it, there are enough streaming versions of the new songs to almost sample the full CD.
UPDATE: October 27, 2007 11:24am
An emailer asked about CCR’s work. For those people with a passing interest, you should at least have Chronicle, Vol. 1: The 20 Greatest Hits in your music collections.
More hardcore fans may way to get the Creedence Clearwater Revival BOX SET — a 6 CD set, described as "superbly remastered versions of all of their studio and live albums," which, at $37 bucks, looks likes a good deal . . .
Letterman Performance of Revival
Interview about the new album
Interesting story about Radiohead’s new release, "In Rainbow’s."
Their pricing scheme for downloads is designed to give the Music Industry — especially major labels — fits. According to their website, IT’S UP TO YOU.
"This weekend the band announced that its new album, called "In Rainbows," will
go on sale on Oct. 10. They still haven’t signed with a label, and the album
won’t be available in record stores nor on iTunes or any other online music
shop. You’ll find it only on the band’s site, and if you’re looking for a
digital version, the price is very attractive: Whatever you’d like to pay.
You can pre-order the new album here.
Click to purchase the download and you’re presented with a simple screen at
which you’ve got two boxes to fill in, quantity and price (in pounds). "It’s up
to you," the site says."
For those of you who, like me, prefer the physical media, you have a high priced, rpemium option:
"If you’d like something physical, the band is also selling "In Rainbows" in
something it calls a "discbox," a beautiful package that includes a CD, two
vinyl records, digital files, album artwork, and lyrics booklets. It sells for
40 pounds, about $81 (the price includes shipping anywhere in the world). If
you’ve got a Radiohead superfan in the family — and who among us doesn’t? –
your holiday shopping just got easier."