Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country on 200g LP from Analogue Productions
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Analog Tapes
One of the most successful reissue catalogs in the history of Analogue Productions, the can't-miss 33 1/3 LPs are back. Only now, they're pressed at QRP on 200-gram vinyl and are housed in deluxe tip-on jackets. Still mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the original analog tapes, still comprising the complete seven-record studio catalog and still available as individual break-out titles and in a deluxe box set titled Absolute Originals. All of these reissues were so critically acclaimed upon their release some 10 years back. And most have been sold out for a long, long time. Now they're back and better than ever!
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, California, a small town near Berkeley.
The 1968 release of the band's debut album Creedence Clearwater Revival paralleled the flowering of the San Francisco music scene, but the Creedence phenomenon had little in common with the "San Francisco Sound." That first LP contained rock standards such as Dale Hawkins's "Susie Q" and Screamin' Jay Hawkins's "I Put a Spell on You," as well as original material by John Fogerty, who was to emerge as one of rock's most influential songwriters.
With the release of their second album, Bayou Country, in 1969 it became evident that Creedence had an uncanny knack for writing hits. Bayou Country is chock full of classics and much-played album tracks including “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” the Little Richard cover “Good Golly Miss Molly,” the eight-minute plus “Graveyard Train” and the seven-minute plus “Keep on Choogling.” By 1970, CCR had undeniably become the number one American rock and roll attraction.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country Track Listing:
1. Born On The Bayou
3. Graveyard Train
4. Good Golly Miss Molly
5. Penthouse Pauper
6. Proud Mary
7. Keep On Chooglin’