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Creedence Clearwater Revival / The Studio Albums Collection / 7LP vinyl box

All the albums • Half-speed mastered • High quality ‘tip-on’ sleeves

To mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album, Craft Recordings is to release The Studio Albums Collection, a new seven-LP Creedence Clearwater Revival vinyl box set.

The box set features all seven albums – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968), Bayou Country (1969), Green River (1969), Willy and the Poor Boys (1969), Cosmo’s Factory (1970), Pendulum (1970) and Mardi Gras (1972) – mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios. As well as the records (which are housed in ‘tip-on’ jackets replicating the packaging of the original pressings) The Studio Albums Collection includes an 80-page book featuring archive photos, images of memorabilia and new sleeve notes from Roy Trakin.

The half-speeds were cut using high-res transfers from the original analog tapes, and this process was carried out by Miles Showell, who is the half-speed specialist at Abbey Road. He said “I’ve tried to be as authentic as I could, and just make it sound like music. Not over-hyped, not over-processed. Up until now a lot of processing has been done on these recordings, so my approach was to strip them right back and just expose them for what they are — because what they are is great music.”

There was a previous vinyl box in 2014 but this wasn’t half-speed mastered, didn’t include a book and is now out-of-print and very expensive to get hold of.

The Studio Albums Collection is released on 30 November 2018.

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Albums in the box. The quotations are extracts from the sleeve notes in the book.

Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)

“Released in the summer of 1968, Creedence Clearwater Revival begins with the faint sound of gongs, then the rat-a-tat of Doug “Cosmo” Clifford’s snare drum before John’s snarling take on Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You,” announcing the arrival of an important new rock ’n’ roll voice.”

Side A:

  1. I Put a Spell on You
  2. The Working Man
  3. Suzie Q

Side B:

  1. Ninety Nine (And a Half Won’t Do)
  2. Get Down Woman
  3. Porterville
  4. Gloomy
  5. Walk on the Water

Bayou Country (1969)

“Instead of delving into the underground,” Fogerty told Uncut’s Bud Scoppa, “…my Elvis-and-Beatles upbringing came directly into play. And I was able to write songs that would go on Top 40 radio, because that’s what I had wanted to do since I was four. I wanted to make hit singles.”

Side A:

  1. Born on the Bayou
  2. Bootleg
  3. Graveyard Train

Side B:

  1. Good Golly Miss Molly
  2. Penthouse Pauper
  3. Proud Mary
  4. Keep on Chooglin’

Green River (1969)

“The album became the band’s first chart-topper, lodging at #1 on the Billboard 200 for the entire month of October, in between Blind Faith and Abbey Road, fulfilling their ambition to become the American Beatles.”

Side A:

  1. Green River
  2. Commotion
  3. Tombstone Shadow
  4. Wrote a Song for Everyone

Side B:

  1. Bad Moon Rising
  2. Lodi
  3. Cross-tie Walker
  4. Sinister Purpose
  5. The Night Time Is the Right Time

Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)

“It’s a very powerful anti-war message, but even more so, it’s an anti-class-bias message,” Fogerty told Uncut’s Bud Scoppa in 2006. “When I sing it now, it still has teeth.”

Side A:

  1. Down on the Corner
  2. It Came Out of the Sky
  3. Cotton Fields
  4. Poorboy Shuffle
  5. Feelin’ Blue

Side B:

  1. Fortunate Son
  2. Don’t Look Now (It Ain’t You or Me)
  3. The Midnight Special
  4. Side O’ the Road
  5. Effigy

Cosmo’s Factory (1970)

“Cosmo’s Factory represents the apogee of Creedence Clearwater Revival, playing like a greatest hits album despite the fact the songs (and covers) are all appearing on disc for the first time…”

Side A:

  1. Ramble Tamble
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Travelin’ Band
  4. Ooby Dooby
  5. Lookin’ Out My Back Door
  6. Run Through the Jungle

Side B:

  1. Up Around the Bend
  2. My Baby Left Me
  3. Who’ll Stop the Rain
  4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  5. Long As I Can See the Light

Pendulum (1970)

“With Pendulum, the band decided to experiment in the manner of Sgt. Pepper, without any preconceived ideas, which ran against Fogerty’s notions of organization and control…”

Side A:

  1. Pagan Baby
  2. Sailor’s Lament
  3. Chameleon
  4. Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  5. (Wish I Could) Hideaway

Side B:

  1. Born to Move
  2. Hey Tonight
  3. It’s Just a Thought
  4. Molina
  5. Rude Awakening #2

Mardi Gras (1972)

“…the now-threesome went into the studio in the spring of 1971 to record a new single, “Sweet Hitch-Hiker,” with the B-side a song written and sung by Stu Cook, “Door to Door,” an amiable rockabilly number. “Sweet Hitch-Hiker” would be the band’s last Top 10 single, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Side A:

  1. Lookin’ for a Reason
  2. Take It Like a Friend
  3. Need Someone to Hold
  4. Tearin’ Up the Country
  5. Someday Never Comes

Side B:

  1. What Are You Going to Do
  2. Sail Away
  3. Hello Mary Lou
  4. Door to Door
  5. Sweet Hitch-Hiker

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