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« on: January 18, 2019, 01:28:36 PM »

Totally unrecognized by me, last year marked the 50th anniversary of CCR. Since there's really nothing new to release and the surviving members still are on the outs, it seems that it turned not very spectacular. But anyway, here's some more info:


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL'S COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS COLLECTION (HALF-SPEED MASTERS)

https://craftrecordings.com/creedence-half-speed-masters/



https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOfficialCCR/videos?view=0&flow=grid
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 11:29:20 PM »

It's to bad that they can't quit acting like children long enough to do a show or two. Hell, I'll take just a single song with all three of them.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 12:55:56 AM »

It's to bad that they can't quit acting like children long enough to do a show or two. Hell, I'll take just a single song with all three of them.



Well, in a 2015 documentary they kinda did play together, although not in a room at the same time but via headphones and overdubbing. It seems the video isn't available anymore, but if you can find it, check it out, it's this documentary:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/the-true-and-sad-story-of-creedence-clearwater-revival-29706004.html



On another note, after watching the new "Fortunate son" and "Have you ever seen the rain?" videos, I'm shocked by the attempt to a) act like these where you're typical love songs and b) the misguided idea to try to curry favor with the conservative "Nashville-establishment" concept; but unfortunately, John's last solo outings seem to go into a similar direction. In that sense he really disappoints me as he was one of the people who I thought wouldn't go down that route.


https://themusicuniverse.com/creedence-clearwater-revival-celebrates-50-years-short-film/
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 01:28:04 PM »

It's to bad that they can't quit acting like children long enough to do a show or two. Hell, I'll take just a single song with all three of them.



Well, in a 2015 documentary they kinda did play together, although not in a room at the same time but via headphones and overdubbing. It seems the video isn't available anymore, but if you can find it, check it out, it's this documentary:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/the-true-and-sad-story-of-creedence-clearwater-revival-29706004.html



On another note, after watching the new "Fortunate son" and "Have you ever seen the rain?" videos, I'm shocked by the attempt to a) act like these where you're typical love songs and b) the misguided idea to try to curry favor with the conservative "Nashville-establishment" concept; but unfortunately, John's last solo outings seem to go into a similar direction. In that sense he really disappoints me as he was one of the people who I thought wouldn't go down that route.


https://themusicuniverse.com/creedence-clearwater-revival-celebrates-50-years-short-film/
Well, he also insisted long ago he was not going to ever become an oldies act, but I guess he found out that, at his age, that's all people want from him.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 08:23:30 AM »

It's to bad that they can't quit acting like children long enough to do a show or two. Hell, I'll take just a single song with all three of them.



Well, in a 2015 documentary they kinda did play together, although not in a room at the same time but via headphones and overdubbing. It seems the video isn't available anymore, but if you can find it, check it out, it's this documentary:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/the-true-and-sad-story-of-creedence-clearwater-revival-29706004.html



On another note, after watching the new "Fortunate son" and "Have you ever seen the rain?" videos, I'm shocked by the attempt to a) act like these where you're typical love songs and b) the misguided idea to try to curry favor with the conservative "Nashville-establishment" concept; but unfortunately, John's last solo outings seem to go into a similar direction. In that sense he really disappoints me as he was one of the people who I thought wouldn't go down that route.


https://themusicuniverse.com/creedence-clearwater-revival-celebrates-50-years-short-film/
Well, he also insisted long ago he was not going to ever become an oldies act, but I guess he found out that, at his age, that's all people want from him.



And his appearance on the tribute to Elvis' Comeback makes it all too clear that he is now part of "that" side of the gang.

BTW I read a review in a music magazine that says that the new CCR LPs are sounding very well.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 09:53:26 AM »

As you may know, the last time all original members of CCR played together was at Tom Fogerty's wedding in 1980. I just came across these pictures from that event:











Source: https://fanpageccrjohnfogerty.blogspot.com/2013/06/fogerty-contra-fogerty_20.html
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 09:08:37 AM »

It's to bad that they can't quit acting like children long enough to do a show or two. Hell, I'll take just a single song with all three of them.



Well, in a 2015 documentary they kinda did play together, although not in a room at the same time but via headphones and overdubbing. It seems the video isn't available anymore, but if you can find it, check it out, it's this documentary:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/the-true-and-sad-story-of-creedence-clearwater-revival-29706004.html





Well, look at this, I found it on youtube. Unfortunately not in good quality but you can still watch it.

Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf2QKzKcpkQ

Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwY7ZG24fOk


You'll find the "reunion" at ca 6 mins. into the second part
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 08:07:40 AM »

The age is certainly taking it's toll on John's voice certainly. Here he is singing "Jailhouse rock" at the Elvis tribute last year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UkCEJxXvDA
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 09:00:05 AM »

I never knew that they all reunited for Tom's wedding. It would be cool if somebody recorded it. One of those "bucket list" things. Same goes for Paul, George and Ringo jamming together at Eric Clapton's wedding. I'd give my right arm for a recording of that!

I read somewhere that Tom asked to see John on his(Tom's) deathbed, but John refused to see him. I hope that's not true.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 06:11:06 AM »

John Fogerty, Common and Michael Lang Celebrate Woodstock's Past & Future at Electric Lady Studios


https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/festivals/8503221/woodstock-50-lineup-announcement-john-fogerty-common-electric-lady-live?fbclid=IwAR3a7-DBitfNOYTYBNDKphOD5tNEY8-2coI0cBpfiQZTPswU-EiB8BRAXgw
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 01:02:02 PM »

I didn't see this until just yet. Interestingly this sounds the most like a reunion is possible than it ever has (considering whom we're talking about).


Creedence Clearwater Revisited Talk Retiring From Touring: 'This Just Seemed Like a Good Time to Wrap it Up'


Cook and Clifford did lock horns periodically with Fogerty -- who famously refused to perform with them during CCR's 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction during Revisited's tenure. Though in 1997 Fogerty's legal actions briefly forced them to change the group name to Cosmo's Factory, courts ultimately ruled in the duo's favor and it returned to the Revisited moniker. The three CCRevival veterans settled their various disputes a few years ago and now jointly operate an LLC "to market the brand and, if you will, exploit our good will," with plans for merchandising and other endeavors -- among them a possible video release of CCR's performance at the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair, which was not included in the 1970 documentary from the festival.

"We're not sniping at each other anymore," Cook reports. "We're focused on the good things about Creedence, which is where I think we should be. There were, on my part, several attempts over the years to turn the situation around, but John was never interested. And if John called me, I'd certainly talk to him. I always felt we were cheating ourselves by not at least trying (to reunite), but fortunately this (CCRevisited) project over the last 25 years has put the focus back on the music itself. Creedence fans around the world have moved on from our internal squabbles and the music reigns supreme."




https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8506073/creedence-clearwater-revisited-on-retiring-from-touring
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 11:55:39 AM »

Oh, and as I didn't find out until recently, a new CCR live album was released, "Live at Woodstock", which got great reviews.


Creedence's Woodstock set: 50 years on, still bristling with energy

https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/creedences-woodstock-set-50-years-on-still-bristling-with-energy




And here's another story on the ending of CCRevisited:


Creedence Clearwater Revisited Talk Farewell Tour and Ignoring Their Critics
After 25 years, the semi–tribute band featuring two Revival members is shutting down. Stu Cook and Doug Clifford talk about carrying on without John Fogerty, whether he — or their fans — like it or not

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/creedence-clearwater-revisited-interview-john-fogerty-823536/


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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2019, 09:37:33 PM »

Oh, and as I didn't find out until recently, a new CCR live album was released, "Live at Woodstock", which got great reviews.


Creedence's Woodstock set: 50 years on, still bristling with energy

https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/creedences-woodstock-set-50-years-on-still-bristling-with-energy




And here's another story on the ending of CCRevisited:


Creedence Clearwater Revisited Talk Farewell Tour and Ignoring Their Critics
After 25 years, the semi–tribute band featuring two Revival members is shutting down. Stu Cook and Doug Clifford talk about carrying on without John Fogerty, whether he — or their fans — like it or not

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/creedence-clearwater-revisited-interview-john-fogerty-823536/



I don't think they'll ever reunite, but maybe we will see the vault opened further in the coming years. Sure would like some dvd of the band in their prime.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2019, 02:22:17 AM »

Yes, I don't really see them reuniting and going on the road either, although I wouldn't bet on it now that John has gone full establishment including rhinestone jackets, Vegas stints and dancing background hippies. It seems a reunion would be the next logical step. And there's a lot of money to be made for Stu and Doug as well. But the articles seem to tned into the archive-direction. A first release already happened (Woodstock) and I would love to see other stuff. There seem to be a lot of live concert recordings, but then again many probably are very similar due to the band's short career. A DVD would be great though. There were certainly more shows filmed than the one at Royal Albert Hall and the one in Oakland. Youtube has some snippets of a '71 show, so hopefully we'll get something like that.
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