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PostPosted: 07 Oct 2005 09:56    Post subject: The Long Road Home - The Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Reply with quote

Artist: John Fogerty
Title: The Long Road Home - The Ultimate John Fogerty - Creedence Collection
Genre: Rock
Label: Fantasy/Concord
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A cold day in hell happened, John Fogerty resigned with the label he fought with in the
courts for years. That is right; John Fogerty of CCR fame has resigned with
Fantasy/Concord to record a new album of material and a DVD in 2006. But wait, that is not
all, the best thing that happened is the release of a career defining CD encompassing 25
tracks spanning Fogerty's career with CCR and his solo work!

It certainly has been The Long Road Home for this American icon. All Fogerty ever
wanted was recognition, credit, and the respect of his work from the label, finally, he
has it. He feels as if the label is honoring his artistry. And indeed, they are with this
spectacular release.

Everything is remastered for a second time around and the results are fantastic. I covered
all the remastered albums and the box set and felt as if I died and went to rock 'n' roll
heaven; it even sounded good on my cheap little car stereo. Well this one takes the cake.
There is not one bad cut on this disc. All the hits from Fogerty's successful albeit
underrated solo career and then all the classic CCR tunes all come to life in your living
room. It gave me chills and made me smile. Maybe now there is a chance the boys in CCR
will reunite, you just never know, well, I guess that would be asking for too much now
wouldn't it? If Fogerty can resign with his nemesis after over 30 years, I guess anything
is possible though.

Besides all of the crisp and clear remastered studio cuts, you get to hear some rousing
versions of tracks live. "Almost Saturday Night," "Fortunate Son," "Bootleg," "Hey
Tonight," "Rockin All Over The World," and a smokin' blues-rockin' version of "Keep On
Chooglin" are some of the highlights of this disc. He sounds more like a Steve Vai type in
the opening minute of "Keep On Chooglin" than John Fogerty, it is very impressive, the
dude can still rock like folks half his age.

This was an absolute treat for me. The older I get the more I love this music. Twenty-Five
tracks does not cover a career like Fogerty's, it encapsulates it effectively. This
release does a fine job considering they kept it down to a single CD. This a good setup
for what is to come. Some labels are very smart with the way they market their artists and
there is no one that deserves it more than John Fogerty, I hope he makes a ton of money
and enjoys his new relationship with the label. I am sure that history will not repeat
itself; everyone has learned their lessons and moved on, now its time to enjoy the music!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

October 6, 2005

Rating-10/10

01. Born On The Bayou (5:12)
02. Bad Moon Rising (2:19)
03. Centerfield (3:51)
04. Who'll Stop The Rain (2:27)
05. Rambunctious Boy (3:54)
06. Fortunate Son (2:1icon_cool.gif
07. Lookin' Out My Back Door (2:32)
08. Up Around The Bend (2:39)
09. Almost Saturday Night (live) (2:26)
10. Down On The Corner (2:45)
11. Bootleg (live) (3:01)
12. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (2:39)
13. Sweet Hitch-Hiker (2:56)
14. Hey Tonight (live) (2:3icon_cool.gif
15. The Old Man Down The Road (3:33)
16. Rockin' All Over The World (live) (2:5icon_cool.gif
17. Lodi (3:10)
18. Keep On Chooglin' (live) (4:03)
19. Green River (2:33)
20. Dj Vu (All Over Again) (4:13)
21. Run Through The Jungle (3:05)
22. Hot Rod Heart (3:29)
23. Travelin' Band (2:09)
24. Proud Mary (3:04)
25. Fortunate Son (live) (2:5icon_cool.gif






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