Creedence Clearwater Revival
   
The Singles Collection
   
   

Release Date: November 03, 2009
Produced by: Bill Belmont and Chris Clough
Format: CD/DVD Box

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11/23/2009
Matt Rowe


 

When you have a string of Top40 hits as long as Creedence Clearwater Revival does, it's no wonder that there are a myriad of collections for several ages of fans.  The band's original label, who long ago took a chance on these four guys, has since enjoyed the rewards of such an expansive catalogue.  This time, Fantasy Records ups the ante with this 2CD/DVD box that not only supplies the expected, but digs a little deeper to bring out the unexpected.

The 2CDs in this Box houses the usual top charters like "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son," "Green River," "Proud Mary," "Down on the Corner," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," and lots more.  But where this set begins to separate itself is in the inclusion of lesser-known singles like "Porterville," "Call It Pretending," "45 Revolutions Per Minute [Pt 1 & 2]," and a few more obscurities.

There are 30 tracks here in all.  Most of these are presented in their original mix form (Mono), with a few Stereo-mixed tunes (the "45 Revolutions Per Minute" tracks).  You will not want for their hits if that is what you're looking for.  In essence, The Singles Collection will appeal to not only fans of the radio tracks, especially to those that hasn't picked up any CCR compilation as of yet, but will also appeal greatly to completists that desire the added goodies not usually available in CCR collections.

The Box goes further in presenting a DVD with four song promo clips ("I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "Bootleg," "I Put a Spell on You," "Lookin' Out My Back Door"), a 13" x 13" tri-fold poster featuring years of CCR single sleeves from around the world, a standard jewel-cased 20-page booklet filled with a 13-page essay by former Rolling Stone magazine editor, Ben Fong-Torres, photos, memorabilia, and listings.  All these things are housed in a slip-case box.

If you are one that doesn't own a CCR collection <gasp!>, then now's the right time to get one.  As for completists, well, no one can help us...

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



 
     
     
     

 

 

   
 
     

 

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