Creedence Clearwater Revival live album and film set for release

A long-lost live recording of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1970 show at London’s Royal Albert Hall is finally set to be released later this year.

Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall with John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook playing favorites like “Fortunate Son”, “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising”, the latter of which can be heard below. The original 1970 multitrack tapes were restored and mixed by Giles Martin and sound engineer Sam Okell. Due September 16th Royal Albert Hall will be available on CD, cassette, digital and vinyl. (Select retailers also offer a variety of exclusive colorways, including Walmart’s Tombstone Shadow gray vinyl and Target’s Green River vinyl.)

Below you can check out a full track listing along with a promotional trailer.

A concert film of the performance entitled Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall will also be available. The film documents the band’s rise to fame and features previously unreleased footage. Directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology and Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies) and narrated by actor Jeff Bridges, travel band is the only concert material by the group’s original line-up to have been released in its entirety. It will launch on September 16, although details on where it can be viewed are yet to be announced.

A 2LP/2CD/Blu-ray deluxe edition of the set will be released on November 14th and will include two 180g 45rpm vinyl LPs plus CD and a second CD of music from the film with Formative Recordings the band’s early years as Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets and the Golliwogs. This package also includes a reproduction of the original 1970 tour program, a 36 x 24″ poster, and a 16-page booklet with an excerpt of Bridges’ voice-over script.

In the film, Bridges marvels at the group’s accomplishments in 1969 when Creedence Clearwater Revival was released bayou country, Green River and Willy and the poor boys. “In just 12 months,” says Bridges, “the band had had five top 10 singles and three top 10 albums on the American charts, surpassing the Beatles Ed Sullivan Show and played to over a million people across America, including the hundreds of thousands gathered at Woodstock. ‘John, Tom, Stu and Doug’ might not have had the familiar ring of ‘John, Paul, George and Ringo’, but Creedence challenged the Beatles to win the title of the world’s largest group.”

Ahead of the set’s release, you can listen to the first single, ‘Bad Moon Rising’, here. Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall is now available for pre-order.

‘Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall’ (Deluxe Edition) track listing
Royal Albert Hall CD
1. “Born on the Bayou”
2. “Green River”
3. “Tombstone Shadow”
4. “Travelling Band”
5. “Happy Son”
6. “riot”
7. “Midnight Special”
8. “Bad Moon Rising”
9. “Proud Mary”
10. “Night time is the right time”
11. “Goodness Miss Molly”
12. “Keep on Chooglin'”

Travelin’ Band CD
1. “C’mon Baby” – Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets
2. “Brown-Eyed Girl” – The Golliwogs
3. “Porterville” – The Golliwogs
4. “Suzie Q.”
5. “I put a spell on you”
6. “Proud Mary”
7. “Born on the Bayou”
8. “Bad Moon Rising”
9. “Green River”
10. “Night time is the right time”
11. “Down on the Corner”
12. “Who stops the rain?”

Royal Albert Hall vinyl, cassette
A1. “Born on the Bayou”
A2. “Green River”
A3. “Tombstone Shadow”
A4. “Travelling Band”
A5. “lucky child”
A6. “Excitement”
A7. “Midnight Special”
B1 “Bad Moon Rising”
B2. “Proud Mary”
B3. “Night time is the right time”
B4. “Good Golly Miss Molly”
B5. “Keep it up Chooglin'”

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