Saturday, September 7, 2019

Fifty Years Later We Get The Full Concert Release Of Creedence Clearwater Revival "Live At Woodstock"

In 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival were at the height of their popularity releasing two studio albums ("Bayou County" and "Green River") and touring incessantly. They performed at the Atlantic Pop Festival in July and at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in August. None one single note of the band's performance from the Woodstock Festival appeared in the film or on the soundtrack, as lead singer/guitarist John Fogerty thought that their performance was not good enough.

Finally, after fifty years we get Creedence Clearwater Revival's full eleven song performance from Woodstock released on CD, vinyl and on digital formats. While the Woodstock Festival was plagued with sound problems, CCR was certainly on point with the delivery of their songs, beginning with "Born On The Bayou" and "Green River." This new release titled simply "Live At Woodstock" is one of the best sounding recordings from the Woodstock Festival. The band quickly run through their hits "Commotion" and "Bad Moon Rising," before reaching "Proud Mary," which was a crowd favorite, as you can hear the reaction from the audience. I especially like that some of the dead air/tune ups were left in to give the recording a more complete appeal. CCR closed out their set with a couple of epic jams, "Keep On Chooglin'" and "Suzie Q," where you can hear the band is just on firing on cylinders during these swampy blues numbers. To find out more about the newly released "Live At Woodstock" from Creedence Clearwater Revival, please visit

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