Creedence Clearwater Revival Live Album and Movie Set for Release

A long lost live recording of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s 1970 show at London’s Royal Albert Hall is finally ready for release later this year.

Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall functions John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook, performing 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 engineer Sam Okell. Delivered Sept. 16, Royal Albert Hall will be available on compact disc, cassette tape, digital and vinyl. (Select retailers will also offer a number of exclusive colorways, including Walmart’s “Tombstone Shadow” gray vinyl and Target’s “Green River” vinyl.)

You can see a full tracklist along with a promotional trailer below.

A concert film of the performance titled 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 never-before-seen footage. Directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology and Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies) and narrated by an actor Jeff Bridges, Travelin’ Band is the only concert recording of the group’s original lineup to be released in its entirety. It rolls out in September. 16, although details of where it can be seen have yet to be announced.

A deluxe, 2LP/2CD/Blu-ray edition of the set will be released on Nov. 14 and includes two 45-RPM 180-gram vinyl LPs as well as on compact disc, plus a second CD of music from the film featuring formative recordings from 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 36×24″ poster and a 16-page booklet with an excerpt from Bridges’ voice-over script.

In the film, Bridges marvels at the group’s performance in 1969, when Creedence Clearwater Revival released Bayou country, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys. “In just 12 months,” says Bridges, “the band had achieved five Top 10 singles and three Top 10 albums in the US charts, outselling The Beatles. They had performed at the legendary The Ed Sullivan Show and played to over a million people across America, including the hundreds of thousands who gathered at Woodstock. ‘John, Tom, Stu and Doug’ may not have had the familiar ring of ‘John, Paul, George and Ringo’, but Creedence challenged the Beatles for the title of the greatest group in the world.”

Ahead of the set’s release, listen to his 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 List
Royal Albert Hall CD
1. “Born on the Bayou”
2. “Green River”
3. “Tombstone Shadow”
4. “Travel Band”
5. “Fortunate Son”
6. “Rebellion”
7. “Midnight Special”
8. “Bad Moon Rising”
9. “Proud Mary”
10. “Night is the Right Time”
11. “Good Golly Miss Molly”
12. “Keep on Chooglin'”

Travelin’ Band CD
1. “Come On Baby” – Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets
2. “Brown Eyed Girl” – The Golliwogs
3. “Porterville” – The Golliwogs
4. “Suzie Q.”
5. “I Conjure You”
6. “Proud Mary”
7. “Born on the Bayou”
8. “Bad Moon Rising”
9. “Green River”
10. “Night is the Right Time”
11. “Down on the Corner”
12. “Who Will Stop the Rain?”

Royal Albert Hall Vinyl, Cassette
A1. “Born on the Bayou”
A2. “Green River”
A3. “Tombstone Shadow”
A4. “Travelin’ Band”
A5. “Happy Son”
A6. “Uproar”
A7. “Midnight Special”
B1. “Bad Moon Rising”
B2. “Proud Mary”
B3. “Night is the Right Time”
B4. “Good Golly Miss Molly”
B5. “Keep on Chooglin'”

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