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Creedence Albums Get Deluxe Reissue Treatment
Creedence Clearwater Revival's first six albums will be reissued in expanded versions on Sept. 30 via Fantasy Records, for which the band recorded until its 1972 breakup.Creedence Clearwater Revival's first six albums will be reissued in expanded versions on Sept. 30 via Fantasy Records, for which the band recorded until its 1972 breakup.
"Creedence Clearwater Revival," "Bayou Country," "Green River," "Willy & the Poor Boys," "Cosmo's Factory" and "Pendulum" feature a host of B-sides and unreleased material.
Among the highlights from the rarities are an early cover of Bo Diddley's "Before You Accuse Me" from the self-titled debut, the live jam "Crazy Otto" from "Bayou Country" and a live take on "Down on the Corner" recorded for a TV special with Booker T & the MGs from "Willy & the Poor Boys."
Another Booker T collaboration on "Born on the Bayou," taped in the studio in 1970, can be found on "Cosmo's Factory," while the ultra-rare tape montage "45 Revolutions Per Minute (Parts 1 & 2)" has been added to "Pendulum."
Credence lead singer John Fogerty signed with Fantasy in 2005, following the resolution of a long-festering legal dispute over royalties with label owner Saul Zaentz.