John Fogerty’s first new studio album as part of his fresh deal with Fantasy Records will arrive in the fall. “Revival,” due Oct. 2, was recorded in a 12-day session with drummer Kenny Aronoff, guitarist Junter Perrin, bassist David Santos and keyboardist Benmont Tench.
“It just seemed like all the records I have made since Creedence Clearwater Revival have all been sort of pushed off center,” Fogerty says. “I felt like I was dancing around the outskirts of what is my true center. With this album, I really wanted to stay on the mark, right in the middle, right where rock’n’roll is.”
Among the tracks appearing on “Revival” include opener “Don’t You Wish It Was True,” a knowing nod to his past titled “Creedence Song,” “Gunslinger,” the gospel-tinged “The River Is Waiting” and “I Can’t Take It No More.”
Fogerty rejoined Fantasy in 2005 after years of bigger legal disputes over the Creedence back catalog. The label issued a retrospective late that year, “The Long Road Home.”
“Revival” is the follow-up to 2004’s “Deja Vu All Over Again,” which debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200.