Creedence Clearwater Revival

40th Anniversary Editions Box Set

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As rock music moved forward in new and unexpected directions in the latter part of the '60s, no band merged the virtues of past and present as well as Creedence Clearwater Revival. The group clearly drew from the classic sounds of blues, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp rock, but they played with an energy and imagination that was entirely up to date, and they were one of the few bands who could dive into an extended jam on occasion while still understanding the beauty of the three-minute single. And the group's leader, John Fogerty, was one of the finest American songwriters to emerge in the second half of the '60s, building on classic American archetypes while expressing the rage and tumult of his times. Between 1968 and 1972, the prolific group released seven studio albums, and The 40th Anniversary Editions Box Set features all of them, presented complete and with bonus tracks, documenting the full arc of Creedence Clearwater Revival's remarkable career. Albums included are Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968), Bayou Country (1969), Green River (1969), Willy and the Poor Boys (1969), Cosmo's Factory (1970), Pendulum (1970), and Mardi Gras (1972).

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