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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Chronicle, Vol. 1

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10/10

Listening to twenty straight songs by any band can be a chore.  Creedence Clearwater Revival are one of the few acts to lend the phrase "marathon listen" positive connotations.

It is awe-inspiring that in only four years, Creedence put out this many great songs.  While it is true that they released dozens of excellent tracks that aren't here on Chronicle, it is tough to argue with the inclusion of each of these twenty.  The band's jammy, swampy, traditional, and poppy sides over their 1/25 of a century  existence are all explored. No one working today shows this much talent at such a prolific level.
Chronicle is proof positive that CCR was one of the best bands to bring sound upon the Earth.

1976 Fantasy
1. Susie-Q 4:36
2. I Put a Spell on You 4:30
3. Proud Mary 3:07
4. Bad Moon Rising 2:18
5. Lodi 3:09
6. Green River 2:32
7. Commotion 2:41
8. Down on the Corner 2:43
9. Fortunate Son 2:18
10. Travelin' Band 2:07 .
11. Who'll Stop the Rain. 2:27
12. Up Around the Bend 2:41
13. Run Through the Jungle 3:05
14. Lookin' Out My Back Door 2:31
15. Long as I Can See the Light 3:32
16. I Heard It Through the Grapevine 11:04
17. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? 2:38
18. Hey Tonight 2:41
19. Sweet Hitch-Hiker 2:55
20. Someday Never Comes 3:59

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