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Cosmo's Factory [40th Anniversary Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Throughout 1969 and into 1970, CCR toured incessantly and recorded nearly as much. Appropriately, Cosmo's Factory's first single was the working band's anthem "Travelin' Band," a funny, piledriving rocker with a blaring horn section -- the first indication their sonic palette was broadening. Two more singles appeared prior to the album's release, backed by John Fogerty originals that rivaled the A-side or paled just slightly. When it came time to assemble a full album, Fogerty had only one original left, the claustrophobic, paranoid rocker "Ramble Tamble." Unlike some extended instrumentals, this was dramatic and had a direction -- a distinction made clear by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Throughout 1969 and into 1970, CCR toured incessantly and recorded nearly as much. Appropriately, Cosmo's Factory's first single was the working band's anthem "Travelin' Band," a funny, piledriving rocker with a blaring horn section -- the first indication their sonic palette was broadening. Two more singles appeared prior to the album's release, backed by John Fogerty originals that rivaled the A-side or paled just slightly. When it came time to assemble a full album, Fogerty had only one original left, the claustrophobic, paranoid rocker "Ramble Tamble." Unlike some extended instrumentals, this was dramatic and had a direction -- a distinction made clear by the meandering jam that brings CCR's version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to 11 minutes. Even if it wanders, their take on the Marvin Gaye classic isn't unpleasant, and their faithful, exuberant takes on the Sun classics "Ooby Dooby" and "My Baby Left Me" are joyous tributes. Still, the heart of the album lays in those six fantastic songs released on singles. "Up Around the Bend" is a searing rocker, one of their best, balanced by the menacing murkiness of "Run Through the Jungle." "Who'll Stop the Rain"'s poignant melody and melancholy undertow has a counterpart in Fogerty's dope song, "Lookin' out My Back Door," a charming, bright shuffle, filled with dancing animals and domestic bliss - he had never been as sweet and silly as he is here. On "Long as I Can See the Light," the record's final song, he again finds solace in home, anchored by a soulful, laid-back groove. It hits a comforting, elegiac note, the perfect way to draw Cosmo's Factory -- an album made during stress and chaos, filled with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams -- to a close.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 888072308800
  • Catalog Number: 30880
  • Sales rank: 12,242

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Creedence Clearwater Revival Primary Artist
John Fogerty Guitar, Vocals
Doug Clifford Drums, Background Vocals
Tom Fogerty Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Stu Cook Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
John Fogerty Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Audio Production
George Horn Remastering
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Joel Selvin Liner Notes
Robert Christgan Liner Notes
Bob Fogerty Cover Photo
Chris Clough Reissue Producer, Audio Production
Dick Penner Composer
Wade Moore Composer
Larissa Collins Art Direction
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    I wouldnt be who I am without this album.

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    Great cd !! This CCR disc has so many great songs, u dont wan

    Great cd !! This CCR disc has so many great songs, u dont want 2 even miss one by skipping a track !!

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