Cosmo's Factory [40th Anniversary Bonus Tracks]

Cosmo's Factory [40th Anniversary Bonus Tracks]

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by Creedence Clearwater Revival
     
 

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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 JohnSee more details below

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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:
09/30/2008
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0888072308800
catalogNumber:
30880
Rank:
1785

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Tracks

  1. Ramble Tamble  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  2. Before You Accuse Me  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  3. Travelin' Band  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  4. Ooby Dooby  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  5. Lookin' out My Back Door  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  6. Run Through the Jungle  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. Up Around the Bend  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  8. My Baby Left Me  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. Who'll Stop the Rain  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  11. Long as I Can See the Light  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  12. Travelin' Band  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  13. Up Around the Bend  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  14. Born on the Bayou  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival

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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 Christgau   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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