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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For a good portion of his solo career, John Fogerty refused to play any of his old Creedence Clearwater Revival songs -- not because he hated them but because he was tied up in a nasty legal battle with Saul Zaentz, the head of his former record label Fantasy. After a few decades, Fogerty's position softened and he started playing the tunes in concert, then, after Concord purchased Fantasy in 2004, he celebrated CCR, first with a new hits compilation combining his old band and solo work, then eventually working his way around to Wrote a Song for Everyone, a 2013 album where he revisits many of his most popular songs with a little help from his superstar friends....
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For a good portion of his solo career, John Fogerty refused to play any of his old Creedence Clearwater Revival songs -- not because he hated them but because he was tied up in a nasty legal battle with Saul Zaentz, the head of his former record label Fantasy. After a few decades, Fogerty's position softened and he started playing the tunes in concert, then, after Concord purchased Fantasy in 2004, he celebrated CCR, first with a new hits compilation combining his old band and solo work, then eventually working his way around to Wrote a Song for Everyone, a 2013 album where he revisits many of his most popular songs with a little help from his superstar friends. Savvy guy that he is, Fogerty doesn't place all of his chips on one bet: he mixes up rock and country, old and new, dabbling just a bit in R&B and alternative folk, but preferring to stick to a tastefully weathered roots rock that suits him well. Curiously, there is very little swamp rock to be heard here -- Kid Rock yowls through "Born on the Bayou," but that only helps it sound like it's coming straight out of a trailer -- and the song choice, along with the guest list, skews toward country; with Bob Seger singing "Who'll Stop the Rain" and My Morning Jacket easing back on "Long as I Can See the Light," which leaves just the aforementioned son of Detroit stomping through the bayou, and the Foo Fighters lumbering through "Fortunate Son" as pure rock & roll. Heavy as they are -- and they are, substituting volume for swing -- they're overshadowed by never-ending country-rockers, some spirited enough to enliven familiar melodies, some so sober the whole proceeding winds up seeming a bit po-faced. At worst, this means Wrote a Song for Everyone is no better than generic -- it's hard to identify Keith Urban as the duet partner on a too-smooth "Almost Saturday Night" -- but a few of the guests stamp their own identity on the cover, whether it's Brad Paisley twisting "Hot Rod Heart" (the only cover here that can't be called a hit, as it's pulled off Fogerty's acclaimed 1997 LP Blue Moon Swamp) toward his twanging Telecaster territory, or Miranda Lambert stealing the title track from her host and guest guitarist Tom Morello. All of this is enjoyable but it's rarely compelling, as very few songs play with the original arrangement in any serious fashion (Zac Brown Band's untroubled "Bad Moon Rising" is the exception that proves the rule). It's telling that the lasting moments arrive either when Fogerty unveils two solid new solo songs -- "Mystic Highway" and "Train of Fools" -- or when he leads his sons through the terrific, bluesy choogle of "Lodi," turning the lament into a celebration. All three cuts prove that Fogerty, no matter how much fun he's having elsewhere on the record, doesn't need any guests to sound alive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/2013
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707824026
  • Catalog Number: 78240
  • Sales rank: 22,092

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fortunate Son - Foo Fighters (3:30)
  2. 2 Almost Saturday Night - Keith Urban (3:17)
  3. 3 Lodi - Shane Fogerty (4:19)
  4. 4 Mystic Highway (6:05)
  5. 5 Wrote a Song For Everyone - Miranda Lambert (4:01)
  6. 6 Bad Moon Rising - Zac Brown Band (2:54)
  7. 7 Long As I Can See the Light - My Morning Jacket (4:49)
  8. 8 Born On the Bayou - Kid Rock (4:46)
  9. 9 Train of Fools (4:41)
  10. 10 Someday Never Comes - Dawes (4:54)
  11. 11 Who'll Stop the Rain - Bob Seger (3:12)
  12. 12 Hot Rod Heart - Brad Paisley (4:59)
  13. 13 Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Alan Jackson (3:17)
  14. 14 Proud Mary - Jennifer Hudson (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Fogerty Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Electric Sitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Marc Savoy Cajun Accordion
Clint Black Harmonica
Kid Rock Vocals
Pat Smear Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion
Gary Prim Piano, Hammond B3
Stafford Agee Trombone
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Herschel Boone Background Vocals
Laura Creamer Background Vocals
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. Washboard
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Banjo, Fiddle
Elaine Foster Background Vocals
Lisa Foster Background Vocals
Dave Grohl Guitar, Vocals
Roland Guerin Bass
Alan Jackson Vocals
Greg Leisz Mandolin
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Tom Morello Electric Guitar, Soloist
Greg Morrow Drums
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Herb Petersen Guitar, Background Vocals
Renard Poché Guitar
Joel Savoy Cajun Fiddle
Bob Seger Guitar, Vocals
Derrick Shezbie Trumpet
Allen Toussaint Piano, Conductor
Glenn Worf Bass
Erica Falls Background Vocals
Glen Andrews Trumpet
Anthony Dopsie Accordion
Nate Mendel Bass
Bobby Terry Acoustic Guitar
Randy Kohrs Lap Steel Guitar
Herman Lebeaux Drums
Keith Urban Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Taylor Hawkins Drums, Background Vocals
Bob Malone Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond B3
Brad Paisley Guitar, Vocals
Shannon Curfman Background Vocals
Marlon Young Bass, Guitar
Vincent Broussard Saxophone
Daniel de los Reyes Percussion
Jim James Guitar, Vocals
Clay Cook Piano, Stick, Vocals, Hammond B3
Carl Broemel Guitar, Saxophone
Phil Frazier Tuba
Bo Koster Keyboards
Patrick Hallahan Drums
Alethea Mills Background Vocals
Miranda Lambert Vocals
Zac Brown Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jason Mowery Acoustic Guitar
Patrick Sauber Mandolin, Background Vocals
Taylor Goldsmith Guitar, Vocals
Jennifer Hudson Vocals
Nathan Chapman Mandolin
Wylie Gelber Bass Guitar
Griffin Goldsmith Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Tay Strathairn Keyboards, Background Vocals
David Morgan Background Vocals
Jimmy de Martini Violin, Vocals
John Driskell Hopkins Bass, Vocals
David Santos Bass
Chris Fryar Drums
Tom Blankenship Bass
Chaderick Honore Trumpet
Chavonne Stewart Background Vocals
Gregory Veals Trombone
Jessica Wagner-Cowan Background Vocals
Tyler Fogerty Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Shane Fogerty Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hand Clapping, Soloist
Chris Chiflett Guitar, Background Vocals
Kelli Jones-Savoy Triangle
Greg Leitz Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
John Fogerty Arranger, Composer, Producer, Whistle
Neal Cappellino Engineer
John Kelton Engineer
Keith Stegall Producer, Engineer
Al Sutton Engineer
Brian David Willis Engineer
Alan Silfen Cover Photo
Mike E. Clark Programming, Producer, Engineer
James Brown Engineer
Clay Cook Producer, Engineer
Matt Mangano Producer, Engineer
Kevin Harp Engineer
Zac Brown Producer, Engineer
Julie Fogerty Executive Producer, Art Direction
Carrie Smith Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    this DVD is excellent

    this DVD is excellent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Very new and up beat to the old songs

    Very new and up beat to the old songs

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