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CCR Box 2013A box set of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s official studio and live discography, first released in 2001, is getting reissued again for the holiday box set season.

Creedence Clearwater Revival was a six-disc set collecting all of the Southern (by way of California) rock band’s studio albums – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968), Bayou CountryGreen RiverWilly and the Poor Boys (all 1969), Cosmo’s FactoryPendulum (both 1970) and Mardi Gras (1972) – along with both of their posthumous live albums, Live in Europe (1973) and The Concert (1980).

The group (lead singer/guitarist John Fogerty; his brother, rhythm guitarist Tom; bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford), of course, had their share of massive hits, including Top 5 singles “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Green River,” “Down on the Corner,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and others. But the box didn’t stop there, adding a disc of rare and unreleased pre-CCR compositions by the quartet under the names Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets and The Golliwogs. While additional archival material was loosed on a series of 40th anniversary remasters by the group’s original label, Fantasy Records, in 2008, this box offers the complete essentials in one package.

The original package featured copious photos and notes from the likes of Ben Fong-Torres, Robert Christgau, Dave Marsh, Joel Selvin and others, as well as a wooden box packaging. While this iteration of the box looks a little simpler, it’s a safe bet all the extra information in the packaging would be included once more. This pressing of the box is available November 12 and can be pre-ordered after the jump, which is, as always, where you’ll find the complete track rundown.

Creedence Clearwater Revival (originally released as Fantasy 6CCRCD-4434-2 2001 – reissued Fantasy, 2013) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. TBD)

Disc 1: Pre-Creedence 1961-1967

  1. Come On Baby – Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets
  2. Oh My Love – Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets
  3. Have You Ever Been Lonely – Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets
  4. Bonita – Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets
  5. Don’t Tell Me No Lies – The Golliwogs
  6. Little Girl (Does Your Mama Know) – The Golliwogs
  7. Where You Been – The Golliwogs
  8. You Came Walking – The Golliwogs
  9. You Can’t Be True (First Version) – The Golliwogs
  10. You Got Nothin’ on Me – The Golliwogs
  11. I Only Met You Just An Hour Ago – The Golliwogs
  12. Brown-Eyed Girl – The Golliwogs
  13. You Better Be Careful – The Golliwogs
  14. Fight Fire – The Golliwogs
  15. Fragile Child – The Golliwogs
  16. She Was Mine – The Golliwogs
  17. Gonna Hang Around – The Golliwogs
  18. Try Try Try – The Golliwogs
  19. Instrumental #1 – The Golliwogs
  20. Little Tina – The Golliwogs
  21. Walking on the Water – The Golliwogs
  22. You Better Get It Before It Gets You – The Golliwogs
  23. Tell Me – The Golliwogs
  24. You Can’t Be True (Second Version) – The Golliwogs
  25. Action USA Promotional Spot

Disc 1, Tracks 5-15 and 21-22 and Disc 2, Track 1 released on Pre-Creedence (Fantasy F-9474, 1975)

  • Tracks 5-6 released as Fantasy single 590, 1964
  • Tracks 7-8 released as Fantasy single 597, 1965
  • Tracks 9-10 released as Fantasy single 599, 1965
  • Tracks 12-13 released as Scorpio single 404, 1965
  • Tracks 14-15 released as Scorpio single 405, 1966
  • Tracks 21-22 released as Scorpio single 408, 1966

Disc 1, Tracks 23-24 from Scorpio single 410 (cancelled), 1967

Disc 2: 1967-1969

  1. Call It Pretending (B-side to Scorpio single 412, 1967)
  2. I Put a Spell on You
  3. The Working Man
  4. Susie Q
  5. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)
  6. Get Down Woman
  7. Porterville
  8. Gloomy
  9. Walk on the Water
  10. Born on the Bayou
  11. Bootleg
  12. Graveyard Train
  13. Good Golly Miss Molly
  14. Penthouse Pauper
  15. Proud Mary
  16. Keep On Chooglin’

Disc 2, Tracks 2-9 released as Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy 8382, 1968)
Disc 2, Tracks 10-16 released as Bayou Country (Fantasy 8387, 1969)

Disc 3: 1969

  1. Green River
  2. Commotion
  3. Tombstone Shadow
  4. Wrote a Song for Everyone
  5. Bad Moon Rising
  6. Lodi
  7. Cross-Tie Walker
  8. Sinister Purpose
  9. The Night Time is the Right Time
  10. Down on the Corner
  11. It Came Out of the Sky
  12. Cotton Fields
  13. Poorboy Shuffle
  14. Feelin’ Blue
  15. Fortunate Son
  16. Don’t Look Now (It Ain’t You or Me)
  17. The Midnight Special
  18. Side of the Road
  19. Effigy

Disc 3, Tracks 1-9 from Green River (Fantasy 8393, 1969)
Disc 3, Tracks 10-19 from Willy and The Poor Boys (Fantasy 8397, 1969)

Disc 4: 1970

  1. Ramble Tamble
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Travelin’ Band
  4. Ooby Dooby
  5. Lookin’ Out My Back Door
  6. Run Through the Jungle
  7. Up Around the Bend
  8. My Baby Left Me
  9. Who’ll Stop the Rain
  10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  11. Long As I Can See the Light
  12. Pagan Baby
  13. Sailor’s Lament
  14. Chameleon
  15. Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  16. (Wish I Could) Hideaway
  17. Born to Move
  18. Hey Tonight
  19. It’s Just a Thought

Disc 4, Tracks 1-11 released as Cosmo’s Factory (Fantasy 8402, 1970)
Disc 4, Tracks 12-19 and Disc 5, Tracks 1-2 released as Pendulum (Fantasy 8410, 1970)

Disc 5: 1970 (Studio & Live), 1972

  1. Molina
  2. Rude Awakening #2
  3. 45 Revolutions Per Minute (Part 1) (promo single A-side)
  4. 45 Revolutions Per Minute (Part 2) (promo single B-side)
  5. Lookin’ for a Reason
  6. Take It Like a Friend
  7. Need Someone to Hold
  8. Tearin’ Up the Country
  9. Someday Never Comes
  10. What Are You Gonna Do
  11. Sail Away
  12. Hello Mary Lou
  13. Door to Door
  14. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
  15. Born on the Bayou (Live)
  16. Green River (Live)
  17. Tombstone Shadow (Live)
  18. Don’t Look Now (It Ain’t You or Me) (Live)
  19. Travelin’ Band (Live)
  20. Who’ll Stop the Rain (Live)
  21. Bad Moon Rising (Live)
  22. Proud Mary (Live)
  23. Fortunate Son (Live)
  24. Commotion (Live)

Disc 5, Tracks 5-14 released as Mardi Gras (Fantasy 9404, 1972)
Disc 5, Tracks 15-24 and Disc 6, Tracks 1-4 recorded live at the Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA – 1/31/1970 and released as The Concert (Fantasy MPF-4501, 1980)

Disc 6: Live 1970-1971

  1. The Midnight Special (Live)
  2. The Night Time is the Right Time (Live)
  3. Down on the Corner (Live)
  4. Keep On Chooglin’ (Live)
  5. Born on the Bayou (Live)
  6. Green River/Susie Q (Live)
  7. It Came Out of the Sky (Live)
  8. Door to Door (Live)
  9. Travelin’ Band (Live)
  10. Fortunate Son (Live)
  11. Commotion (Live)
  12. Lodi (Live)
  13. Bad Moon Rising (Live)
  14. Proud Mary (Live)
  15. Up Around the Bend (Live)
  16. Hey Tonight (Live)
  17. Sweet Hitch-Hiker (Live)
  18. Keep On Chooglin’ (Live)

Disc 6, Tracks 5-18 released as Live in Europe (Fantasy CCR-1, 1973)

Written by Mike Duquette

October 7, 2013 at 16:55

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