One of the greatest personalities in American music and culture is John Fogerty, a musician and song writer whose work marked his country as few others. Just imagine your own country’s biggest songwriter whose songs are familiar to everyone, no matter what music they listen to. Fogerty managed to provide the ultimate American soundtrack within 4 years (1969-1972) and 7(!) albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival influenced by all the social and poltical changes, the scandals, Vietnam war, Woodstock and whatever was happening around him.
Some of those songs are re-visited here with some very special guests like “Fortunate Son” with Foo Foghters that opens the album with the best possible way, Bob Seger on “Who’ll Stop The Rain”, Kid Rock on “Born On The Bayou”, Tom Morello on the self titled one and more. Along with those Fogerty added some new ones that are not bad at all, especially “Mystic Highway” a title he played with for 20-30 years. The booklet is also amazing, so big that it hardly fits in the digi pack edition with stories and information about every song written by the man himself. Those songs legacy is undusted and re-polished with a modern production, and no matter the weariness in Fogerty’s voice they lose nothing from their original great value.
Highlights: “Bad Moon Rising”, “Proud Mary” featuring Jennifer Hudson, “Lodi” featuring his sons Shane and Tyler and of course “Fortunate Son”, as well as Kenny Aronoff’s contribution on the drums through the entire album.