The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty/Creedence Collection

The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty/Creedence Collection

by John Fogerty

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Overview

The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty/Creedence Collection is the first compilation to feature both Fogerty's classic Creedence Clearwater Revival hits and his solo recordings of the '80s and '90s. This was released on the occasion of his return to Fantasy Records, the label where he began his career, in 2005. He may have started his recording career there, but he had a bitter falling out with the label's owner, Saul Zaentz, in the '70s, which lead to lawsuits -- most notably, Zaentz sued Fogerty for plagiarizing himself -- and a self-imposed embargo on Fogerty performing CCR material, since that music evoked too many bad memories. In 2005, Zaentz was no longer with Fantasy and the label courted Fogerty with an offer, which he eventually accepted, with The Long Road Home being the first release in the new contract. Weighing in at 25 songs, this has most, but not all, of the big CCR/Fogerty songs and most, but not all, are in their original studio hit versions. A handful of songs are presented in live versions -- "Almost Saturday Night" and "Rockin' All Over the World" from his 1975 solo debut, "Bootleg," "Hey Tonight," "Keep on Chooglin'," and "Fortunate Son" -- and some of these are quite good (particularly the recent 2005 recordings). Also, there are a couple of songs that are hard not to miss -- not album tracks like "It Came out of the Sky," but charting singles like "Commotion," "Long as I Can See the Light," and "Rock & Roll Girls." That said, all these complaints amount to nitpicking, since this does have the great majority of Fogerty's best and biggest songs, and the collection is enormously entertaining. It's not just a good summary and introduction, but it's proof positive that Fogerty is one of the greatest songwriters of the rock & roll era.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2005
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218968928
catalogNumber: 9689
Rank: 18744

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Performance Credits

John Fogerty   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Conga,Drums,Bass Guitar,Maracas,Saxophone,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Tumba,Electric Sitar,Hand Clapping,cowbell
Billy Burnette   Guitar,Background Vocals
Doug Clifford   Drums,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Tom Fogerty   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Benmont Tench   Organ
Ronnie Bowman   Background Vocals
Bob Britt   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Paul Bushnell   Bass Guitar
Luis Conte   Tambourine
Stu Cook   Bass,Piano,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Acoustic Bass
Howie Epstein   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass,Bass Guitar
George Hawkins   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
John Molo   Drums
Johnny Lee Schell   Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Don Rigsby   Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Bob Fogerty   Hand Clapping
Ryan Freeland   Hand Clapping
Mike Canipe   Guitar
Kenny Smith   Background Vocals
Matt Nolen   Guitar,Keyboards
Johnnie Lee Schnell   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Fogerty   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Doug Clifford   Arranger,Producer
Jim Bessman   Liner Notes
Stu Cook   Arranger,Producer
Elliot Scheiner   Producer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Danielle Brancazio   Art Direction
Julie Fogerty   Art Direction

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