New Creedence Clearwater Revival Box - Oct. 23

Greg_Y

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From http://www.fantasyjazz.com/html/upcoming.html:
"CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL," a 6-CD Fantasy boxed set containing CCR's classic platinum albums as well as a disc of material by earlier incarnations of the group, is now in preparation and due in stores by late October.
The package kicks off with four tracks by Tommy Fogerty & the Blue Velvets, circa 1961; then segues into the mid-'60s Golliwog era, with 12 tracks originally released as singles for Fantasy's Scorpio label and eight more making their first appearance on record. Disc 1 was assembled and annotated by East Bay-based historian and producer Alec Palao (who most recently co-produced Rhino's "Nuggets II" box).
"Call It Pretending," the first single released under the name Creedence Clearwater Revival (1967) and their last for Scorpio, opens Disc 2, followed by le deluge: the seven original albums (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory, Pendulum, Mardi Gras) and two live albums (The Concert, recorded in 1970 and released in '80; and 1971's Live in Europe). Also included are several rare promotional spots and an essay by Ben Fong-Torres.
Everything in the box has been mastered in analog utilizing JVC's 20-bit K2 Super Coding System.
I already own all the K2 remasters and they're phenomenal, but I'll probably spring for the box because
1. there's a disc of rarities
2. Live in Europe was the only disc that isn't available as a remaster and it sounds like junk, even though the concert is great.
However, I'm concerned that they're not leaving the original albums in their original form. Instead of releasing one album per disc, it looks like they're smooshing them together to cut down on the number of discs.
Amazon has this set for release on Oct 23.
[Edited last by Greg Yurkovic on September 25, 2001 at 10:18 AM]
 

Jeff_A

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This is a great heads up. Thanks, Greg!

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LarryDavenport

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Since all I ever got around to buying was the first album on CD in 1992 (I still have my vinyl) I'll add this box set to my list.
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Alex Shk

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Watch the price... this set appears to be WAY overpriced for the second go round of re-masters in 2 years. Seems the lowest pre-order price is currently around $90 US. The Ice chat board is IRATE over this. I plan to avoid, forgo the "wood box", and get this on the cheap next year.
Or just pick up the one's I want - when I want 'em.
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