When John Fogerty made his comeback in 1985, after ten years of abscense, "Centerfield" shot to #1 with a bullet, not on the "old, uncool rock records" list, but on the Billboard 200.
That was an obvious triumph for Fogerty, and a testament to his immense popularity that he managed to survive ten years (an eternity in the record business) almost without being heard of, only to return in such a manner. Who else besides The Beatles, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin could possibly hope for anything like that?
The funny thing is that the album itself is good, but not truely great ("Blue Moon Swamp" is a much better record). Light-hearted pop-rockers dominate "Centerfield", and there is absolutely nothing on here as good as his best CCR-compositions.
But second-rate Fogerty album tracks are still better than most rock bands' best singles, and even though there are no real classics on here, the quality of the songs is consistently high, with "The Old Man Down The Road", "Big Train (from Memphis)" and "Rock n' Roll Girls" being the best.
Go buy it. And get "Blue Moon Swamp" and "John Fogerty" as well, if you haven't already.