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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction
Creedwater Clearance Revival have gone down in music history as something of a phenomenon, in only four short years they released a few albums which brought them to prominent notice. As well as performing their own music they also did lots of covers as well, and their music has been used in adverts, movies, and is still played quite often throughout the world...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overshadowed
This inelegantly-named, but hugely successful Californian group produced work from 1968 to 1972. But they proved prolific in that all too brief 4 year period: they put out 7 albums of powerful rock that was imbued with country, blues, and soul influences. Their back catalogue has since been buffeted by a number of impressive compilations. But the best of these by far is...
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overshadowed, 5 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Bad Moon Rising: The Collection (Audio CD)
This inelegantly-named, but hugely successful Californian group produced work from 1968 to 1972. But they proved prolific in that all too brief 4 year period: they put out 7 albums of powerful rock that was imbued with country, blues, and soul influences. Their back catalogue has since been buffeted by a number of impressive compilations. But the best of these by far is Chronicle (which contains all of their original 19 hit singles). Prolific AllMusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine has said in a review that: "It's a lean, concise collection that tells you everything you need to know about Creedence".

Can this 70 minute budget-priced collection from Spectrum match it for quality?

Despite the fact that it includes 6 of the short, accessible, radio-friendly tunes that can be found on that particular collection ('Proud Mary', 'Bad Moon Rising', 'Green River', 'Down on the Corner, 'Someday Never Comes', and 'Up Around The Bend'), the answer is, sadly, no. There are too many first-rate songs that should be there but aren't - like 'Who'll Stop the Rain', 'Travelin' Band', and 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain?' And the bluesy aspect of the band's musical personality is, unfortunately, slightly overplayed by the inclusion of the decidedly average 'Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)', 'Chameleon', and 'Born to Move'. Those jams aren't as heavy, or as powerful, as similar efforts in the running order, in 'Effigy' and 'Keep on Chooglin''. Good will is only partially restored by the inclusion of well-liked album tracks 'Tombstone Shadow' and 'Bootleg', and a spiky live version of the finger-pointing 'Fortunate Son'.

Unfortunately, the 18 song Bad Moon Rising doesn't really stand up to its authoritative-sounding subtitle (The Collection), because it is so comprehensively overshadowed by Chronicle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction, 27 Nov. 2013
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Creedwater Clearance Revival have gone down in music history as something of a phenomenon, in only four short years they released a few albums which brought them to prominent notice. As well as performing their own music they also did lots of covers as well, and their music has been used in adverts, movies, and is still played quite often throughout the world.

Mixing different elements of music, for instance, folk, country, blues and embracing swamp and roots rock, this group are considered one of the big names in Southern Rock. This album is really a good introduction to those who are coming to this group for the first time, although to call this the collection is a bit misleading. Such a title sort of implies that this is the best of the group, but alas this isn't so, as many well known tracks that were released by them are missing. If you want a basic understanding of this group then this is definitely a good place to start, but if you want to know and hear more of them then perhaps it would be a good idea to look at their albums, especially Cosmo's Factory, considered to be their masterpiece. This group won't be forgotten due to their lasting inspiration on many others.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Budget Creedence Collection, 21 July 2013
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Cheap price, yes, but that's all that is cheap about this CD. The music is classic C.C.R., and the sound quality is excellent. Nothing else needed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ccr, 24 Aug. 2013
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not to everybody's taste but fogerty's voice certainly made you sit up and listen! Great memories from the 60's and 70's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff, 25 Aug. 2013
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A great group from the late 60s early 70smy kind of music puts me a a great happy mood yes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 23 May 2014
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The CD arrived when promised and is everything I asked for. It takes me back to my youth listening to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creedence Collection CD., 2 May 2014
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Fantastic cd , love the selection on it , have also lent it to friends who seem to like it just as much , as i always have to ask them for it back .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, 27 Mar. 2014
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Great music, real tap footing stuff. I absolutely love it and all my friends agree with me. Having a free MP3 download as well was a bonus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for every collection, 4 Mar. 2014
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Everybody should have at least one Creedence Clearwater revival CD just to bathe in the unique sounds that was so short lived but has stood the test of time Bad Moon Rising,.... just three chords but no one can quite capture that sound "D A and G",... so simple,,,, part of our musical heritage that for sure
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, 25 Feb. 2014
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All the tracks you remember and a few others. The unmistakeable sound of CCR. The memories come flooding back. Essential for the collection
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