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4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Wrote A Song For Everyone
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on 22 September 2013
My all time favourite John Fogerty shows he can still rock with the best of them. I am not always a fan of guest celebrity albums but here the mixing of old classic songs with guests such as Foo Fighters (Fortunate Son), Kid Rock (Born on the Bayou) and Allen Toussaint (Proud Mary) really works. I have heard these songs so many times by John and others but was blown away by the life and vitality breathed in to these new arrangements. John's personality may have mellowed (actually allowing others to take lead vocals and lead guitar on his tracks!) but his passion for music sure hasn't.

Up there amongst the best of his "solo albums".
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VINE VOICEon 4 July 2013
Despire crossing back and forth between the musical boundaries of rock and country this album still works out really well.

The headline track is of course the all out rock off Fortunate Son with the Foo Fighters, but even the new stuff is really good (although I doubt any Creedance Clearwater fan would have ever questioned that).

Very little in the way of filler here, and recommended. My only gripe is that it's a shame it wasn't a double that explored more of CCR's awesome catalog.
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on 16 November 2014
This is a mostly successful freshening of some of John Fogerty's best known Creedence Clearwater Revival songs. Fogerty has used his connections to rock and country's royalty to good effect (although there is one star off for a dire 'Bad Moon Rising' with the Zac Brown Band, and Kid Rock almost ruins 'Born On The Bayou').

There are detailed sleevenotes on each of the vinyl offerings, explaining the backgrounds to each of the songs, although I wish Fogerty wouldn't dismiss the rest of CCR and refer to them as if they had been his backing musicians (as in "I rehearsed the band for a few weeks", and "Remember, in 1969, I released three albums"). I like to remember CCR as a tight unit of 4 then 3 people, with a great rhythm section, but so much has happened between those guys, legally and in other ways, that Fogerty has obviously chosen to remember it rather differently!
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on 30 May 2013
Have been a fan of john fogerty since his days with creedence I just love his music , but I have got to say I was a bit nervous about him revisiting some of his songs in this project.....no need to worry this album is stunning, almost Saturday night with keith urban , hot rod heart with brad paisley, just brilliant, the whole album is quality it has that magic fogerty touch, the two new tracks mystic highway and train of fools just proof that Mr Fogerty can still write those great tunes. buy this cd you won`t regret it.!!!!
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on 1 July 2013
Any review of this album must include mention of the extensive and poignant personal sleeve notes written by Fogerty himself. A read through certainly adds another dimension to the listening experience. Fogerty himself says making this album was a joyous journey. For us the listener it results in about an hour of unparalleled joy as the man takes us on a journey through his past and brings us bang up to the future with two new numbers.

Whether it is old classics from the halcyon days of CCR or his impressive solo career it is easy to forget the arsenal of top notch songs Fogerty has in his back catalogue. Each has been given a contemporary makeover whilst retaining much of the original vibe and message from the deep, often heartfelt lyrics.

How apt that the Foo Fighters combine with JF to blast from your speakers on killer opening track Fortunate Son, a rail against the Vietnam War and the USA's treatment of its young men that fought for their country. Grohl hits all the right notes.

Immediate gear shift follows with Keith Urban joining in on a riotous country imbued vibe to the fun that is a Saturday Night out. Urban and Fogerty gel perfectly.

The two new songs stand up perfectly on their own, Mystic Highway and the superb Train of Fools. This is classic Fogerty and an instant hit with its giant slabs of funky rhythm and raucous piledriving riffs.

Obviously space is made for some of the mans real classics and none disappoint. Bad Moon Rising is uplifting and almost spiritual capturing Fogerty's really personal narrative behind the story of the song. Long as I Can See the Light is a gem, with the unique sounds of My Morning Jacket combining with Fogerty to deliver a perfect combination of classic rock and country shades wrapped around it. Of course there is Born of the Bayou and this is another stomper with Kid Rock and the main man trading vocal blows dropped over some ferocious riffing and a real funky groove as a backdrop to the whole thing.

It says something of the man's pull when he can call on Bob Seger to deliver a peerless vocal to the timeless Woodstock classic of Who'll Stop the Rain, superbly crafted and brilliantly executed by the pair.

Personally I love Hot Rod Heart, this is real pedal to the metal stomping stuff that deserves to be blaring from every soft top cruising the highway this summer. Jeremy Clarkson will adore this one!

Totally apt album closer Proud Mary takes us out where the Foos came in. Jennifer Hudson screaming from the speakers urging on the horn section to go toe to toe to see who can lift the tune higher and higher. It works perfectly. A nifty cameo from Allen Toussaint no les.

If you are looking for something that is cool, a little retro but also very 21st century look no further than this joyous album.
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#1 HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 June 2013
The booklet contains John's explanation for each featured song being originally written. The most notable among them is for Fortunate son. John includes a picture of himself in Army uniform, and says that that a lot of Americans didn't support their government. I'll add that Vietnam is one conflict that Britain did not support America either.

John performs two songs solo, the rest featuring guests that made their names in either country or rock music. This mix of styles will not please everybody, but it pleases me, especially as the differences are not as marked as the genes might suggest.

While the songs are mostly re-workings of Creedence hits, there are some less obvious songs here and a few great Creedence hits are absent. Still, this is a great album of its type and may even tempt some into buying the originals.
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on 25 June 2013
How much you'll like, or perhaps even love, "Wrote A Song For Everyone" depends on your willingness/ability to not compare these re-recordings to the originals (they're not meant to replace them) and listen to the album on its own merit. If you can do that, "Wrote A Song For Everyone" is a fine and very enjoyable release in its own right. [Personally, I'd love a second volume featuring like-minded guest artists that would be absolute perfect collaborators for John Fogerty such as The Black Keys and Ray LaMontagne].

Best tracks on "Wrote A Song For Everyone" are the title track, "Fortunate Son" (with Foo Fighters),"Almost Saturday Night" (with Keith Urban), new song "Mystic Highway", "Someday Never Comes" (with Dawes), and my personal favorite "Who'll Stop The Rain"(with Bob Seger) featuring a very Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band-like piano style (think "Against The Wind"). If anything, "Wrote A Song for Everyone" is a testament to Fogerty's enduring musical legacy.

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on 28 November 2013
Loved Creedence Clearwater Revival,love John Fogerty,the Old Man is still Down The Road,ROCKIN"! The title goes back to a pretty dark time of his life but his wife Julie pulled him back from the brink,( wrote a song for everyone,but I couldn't even talk to you).
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on 30 November 2013
There are such musicians whose work is impossible not to love and output of the plate is always an event for true fans, this is exactly the case! Beautiful album, a wonderful musician! The Lord not miss to buy this nice album!!!
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on 1 June 2013
Fogerty appears to have laid old ghosts to rest here with some genuinely creative arrangements. These revitalised evergreens display a mastery that renders ridiculous 'revisited' attempts to sound authentic. This is an exceptional and varied work with two excellent new songs. Highlights (on first listen) include Tom Morello's guitar on 'Wrote A Song', Seger's nightish-moves and Proud Mary's big easy arrangement. 'Wrote A Song For Everyone Too' planned as a triple:

Green River - John Mellencamp
Keep on Chooglin' - Mungo Jerry
Bootleg - Bob Dylan
Rock and Roll Girls - Rosie Flores
Looking Out My Back Door - Dwight Yoakam
Cross Tie Walker - Robert Gordon
Down on the Corner - The Rolling Stones
It Came Out Of The Sky - Dave Alvin
Don't Look Now - Iris Dement
Travellin Band - Bruce Springsteen
Wish I Could Hideaway - Emmylou Harris
Hey Tonight - Dan Baird
Rockin' All Over The World - Katrina And The Waves - yes them
Where The River Flows - Gillian Welch
The Old Man Down The Road - The Rainmakers
Gunslinger - Willie Nelson
Broken Down Cowboy - Rumer
A Hundred and Ten in the Shade - The Iguanas
Walking in a Hurricane - AC/DC
Rambunctious Boy - Peter Wolf
Big Train From Memphis - Sonny Burgess
Southern Streamline - Carlene Carter
Comin' Down The Road - Jerry Lee Lewis
Déjà vu All Over Again - Steve Earle
Run Through The Jungle - BoDeans
Premonition - Chris Isaak
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