Creedence Clearwater Revival “Chronicle” Craft Recordings

September 2023 | MUSIC, 23/09

This compilation is not exactly a novelty. It was originally released in 1976 by Fantasy, four years after the break-up of the band led by John Forgety. Its 24 bit 192 Khz mastering has earned it a place on these pages. In 20 tracks, we have almost all the hits of this rock band. They combined the greatest currents of American popular music (blues, country, and rock in particular) with catchy, energetic melodies and a distinctive guitar sound that would be linked to the atmosphere evoked by the vegetation of the Louisiana swamps. By the end of the 60s, Creedence had released a string of chart-topping songs, becoming rock’s biggest sellers. Of the eight albums released during their all-too-short career, at least half were classics that brought infectious joy. If you already know this band, you’ll be singing along as you listen to these must-have songs again. If you don’t, you’ll want to listen to this record, and then move on to the rest of their albums.