I have found, generally, that most SACDs seem to benefit more from modern recordings than they do from older masters and mixes. This album was originally released in and is the fifth Creedence album. I enjoy this album but it is not my favorite "Bayou Country". Creedence Clearwater covers 5 songs and presents 6 new ones. Generally a nice wide selection of songs. They put some horns in the mix as well as some keyboard, so sonically they were widening their reach.
The album still retains the 'country rock', 'swamp rock' feel of Creedence and did well in the charts. Even though it is not my favorite it is still a terrific album with wonderful music and lyrics.
This album stretches Creedence Clearwater more than their previous efforts and they responded to the challenge very well. There is the rage of rock to the sadness of the ballad. Then you got everything else in between. It is a nice ride and a album full of images that you will remember. I gave this disc 4 stars for the terrific range of music and lyrics but could not give it the extra one star because I am not so sure the SACD improved the dynamic sound much more than the remixed 40th Anniversary release.
I listened to each disc in 'Stereo' only and at the same listening level. One person found this helpful. This has all their classics from the 's but is the best album they ever made! Listening to this, you may feel like you're back in the seventies again.
It really took me back. The songs they do best are on it, As long as I can see the light, Born on the Bayou, Traveling Band, I heard it on the grapevine, and Looking out my back door just to name a few! I love this album, i first heard it on CD, I was hitchhiking, got picked up in an old restored convertible that the guy had owned as a kid, he said he had bought and listened to cosmos at every stage of his life, must of owned it ten times.
I can count on one hand the number of times my stuff isn't damaged, wrong, misrepresented, or just crap. I won this album in some kind of high school fund raising event in the early 70's. Too bad "Who'll Stop The Rain" has been worn out over the years; can hardly listen to it See all reviews.
Top reviews from other countries. This album would be in my top 20 all time greats. I already had the hits on cd and recently bought the singles box set. Pity they could not have stayed together as a group longer. America's foil to the Beatles and the Stones.. Up there with Dylan as a story teller. John Fogerty has it all. Great guitar lines, classic rock in the mood of the moment but way ahead of the times.
They lacked any real group personality or public image beyond tough-guy smiles and ubiquitous hits. Meanwhile, the Beatles were looking lurid. Since , the rumors were all about heroin and bitter interpersonal squabbles. For those next two weeks in April, Creedence did what they always did: played an unchanging set for one adoring audience after another, then refused encores. But they also remembered standing just offstage, thousands of new fawning converts screaming for more, and their leader expending all his clout just to deprive them of that worship for some meaningless personal code.
They had started playing music together in middle school and had been slugging their way through a music career for more than a decade in various iterations. It was a nice event…It started to rain, and got really muddy, and then half a million people took their clothes off!
Up Around The Bend is a high-spirited energetic rock tune with a distinctive and catchy guitar riff. It never changes key, but it holds your interest the whole time. It never changes key, yet you get the illusion it does. Then, around the two-minute mark, it downshifts into a more leisurely midtempo, building to a gloriously spastic psych-rock guitar breakdown that lasts another two and a half minutes before reprising the introductory section. One of the best opening tracks in the history of rock.
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