First two CCR albums get half-speed reissues | The Music Universe

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Continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of all issues Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Craft Recordings is happy to announce breakout half-speed mastered editions for the band’s first two studio albums, their self-titled 1968 debut, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the 1969 follow-up Bayou Country (beforehand accessible solely as a part of The Studio Albums Collection field set), to be launched March 15th.

Both titles have been mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting course of that enables for an distinctive degree of sonic readability and punch, bringing these traditional recordings a brand new vibrancy. The 180-gram LPs come housed in good-looking tip-on jackets replicating the packaging of the unique pressings. Using high-res transfers from the unique analog tapes, the half-speed mastering course of includes taking part in again audio at half its recorded velocity whereas the slicing lathe is turned at half the specified playback velocity. This approach permits extra time to chop a micro-precise groove, enabling extra accuracy with frequency extremes and dynamic contrasts.

Special bundle packages, that includes an unique official Creedence Clearwater Revival emblem tee, can be found the Craft Recordings web store.

Abbey Road Studios’ award-winning engineer Miles Showell, who mastered these titles, explains, “I’ve tried to be as genuine as I might, and simply make it sound like music. Not over-hyped, not over-processed. Up till now a whole lot of processing has been carried out on these recordings, so my strategy was to strip them proper again and simply expose them for what they’re — as a result of what they’re is nice music.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1968 self-titled debut album launched the world to guitar-playing brothers John and Tom Fogerty, drummer Doug Clifford, and bassist Stu Cook, 4 younger males out of El Cerrito within the San Francisco Bay Area. Though they emerged in a spot and time the place trippy, psychedelic visions had been the order of the day, CCR bucked the tendencies and as a substitute tapped right into a wealthy, conventional seam of American music that related to blues, nation, rockabilly, gospel, people and R&B. Creedence Clearwater Revival options the band’s traditional hits “Porterville” and “Suzie Q.,” plus their iconic cowl of “I Put a Spell on You.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s sophomore studio album, Bayou Country, options the traditional hits “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou” and “Bootleg.” The album was first launched by Fantasy Records in 1969 and was the primary of three CCR albums launched that 12 months – essentially the most prolific section of CCR’s quick however extraordinary profession. (They launched seven studio albums in solely 4 years, from 1968 to 1972.) “Proud Mary” peaked at No. 2 within the singles chart in 1969, their first of many Creedence tracks to hit the Billboard Top 10.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Half Speed Master

Side A:

1. I Put a Spell on You
2. The Working Man
three. Suzie Q.

Side B:

1. Ninety Nine And a Half (Won’t Do)
2. Get Down Woman
three. Porterville
four. Gloomy
5. Walk on the Water

Bayou Country – Half Speed Master

Side A:

1. Born on the Bayou
2. Bootleg
three. Graveyard Train

Side B:

1. Good Golly Miss Molly
2. Penthouse Pauper
three. Proud Mary
four. Keep on Chooglin’

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