Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Half Speed Masters Box 180g 7LP Box Set

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180g Vinyl Half-Speed Mastered 7LP Box Set!
Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios!


All 7 of Creedence Clearwater Revival's albums are now Half-Speed Mastered, pressed on 180g vinyl, and collected in one box set. 

The beloved icons of southern rock fame, CCR created the musical soundtrack for Baby Boomers and Generation X during the late '60s and early '70s with such songs as "Have You Ever Seen the Rain", "Green River", "Fortunate Son" and more. Their songs still receive radio play today. 

The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 – 1972). To commemorate this milestone, Craft Recordings releases a deluxe box set comprising the band’s complete seven-album studio output: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory, Pendulum and Mardi Gras.

Each album in this collection has been mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch, bringing these classic recordings a new vibrancy. The 180-gram LPs come housed in handsome tip-on jackets replicating the packaging of the original pressings. Along with the complete studio album collection comes an 80-page book featuring new liner notes from music journalist Roy Trakin, archival photos and reproductions of band ephemera — offering something for both new and the most diehard of Creedence fans.

Using high-res transfers from the original analog tapes, the half-speed mastering process involves playing back audio at half its recorded speed while the cutting lathe is turned at half the desired playback speed. The technique allows more time to cut a micro-precise groove, allowing more accuracy with frequency extremes and dynamic contrasts. Abbey Road Studios’ award-winning engineer Miles Showell explains, “I’ve tried to be as authentic as I could, and just make it sound like music. Not over-hyped, not over-processed. Up until now a lot of processing has been done on these recordings, so my approach was to strip them right back and just expose them for what they are — because what they are is great music.”

Although the band members were together for only four years under the Creedence Clearwater Revival appellation, they managed to accomplish more than many artists do in a lifetime. Powered by John Fogerty’s visceral growl, along with Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford’s gritty, in-the-pocket punch, they’ve sold over 30 million records in the U.S. alone, releasing 14 Top 10 hits, six Platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and one Gold album. They also managed to play over 150 tour dates around the world, including a headlining spot at Woodstock.

Over the last 50 years, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s canon has become a part of the Great American Songbook. Songs like “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on the Corner,” “Fortunate Son,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?,” “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Travelin’ Band” and “Up Around the Bend” have been ingrained into pop culture — not just as rock staples, but as classic standards.

With so many memorable songs that continue to grace our radio waves and television and movie screens, plus lyrics that still resonate today, Creedence Clearwater Revival is, truly, America’s greatest rock ’n’ roll band. This lovingly remastered and restored Complete Studio Albums (Half-Speed Masters) box set represents a package worthy of the Creedence legacy, marking 50 years since the Fogertys, Clifford and Cook brought us a body of work that has inspired and electrified generations of fans.

Features:
• 7LP Box Set
• 180g Vinyl 
• Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
• Handsome tip-on jackets replicating original packaging
• 80-page booklet with new liner notes and rare photographs
• Made in Germany

Albums Included:
Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)

1. I Put A Spell On You
2. The Working Man
3. Suzie Q.
4. Ninety-Nine And a Half (Won't Do)
5. Get Down Woman
6. Porterville
7. Gloomy
8. Walk On The Water

Bayou Country (1969)
1. Born On The Bayou
2. Bootleg
3. Graveyard Train
4. Good Golly Miss Molly
5. Penthouse Pauper
6. Proud Mary
7. Keep On Chooglin'

Green River (1969)
1. Green River
2. Commotion
3. Tombstone Shadow
4. Wrote A Song For Everyone
5. Bad Moon Rising
6. Lodi
7. Cross-Tie Walker
8. Sinister Purpose
9. The Night Time Is The Right Time

Willy And The Poor Boys (1969)
1. Down On The Corner
2. It Came Out Of The Sky
3. Cotton Fields
4. Poorboy Shuffle
5. Feelin’ Blue
6. Fortunate Son
7. Don’t Look Now (It Ain’t You Or Me)
8. The Midnight Special
9. Side O’ The Road
10. Effigy

Cosmo's Factory (1970)
1. Ramble Tamble
2. Before You Accuse Me
3. Travelin' Band
4. Ooby Dooby
5. Lookin' Out My Back Door
6. Run Through The Jungle
7. Up Around The Bend
8. My Baby Left Me
9. Who'll Stop The Rain
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
11. Long As I Can See The Light

Pendulum (1970)
1. Pagan Baby
2. Sailor's Lament
3. Chameleon
4. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
5. (Wish I Could) Hideaway
6. Born To Move
7. Hey Tonight
8. It's Just A Thought
9. Molina
10. Rude Awakening #2

Mardi Gras (1972)
1. Lookin' For A Reason
2. Take It Like A Friend
3. Need Someone To Hold
4. Tearin' Up The Country
5. Someday Never Comes
6. What Are You Gonna Do
7. Sail Away
8. Hello Mary Lou
9. Door To Door
10. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
       

2018 Craft Recordings

11/23/18