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Fantasy Records is proud to present the first six classic CCR album reissues! All are digitally re-mastered, with rare and previously unreleased bonus material supplementing each release.
Willy And The Poor Boys (40th Anniversary Edition)
Written by El Bicho
In honor of the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Fantasy Records is releasing the six studio albums of the band as a quartet. No word yet of their final album, Mardi Gras, which found lead guitarist John Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford as a trio after rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty quit.
CCR’s arguably biggest and most popular album was Cosmo’s Factory, and for good reason. Killer covers such as “Before You Accuse Me,” “Ooby Dooby,” “My Baby Left Me” and the 11-minute “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” mix with killer originals such as “Travelin’ Band,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” “Run Through the Jungle” (which Fantasy later sued John Fogerty over when they thought “The Old Man Down the Road” sounded a little too similar), “Up Around the Bend,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and the gospel-like “Long As I Can See the Light.” Cosmo’s Factory would be a strong greatest-hits album for most bands while for CCR it was one of two albums released in 1970. Bonus tracks include a studio version of “Travelin’ Band” without the horns and live versions of “Up Around the Bend” and “Born on the Bayou,” the latter again with Booker T and the MGs.
01 Ramble Tamble
02 Before You Accuse Me
03 Travelin' Band
04 Ooby Dooby
05 Lookin' out My Back Door
06 Run Through the Jungle
07 Up Around the Bend
08 My Baby Left Me
09 Who'll Stop the Rain
10 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
11 Long as I Can See the Light
12 Travelin' Band (Remake Take, 12/19/69) [bonus track]
13 Up Around the Bend (Live in Amsterdam, 9/10/71) [bonus track]
14 Born on the Bayou (1970 Jam With Booker T. & the MGs at Fantasy) [bonus track]
* John Fogerty - lead vocals, lead guitar, harmonica, keyboards, saxophone
* Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, piano
* Stu Cook - bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
* Doug Clifford - drums, percussion, backing vocals