Fantasy Records is releasing a limited-edition, 10-inch, white vinyl pressing that celebrates hitmakers Creedence Clearwater.
Titled “’69 Singles,” the record features eight of the band’s chart-topping hits: “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Lodi,” “Green River,” “Commotion” (the B-side of “Green River”), “Down on the Corner” and “Fortunate Son.” The 10-inch record, which is part of Fantasy Records’ 1969 release campaign, is a Record Store Day exclusive. Record Store Day occurs the third Saturday in April; this year, that falls on April 19, 2014.
Fantasy Records launched its Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 initiative earlier this year to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the band’s banner year. Vinyl re-issues are being released to coincide with the band’s original release dates: “Bayou Country” was released on Jan. 14, and “Green River” and “Willy and the Poor Boys will arrive on on Aug. 5 and Nov. 4, respectively. Also coming in 2014 for Creedence Clearwater Revival are a new Greatest Hits package and high-resolution audio releases.
The year 1969 was an epic one in CCR’s too-short history. In that year alone, the band released three Top Ten albums, had four hit singles and three charting B-sides. In addition to the quantity and quality of the band’s releases, it also played the Woodstock music festival, performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” twice and toured throughout North America. CCR was comprised of singer-songwriter John Fogerty, guitarist Tom Fogerty, drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and bassist Stu Cook.