Creedence Clearwater Revival (album)

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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Studio album by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Released July 5, 1968
Recorded October 1967, January–February 1968, Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Genre Psychedelic rock, swamp rock, blues rock, southern rock, acid rock
Length 33:17
Label Fantasy
Producer Saul Zaentz
Creedence Clearwater Revival chronology
Creedence Clearwater Revival
(1968)
Bayou Country
(1969)
Singles from Creedence Clearwater Revival
  1. "Porterville"/"Call It Pretending"
    Released: January 1968 (US)
  2. "Susie Q. (Part 1)"/"Susie Q. (Part 2)"
    Released: June 15, 1968 (US)
  3. "I Put a Spell on You"/"Walk on the Water"
    Released: October 1968 (US)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (negative) [2]
Original 1968 record label

Creedence Clearwater Revival is the debut album by the American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1968.

The reissue liner notes state that while "Susie Q" proved to be a hit, the band had played for years as the Golliwogs in the early 1960s, releasing numerous singles before achieving success in the pop world. While the band did gain success with their chart debut, critics initially denied the band respect.[3] The album was remastered and reissued on 180 Gram Vinyl by Analogue Productions in 2006.


Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Fogerty, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) – 4:33
  2. "The Working Man" – 3:04
  3. "Susie Q." (Eleanor Broadwater, Dale Hawkins, Stanley Lewis) – 8:37
    • Recorded January 19, 1968.

Side two[edit]

  1. "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett) – 3:39
  2. "Get Down Woman" – 3:09
  3. "Porterville" – 2:24
    • Recorded October 1967. Initially released as a single in November 1967. It was the last single that the band released as The Golliwogs.
  4. "Gloomy" – 3:51
  5. "Walk on the Water" (John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty) – 4:40
    • This track is a remake of "Walking on the Water", a recording released by the band as a single, in 1966, while they were still known as The Golliwogs.

Note: All tracks recorded February 1968, except where indicated

40th Anniversary Edition CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Call It Pretending" (B-Side of Porterville) – 2:09
  2. "Before You Accuse Me" (1968 Outtake) - 3:24
  3. "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" (Live at The Fillmore, 3/14/69) - 3:47
  4. "Susie Q." (Live at The Fillmore, 3/14/69) - 11:45

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Saul Zaentz
  • Recording engineer: Walt Payne
  • Mastering supervisor: Tamaki Beck
  • Mastering: Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman, Shigeo Miyamoto
  • Liner notes: Ralph J. Gleason, Ben Fong-Torres (CD release)
  • Album cover design: Laurie Clifford

Reception[edit]

On Allmusic the album received 4.0 stars (out of 5), with Stephen Thomas Erlewine stating: "Released in the summer of 1968 - a year after the Summer of Love, but still in the thick of the Age of Aquarius - Creedence Clearwater Revival's self-titled debut album was gloriously out-of-step with the times, teeming with John Fogerty's Americana fascinations."[1]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1968 Pop Albums #52

Singles[edit]

Year Single Position
Pop Singles UK Top 40
June
1968
"Susie Q (Part One)"/
"Susie Q (Part Two)
#11
June
1968
"I Put a Spell on You"/
"Walk on the Water"
#58

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
United States Platinum 1,000,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review "Creedence Clearwater Revival"". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Gifford, Barry (20 July 1968). "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Creedence Clearwater Revival Album, 40th Anniversary Edition, Fantasy records, liner notes.

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