Deja Vu All Over Again (album)

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Deja Vu All Over Again
Studio album by John Fogerty
Released September 21, 2004
Genre Roots rock, Americana, country rock, rock & roll, heartland rock
Label Dreamworks
Producer John Fogerty
John Fogerty chronology
Premonition
(1998)
Deja Vu All Over Again
(2004)
The Long Road Home
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
Music Box 4/5 stars[3]
In Music We Trust B−[4]

Deja Vu All Over Again is the sixth solo album by John Fogerty. It was released in 2004, following a lapse of 7 years from his previous studio album Blue Moon Swamp. Originally issued by DreamWorks Records,[5] it was reissued by Geffen Records after it absorbed DreamWorks.

Musical style and sound[edit]

Unlike its predecessor, the Southern rock/swamp rock-obsessed Blue Moon Swamp, Deja Vu All Over Again hasn't got any unifying lyrical or musical theme. It's very diverse in form and varied album in the sound and in the moods. The title track is protest song in 60's-70's folk rock-style, an effort in drawing parallels between current Iraq War and the Vietnam War. Тhe album also explores Ramones-style punk rock ("She's Got Baggage"), disco/new wave ("Radar"), psychedelic/acid rock in the Jimi Hendrix Experience-style ("In the Garden"), and Dire Straits' heritage featuring Mark Knopfler ("Nobody's Here Anymore" within musical citation from "Sultans of Swing"), as well as Fogerty's traditional American roots influences, e.g. old-fashioned rock & roll ("Sugar-Sugar (In My Life)"), the Sun Records-style rockabilly ("Honey Do"), bluegrass ("I Will Walk With You"), country rock ("Rhubarb Pie"), swamp rock ("Wicked Old Witch").

Track listing and personnel[edit]

All music and words by John Fogerty.

  1. "Deja Vu (All Over Again)" (4:13)
  2. "Sugar-Sugar (In My Life)" (3:29)
  3. "She's Got Baggage" (2:35)
    • John Fogerty: guitars, lead vocals, "skateboard dudes"
    • Kenny Aronoff: drums
    • Paul Bushnell: bass
    • Eric Valentine: additional parts, sound mixing
  4. "Radar" (3:07)
  5. "Honey Do" (2:51)
  6. "Nobody's Here Anymore" (4:02)
    • John Fogerty: vocals, lead guitar (left side), other guitars
    • Mark Knopfler: second lead guitar (right side)
    • Kenny Aronoff: drums
    • Paul Bushnell: bass
  7. "I Will Walk With You" (3:02)
  8. "Rhubarb Pie" (3:17)
    • John Fogerty: vocals, other guitars
    • Kenny Aronoff: drums
    • Viktor Krauss: bass
    • Dean Parks: slide guitar
    • Aaron Plunkett: spoons
  9. "Wicked Old Witch" (3:26)
    • John Fogerty: vocals, guitars, banjo, percussion, "spooky" keyboard
    • Kenny Aronoff: drums
    • David Santos: bass
  10. "In the Garden" (3:50)
    • John Fogerty: guitars, lead vocals, background vocals
    • Kenny Aronoff: drums
    • Paul Bushnell: bass

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 150
Finnish Albums Chart 9
U.S. Billboard 200 23

References[edit]

  • Album: Deja Vu All Over Again, John Fogerty, 2004, Gaffen Records, CA, cat. B00003257-02

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