Chronicle, Vol. 1

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Chronicle, Vol. 1
Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle.jpg
Greatest hits album by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Released January 1976 (1976-01)[1]
Recorded 1968–1971
Genre Roots rock, swamp rock
Length 67:33
Label Fantasy
Producer John Fogerty[2]
Creedence Clearwater Revival chronology
More Creedence Gold
(June 1973)
Chronicle, Vol. 1
(January 1976)
The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival
(1977)

Chronicle, Vol. 1, also known as Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits, is a greatest hits album by the American swamp rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was released in January 1976 by Fantasy Records,[1] at the same time as the single release of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" from the album (see 1976 in music).[2]

Chronicle, Vol. 1 is a singles collection with thirteen A-sides and seven B-sides. Compared to the two previously released Creedence Gold compilations, Chronicle Vol. 1 includes all of the group's charted hits.

It is the best-selling album in the band's catalog, making 8x multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3] The compilation was ranked at number 59 in the updated version of Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time.[4] It has sold 6,357,000 copies in the US since 1991 when Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales for Billboard.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[6]
Blender 5/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau A[8]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars[9]

For his review of Chronicle for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that the album was suitably compiled, but he did not like how the Compact Disc reissue had the full-length version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" because it does not fit with the other songs on the album.[6] Blender magazine's review called Chronicle, Vol. 1 the group's best compilation.[7] Robert Christgau called the album a good starting-point for Creedence fans.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by J. C. Fogerty, except where noted. 

No. Title Album Length
1. "Susie Q (Part 1)" (Dale Hawkins, Stan Lewis, Eleanor Broadwater) Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) 4:36
2. "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) Creedence Clearwater Revival 4:30
3. "Proud Mary"   Bayou Country (1969) 3:07
4. "Bad Moon Rising"   Green River (1969) 2:18
5. "Lodi"   Green River 3:09
6. "Green River"   Green River 2:32
7. "Commotion"   Green River 2:41
8. "Down on the Corner"   Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) 2:43
9. "Fortunate Son"   Willy and the Poor Boys 2:18
10. "Travelin' Band"   Cosmo's Factory (1970) 2:07
11. "Who'll Stop the Rain"   Cosmo's Factory 2:27
12. "Up Around the Bend"   Cosmo's Factory 2:41
13. "Run Through the Jungle"   Cosmo's Factory 3:05
14. "Lookin' Out My Back Door"   Cosmo's Factory 2:31
15. "Long as I Can See the Light"   Cosmo's Factory 3:32
16. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong (vinyl and cassette releases; CD version features the full 11:06 version)) Cosmo's Factory 3:52
17. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"   Pendulum (1970) 2:38
18. "Hey Tonight"   Pendulum 2:41
19. "Sweet Hitch-Hiker"   Mardi Gras (1972) 2:55
20. "Someday Never Comes"   Mardi Gras 3:59
Total length:
67:33

Personnel[edit]

Per liner notes[2]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1976 German Albums Chart[10] 50
1980 New Zealand Albums Chart[11] 2
1991 Dutch Albums Chart[12] 70
2007 Norwegian Albums Chart[13] 40
2007 Swedish Albums Chart[14] 59
2008 Irish Albums Chart[15] 72
2009 Australian Albums Chart[16] 22
2009 US Catalog Albums[17] 1
2010 US Digital Albums[17] 2
2012 Croatian Albums Chart[18] 36
2012 Italian Albums Chart[19] 98
2012 US Billboard 200[17] 52

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Gold
Australia (ARIA)[21] 2× Platinum
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Gold
Germany (BVMI)[24] Gold
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Gold
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold
United States (RIAA)[3] 8× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics Tablatures MP3 Tab Discography Albums Guitar". Creedence Online. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Creedence Clearwater Revival. U.S.A.: Fantasy Records. 1991. FCD-CCR2-2. 
  3. ^ a b "American certifications – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chronicle, Vol. 1". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Paul Grein (June 5, 2013). "Week Ending June 2, 2013. Albums: The Return Of John Fogerty". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Chronicle, Vol. 1 – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Chronicle, Vol. I". blender.com. Alpha Media Group. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: Creedence". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Creedence Clearwater Revival: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Album – Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits". charts.de (in German). Media Control. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits". charts.org.nz. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Irish Music Charts Archive: Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending May 8, 2008". chart-track.co.uk. GfK. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits". australian-charts.com. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c "Creedence Clearwater Revival – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Top of the Shops – službena tjedna lista prodanih albuma u Hrvatskoj". hdu-toplista.com (in Croatian). Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Classifiche". FIMI (in Italian). Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. 
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2009". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle". Music Canada. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Creedence Clearwater Revival; 'Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". RadioScope. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. 
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 10, 2012.  Enter Chronicle in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search