Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Creedence Clearwater Revival by Creedence Clearwater Revival, including the lyric insert, but missing the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Creedence Clearwater Revival is a 1969 Japanese first pressing, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl and including the original lyric insert.
The cover is VG, with wear at the edges and corners and a repaired 3″ split on the bottom edge. The insert is M-. The obi is missing.
The red vinyl disc is VG+ on side one, and VG on side two, with a number of small marks and a single scratch that runs through the entire side.
A rare pressing of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in July, 1968, Creedence Clearwater Revival was the debut LP by the band of the same name. While the album only reached #52 on the U.S. album charts, it was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA, helped by the single “Suzie Q,” which reached #11 on the U.S. singles charts.
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. While many of Fogerty’s obsessions and CCR’s signatures are in place — weird blues (“I Put a Spell on You”), Stax R&B (Wilson Pickett’s “Ninety-Nine and a Half”), rockabilly (“Susie Q”), winding instrumental interplay, the swamp sound, and songs for “The Working Man” — the band was still finding their way. Out of all their records (discounting Mardi Gras), this is the one that sounds the most like its era, thanks to the wordless vocal harmonies toward the end of “Susie Q,” the backward guitars on “Gloomy,” and the directionless, awkward jamming that concludes “Walking on the Water.”
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1969|