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15 DEC 09 DAVID VIENNA
Here's the thing about Creedence Clearwater Revival's Chronicle: If you don't have it, you need it. It belongs in everyone's music library just like Beethoven's 9th and John Coltrane's Lush Life. And the spectacular collection of CCR tracks is now on sale during Concord's Holiday Sale.
Originally released in 1976, Chronicle romps through 20 phenomenal singles. Yes, each one is a rock gem -- from CCR's powerful covers of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "I Put A Spell On You" to what is quite possibly the best war protest song ever recorded, "Fortunate Son."
With The Beatles dominating radio and the charts throughout the '60s, CCR's swamp rock style and great hooks made the band a seminal rock band for the era. Led in every sense of the word by John Fogerty, CCR produced hit after hit with a uniquely American sound.
Unlike most "best of" compilations, which feature a few hits and a handful of obscure tracks, Chronicle is exactly as the title suggests, a chronicle of the best CCR has to offer. For the true audiophiles, it's available on LP as well. And if that's not enough, Chronicle, Vol. 2 is also on sale for the holidays, which offers up even more fantastic tracks like "The Midnight Special" and "Born On The Bayou."