Coming on November 14th is the eagerly-awaited live collection, Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall. The project, which is now available for pre-order, also includes the documentary Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At Royal Albert Hall, which comes with a bonus CD of previously released hits.
The film, which is narrated by Jeff Bridges, was directed by Bob Smeaton — best known for his work on 1995’s Grammy-winning The Beatles Anthology and most recently, 2021’s critically acclaimed The Who Sell Out documentary. Creedence played two shows at the Albert Hall, hitting the hallowed venue on April 14th and 15th, 1970.
Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At Royal Albert Hall drops on streaming services on September 16th.
According to the press release:
After spending roughly 50 years in storage, the original multitrack tapes were meticulously restored and mixed by the Grammy Award-winning team of producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell, who have helmed countless acclaimed projects together, including The Beatles’ Love, 50th-anniversary editions of Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as well as audio for Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back.
The LP was mastered by the celebrated engineer Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using half-speed technology for the highest-quality listening experience.
We asked Creedence leader John Fogerty about the blossoming creativity he was enjoying in the late-’60’s and early-’70s, which even led him the band to release no less than three albums in 1969, alone: “Young people — including who I was then — are quite precocious, immortal; it’s not true but that’s how you feel. I set out to do something and did it, y’know (laughs)? That was my intention. It’s only now, y’know, I’m kind of flabbergasted, that it’s like, ‘wow!’ I mean, I’m not sure. . . If I set out to do that now, I would also know how remarkably rare and almost impossible it is, and that might preclude the effort in the first place. You don’t know that when you’re young, you just kind of go ahead and do it.”