American roots royalty Creedence Clearwater Revival are set to release vinyl reissues of two of their albums, Willy and the Poor Boys and Green River. Mastered at half speed, they will both be available from November 15th.
A band that were vital in capturing the counter-culture movement of late ’60s and early ’70s America, Creedence Clearwater Revival were ranked 82nd in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Two of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s iconic 1969 albums are being remastered at half-speed, to be made available on vinyl on November 15th.
The recordings have been pressed onto 180 gram vinyl, mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. The tracks were mastered at half speed for optimum audio quality.
Willy and the Poor Boys achieved tremendous critical and commercial success when it was released in 1969. Perhaps the album’s highlight was the anti-Vietnam War song Fortunate Son, epitomising the band’s immense cultural influence during the time.
Though they wer only active from 1967-1972, CCR’s stand as a revered band that shaped rock music. They are one of the few acts to receive a Diamond certification from the RIAA for 10 million units sold in the US.
The reissues of Willy and the Poor Boys and Green River will be available November 15th. Pre-order them here.
Listen to Fortunate Son below.