CCR Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River ( EEC Release ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Green River" is the third album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Green River EEC Release 12" Vinyl LP Album  front cover

Album Description:

This is the European release of "Green River" the third studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in August 1969. The album features the hit single "Green River," as well as other popular tracks such as "Bad Moon Rising" and "Lodi."

The album's title track, "Green River," is a lively and upbeat song that celebrates the simple joys of life in the countryside. The song's catchy guitar riffs and driving rhythm provide the perfect backdrop for John Fogerty's distinctive vocals, which are at once plaintive and soulful. The song's lyrics evoke images of a carefree summer day spent fishing, swimming, and soaking up the sun. The song's message of finding happiness in the small things in life resonated with audiences, and it became a huge hit for the band.

"Bad Moon Rising" is another of the album's standout tracks. The song's ominous lyrics and driving beat create a sense of foreboding that is underscored by Fogerty's eerie vocal delivery. The song's lyrics speak of impending doom and the fear of an unknown force that threatens to destroy everything in its path. Despite its dark subject matter, the song is still catchy and accessible, and it became another hit for the band.

"Lodi" is a slower, more contemplative track that tells the story of a struggling musician who is stuck in a dead-end town. The song's lyrics are poignant and relatable, capturing the frustration and disillusionment that many young people feel when they are trying to make their way in the world. The song's gentle melody and understated instrumentation create a sense of melancholy that is at once beautiful and heartbreaking.

"Green River" was a critical and commercial success for Creedence Clearwater Revival. The album's mix of catchy pop tunes and darker, more introspective tracks showcased the band's versatility and helped to solidify their place in the music industry. The album's themes of nostalgia, alienation, and the search for meaning in a rapidly changing world spoke to audiences of all ages, and the band's distinctive sound and style made them one of the most beloved and influential rock acts of the era.


Music Genre:

American Roots Cajun Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Green River" was produced by: John Fogerty
Photography Basul Parik

Record Label & Catalognr:

America Records 6047  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
180 grams vinyl
Album weight: 280 gram  

Year and Country:

Made in EEC
Band Members and Musicians on: CCR Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Doug Clifford
  • Stu Cook
  • John Fogerty
  • Tom Fogerty
Track Listing of: "Green River"

The Song/tracks on "Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River" are:

    Side One:
  • Green River
  • Commotion
  • Tombstone Shadow
  • Wrote A Song For Everyone
    Side Two:
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Lodi
  • Cross-Tie Walker
  • Sinister Purpose
  • The Night Is The Right Time


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Close up of Side One record's label CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Green River EEC Release 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Green River" Dark Blue Colour America Records Record Label Details: America Records AM 6047

"Green River" Dark Blue Colour America Records Record Label Details: America Records AM 6047

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Band Information:

  Creedence Clearwater Revival, often referred to simply as CCR, was an American rock band that achieved great success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by frontman and primary songwriter John Fogerty, the band developed a distinctive sound that blended rock, blues, and country influences with socially conscious lyrics.

  The band was formed in 1967 in El Cerrito, California, and consisted of John Fogerty on vocals and guitar, his brother Tom Fogerty on rhythm guitar, Stu Cook on bass, and Doug Clifford on drums. CCR released their first album, simply titled "Creedence Clearwater Revival," in 1968, which featured the hit single "Suzie Q." The album was a critical and commercial success, and marked the beginning of the band's meteoric rise to fame.

  CCR continued to release a string of successful albums, including "Bayou Country," "Green River," and "Willy and the Poor Boys," which produced hits like "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," and "Fortunate Son." The band's music was characterized by John Fogerty's distinctive voice and guitar playing, as well as the tight rhythm section provided by Cook and Clifford.

  One of the unique features of CCR was the band's ability to blend musical influences from different genres. Their music incorporated elements of rock, blues, country, and even gospel, which gave it a distinct sound that was both familiar and new. John Fogerty's lyrics often dealt with social and political issues of the day, such as the Vietnam War and civil rights, which resonated with audiences and made the band even more popular.

  Despite their success, tensions within the band began to rise in the early 1970s, as John Fogerty increasingly became the focal point of the group. Tom Fogerty left the band in 1971, and CCR disbanded in 1972 after releasing their final album, "Mardi Gras."

  Despite their relatively short career, CCR's music has continued to resonate with audiences over the years. Their songs have been covered by countless artists and featured in numerous movies and TV shows, cementing their place in the pantheon of rock and roll. Today, CCR is remembered as one of the most influential and beloved bands of the 20th century, whose music continues to inspire and entertain fans around the world.

  The name Creedence Clearwater Revival was actually invented by the band's lead singer and primary songwriter, John Fogerty. According to Fogerty, the name "Creedence" was inspired by a friend named Credence Newball, and "Clearwater" was a place name that he had come across on a TV commercial for Olympia beer. "Revival" was added to the name to give it a sense of energy and excitement. The resulting name, Creedence Clearwater Revival, has since become iconic and synonymous with the band's unique blend of rock, blues, and country music.