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Chronicle Volume One

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Susie Q
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I Put A Spell On You
4:32  
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Proud Mary
3:09  
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Bad Moon Rising
2:20  
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Lodi
3:11  
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Green River
2:34  
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Commotion
2:42  
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Down On the Corner
2:44  
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Fortunate Son
2:20  
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Travelin' Band
2:09  
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Who'll Stop the Rain
2:29  
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Up Around the Bend
2:42  
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Run Through the Jungle
3:05  
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Lookin' Out My Back Door
2:32  
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Long As I Can See the Light
3:34  
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine
11:06  
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Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
2:39  
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Hey Tonight
2:42  
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Sweet Hitch-Hiker
2:55  
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Someday Never Comes
4:00  
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Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 68:00

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04.22.11
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chronicle Volume One
2000 | Label: Fantasy

From 1968 to 1971, while other Bay Area musicians were getting lost in the ozone amid hour-long psychedelic jams, Creedence Clearwater Revival released a series of brilliantly concise hit singles that owed more to Sun Records than Sun Ra. The evocative lyrics of CCR songs like '"Proud Mary," "Green River" and "Down On the Corner" drew heavily on both leader John Fogerty's working-class background and his love of American folk mythology. Combined with the band's… read more »

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Lending Creedence to Rock N Roll

Paul_D

This is a great introduction to this band. Loaded with classic sounds and sounding almost as great as it did way back when. Well worth the download.

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Learn the Licks

dadadata

There's no band that put guitar bass and drums together with such spare precision as CCR. Play bass? Learn the rhythm guitar parts. Play guitar? Learn the bass parts. The rhythm guitar and bass are like the left and right hands ... and the drums are like the stompin' feet. This is great music.

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Definitive Album

EMUSIC-00CE923B

It's hard not to hear CCR's influence on modern music after listening to this album

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What's not to like?

SwellJoe

It's a collection of some of the best-loved songs by one of rock's greatest songwriters at his absolute peak. The production is authentic, with stereo being used for effect as much as for depth and without the obnoxious compression found on some modern reissues, so it's easy to crank up the "hi-fi", close your eyes and travel to a different time and place. This is one of the Must Have albums at eMusic. No matter what kind of music you like, or what the rest of your collection looks like, this one is mandatory.

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Great Stereo Sound

vleedavis

The great stereo sound of "Chronicle Volume One" really treats me to the unadulterated CCR. I sing, dance, shake, rattle and roll. No problems downloading per eMusic usual.

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Origins of Southern Rock

EMUSIC-0137DB12

Before there were Alabama, The Georgia Satellites, The Allman Brothers or Lynyrd Skynyrd these four guys from, of all places, Southern California had laid the groundwork and set the pattern. Any music library purporting to holding a meaningful representation of American Rock music must include this album.

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CCR -Chronicle Volume One

bob_amy2000

I agree, this was and is that CCR was a leader for many groups that followed.

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Must Have

kenph

Even if you are too young to rememeber CCR, you have got to have this. Download all tracks, no need to preview they are all original and all great.

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Classic Rocks

RickyRicardo

Some of these songs are vietnam protest songs; some are love your brother songs; and some are freedom songs. Woodstock was mostly about freedom; and CCR saw the light. Keep the spirit of freedom alive and give this great album a listen. It will rock your world.

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All the hits

zyxwvut

John Fogerty has a real talent for the hook-y riff. If you like CCR, you need this album.

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Chronicle, Vol. 1 contains every one of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s original 19 hit singles — including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Green River,” “Down on the Corner,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Up Around the Band,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” — plus “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which became a hit at the same time this double-record compilation was released. It’s a lean, concise collection that tells you everything you need to know about Creedence. Several of the band’s individual albums are essential, but Chronicle is not only an excellent introduction to the group, it offers definitive proof that the group was one of the definitive singles’ bands of the late ’60s. Rarely has a greatest- hits collection been so well-assembled. [The compact disc edition is hampered by the inclusion of the full-length, 11-minute album version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"; its presence slows down the momentum of the collection considerably.] – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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