John Fogerty‘s expanded full-length album version of the Fogerty’s Factory EP, which initially was issued as a seven-song digital collection in May, got its release today on CD and digital platforms.
The 12-track Fogerty’s Factory album features versions of four Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, six selections from John’s solo career and two cover tunes, all performed live by John and three of his children — sons Shane and Tyler, and daughter Kelsy.
Most of the performances were recorded at home while the Fogerty family had been self-quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many debuted as part of a series of videos that were posted on John’s YouTube channel and social media sites.
The album kicks off with a rendition of Fogerty’s solo hit “Centerfield” that John and his kids played at an empty Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on May 28 in celebration of the founding CCR frontman’s 75th birthday.
The version of the Creedence hit “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” that appears on the album is the audio from a video that aired on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, while renditions of CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son” come from a satellite-radio special that featured John, Shane and Tyler.
The cover tunes featured on the album are Bill Withers‘ “Lean on Me” and Steve Goodman‘s “City of New Orleans.”
A vinyl LP version of Fogerty’s Factory is due out on January 15, 2021.
John notes that was his wife Julie‘s idea to call the project Fogerty’s Factory.
“There we were, the whole family coming together and producing music with no real purpose other than to share our love of music and family in a very difficult time,” he explains.
Here’s the Fogerty’s Factory track list:
“Centerfield” (Dodgers Stadium version)
“Have You Ever Seen the Rain” (from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
“Lean on Me”
“Hot Rod Heart”
“Blue Moon Nights”
“City of New Orleans”
“Bad Moon Rising” (from satellite-radio special)
“Fortunate Son” (from satellite-radio special)
“Don’t You Wish It Was True”
By Matt Friedlander
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