John Fogerty is planning to revisit his catalogue as part of a new record deal--and the first of his albums to be reissued is coming in November.
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman has signed with BMG for not only the distribution of much of his solo catalogue, but a new album due next year. The agreement will cover five albums: 1985's chart-topping Centerfield, the next year's follow-up Eye of the Zombie, 1997's Blue Moon Swamp, the live Premonition (1998) and Deja Vu (All Over Again) (2004), which saw Fogerty leave Warner Bros. Records for the nascent DreamWorks label. An as-yet unannounced compilation is also being planned. Fogerty's last album was Wrote a Song for Everyone (2013), which found him re-recording some of his best-known CCR material with special guest stars.
For its 20th anniversary, Blue Moon Swamp will be reissued on November 17, featuring two non-LP bonus tracks from a 2004 reissue on Geffen and a new cover, based on the backdrop Fogerty used on the ensuing tour. In addition to CD and digital offerings, the album (and bonus tracks) will make their vinyl debut, with black and limited blue LP offerings planned.
The five-years-in-the-making Blue Moon Swamp won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and was praised by Rolling Stone, who called the track "A Hundred and Ten In the Shade" "the single best song Fogerty has offered since CCR fell apart."
The album can be pre-ordered from Amazon U.S. today.
Blue Moon Swamp: 20th Anniversary Edition (BMG, 2017)
- Southern Streamline
- Hot Rod Heart
- Blue Boy
- A Hundred and Ten In the Shade
- Rattlesnake Highway
- Bring It Down to Jelly Roll
- Walking In a Hurricane
- Swamp River Days
- Rambunctious Boy
- Joy of My Life
- Blue Moon Nights
- Bad Bad Boy
- Just Pickin'
- Endless Sleep
Tracks 1-12 released as Warner Bros. Records 45426, 1997
Tracks 13-14 from "Walking In a Hurricane" CD single - Warner Music Australia 9362438892, 1998. Included on expanded edition of the album - Geffen B0003278-02, 2004