The debut release of Creedence Clearwater Revival's legendary 1970 show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. The hits-packed setlist includes such classics as “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou” and more.
For years, rumors had circulated about a long-lost Creedence Clearwater Revival recording, captured at their April 1970 concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It all began in 1980 - nearly a decade after the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers parted ways - when a live CCR album was mistakenly titled The Royal Albert Hall Concert. It was quickly discovered that the recording was not from the historic London venue, but instead from a January 1970 show at the Oakland Coliseum in California. While that album was stickered with correctional information and duly renamed The Concert for later production runs, actual audio from Royal Albert Hall remained unreleased...until now.
At The Royal Albert Hall: April 14, 1970 marks the first official release of the highly-anticipated recording of CCR's show at the legendary venue, offering the complete live show from that legendary night. The fiery set includes classics such as “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Travelin’ Band” and much more.
“...they sounded much as The Beatles would have sounded if they had got better and better in their first style instead of forging ahead...There was dancing in the aisles before they had finished, and a standing ovation through the National Anthem and for quarter of an hour after that. The roots are far from dead.” - Miles Kingston, The Times April 15, 1970
“...Creedence Clearwater Revival had proved beyond a doubt that they are, in more opinions than mine, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. In their capable hands, not only is the true spirit of rock music alive and well, but it is kicking like a mule.” - Roy Carr, New Musical Express April 18, 1970
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1968 self-titled debut album introduced the world to guitar-playing brothers John and Tom Fogerty, drummer Doug Clifford, and bassist Stu Cook, four young men out of El Cerrito in the San Francisco Bay Area. Though they emerged in a place and time where trippy psychedelic visions were the order of the day, CCR bucked the trends and instead tapped into a rich, traditional seam of American music that connected to blues, country, rockabilly, gospel, folk and R&B.
During their short time together as a band (1968–1972), Creedence enjoyed an unparalleled period of creativity - releasing seven studio albums (two of which went to #1), playing over 150 tour dates around the world, including a headlining spot at Woodstock, and scoring 14 top ten singles.
CCR's music endures today, 50 years later – in the last few years alone, their music has appeared in some of the most popular films (Jungle Cruise, The Post, War Dogs, Suicide Squad), TV shows (The Voice, The Strain, Good Girls Revolt) and video games (Call of Duty, Mafia III, Watch Dogs II, Crackdown 2), allowing a new generation of fans to discover songs like “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.” Creedence songs have received over 9.4 million tags on Shazam to-date. Having sold over 30 million albums in the U.S. alone, Creedence received a rare Diamond certification from the RIAA in 2016, marking 10 million units in sales for their 1976 compilation album, Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits.