Chronicle Volume 1

by Creedence Clearwater Revival

(1976) Fantasy

Personnel Doug Clifford : Drums; Stu Cook : Bass; John Fogerty : Guitar, Vocals; Tom Fogerty : Guitar
Description Kick a-- American classic rock! I challenge anyone to find a bad song on here out of the 20 listed. The only problem I have with this disc is that it doesn't include Born on the Bayou.
Posted By Michael Kurczewski (339)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 4.6 (of 5)
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On 6/24/2001, Ga Thomas (1904) posted:
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A great album. There are a few songs here I do not like, and a few CCR songs that I do like that are not here. But overall a really good buy.
On 3/2/2001, Maciek Sakrejda (8047) posted:
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This is a great collection from a great band (from my current home town, El Cerrito, CA). Every song on this CD is great rock, and killer riffs abound: "Down on the Corner", "Susie Q" (ok, so it wasn't their song, so what? it's got a great riff), "Up Around The Bend", "Green River"... John's voice is great, and the band's playing is solid.

There are a couple of problems here, though. As has been mentioned, "Born On The Bayou", one of their bigger hits, has been ommited and put on "Chronicle II" (which isn't all that bad since that album, though with a heavier country touch to it, is still great stuff), and replaced with lesser-known material. The other problem here is that "Susie Q" has been split into two songs. Part one appears on this CD and is the "Susie Q" we all know and love. Part two appears on "Chronicle II" and is just more soloing and stuff. It's too bad that they couldn't find one place to join the two halves of the song. Other than that, it's great stuff.
On 2/19/2001, Carl Anderson (2230) posted:
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This is a sweet CD. All of the popular CCR songs. A classic album. Great addition to any collection.
On 3/15/2000, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
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Its got all the hits and some. Cheesy liner notes are the only downfall here. Classic rock at its best.
On 3/15/2000, Michael Kurczewski (339) posted:
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These are all songs tnat you know, love, and crank up the radio when you hear. CCR's version of I Heard it Through the Grapevine is absolutely phenomenal. In terms of guitar playing they weren't very fancy, but still managed to convey loads of emotion into their songs with the help of John Fogerty's singing. This is classic rock stripped down to its bare essentials that still sounds great 30 years after it was created.