This 50th anniversary edition of Creedence Clearwater Revival's third studio album, originally released in 1969, is pressed on 180g vinyl mastered at half-speed for optimum audio quality by award-winning engineer Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London. The release marks the first time the album has been available as a half-speed master individually; it was previously only part of CCR's 7LP Studio Album Collections box set.
Green River was one of three albums reelased by CCR during 1969, all of which made the US top ten. Released in August of that year, Green River was the band's first No. 1 album and includes the signature hits "Bad Moon Rising" and "Green River", enduring CCR fan favorites "Lodi" and "Wrote A Song For Everyone", plus a cover of the R&B standard "The Night Time Is The Right Time".
Mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, Green River benefits from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch, bringing these classic recordings a new vibrancy. This 180-gram LP comes housed in a handsome tip-on jacket replicating the packaging of the original pressing.
Getting in under the gold anniversary wire, Craft Recordings has cut new vinyl editions of the final two CCR albums of '69, using hi-res transfers of the original analog tapes and mastered/cut at half-speed. The resulting LPs are loud and precise, with a lot of open space filled up comfortably with the liquid grooves of rhythm section of Doug Clifford and Stu Cook. These new versions are also a new chance for young listeners to fully appreciate how CCR slipped between stations, with elements of country, R&B, pure blues and firebrand rock playing through each one.
- 50th Anniversary
- 180g Vinyl
- Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
- Available as a stand-alone half-speed master LP for the first time
- Handsome tip-on jacket replicating original packaging
- Made in Germany
- Green River
- Tombstone Shadow
- Wrote A Song For Everyone
- Bad Moon Rising
- Cross-Tie Walker
- Sinister Purpose
- The Night Time Is The Right Time