Creedence Clearwater Revival to Finally Release ‘Live at Woodstock’
Creedence Clearwater Revival's entire performance at Woodstock will finally be released, 50 years after the band played at the legendary music festival.
Live at Woodstock is due on Aug. 2 and includes all 11 songs from CCR's set on Aug. 16, 1969. In addition to band classics like "Green River" and "Proud Mary," the album includes covers of Wilson Pickett's "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)" and Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You."
The hour-long show will be available on CD and as a digital download, as well as a two-LP vinyl set. You can see the album's track listing and listen to the set's opening cut, "Born on the Bayou," below.
Creedence were scheduled to perform on Saturday night of the festival, following the Grateful Dead's set. But Woodstock almost immediately lost any hope of following a schedule, so they were pushed back. The Dead's longer-than-expected show sent CCR's appearance back even further, and they didn't end up onstage until after midnight.
They refused to allow their set to appear in the hit 1970 movie or the No. 1 soundtrack. Three songs eventually appeared on 2009's Woodstock 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm box set: "Green River," "Bad Moon Rising" and "I Put a Spell on You." The upcoming album marks the first time their historic show has been released in full.
Creedence Clearwater Revival had just released the second of the three albums they put out in 1969. Their second LP, Bayou Country, was released in January. Green River came out just a few weeks before their Woodstock performance. Willy and the Poor Boys followed in November.
The band's frontman, John Fogerty, was scheduled to appear at this summer's Woodstock 50 celebration. But the event has run into numerous problems over the past several weeks, including losing its original venue and second financial backer. Its organizers, led by original Woodstock mastermind Michael Lang, are now looking for a new location to hold the festival in August.
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Live at Woodstock' Track Listing
1. Born on the Bayou
2. Green River
3. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)
6. Bad Moon Rising
7. Proud Mary
8. I Put a Spell on You
9. The Night Time is the Right Time
10. Keep on Chooglin’
11. Suzie Q