CCR drummer Doug Clifford says band's full Woodstock performance is expected to be released in 2019

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  1. arisinwind

    arisinwind Forum Resident Thread Starter

    CCR drummer Doug Clifford says band's full Woodstock performance is expected to be released in 2019
    Creedence Clearwater Revival was among the many famous acts that played the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this August. CCR didn't appear in the Oscar-winning 1970 film documenting the historic festival, but the band's drummer, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, reveals that the group's full set likely will be released this year in conjunction with the anniversary.

    "We fought for 50 years over [releasing the performance], and now it looks like it's finally…gonna be out there," Clifford tells ABC Radio. "So, I'm excited about that, and hopefully the fans will be excited about it as well."

    Doug didn't specify whether both audio and video of CCR's Woodstock set would be released.

    In his 2015 autobiography Fortunate Son, Creedence frontman John Fogerty admits that he vetoed having the band included in the movie, maintaining that he wasn't happy with the group's overall performance.

    Clifford says he felt differently. "I'm sorry that we weren't in the movie," he tells ABC Radio. "That wasn't my decision. But we were there…and we had a big part of it being as grand as it was, just by virtue of saying 'yes' to the [organizers'] offer."

    CCR was near the height of its popularity at the time of Woodstock. The band hit the stage at 12:30 a.m. -- much later than scheduled -- during the festival's second night, between The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin.

    Last year, Creedence Clearwater Revival marked its own 50th anniversary by releasing a vinyl box set called The Complete Studio Albums featuring remastered versions of their seven studio LPs.
  2. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    I hope this comes to fruition...
  3. siebrand

    siebrand Forum Resident

    I love CCR.
    Always did so.
    It would be nice to get such a box with sacd's...
  4. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    From the little footage I've sat through, I think Fogerty's criticism is way too harsh. Maybe it wasn't their most stellar performance ever...but that can easily be said for other "classic" performances that *were* in the film like CSN and The Who (and truth be told, Hendrix)...but what these performances lacked in precision-performance, they more than made up for in atmosphere.
  5. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    Oradell NJ
    Its better than the Fillmore West closing show.
  6. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

    I always thought it was a good performance.
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'll buy it!
  8. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    That already occurred with the Analogue Productions SACD set. It was expensive however.
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  9. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    50 years... The magic number.

    I'm sure someone sat John down and told him: "Either you let it out or the effing copyright loophole scum is gonna do it."
  10. ^^^^…….and a vinyl box at 45rpm by our host
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  11. +1
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    how can we not?! : )
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and CD!
  14. Glad it’s coming out either way and nice that it’s being done in conjunction with the band but if it wasn’t for the ‘copyright loophole’ we would never have it, so too bad, so sad for the cantankerous and bitter John Fogerty, looks like this time his former band-mates and the fans win! :agree:
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  15. and some DCC vinyl at 33 1/3
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Indeed! let us all have our favorite formats!
  17. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

    And MiniDisc mastered by Jurgen Crasser.
  18. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Chattanooga, TN
    I'm in. Hope they do video and audio.
  19. :biglaugh:
  20. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    There's been a fan edition patched together from various sources I've heard, so it would be nice to have an all around better recording. Also seen a lot of video, not sure if they filmed the entire set, I wouldn't have thought so but CCR were pretty important at the time I guess even if a notch lower than live Hendrix being documented.

    Performance is not as good as the Albert Hall appearance, but it was an outdoor thing.
  21. Argus1

    Argus1 Well-Known Member

    I have the CCR Woodstock set. The mix is sorta bad because the drums are a little hot. I brought the thing more as document of the Woodstock vs performance. Nothing very outstanding but it was performed at Woodstock which makes it worth having. Having said that I will still buy this version.
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  22. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Nice! Also, hope there's a big Woodstock '69 anniversary box set coming this year, with full gigs of at least some of the other involved artists.
  23. Argus1

    Argus1 Well-Known Member

    The guy who did the last big Woodstock box has listened to all of the music from all three days, sorry can't think of his name. But the impression I got was it was very cool but there is something up with one of the sets. Maybe the set was recorded over or something like that. I would like to hear the complete Mountian set. Another problem is not all of the bands will sign the release because they feel their set was not all that great. But maybe after 50 years they will change their minds. A complete three days of every band would be great.
  24. Lefty Wright

    Lefty Wright Forum Resident

    Wait, doesnt that scumbag Saul Zaentz's estate still get a percentage of CCR releases, including those released by Craft Records? I'll never purchase a CRR release for this reason, only Fogerty albums, for this reason (unless I am misinformed).
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  25. smoke

    smoke Forum Resident

    Imagine a download link to 3 full days, following the same schedule as the original show!! It's free but you can only play it once, and there's no pause button :)

    Saw some recent CCR (minus Fogerty) on youtube and was struck by just just how goddamn good they SOUND. They may not write but JF lost a lot when he split from them.

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