SH Spotlight Pressing and mastering quality of Creedence Clearwater Revival albums*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by alexbunardzic, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore

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    I think they probably did Choogle for 46 minutes live at least once. :agree:

    Suzie Q launched them as Creedence but they also did a great version of I Put A Spell On You, almost a bit of a Yardbirds rave-up! I thought as there are two former Golliwogs singles (although Walk On Water is a remake) on that first LP they could have fit Fragile Child in comfortably, that had the full 'Creedence' sound. I like it a little better than Fight Fire too.
     
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  2. inperson

    inperson Senior Member

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  3. John Schofield

    John Schofield There is no replacement for displacement

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    Not owning any CCR, but enjoying their music whenever I hear it, about a year ago I purchased the CCR Chronicle vinyl which contains "their 20 greatest hits" from Music Direct. While I love all the music, I cannot listen to the lp because of all the gritty distortion it contains, as well as very flat sound with no bottom end. Is this just a lousy piece of vinyl? If so, what might someone suggest as a great to have CCR album?
     
  4. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    I wonder what Charlie Mingus would have thought about his imprint being cited as the source of this San Francisco-based rock band's recordings . . .
     
  5. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    On their debut LP, the only track that was a bona fide Golliwogs track in its original recording - and indeed, a former single - and the one in which midway through release they became CCR - was "Porterville." Evidently was deemed more worthy of inclusion than its B side - "Call It Pretending."
     
  6. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    To me, Pendulum is incredibly well mixed. So tasty and defined. That drum sound is perhaps one of the finest drum recordings made. Imo.
     
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  7. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

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    Love my AP reissues.
     
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  8. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

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    I love the record Chooglin' ... collection of their long jammed out tracks. Most of you have seen it I'm sure. Great for a listening session if you are lookin to zone out.
     
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  9. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    I agree. Not sure why these haven't been mentioned more in this thread. Once I got ahold of the set, I was done looking for anything CCR.
     
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  10. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

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    Yup. Love the 45 mono singles collection too.
     
  11. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore

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    Maybe for the CDs it's those weird cases; they don't fit in with 'the collection'? :laugh:
     
  12. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    :laugh:
     
  13. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    For what it is, it's a very good, clean sounding album..but for the sound we were used to from CCR which had a more organic texture, perhaps a bit too clean...??
     
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  14. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    Not to me :) That just seems like a classic case of "i dont want my fave artist to develop".
     
  15. James_S888

    James_S888 Forum Resident

    Having a bunch of CCRs, various pressings, US and UK, plus th AP reissues, I haven't played any of them in quite a while, but as I remember, I liked the AP reissues the best.
    To me, they were all-round great sounding, great rock n roll.
    What a helpful thread :) I'll have to go look at the matrix markings on my US originals.
     
  16. Trashman

    Trashman Forum Resident

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    These two statements don't match.
     
  17. Bjorn Kjetil Johansen

    Bjorn Kjetil Johansen Vortex Surfer

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    I just discovered that my copy of "Cosmo's Factory" is a BILBO TAPE ONE. Of course meaning a Denis Blackham mastering. It is on Fantasy (FASLP 5006), made in West Germany for the UK market.

    I think it sounds wonderful.

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
     
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  18. Russ Gary

    Russ Gary Engineering Legend

    Doug Clifford used a Ludwig snare drum on Pendulum, the same snare drum he played on Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country and Mardi Gras. Doug played a Camco snare on Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys and Cosmo's Factory.

    -Russ
     
  19. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    All CCR albums have really good sonics i think. Way ahead of many of their contemporaries. And they still sound timeless today. That is not something you can say about many vintage albums.
     
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  20. SuperFuzz

    SuperFuzz Forum Resident

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    Horrible mastering, unlistenable for me. Bloated bass, recessed midrange, goosed treble.
     
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  21. Steve Hoffman

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    So you liked it?
     
  22. SuperFuzz

    SuperFuzz Forum Resident

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    When I'm feeling masochistic, it's the perfect thing to listen to.
     
  23. McLover

    McLover Senior Member

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    Come to Papa, McLover likes it!!!
     
  24. geddy402

    geddy402 Forum Resident

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    I just picked up an original pressing of Pendulum and think it is a fantastic sounding record. Mine even has a slight dish and it plays wonderfully clean and clean. Few pops and clicks here and there, to be expected on an album that is almost 50 years old, but I would be surprised if a reissues topped this one.
     
  25. Steve Hoffman

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    Has anyone ever seen a colored vinyl Fantasy LP of the first Creedence album? I was told the very first run was in blue vinyl.
     

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