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

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  1. featheredfiend

    featheredfiend Forum Resident

    Location:
    Morris Plains, NJ
    I just picked up a new copy of their 2LP "Chronicle" greatest hits set today...it's obviously a repressing, but there is absolutely ZERO information about the mastering, the date of the pressing, etc. on the jacket, sleeves, or shrink-wrap.

    In fact, there's actually a typo on the blue Fantasy record labels, as printed along bottom edge of the labels it reads: "1876 Fantasy Records"...I know the original release came out in 1976, but does anyone know when this repressing may have come out, and was it remastered?
     
  2. featheredfiend

    featheredfiend Forum Resident

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  3. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Location:
    Moorhead MN
    Nope.Your pressings are standard CCR sounding vinyl

    Yes Bayou Country is the best it is also the band members favorite

    With the debut @ #2 but I disagree about Cosmos Factory

    Remember that Fogerty was going for the Sun Sound on Green River-Cosmos Factory

    Which is the reason as you say the wimpy sound when compared to the first 2 LPs

    Look at the other post Bayou LPs in that light and you will probably grow to love them also
     
  4. I don't remember Chronicle on vinyl being released remastered. I know HDTracks has it "newly remastered" but no specifics.
     
  5. Turn the bass up some and those albums are great.
     
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  6. douglas mcclenaghan

    douglas mcclenaghan Forum Resident

    Fortunate Son, or Run Through The Jungle (for example) are wimpy?
     
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  7. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

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    That's E="arisinwind, post: 18701616, member: 28678"]Turn the bass up some and those albums are great.[/QUOTE]
    Thats what equalizer are for

    Yes those first 5 CCR are some of rocks greatest LPs with Pendelum just a shade below

    Been listening 50 yrs and CCR never gets old on original vinyl dialed to 9
     
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  8. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

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    E="douglas mcclenaghan, post: 18703586, member: 53062"]Fortunate Son, or Run Through The Jungle (for example) are wimpy?[/QUOTE]
    You're asking the wrong person

    I never said that

    I been listening to CCR for 50 yrs and they never sounded wimpy to me & my generation

    CCR was one of the hardest rocking radio friendly bands of the 60s
     
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  9. Peja11

    Peja11 PC is Neither

    Location:
    Sacramento
    I just found this thread and it sent me to the archives to see what I have. From the git go on the S/T album I am lost in the weeds with labels and matrix #'s. From what I can gather the blue Fantasy labels are the earlier pressings. I have what I think is a later ( but not too much later) copy. The label is a more modern brown with orange logo with "Fantasy Records Berkeley California" on the bottom of the label. Matrix #'s F 8382 A-1-T1 D and F 8382 B-1-T1 D. I can't find anything close to those #'s anywhere on Discogs or any mention of a brown label. Good chance I missed something as there are many F 8382 versions. Maybe a Berkeley boot? Any help or direction would be appreciated.
     
  10. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    I'm not an audiophile, but i enjoy the sacd box set
     
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  11. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Levittown. NY
    If you enjoy it, your viewpoint is as valid, 150%, as any so-called, "audiophile's".:righton:
     
  12. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    I just like to qualify that i dont pretend to have audio engineer credentials. I used to come close, but age takes its toll.
     
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  13. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    The entire point of this forum is (among other things) to find the best sounding versions of your favorite music. On the other hand, if doing that is going to cost many hundreds of dollars, find something cheap and just enjoy the tunes. It's a hobby, should be fun and rewarding.
     
  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Nicely stated
     
  15. Peja11

    Peja11 PC is Neither

    Location:
    Sacramento
    I found it buried in the unknown listings @ Discogs. No date or location of pressing. Anyone know if Fantasy ever pressed anything in Berkeley?
     
  16. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Follower of Hi-Fi

    Location:
    New Mexico USA
    The AP reissues have been one of the great audiophile values, hands down. I've got the first five albums — the S/T, Bayou, and Green River on vinyl, Willie and the Poor Boys and Cosmo's Factory on SACD. In a world where these versions exist listening to a wonky old pressing is pure masochism.
     
  17. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Location:
    Europe
    Anyone have a 2008 Fantasy LP of Bayou Country? If so, do you recommend?
     
  18. J.Hammershaug

    J.Hammershaug Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norway
    Yesterday I was digging in my brother’s «maybe-for-sale-collection» in the basement at our parents home. I grabbed a few records and took’em with me for a listen.

    After the usual matrix inspection, manual cleaning and a spin in my ultrasonic cleaner, I poured myself a glass of wine and turned on the Nottingham Spacedeck.

    I started with a 1973 UK reissue of CCR s/t:

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    What a debut! Many years since last time I really listened to CCR, and first time ever on vinyl.
    Great songs and good sonics imho. Not harsh, not too bass heavy, maybe just a little bit flat sounding? It lacked the magic from a first/early pressing I think.

    Has anyone compared this version to an early US? Is it worth getting an earlier pressing, or maybe a RM from AP?
     
  19. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Location:
    Moorhead MN
    P
     
  20. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Location:
    Levittown. NY
    Does anyone know if the rest of the albums will follow the debut and Bayou Country as individual re-issues a la the Abbey Road half speed mastering??
     
  21. seaisletim

    seaisletim Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    Found this thread in the search - I just picked up a very glossy copy of Cosmo’s Factory with an orange Fantasy logo on a brown label, F-8402. What I’ve never seen before is the deadwax info, all handwritten

    1- F 8402A 1A ~ ~ FML DT 4-76
    2- F 8402B 1A ~ ~ FML DT 4-76

    Any ideas?

    Sounds great.. not as good as my best blue Fantasy original on wax heavy enough to hurt someone.
     
  22. Michael

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

    yes, Steve and we know it's always about the music...: )
     
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  23. durkn

    durkn Active Member

    Location:
    Kona
    How’s the CCR Green River 2019 Europe reissue LP - half speed mastered at Abbey Road?

    The AP has got to be better, right?
     
  24. RemyM

    RemyM Forum Resident

    Anybody that can tell me how much better the Bayou Country version of Analogue Productions (1/2 speed master) is then a good pressing of the original?
     
  25. James Glennon

    James Glennon Senior Member

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Analogue Productions pressings of Creedence Clearwater Revival were not 1/2 speed mastered. The whole catalogue was 1/2 speed mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell in November 2018.

    JG
     
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