John Fogerty Celebrates 25 Years of Centerfield with Remastered Edition
John Fogerty, the legendary rock singer-songwriter and former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, has released a remastered edition of his 1985 solo album Centerfield to mark its 25th anniversary. The album, which features some of Fogerty's most beloved songs such as \"The Old Man Down the Road\", \"Rock and Roll Girls\" and the baseball anthem \"Centerfield\", has been digitally enhanced to sound better than ever. The new edition also includes two bonus tracks that were previously only available as B-sides: \"My Toot Toot\", a zydeco-flavored cover of Rockin' Sydney's hit, and \"I Confess\", a doo-wop rendition of The Nutmegs' classic.
Centerfield was Fogerty's comeback album after a decade-long hiatus from the music industry due to legal battles with his former record label. The album showcases Fogerty's distinctive voice and guitar style, as well as his nostalgic and patriotic themes. Centerfield was a critical and commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male. The title track was also inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010, making Fogerty the first musician to be honored there.
Fans of John Fogerty and classic rock can enjoy this 25th anniversary edition of Centerfield, which is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The album is a testament to Fogerty's enduring talent and influence as one of the greatest American rockers of all time.
One of the highlights of Centerfield is the song \"I Saw It on T.V.\", which chronicles the history of America from the 1950s to the 1980s through the lens of television. Fogerty sings about iconic events and figures such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the moon landing. The song captures Fogerty's nostalgia for his youth and his commentary on the social and political changes that shaped his generation.
Another standout track is \"The Old Man Down the Road\", which was Fogerty's first top 10 hit as a solo artist. The song features a catchy riff and a mysterious lyric that some interpreted as a reference to Fogerty's former boss at Fantasy Records, Saul Zaentz, who sued him for plagiarism over the song. Fogerty denied any connection and said the song was inspired by a character from a Stephen King novel. The song also showcases Fogerty's trademark swamp rock sound, which he developed with Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Centerfield is a classic album that celebrates Fogerty's love of music and baseball, two quintessential American passions. The remastered edition offers fans a chance to rediscover this masterpiece with improved sound quality and bonus tracks. Centerfield is a must-have for any rock fan who appreciates Fogerty's timeless songs and distinctive voice.
The remastered edition of Centerfield also includes two songs that were not part of the original album: \"My Toot Toot\" and \"I Confess\". These songs were recorded during the sessions for Fogerty's next album, Eye of the Zombie, and were released as B-sides for the singles \"Change in the Weather\" and \"Eye of the Zombie\" respectively. \"My Toot Toot\" is a fun and upbeat cover of a Cajun song by Rockin' Sydney that features Fogerty playing the accordion. \"I Confess\" is a soulful and romantic cover of a doo-wop song by The Nutmegs that showcases Fogerty's vocal range and harmony skills.
These bonus tracks add more variety and flavor to Centerfield, which is already a diverse and rich album. The album covers different genres and styles, from rock and roll to country to blues to folk. Fogerty plays all the instruments on the album, except for the drums, which are handled by session musicians. Fogerty also produced and arranged the album himself, giving it a personal and authentic touch.
Centerfield is not only a musical triumph, but also a personal one for Fogerty. The album marked his return to the spotlight after years of legal battles and creative struggles. The album also reflected his joy and gratitude for being able to make music again and share it with his fans. Centerfield is an album that celebrates life, love, and America with passion and sincerity. aa16f39245