CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – COSMO’S FACTORY 50TH ANNIVERSARY

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – COSMO’S FACTORY 50TH ANNIVERSARY

26th May 2020 0 By John Deaux

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’S

ICONIC ALBUM,  COSMO’S FACTORY

 

HALF-SPEED MASTERED 180-GRAM VINYL, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

 

Features the classic hits “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” “Up Around the Bend,”

 “Run Through the Jungle,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and more

 

A new music video for “Long as I Can See the Light” will include fan contributions, 

in honour of Father’s Day, 2020

Click here to stream the album or pre-order the vinyl

Craft Recordings celebrates the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s pinnacle album, Cosmo’s Factory, with the release of a half-speed master edition.  Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and set for an August 14th street date, the album was mastered at half speed by the award-winning engineer Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Available for pre-order today, this audiophile edition of Cosmo’s Factory comes housed in a tip-on jacket, replicating the original packaging from 1970.

 

Additionally, Craft is calling on Creedence fans around the globe to be a part of a new video for Cosmo’s Factory’s closing track, a beloved fan favourite “Long as I Can See the Light.” Set to premiere in time for Father’s Day this June, the visuals will honour fathers, grandfathers, and other guiding lights in fans’ lives. The tradition of musical inheritance is strong among CCR fans—the band’s timeless songs and albums have been proudly passed down from generation to generation. And now, in the era COVID-19, it’s become apparent that music is more important than ever to keep people feeling connected, even when they’re physically apart. 

 

Fans are encouraged to share videos and photos showing cherished memories with fathers, grandfathers, and other important mentors in their lives. The deadline for submissions is June 1st. For full details, visit longasicanseethelight.com.

 

Released on July 16, 1970, Cosmo’s Factory remarkably stood as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s fifth full-length in two-years. The album, which borrowed its name from drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (who often referred to the band’s practice space as “The Factory”), followed a highly prolific year for CCR, in which the Berkeley, CA band released three Billboard Top Ten albums in 12 months. Cosmo’s Factory would continue the group’s momentum, taking Clifford, frontman John Fogerty, guitarist Tom Fogerty, and bassist Stu Cook to the height of their success. For the second time, Creedence topped the album chart in the US, while they scored their first No. 1 in the UK, Canada, and Australia, among other territories, firmly cementing their status as international rock stars.

 

The album also found CCR expanding their sonic territory, with tracks like the seven-minute-long psychedelic jam, “Ramble Tamble,” a gritty, 11 minute-long rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and the twangy “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” which was a nod to the “Bakersfield Sound” of West Coast country artists like Buck Owens. The folk-tinged “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” meanwhile, harkens back to the era of the Vietnam War, as does the blues-rocker “Run Through the Jungle,” which has been used in a myriad of films, TV, and video games.

 

Cosmo’s Factory produced several Top Ten singles— “Travelin’ Band”/”Who’ll Stop the Rain” in January, which peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Up Around the Bend”/”Run Through the Jungle” in April, which came in at No. 4, and “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” in July, which peaked at No. 2.

 

Now, a half a century after its release, Cosmo’s Factory will gain a new vibrancy, thanks to the exacting process of half-speed mastering. Using high-res transfers from the original analogue tapes, the mastering process involves playing back the audio at half its recorded speed, while the cutting lathe is turned at half the desired playback speed. The technique allows more time to cut a micro-precise groove, resulting in more accuracy with frequency extremes and dynamic contrasts. The result on the turntables is an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch. This special pressing was previously available only as part of CCR’s collectable, seven-LP Studio Albums Collection box set.

 

Stream the album or pre-order the vinyl now

 

Cosmo’s Factory tracklist:

 

Side A:

  1. Ramble Tamble
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Travelin’ Band
  4. Ooby Dooby
  5. Lookin’ Out My Back Door
  6. Run Through The Jungle

 

Side B:

  1. Up Around The Bend
  2. My Baby Left Me
  3. Who’ll Stop The Rain
  4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  5. Long As I Can See The Light

 

About Craft Recordings

Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most prestigious collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its rich and storied repertoire includes legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogues issued under the Craft banner include Concord Records, Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. 

 

Craft Recordings is the catalogue label team for Concord Recorded Music. For more info, visit CraftRecordings.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,YouTube, and Spotify

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