November 24, 2005
The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty, Creedence
John Fogerty, like many artists, has fought his demons from time to
time. Unfortunately, one of those demons was a legal one, preventing him
from performing songs from his Creedence Clearwater Revival days for
many years. Fortunately, bad blood and lawsuits have been buried and
Fogerty’s back with his first collection of Creedence and solo work in
The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty, Creedence Collection.
Either the apocalypse is upon us or we just got lucky. What’s next? Are
Eminem and Moby going to kiss and make up?
of being a boxed set, this collection features 25 fan-favorites, live
tracks and solo cuts such as “Centerfield” and “The Old Man Down The
Road.” Missing is Fogerty’s most arguably controversial work, “Vantz
Kant Danz” (or “Zanz Kant Danz” as it was originally entitled, in a
thinly veiled attack on Fantasy Records owner Saul Zaentz) – not
surprisingly, since, after all this time, Fogerty is returning to
Fantasy Records, his old Creedence label.
That aside, it’s good to hear all of Fogerty in one place. He still does
not have copyright to his Creedence songs but he’s obviously come to
peace with his past. So maybe the long road home wasn’t so long after