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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - GREEN RIVER ORIGINAL BRITISH PRESSING - ORIGINAL 1969 LIBERTY RECORDS UK STEREO LP LBS-83273
ORIGINAL U.K. PRESSING
INSANELY RARE ORIGINAL UK TEST PRESSING:A SET OF TWO 2 ONE-SIDED TEST PRESSINGS EACH SIDE OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM PRESSED ON A SEPARATE ONE-SIDED DISC
PLAIN, GENERIC, WHITE LIBERTY TEST PRESSING LABELS, WITHOUT ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER EXCEPT FOR THE STEREO ST ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER DETAIL.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.K. PRESSING THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THIN CARDBOARD COVER EUROPEAN STYLE
ORIGINAL TEXTURED NIBBED COVER.
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL DEAD WAX OF THE RECORD
MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL DEAD WAX ENDS WITH -1G/-1G . ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX 1 DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL PRESSING
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Amazing An unbelievable piece: What we have here is an unheard-of TWO-SIDED U.K. TEST PRESSING of this Creedence Rock classic, one of the group s finest classic works from the very peak of the group s creativity and success. Bid now or weep your heart out later
If anything, CCR s third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country. One of the differences between the two albums is that Green River is tighter, with none of the five-minute-plus jams that filled out both their debut and Bayou Country, but the true key to its success is a peak in John Fogerty s creativity. Although CCR had at least one cover on each album, they relied on Fogerty to crank out new material every month. He was writing so frequently that the craft became second-nature and he laid his emotions and fears bare, perhaps unintentionally. Perhaps that s why Green River has fear, anger, dread, and weariness creeping on the edges of gleeful music. This was a band that played rock roll so joyously that they masked the, well, sinister undercurrents in Fogerty s songs. Bad Moon Rising has the famous line Hope you ve got your things together/Hope you re quite prepared to die, but that was only the most obvious indication of Fogerty s gloom. Consider all the other dark touches: the Sinister purpose knocking at your door the chaos of Commotion the threat of death in Tombstone Shadow you only return to the idyllic Green River once you get lost and realize the world is smolderin . Even the ballads have a strong melancholy undercurrent, highlighted by Lodi, where Fogerty imagines himself stuck playing in dead-end towns for the rest of his life. Not the typical thoughts of a newly famous rock roller, but certainly an indication of Fogerty s inner tumult. For all its darkness, Green River is ultimately welcoming music, since the band rocks hard and bright and the melancholy feels comforting, not alienating.
EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/
The third Creedence studio album, included a chockfull of goodies, hits and CCR signature tunes. This is an increasingly rare original pressing, on the blue Fantasy label, and is pressed on the thick, inflexible slab of vinyl, which probably explains why it sounds much, much better than the shoddy Fantasy records compact disc. Track listing: Green River - Commotion - Tombstone Shadow - Wrote a song for everyone - Bad Moon rising - Lodi - Cross-tie walker - Sinister Purpose - The night time is the right time.
For its extraordinary contribution to the modern music, superb production, craftsmanship, fine musicianship, revolutionary significance and influence it exerted on numerous generations of musicians, writers and general public, this album was voted one of top-100 albums of all time in one of the largest poll of critics, music reviewers, professionals and producers ever organized: the poll, which was conducted in 1987 by Paul Gambaccini, legendary BBC Radio AR man, surveyed more than 50 top music professionals click here for the complete album listing
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a WE GRADE THE VINYL AS NEAR MINT. Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions mostly sleeve scuffs - are barely visible, but are probably inaudible, and do not affect visual integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
b The records comes in their original poly-lined Made in Great Britain stock inner sleeve.
c The records are pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording
d Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD VG .