John Fogerty - John Fogerty (formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival) performing live in Milan - Milano - Monday 7th July 2014
The singer has teamed up with the Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and more for the new album
John Fogerty is continuing to prove that you really are as young as you feel, with the former-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman recently speaking with Reuters about his ambitious new album, the prospect of working with his former CCR bandmates and a host of other well known names on the project, and his plans to retire (he doesn't have any).
Fogerty explained in his talk on Tuesday (May 28) with Reuters that he has been hard at work remixing and reworking some of his most famous hits for the upcoming release, Wrote a Song for Everyone. The album does feature some new compositions, however the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee was keen to point out that many of the tracks on the album are reworking of some of his solo and CCR songs. He said, "[His wife] suggested getting all my favorite artists to do various songs, and it seemed like a great idea - to do fresh arrangements and interpretations of them."
The new album, his first since 2009's The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, was released on Tuesday (May 28) and has already amassed quit a buzz around it despite Fogerty's limited publicity for the album and just goes to show that the allure of a 60's rock titan never truly dies away. Of course, the wide and impressive array of guest on the album has probably helped initial sales, with the Foo Fighters helping out on a reworking of 'Fortunate Son,' a collaboration that featured on Grohl's Sound City documentary, as well as country singers Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley. R&B singer Jennifer Hudson also appears on the album alongside blues musician Allen Toussaint in a reworking of one of Fogerty and CCR's best known tracks, 'Proud Mary.'
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John Fogerty has enlisted a number of musical luminaries for his new album.
Nobody can accuse John Fogerty of resting on his laurels. The former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer has teamed up with the likes of Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Kid Rock for his new album 'Wrote A Song For Everyone' - featuring fresh takes on his classic hits.
Fogerty, who released the new record on his 68th birthday on Tuesday (May 28, 2013), revamped some of his Creedence work, along with solo hits and new songs. It was in fact Fogerty's wife who had the idea of a collaborative effort, "She suggested getting all my favorite artists to do various songs, and it seemed like a great idea - to do fresh arrangements and interpretations of them," Fogerty told Reuters.
"It's remarkably hard to get 14 different artists organized, as they're all busy with their own careers, touring and recording," Fogerty said. "Everyone wanted to do it but I had no idea it'd be so difficult."
John Fogerty - 48th Annual ACM Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 7th April 2013