The Concert is the second live album released by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It is a recording of a single concert at the Oakland Coliseum in California on January 31, 1970.
Unlike the previously released but later recorded Live In Europe, The Concert features the four piece group.
Creedeence Clearwater Revival The Concert
- Born On The Bayou – 5:15 (originally on the Bayou Country studio album)
- Green River – 3:24 (Green River)
- Tombstone Shadow – 3:42 (Green River)
- Don’t Look Now – 2:25 (Willy and the Poor Boys)
- Travelin’ Band – 2:07 (Cosmo’s Factory)
- Who’ll Stop The Rain – 2:38 (Cosmo’s Factory)
- Bad Moon Rising – 2:23 (Green River)
- Proud Mary – 3:30 (Bayou Country)
- Fortunate Son – 2:25 (Willy and the Poor Boys)
- Commotion – 2:36 (Green River)
- The Midnight Special – 3:48 (Willy and the Poor Boys)
- The Night Time Is The Right Time – 3:26
- Down On The Corner – 2:49 (Willy and the Poor Boys)
- Keep On Chooglin’ – 9:12 (Bayou Country)
The problem with this album is that Creedence Clearwater Revival never cut loose and improvise or play with the songs. Instead they closely perform the versions recorded in the studio.
The Concert vs A Creedence Clearwater Revival Compilation vs The Original Albums
Neither of the Creedence Clearwater Revival live albums work very well which is unfortunate.
CCR also have on the very best compilations in Chronicle. They proved to be a singles band and the songs come together very well with plenty of variety and originality.
The 1969 and 1970 studio albums have a very good reputation – Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, and finally Cosmo’s Factory – and it’s amazing that the group produced so much good music in such a short space of time.
Chronicle is the way that I’d go. I think most rock fans need some Creedence Clearwater Revival but I’m not convinced they need a lot unless the band’s swamp rock particularly appeals.
What Other People Say
Buying The Concert By CCR
You can get this live album from:
- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
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