There has long been a rumor about a long-lost recording of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Now it has been found and is set to release on Record Store Day in 2022.
The song, taken from a 1970 recording at the Hall of Famers’ London appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, is now over 50 years old. But through the magic of renewal, ears and hearts must prepare for liberation.
Legendary recording will get its own 7-inch pressing and release from Craft Recordings checked in Store day. A limited edition of 9,000 copies will be pressed worldwide.
Then and only then, “Travelin’ Band” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” will be available on June 18.
Side A – “Travelin’ Band” – is the 14 April 1970 recording from the UK’s Royal Albert Hall. And Side B is a live version of the hit “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” which was recorded at the Oakland Coliseum and previously released on the platinum-selling live album. The concert.
Fans can visit RecordStoreDay.com to find their nearest participating local retailer to be one of 9,000 lucky shoppers.
In other Creedence news, John Fogerty’s Creedence Clearwater Revival hit, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” hit #1 last year.
Five decades later, topping the Billboard Rock Digital Song Sales charts, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” written by CCR frontman and chief songwriter Fogerty, was originally released in January 1970 and reached second place in the charts, after a year of hits for the group and a trio of albums released in 1969 with the hits “Bad Moon Rising”, “Proud Mary” and “Fortunate Song”.
A resurgence of the song propelled it to the charts due to Fogerty’s recent presence on TikTok, where he uploaded videos including a duet of his 1985 single, “Centerfield”, attracting more than 4 .1 million collective views.
And fans of the band can read our Behind The Song track on Creedence’s “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor” HERE.
travel band track list:
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1. Travelin’ Band’ (Live from the Royal Albert Hall, April 14, 1970)
1. Who Will Stop the Rain (Live at Oakland Coliseum, January 31, 1970)
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