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Creedence Clearwater Revival hits rise again

Friday, September 25, 2009 – The past hits of Creedence Clearwater Revival will live again. "The Singles Collection, a two-CD, one-DVD box with a slip case, containing all of the band's U.S. singles -- 30 songs in all will be out Nov. 3 on Fantasy.

The band, led by John Fogerty, racked up 17 hits in a 44-month stretch, 9 of them in the Top 10, 5 in the Top 5. 

The collection will include Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Down on the Corner, Travelin' Band, Who'll Stop the Rain, Run Through the Jungle, Up Around the Bend, Long As I Can See the Light and Lookin' Out My Back Door.

A few singles that never charted (Porterville and Call It Pretending on Fantasy's Scorpio subsidiary and later singles Tearin' Up the Country and 45 Revolutions Per Minute [Parts 1 & 2]) will be included.

The songs will be presented in their original single mixes will be joined by a DVD containing four never-before-available, long-pre-MTV music videos: I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Bootleg, I Put a Spell on You and Lookin' Out My Back Door.

A 16-page booklet with liner notes by former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres, will be included. Fantasy will also manufacture a limited edition collectors' version of "The Singles Collection" featuring actual vinyl 45 rpm singles with reproductions of the original Fantasy label design and housed in their picture sleeves.

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