Tuesday, May 25, 2010
– "Centerfield" is returning to action. The John Fogerty album, "Centerfield - 25th Anniversary Edition," (Geffen/UMe), will be out June 29 with the original album, digitally remastered, and two B-side bonus tracks.
The extra songs are covers of the Rockin' Sydney '80s hit My Toot Toot and the '50s R&B/doo wop song I Confess.
"Over the past 25 years 'Centerfield' has come to mean so much to so many - more then I could've ever imagined, said Fogerty. "I've been told by fans all over the world that it's always a major part of their baseball memories from hearing it at their little league games to major stadiums. To have written a song like 'Centerfield' that appeals to all generations and can be shared by everyone, I'm happy that baseball fans have embraced it as their anthem for a sport that I've always loved and is part of the fabric of our country."
Fogerty also will participate in the upcoming Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. "I'm overwhelmed and truly humbled to be a part of the hallowed halls of the Baseball Hall of Fame and to have been asked to share the same stage at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with some of the greatest players to have ever lived."
Fogerty produced and played every instrument on the album. "Centerfield" was Fogerty's second album since his 1973 solo debut, The Blue Ridge Rangers, which followed his exit from Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Covering pop, rock and country, the double platinum disc charted both number one pop and number seven country, and spun off four hits: Top 10 Pop The Old Man Down The Road (also number 1 Rock), Top 20 Pop Rock And Roll Girls (also number 5 Rock), Top 40 Country Big Train (From Memphis) a rockabilly salute to Elvis and Top 5 Rock Centerfield.
The Old Man Down The Road
1. Rock And Roll Girls
2. Big Train (From Memphis)
3. I Saw It On T.V.
4. Mr. Greed
7. I Can't Help Myself
8. Vanz Kant Danz
Bonus Audio Tracks (B sides):
9. My Toot Toot (Sidney Simien)
10. I Confess (T. Vann-N. Nathan)a