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A BRIEF GUIDE ON CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL ORIGINAL ALBUMS AND THEIR LABELS
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Creedence Clearwater Revival was - and is - one of the best bands. In the late 1960's and early 1970's it made many teenagers' life bearable.
Those teenagers are now middle-aged or older. And of course plenty of new listeners have come over the years.

So, Creedence Clearwater Revival's music is being played to this day, it is timeless.
When we hold those old vinyl records in our hands, it is also a kind of a nostalgic moment.
Many fans are looking for the original pressings or different editions of the same
record. I try to show a variety of original pressings here.

The information on this page is unofficial. Should you notice an error, please inform me. My e-mail is: creedence4(at)luukku.com, please use the topic: "CCR originals".
Use this information at your own risk.
The purpose is that I get together the right information. It can be used for the benefit of the collector.

Obviously, an original pressing is more valuable in your collection.

This page is brief and so it remains. This page focuses on CCR's original studio albums, original live albums and some original compilations, mostly their US and UK pressings. In France, for example, most albums were released in blue America label, black Liberty label in Sweden and violet Bellaphon label in Germany. There are a lot more collections and reissues.

ORIGINAL ALBUMS WHICH ARE HANDLED BY IN THIS PAGE:

(Note: Colours of these pictures may not be exactly correct. If so, it may have been caused during scanning.)


Creedence Clearwater Revival
Release: 7/1968
US: Fantasy 8382
UK: Liberty LBS 83259
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19001

Bayou Country
Release: 1/1969
US: Fantasy 8387
UK: Liberty LBS 83261
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19002

Green River
Release: 8/1969
US: Fantasy 8393
UK: Liberty LBS 83273
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19003

Willy And The Poorboys
Release: 11/1969
US: Fantasy 8397
UK: Liberty LBS 83338
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19004

Cosmo's Factory
Release: 7/1970
US: Fantasy 8402
UK: Liberty LBS 83388
D: Twen Bellaphon BLPS 19005 (German (D) with gatefold cover and poster)

Pendulum
Release: 12/1970
US: Fantasy 8410
UK: Liberty LBG 83400
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19017

Mardi Gras
Release: 4/1972
US: Fantasy 9404
UK: Fantasy FAN 9404
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19076

Creedence Gold
Release: 11/1972
US: Fantasy 9418 (die-cut front cover)
UK: Fantasy FT 501
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19122

More Creedence Gold
Release: 6/1973
US: Fantasy 9430
UK: Fantasy FT 512
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19156

Live In Europe
Release: 10/1973
US: Fantasy CCR 1
UK: Fantasy FT 520
D: Bellaphon BLST 6560


The Golliwogs:
Pre-Creedence
Release: 1/1975
US: Fantasy 9474
UK: Fantasy FAN 5996
D: Bellaphon BLPS 19208
Below: A Mexican cartoon cover version, release 1985, Golondrina LPG 03129

Chronicle
Release: 1/1976
US: Fantasy CCR 2
D: Bellaphon BLS 5532


The Royal Albert Hall Concert (later corrected "The Concert")
Release: 10/1980
US: Fantasy 4501
D: Metronome 0061 136

Chronicle Volume Two
Release: 8/1986
(Note: The vinyl version contains an edited version of "Molina", removing the final saxophone solo)
US: Fantasy CCR 3
D: Bellaphon BLS 5568

LABELS:


Fantasy US label 1960's -1972
CCR's original first US pressings from "Creedence Clearwater Revival" to "Pendulum".
"Goldmine Record Album Price Guide 6th Edition" says that "Mardi Gras'" early pressings are like this too.

Fantasy US label 1972 -1974
Reissues and for example original pressings of "Creedende Gold", "More Gold" and "Live In Europe".
 

Fantasy US label 1974 -1978
Reissues and for example original pressings of "Golliwogs: Pre-Creedence" and "Chronicle".
 

Fantasy US label 78 - early 1980's
(this label is Canadian, but similar)
"Royal Albert Hall Concert" and reissues of CCR albums.

Fantasy US 1980's
"Chronicle Volume Two" and reissues of CCR albums.

Mexican label of Golliwogs album, cartoon cover.

UK Liberty 1960's - 1970.
Original UK pressings from "Creedence Clearwater Revival" to "Willy And The Poorboys".

UK Liberty 1970 - early 1970's.
Reissues of UK pressings from "Creedence Clearwater Revival" to "Willy And The Poorboys". Original UK pressings from "Cosmo's Factory" and "Pendulum".

Fantasy UK label, early 1970's.
Reissues and for example "Mardi Gras".

 


French America label.
Possibly late 1960's or early 1970's.


Finnish Liberty.
P (P 1970) without a circle.
Possibly early 1970's.
Swedish maybe with a circle.


German Bellaphon.
Early 1970's.


Creedence Clearwater Revival US singles were released in mono and with this Fantasy label. Some of them with a picture sleeve.
The European singles usually had labels similar to European albums. "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" (1971) was released in UK and in many European countries by United Artists, with various labels.

 

FRONT COVERS:


"Creedence Clearwater Revival" later pressings, the cover mentions "Suzie-Q". The band's name is written in green. Early cover pressings do NOT mention "Suzie-Q" (see the UK cover) and the band's name is written in green.


"Creedence Clearwater Revival" UK pressing, the cover does not mention "Suzie-Q", the band's name is written in brown.


"Bayou Country" US front cover does not mention the album's or the band's name


"Bayou Country" UK and Swedish front cover. The cover mentions the album's and the band's name.


"Green River" US front cover, the album's and the band's name is written in orange.


"Green River" UK and Swedish front cover, the album's and the band's name is written in white.

Sources:
Terry Hounsome:  New Rock Record 3rd Edition
Peter Koers: The Illustrated Discography On Creedence Clearwater Revival
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide 6th Edition
Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2010
Der Grosse LP/CD Rock & Pop Preiskatalog 2010
My own and Jukka Leino's record collection

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