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Centerfield (1985)

Artist: John Fogerty
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Format: CD
Sku: 60473973
UPC: 600445030626
UPC 14: 00600445030626
Release Date: 4/24/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Old Man Down The Road, The ~ John Fogerty
2. Rock And Roll Girls ~ John Fogerty
3. Big Train (From Memphis) ~ John Fogerty
4. I Saw It On T.V. ~ John Fogerty
5. Mr. Greed ~ John Fogerty
6. Searchlight ~ John Fogerty
7. Centerfield ~ John Fogerty
8. I Can't Help Myself ~ John Fogerty
9. Vanz Kant Danz ~ John Fogerty
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: John Fogerty (vocals, guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Stuart Watson .
Muze PNote Arranger: John Fogerty.
Muze PNote "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play." These are lines familiar to any baseball fan, for John Fogerty's "Centerfield" has become the unofficial song of our national pastime. Those lines also signaled Fogerty's return to the music business after a ten-year absence. The music is mighty familiar, as Fogerty works the same terrain he mined for gold with Creedence Clearwater Revival from 1968-1972. The riff of the opening track, "The Old Man Down the Road," sounds so much like the Creedence hit "Run Through the Jungle" that Fogerty was sued by his former record company for plagiarizing himself. (He won the suit, the court upholding a composer's right to sound like himself.) "Old Man" was a Top Ten single, and this album reached number one itself. "Big Train (From Memphis)" is a rockabilly salute to Elvis, while "I Saw It on TV" takes us on a trip through the '50s and '60s "from Hooter to Doodyville," via the boob tube. "Searchlight" recalls "Keep On Chooglin" and the other extended one-chord jams of the Creedence days. Fogerty also lashes out at his old nemesis Saul Zaentz, head of that former label, Fantasy Records, with whom he had battled (and lost) over rights to his own catalog of Creedence songs. On "Mr. Greed" and "Zanz Kant Danz" (renamed "Vanz Kant Danz" on later pressings due again to the threat of lawsuit), he vents his anger over these past legal battles and foretells the one to come over "Old Man." Fans hoped Centerfield would indeed mark the return of John Fogerty to the playing field, but after releasing the bitter Eye of the Zombie the following year, he disappeared again, not to return until 1997's Blue Moon Swamp. ~ Jim Newsom

Producer: John Fogerty

Engineer: Jeffrey Norman; Mark Slagle

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
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Muze Music Compilations Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/24/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1985
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 450 306
Music Label Name Label : Dreamworks SKG
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00600445030626

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (11/89)
- Ranked #55 in Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums Of The 80s survey.

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