Thursday, June 18, 2020

Creedence Clearwater Revival stream fan-generated video for 1970 classic

Creedence Clearwater Revival are streaming a fan-generated video for “Long As I Can See The Light”, as part of a tribute to the family connections made by music ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday.

The song will be featured on the August 14 vinyl release of the California band’s fifth album, “Cosmo’s Factory”, in honor of its 50th anniversary.

“We’re honored to unveil this special fan-generated video for the beloved Cosmo’s Factory closer, ‘Long As I Can See The Light’” says CCR. “In the lead-up to Father’s Day 2020, Creedence fans worldwide were encouraged to submit videos and photos documenting cherished memories with their fathers, grandfathers or other guiding lights in their life. Warm thanks for all the incredibly moving fan contributions.

“The tradition of musical inheritance is strong among CCR appreciators: The band’s timeless albums have been proudly passed down from generation to generation. Music’s capacity to draw people together is more important now than ever, so while many may be unable to be physically near their loved ones this Father’s Day, the hope is that this video will help remind families just how deeply they’re connected.”

One of many hits on “Cosmo’s Factory”, "Long as I Can See the Light" was released in 1970 as part of a double A-side single with "Lookin’ Out My Back Door”; both songs peaked at number two in the US, and despite Creedence having never played “Long As I Can See The Light” live, it became a fan favorite. Over the years, the song has taken on different meanings, but John Fogerty has stated that the song is “about the loner in me. Wanting to feel understood, needing those at home to shine a light so that I can make my way back."

“Cosmo’s Factory” delivered CCR their second US No.1 album (the first was 1969’s “Green River”) and best-selling record, with more than 4 million sold in the US alone.

The 50th anniversary 180-gram vinyl reissue was mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch, while it comes housed in a tip-on jacket replicating the original pressing packaging.

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