Great songs and artists generally endure. John Fogerty’s revisiting of his musical past both in Creedance Clearwater Revival and solo – with the addition of two new songs – provides a solid and fully entertaining base for that generalisation.
Familiarity is enhanced with the support of familiar other artists to add a requisite element of newness and fresh appeal: Foo Fighters [great vocal duel between Fogarty and Grohl on opener Fortune Son], Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Kid Rock [on another singing slasharama in Born On The Bayou, growls criss-crossing with gusto], Dawes, Bob Seger [wonderful synthesis of voices on the wonderful song Who'll Stop The Rain], Brad Paisley [countrified and trading guitar licks on Hot Rod Heart, plus sweet harmonies], Alan Jackson, and Allen Toussaint.
Old and newish. Superbly produced by Fogarty, this is class from first to last. Not an ignition, but a warming burn reminding of being warmed in the past too.