On September 16th Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the concert documentary feature film Travelin’ Band will be released.
The Californian band played two shows at the prestigious auditorium in London during their eight-date European tour in 1970.
Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall features John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook. The original 1970 multitrack tapes were restored and mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell.
A concert film of the performance documents the band’s rise to fame and features previously unseen footage. Directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology and Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies) and narrated by actor Jeff Bridges, Travelin’ Band is the only concert footage of the group’s original lineup to be released in its entirety.
In the film, Bridges marvels over the group’s achievements in 1969.
“In only 12 months,” Bridges says, “the band had achieved five Top 10 singles and three Top 10 albums on the American charts, outselling the Beatles. They had appeared on the legendary Ed Sullivan Show and played to over a million people across America, including the hundreds of thousands gathered at Woodstock. ‘John, Tom, Stu and Doug’ may not have had the familiar ring to it of ‘John, Paul, George and Ringo,’ but Creedence were challenging the Beatles for the title of the biggest group in the world.”