juni 07, 2015

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum (1970)

“Pendulum” is the sixth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Liberty Records on December 7, 1970, their second album release of that year. A single from the album, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"/"Hey Tonight", was released in January 1971.

“Pendulum” is their only album to not contain any cover songs; all tracks were written by John Fogerty. It was the last album the band did with Tom Fogerty, who would leave the band to start a solo career. It was also the last album to feature John Fogerty as the record's sole producer.

The most sonically adventurous CCR album, “Pendulum” is noted for its widespread use of horns and keyboards, in contrast to the group's previous albums, which were dominated by guitar. Among several lesser-known Fogerty songs ("Pagan Baby", "Sailor's Lament", "It's Just a Thought", "Born to Move") were two top-ten hits, "Hey Tonight" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?". Both songs reached number eight in 1971. It also contains their only avant-garde venture, "Rude Awakening #2".

Like most CCR albums, the songs on Pendulum were rehearsed at "the Factory" (as in Cosmo's Factory) in Berkeley, California and were recorded at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco. Producing the album was John Fogerty.

The album took about a month to complete, a long time for the band. The reason for this was Fogerty's insistence on the horn section (which he played himself), the keyboards, and backing vocals. The first take of a song was performed by all four members with John going in later for the vocal and additional instrument overdubs.




Side A
A1.  Pagan Baby  (6:25) 
A2.  Sailor's Lament  (3:47) 
A3.  Chameleon  (3:05) 
A4.  Have You Ever Seen The Rain  (2:39) 
A5.  (Wish I Could) Hideaway  (3:53) 

Side B
B1.  Born To Move  (5:39) 
B2.  Hey Tonight  (2:43) 
B3.  It's Just A Thought  (3:45) 
B4.  Molina  (2:41) 
B5.  Rude Awakening Number Two  (6:19) 

Credits
John Fogerty - vocals, lead guitar, horn section, keyboards, producer, arranger
Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar
Doug Clifford - drums, percussion
Stu Cook - bass
Ed Caraeff - photography, cover design
Russ Gary - engineer, mixing
Kevin L. Gary - engineer, mastering
Steve Hoffman - engineer, mastering
Richard Edlund - cover design
Wayne Kimbell - cover design, photography
Baron Wolman - photography
Joel Selvin - liner notes
Arranged By, Producer - John Fogerty
Design [Album Design] - Richard Edlund, Wayne Kimbell
Performer(s) - Doug Clifford, John Fogerty, Stu Cook, Tom Fogerty
Photography By - Ed Caraeff
Photography By [Photo] - Baron Wolman
Written-By - J. C. Fogerty

Notes
Released:  December 7, 1970
Recorded: November 1970 at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco, California
Genre:  Roots Rock, Swamp Rock, Country Rock
Label:   Liberty Records
Catalog#  5C 062-92153

© 1970

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