The 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s landmark 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory will be marked with the release of a half-speed master, 180-gram vinyl edition. It’s due on 14 August from Craft Recordings.
The LP has been mastered at half speed by Abbey Road Studios’ award-winning engineer Miles Showell. It’s now available for pre-order, and is housed in a tip-on jacket which replicates the album’s original packaging. The pressing was previously available only as part of the seven-LP Studio Albums Collection box set.
Craft is also encouraging CCR fans around the world to be part of a new video for the closing track on Cosmo’s Factory and one of its singles, ‘Long as I Can See the Light.’ To coincide with its Father’s Day premiere in June, the visuals in the clip will “honour fathers, grandfathers and other guiding lights in fans’ lives.”
Additionally, Craft is calling on Creedence fans around the globe to be a part of a new video for Cosmo’s Factory’s closing track ‘Long as I Can See the Light.’ Set to premiere in time for Father’s Day this June, the visuals will honor fathers, grandfathers, and other guiding lights in fans’ lives.
Generation to generation
That theme is also a reflection of the way that Creedence’s timeless music has been handed down from generation to generation. In the time of coronavirus, their inspiring catalogue has become more important than ever as a way to keep people connected emotionally while they are apart physically.
Fans can submit videos and photos of their chosen memories and relationships with friends and family now. More information is available at the dedicated website, and the deadline is 1 June.
No. 1 at home and abroad
Cosmo’s Factory, released on 16 July 16 1970, was CCR’s fifth full length album in the space of two years. Its title was inspired by drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford’s reference to the band’s practice space as “The Factory.” The LP maintained and amplified their place in the pantheon of American rock, giving them a second US No. 1 and repeated that feat in the UK (their first chart-topper there), and in Canada and Australia.
The album spawned the major singles ‘Travelin’ Band’/’Who’ll Stop the Rain (No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100), ‘Up Around the Bend’/’Run Through the Jungle’ (No. 4) and ‘Lookin’ Out My Back Door’ (No. 2). As the band expanded their musical horizons ever further, other highlights included a distinctive 11 minute-groove through the Motown classic ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine.’
The half-speed master, 180 gram edition of Cosmo’s Factory is released on 14 August. Scroll down for the tracklisting, and pre-order it here.
Cosmo’s Factory tracklist:
1. Ramble Tamble
2. Before You Accuse Me
3. Travelin’ Band
4. Ooby Dooby
5. Lookin’ Out My Back Door
6. Run Through The Jungle
1. Up Around The Bend
2. My Baby Left Me
3. Who’ll Stop The Rain
4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
5. Long As I Can See The Light