John Fogerty’s forthcoming new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, offers up re-tooled versions of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, however, mixing engineer Bob Clearmountain says the album looks more forward than backward. “It’s no nostalgia fest,” he said. “It’s like they’re new songs.”
Fogerty recorded the album with a host of guest artists, including Kid Rock, Foo Fighters and Bob Seger, among others. The former CCR frontman was adamant about working face-to-face with his high-profile collaborators. "I didn't want to just mail people tracks," he said, "because then everyone would just do 'Proud Mary' like the old record." Fogerty added that the turmoil resulting from past legal tussles over publishing rights to the CCR back catalog is far behind him. “There was a long time when a lot of stuff was painful, but that doesn't exist anymore," he said. "I wrote all these songs. They're back home with Daddy, like they should be." Wrote a Song for Everyone is slated for release sometime this fall.