Fogerty will reissue catalog titles and release new music under the deal
Known for creating the soundtrack of a generation, legendary singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Fogerty has signed an exclusive recordings deal with BMG to release his new solo album and reissue his renowned solo catalog. As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the group’s chief musical architect, and as a solo artist, Fogerty’s works rank as some of the most influential in American music history. Currently in the studio working on material for the full-length album to be released next year, BMG will kick off Fogerty’s solo catalog reissue campaign beginning with the 20th anniversary release of the Grammy Award-winning album Blue Moon Swamp on CD, 180-g black vinyl, limited-edition 180-g blue vinyl and digital platforms on November 17th.
Originally released May 20, 1997, Blue Moon Swamp won Best Rock Album at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, with the song “Blueboy” receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance that same year. Blue Moon Swamp would go on to receive gold certification by the RIAA. The 20th anniversary release of Blue Moon Swamp now features a new album cover showcasing the famed concert backdrop from the album’s original supporting tour. Additional reissues from Fogerty’s solo career include the chart-topping, multi-platinum, Gammy-nominated Centerfield; gold-certified and Grammy-nominated albums Eye of the Zombie and Premonition; Déjà vu (All Over Again), as well as a new Best Of collection featuring highlights and favorites curated from his extensive solo catalog. Release dates to be announced.
“I’m excited to partner with BMG for the next chapter of my music career,” Fogerty states. “Their enthusiasm and confidence, affording me the creative freedom to make the music I want to make, has been absolutely refreshing. We have so many new and intriguing ideas that I look forward to sharing with everyone soon.”
“We couldn’t be more proud to sign a cultural and musical icon like John Fogerty, and become part of his legacy as he continues to create extraordinary and timeless music,” states John Loeffler, the A&R executive overseeing the deal at BMG.
With a career spanning more than 50 years, John Fogerty is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including “Born on the Bayou,” “Green River,” “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising,” Fogerty has been honored as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, 100 Greatest Songwriters, and 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Earning induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.
Following two sold-out, critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residencies in 2016, Fogerty returned to the city for a series of live shows in March and May this year with his debut at the Wynn’s Encore Theatre performing John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert, produced by Julie Fogerty and directed by Ken Ehrlich and Raj Kapoor in association with AEG Live. Recently, the Wynn announced a slate of 15 additional live performances September 20-October 7, 2017 and January 10-20, 2018.
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