John's new album is a triumph, with a sound that is at once timeless yet urgently rooted in this time and place. The lyrics recall a continuous conversation with America, a reminder of John's unmatched ability to resonate with people from all walks of life. With a voice that can cut glass and inspire generations, and a band that sounds like it came to tear the roadhouse down, Revival is not just a great John Fogerty album -- and a great rock album -- it's an essential musical work by an artist without peer, that will certainly stand as one of the most compelling albums of 2007.
Here's what we've been hearing so far about Revival:
"Fogerty finally reclaims his own musical vocabulary, playing with more passion and joy than he has in decades." --Rolling Stone
"'Revival' taps directly into his roots with unabashed glee and gusto, wheeling out CCR's hallmark Southern grooves and itchy rhythms." --USA Today
"Mr. CCR has created a masterpiece and Revival is unquestionably one of the ten best discs of 2007." --Relix
"Still making his guitar twang, still singing in that rockabilly yowl, John Fogerty is angry about the war, the president, American culture and vanished youth on his new album, ‘Revival,' and it just makes him rock harder." --New York Times
"Fogerty's documentary roots rock was always rebel music...'Revival' is no rerun. It is Fogerty getting back to work" --Rolling Stone
"Sure enough, he revives that steady-as-a-river CCR strum as if Willie and the Poor Boys was yesterday... and that subtle swamp boogie pushes the song along at an easygoing pace, as if it's all just an idle daydream. "Don't You Wish It Was True" is an optimist's song-- wishful thinking at its finest." --Pitchfork Media