Rolling Stone magazine has awarded JOHN FOGERTY’s much-anticipated new album WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE its very highest rating—a rare 5 stars—and tags the lead review on the cover, “John Fogerty’s All-Star Revival.”
The album is due out this Tuesday, May 28, the same day FOGERTY–one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million albums–will perform a sold-out, one-night-only album release and birthday bash concert the El Rey in Los Angeles. May 28 also marks the birthday of the Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. The intimate show, which starts at 8:30 PM Pacific time, will be filmed and broadcast live on AXS TV.
Writing in Rolling Stone, David Fricke says: “The result is some of the best new music Fogerty has made since, well, Creedence. His singing is strong and engaged, even scalding when he goes up against Kid Rock in ‘Born on the Bayou,’ and the current state of Fogerty’s guitar playing is summed up in his shootout with country picker Brad Paisley in ‘Hot Rod Heart.’”
Fricke also notes: “Looking back at these songs, in this company, has brought out a fire and nerve in Fogerty. He sounds as renewed in these performances as the riffs and stories.”
WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE marks the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for “Proud Mary” which was recorded in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. FOGERTY recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using “the” legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City. A celebration of FOGERTY’s iconic songbook, the much-anticipated album is a collection of 12 classics and deep tracks (Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo material) from his remarkable canon of hits recorded in collaboration with today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds, plus two brand new solo songs.
On the concert front, JOHN FOGERTY is set for two festival appearances. At Interlocken, the four-day event September 5 – 8 at Oak Ridge Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia, he will perform a special set with Widespread Panic featuring his classic songs from the Creedence Clearwater Revival era. He will also perform at Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival taking place in Nashville at The Lawn at Riverfront Park on September 21 and 22.