John Fogerty: The Long Road Home in Concert (2006) Review
(More customer reviews)Released as a belated tie-in to the recently released Greatest Hits album "The Long Road Home", Fogerty and a top notch band of professionals rock out on this DVD. Having seen Fogerty at the Filmore when he played to promote "Premonition" and that video I found this to be an exceptional concert. I personally liked the "Premonition" DVD better although this one does include material from his last studio album including the single "Deja Vu (All Over Again)" (with a touch of humor it's included twice).
The direction is sharp keeping most of the focus on Fogerty. At 61 John can still belt these classics out and his guitar playing remains top notch (he's also quite good on dobro and slide). I would have liked to see more bonus material in the form of rehearsals or, perhaps, a couple of unusual cover songs that he might have played with the band during sound checks but overall the quality of the DVD is terrific.
Now that John is realigned with Fantasy (Saul Zaentz who went from John's friend to nemesis is gone having sold the company and the company made overtures to reestablish a relationship with its most famous musician)perhaps we'll see his second solo album "John Fogerty" (aka "Shep")released domestically with improved sound and bonus tracks. It would be nice to finally have this underrated classic available with bonus tracks (perhaps the pair of singles John released just before the album was released).
If you don't have "Premonition" or would like to add to your Fogerty live DVD collection (this is only the second offically released live DVD from Fogerty)this is a must have. If you're a CCR/Fogerty fan and want to have him performing the band's best material this is also a must have.
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Filmed in 2005 at Los Angeles' legendary Wiltern Theater, Fogerty performs solo career highlights "Centerfield," "The Old Man Down the Road" and "Hot Rod Heart," along with his Creedence Clearwater Revival hits "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising," "Down on the Corner," "Travelin' Band," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and more. Marty Atkins (Cream Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2005) directs. Total running time 98:57. Tracks:1. Intro 2. Travelin' Band 3. Green River 4. Who'll Stop The Rain 5. Blue Moon Nights 6. Lodi 7. Lookin' Out My Backdoor 8. Hot Rod Heart 9. Rambunctious Boy 10. She's Got Baggage 11. Born On The Bayou 12. Bootleg 13. Run Through The Jungle 14. Deja Vu (All Over Again) 15. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? 16. Tombstone Shadow 17. Keep On Chooglin' 18. Sweet Hitch Hiker 19. Hey Tonight 20. Down On The Corner 21. Centerfield 22. Up Around The Bend 23. The Old Man Down The Road 24. Fortunate Son 25. Bad Moon Rising 26. Rockin' All Over The World 27. Proud Mary 28. Bonus Track: Deja Vu (All Over Again)