CCR's Chronicle is way better than this collection!
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I suggest that you buy Chronicle Volumes One and Two as the essential greatest hits nostalgia rock'n roll collection to you hardcore Creedence Clearwater Revival music fans. This compilation disc only has 10 song tracks included here!"
Best CCR compilation album
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hot Stuff is a hard to find CCR compilation album which I've previously only seen in a few gas stations. This is the best CCR album in my opinion; while most fans think Chronicle one and two cover all the great CCR songs, I find this album has much more flow, vitality, and raw energy then the two other compilations. Porterville, 99 and a half, and Keep on Chooglin' are three of CCR's best songs yet most radio listeners and Chronicle owners have never heard of them."
Get the studio albuns instead of this one...
Fernando G. Zampieri | São Paulo, Brazil | 10/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I think that this CD is only for serious CCR fans. It's a good album, with great songs ("Born on the Bayou" is, in my opinion CCR's masterpiece) but, unless you are crazy for CCR and want all of their albuns, you don't need this one. Actually, Chronicle I and II will do really well for most of CCR fans. Get Chronicle I and II, then go to studio albuns and then, maybe, consider this work."
Buy an Album
Kevin L. Nenstiel | Kearney, Nebraska | 08/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation is okay. I mean, if you're looking for the songs on here and you don't want to play around with the lesser-known songs that fill most of the material on most albums. Slapped together in 1977 to make a little money off of new fans of the group who didn't want to buy musty old 45s, it serves pretty well the purpose for which it was created. It's just that there's nothing really holding it together.John Fogerty, the brains behind CCR, crafted the group's albums with an eye on the unity of the whole LP. By bringing together songs from several different albums, that unity is compromised. "The Midnight Special" was chosen for its location on Willy and the Poor Boys, and accents the album well. "Born on the Bayou" and "Keep On Chooglin'" shouldn't have been removed from the Bayou Country album. And no matter what you do, "Ooby Dooby" is just a silly song, much below CCR's usual dignity.The songs themselves are good. This is especially true of the songs we're accustomed to hearing as singles, but only "Bad Moon Rising" fits that bill. "Hey Tonight" and "Born on the Bayou" sometimes get off-album play, but that's mainly a fluke. The songs are okay, and if you're primarily interested in the songs as self-contained nuggets, this disc may be the one for you.However, getting this album, you will be getting a compromised collection. The artful construction of the albums as Fogerty conceived them is absent, and the songs, rather than being part of a unified whole, are rendered free-floating entities. The songs themselves are fine, but the collection as a whole suffers for this violation."