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The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again [CD/DVD]
John Fogerty
The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again [CD/DVD]
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (3) - Disc #2

36 years after the release of his first solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers the rock legend returns to his country roots with Special Guests Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley.


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All Artists: John Fogerty
Title: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again [CD/DVD]
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Verve
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 8/31/2009
Album Type: CD+DVD
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602527143323


Album Description
36 years after the release of his first solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers the rock legend returns to his country roots with Special Guests Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley.

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CD Reviews

Not refreshing... but better than average...
JS Moore | Johnson City, TN | 09/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album made me want to take a short roadtrip. Collaborations with Don Henley and Springsteen were a nice surprise, but the song selection overall for the album puzzled me somewhat - nothing cohesive - and nothing reminiscent of Fogerty's best work in the legendary Creedence Clearwater days or even his first effort after distancing himself from Creedance around 1973 with the debut solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers. Fogerty should select songs that will bring that emotion out better because most of his fans enjoy that rebellious Creedance creole crooner, not the begrudged country outlaw singer. Nothing original in the album in my opinion. Nothing fresh."
Another GREAT Fogerty Collection
MichaelFla | Homestead, Fla | 09/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't believe any serious John Fogerty/Creedence fan would find fault in this collection... This is not a ranting FanBoy review but rather coming from a first-gen, "old" hippie-I-was-there-when-Creedence-was-king... Seriousy, this is a beautiful... no... gorgeous collection of songs.

For each song Fogerty sets his canvas on the musical easel and paints a sometimes simple, sometimes homespun, sometimes big-sounding collection of country flavored tunes as only he could do. I'm going to keep this review simple; If you are a fan of CCR and Fogerty's solo work (especially his 1st Blue Ridge release) then this CD is a must... The highlight of this collection is "Haunted House" where I wish that, during the jam, the band would have kept the fire burning for another 10 minutes or so. That's how good that cut is. Fogerty's back under a slightly different guise, but each change of costume suits him just fine... get this one, lay back, close you eyes and enjoy!"
Fogerty Sounds Great and laid back in this Nice Collection
Daniel Hurley | Chesapeake, VA. | 09/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I particularly like this CD because Fogerty's voice sounds great and he sings with a sweet effortless voice. As the review in Rolling Stone notes, his voice and free spirit seem to fit well with country and he does sound at home and confident. His selection of songs has an interesting range from John Denver to Rick Nelson but these all seem to be songs that he appears to have personally selected. I have several of his more recent post Credence CDs and I find this one of his better releases. It may seem low key for die hard fans but it is a record that Fogerty certainly wanted to do and the quality in his perfrmance won't displrease. Although country with a touch of rock sound it does take me back Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in their early prime when they song some old tunes like "When Will the Circle Be Unbroken" . I particularly liked Pradise, Never Ending Song of Love, Garden Party (w/ Henley & Scmidt), Heaven is just a sin away and Fallin, Fallin, Fallin. I heard him two years ago in VA. Beach at the "Two John's Concert" (Fogerty/Mellencamp) and I think his voices here sounds even better. Whether you're a fan of Fogerty or not, I think you will enjoy his personal picks."