CCR - FILLMORE WEST 1971 (2015 REMASTER)

September 23, 2015 – 2:07 pm

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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Fillmore West 1971 [EN Remaster 2015, 1CD]

Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; July 4, 1971. Very good audio; 44th anniversary EN pre-FM remaster.

This is a popular show that’s been circulating among fans. We had earlier shared a version of this show with no known lineage (click here). This comes with a known lineage and has been remastered - it certainly is louder and more in-your-face.

Thanks to Doinker who originally shared the show; to EN for the remaster; and to nobody for sharing the tracks at Dime.

EN noted (July 4, 2015):

Well, this show, oh my. They sound like they are trying to rip the audience’s face off… it’s so metal! A real CCR headbanger, recorded 44 years ago today. Maybe Tom Fogerty quitting at the end of 1970 [Tom Fogerty had left the band by February 1971] forced his brother to turn up, so crushingly loud is this performance by El Cerrito’s finest (I live in Richmond, just steps across the I-80). But, alas, it came from old reels and the highs were not so high; a bit of a muddy beast it was. So I spent 7/3 working on bringing the top into alignment with the bottom, with a splash of paragraphic EQ here and a dash of Sound Forge 9 Graphic Dynamics there. A day later and it’s ready to blow up your BBQ like a stick of dynamite inserted in the steaks. It Came from Out of the Sky… and stepped on San Francisco. How Carlos Santana followed this stomper of a set is not known, but what is clear is that this is an hour of absolutely face-frying shit from CCR as they close down the Fillmore West… which is now a Honda dealership at the corner of Van Ness & Market in SF.

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Also, thanks to killerwolf13 for the artwork (modified slightly here).

Lineage:
SDB > PRE-FM REEL TO REEL @ 3.75 /IPS > DAT > MAC PRO-TOOLS > WAV > SHN > WAV > WAV > FLAC-8

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Track 01. stage and tuning 1:47 (3.0MB)
Track 02. Born On the Bayou 5:23 (9.0MB)
Track 03. Green River 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 04. It Came from Out of the Sky 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 05. Don’t Look Now/Door to Door 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 06. Travelin’ Band 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 07. Fortunate Son/Commotion 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 08. Lodi 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 09. Bad Moon Risin’ 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 10. KSAN-FM aircheck 0:06 (183k)
Track 11. Proud Mary 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 12. Up Around the Bend 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 13. Hey Tonight 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 14. Sweet Hitchhiker 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 15. John Fogerty announcement 0:35 (986k)
Track 16. Keep On Chooglin’ 9:53 (16.6MB)
Track 17. Bill Graham outro 0:48 (1.4MB)
60 mins

Lineup:
John Fogerty - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford - drums
Stu Cook - bass, vocals

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  1. 17 Responses to “CCR - FILLMORE WEST 1971 (2015 REMASTER)”

  2. great stuff here.

    By Evil Blizzard on Sep 23, 2015

  3. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! Thanks, BigO!

    By walter on Sep 23, 2015

  4. thanks big o !

    By dropkick sarge on Sep 23, 2015

  5. 3 musicians, 4 guys in the photo? owell, it is a killer performance…

    By Happy Camper on Sep 23, 2015

  6. That is wicked stuff. Thank you.

    By Pierre on Sep 24, 2015

  7. This is the shit! :)

    By J Fogerty on Sep 24, 2015

  8. This was a concert I tried to fix the original posting with Audacity. I got it a itty bit better, at least to my ears. But this is tremendously better. I used Green River to compare the original, my attempt, and this version. The vocals are clearer, the bass isn’t quite as muddy, and the drums are distinct. The intensity of their performance now comes through, and I can listen to this concert with enjoyment. Thank you so much!!
    Sluggo, thank you for your original comments. I also wished that Susie Q was part of the setlist here, many songs I like by them, but for me Suzie Q, especially live, was their Good Vibrations (Beach Boys), Day Tripper (Beatles), and No Satisfaction (Stones).

    By ScarRad on Sep 24, 2015

  9. uh, Satisfaction. (But he got none)

    By ScarRad on Sep 24, 2015

  10. As a metalhead, this is a far cry from anything remotely Metal. But it is CCR at the heaviest and shreddiest that I’ve ever head them, and a darn good show at that. Love that “rough around the edges” sound. Thanks for sharing this great show.

    By MisterManiac on Sep 24, 2015

  11. Wow, there’s a real stripped down punk energy happening here. What a great way to hear CCR, thanks for the post.

    @MisterManiac:
    I’m a metalhead too, and I think the metal reference in the review for this show was intentionally ironic. No matter, it’s great barroom rock’n roll.

    By kingpossum on Sep 24, 2015

  12. I really really want to believe that that was the real John Fogerty who proclaimed these fine recordings to be the shit

    By nonpeter on Sep 25, 2015

  13. This is just the badass power trio version of CCR, is all. It actually lends credence (pun intended) to Doug and Stu and the cohesion of their live performances, because they are the ones who are really driving this thing, making JF really work.

    By Tom L on Sep 25, 2015

  14. Punk energy for sure. Fortunate Son is as hard rocking as anything the Sex Pistols did but with more soul. Awesome update of this show - big thanks.

    By Alvis on Sep 25, 2015

  15. thx for the update to this fine show bigO.

    By barth on Sep 25, 2015

  16. Thanks for this… peace from Woodstock

    By Woodstock on Sep 26, 2015

  17. A Happy Camper

    The 4th Guy - Tom Fogarty left the band in late 1970
    and they broke up in 1972. So must of the pictures would have all 4 of them –

    By Dwight on Sep 26, 2015

  18. Yeahhhhhh

    Good Music…

    Blessings from Costa Rica

    By Jimmy on Sep 28, 2015

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