December 9, 2011 – 4:38 am

Here’s the live broadcast.

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Green River Live! [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York, November 18, 2011. Broadcast on satellite radio. Ex- soundboard stereo.

John Fogerty says Green River is his favourite album. While the lead singer of Creedence may be less than articulate, compared to say Springsteen, in explaining why, when he plays and sings, all doubts vanish.

Fogerty played two nights at the Beacon Theatre and both shows were broadcast live. As we have already shared an audience recording of Fogerty “running through” the entire Cosmo’s Factory album, here is the Creedence Clearwater Revival singer performing the entire Green River album. with the alt-country band, Delta Spirit.

Fogerty’s sincerity shines. The country boy wrote great songs for Green River, CCR’s third album released in 1969. Bad Moon Rising about a dreaded apocalypse could well have been a warning of America’s penchant for overseas adventure. Fogerty did not get a “pass” to skip military service in 1966. He was in the U.S. Army Reserve. In ‘69, the Vietnam War was on young people’s minds. Lodi was another rural masterpiece. Fogerty has not allowed his difficulties with his record label to put him down. He is not “stuck in Lodi” but flying high.

For the “Green River” show, Fogerty added Born On The Bayou, Keep On Chooglin’, Have You Ever Seen The Rain?, Suzie Q and the excellent anti-war Fortunate Son to make this a rebel-rousing show.

Shared by randy595 at planetrocklossless. Thanks also to loulou for the artwork.
- The Little Chicken

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Disc 1
Track 101. Green River (8.6MB)
Track 102. Commotion (4.0MB)
Track 103. Tombstone Shadow (7.1MB)
Track 104. Wrote A Song For Everyone (9.3MB)
Track 105. Bad Moon Rising (3.7MB)
Track 106. Lodi (7.4MB)
Track 107. Cross-Tie Walker (7.2MB)
Track 108. Sinister Purpose (6.9MB)
Track 109. The Night Time Is The Right Time (Nappy Brown) (5.1MB)
Track 110. Centerfield (5.9MB)
Track 111. Hey Tonight (3.4MB)
Track 112. Born On The Bayou (6.7MB)
Track 113. I Will Walk With You (4.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Hot Rod Heart (6.2MB)
Track 202. Gunslinger (4.9MB)
Track 203. Keep On Chooglin’ (9.4MB)
Track 204. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (4.2MB)
Track 205. Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) (4.7MB)
Track 206. Down On The Corner (7.0MB)
Track 207. Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins cover) (4.7MB)
Track 208. Saxophone Instrumental (short jam) (2.1MB)
Track 209. Bad Case Of Loving You (Robert Palmer) (5.5MB)
Track 210. The Old Man Down The Road (6.1MB)
Track 211. Fortunate Son (4.9MB)
Track 212. Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard) (5.5MB)
Track 213. Proud Mary (5.2MB)

John Fogerty - guitar, vocals

Delta Spirit:
Jon Jameson - bass
Brandon Young - drums
Matthew Vasquez - vocals
Sean Walke - guitar
Kelly Winrich - other instruments

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  1. 18 Responses to “GREEN RIVER LIVE”

  2. hey bigo, i did enjoy atlantic city so i’ll get this one too. thanks.

    i got yes-chile. it’s real good. i like it better than buenos aires.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 9, 2011

  3. Thanks BigO! For both these John Fogerty concerts. In 1969 “Green River” was my favorite song. I can still remember hearing it over the radio that summer in Yosemite National Park. Better times than these, that’s for sure. I still have my old, worn “Green River” album I bought new that year. Can’t wait to hear this.

    By aking on Dec 9, 2011

  4. Thanks Greats, Big O! Had a feeling that the Green River would flow our way…

    By 3yearsnojob on Dec 9, 2011

  5. Cheers for this BigO.
    Green River was the first CCR album I ever bought, believe it or not in a cheapie clearance rack. Lodi remains a firm favourite.

    By Russ on Dec 9, 2011

  6. A friend of mine attended both Beacon shows and said he was disappointed. He felt the shows were cold and calculating. Thanks BigO for this recording so I can decide for myself.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Dec 9, 2011

  7. This sounds great.Even though the Atlantic City “Cosmos” show was posted , a soundboard version from the Beacon would still be appreciated-whenever you get the chance.
    Thank you

    By Mackie on Dec 10, 2011

  8. I pretty much lost all respect for John Fogerty. I do own all the Creedence and most of his solo albums and admire his work and influence, but when he refused to play with Stu Cook & Doug Clifford when Creedence was inducted into the R & R Hall of Fame, that did it. He expected them to watch from the audience while he played the songs with Springsteen instead of letting them share in the glory of the moment.

    Back in school my friend got to see Creedence. He said they played every song as it was on the album with no improvisation. And I read that Fogerty’s “live” album Premonition was actually played for an audience of Warner Bros executives and their families.

    All that aside he did paint the soundtrack I grew up with and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
    Thanks for these shows BigO.

    By Sking on Dec 10, 2011

  9. The cover says 11/17 & 11/18 - the text above just says 11/18.
    Anyone know which is right?

    By rick on Dec 11, 2011

  10. Wow, Sking
    I never heard that rock and roll hall of fame story. I always liked the rhythm section Stu Cook and Doug Clifford provided, along with John’s late brother Tom. It was part of what made Creedence such a great band. John’s snubbing of Stu and Cosmo seems uncalled for. They were there when all those great tunes went to the top of the charts.

    By aking on Dec 11, 2011

  11. OK, this show is the 18th. The front album art refers to a 4-CD set of 11/17 (Cosmos Factory) and 11/18 (Green River) shows at the Beacon. Case closed. Thanks, Big-O.

    By rick on Dec 11, 2011

  12. This recording is so much better than Atlantic City. Maybe you could reconsider and release the previous night. Just askin’.

    By Chin Ho on Dec 11, 2011

  13. Hello Big O,
    thanks for the great job you’re doing.
    I’m pretty much sure Bob Malone was the keyboard player.

    By Mauro on Dec 12, 2011

  14. I was at this show and John was excellent as usual. If you ever get a chance to see him live, do it! One correction: John did not play with Delta Spirit, they were the opening act. John has his own touring band and they are great.

    By Bill Meade on Dec 14, 2011

  15. While I have the utmost respect and affection for Doug, Stu & Tom and agree that John treated them horribly at the HOF, one thing we know is that he is a complex person, with a slight nasty streak which was exacerbated by his legal troubles with Saul Zaentz & Factory. That’s what makes him not John Denver and helped create one of the greatest American musical legacies. I listened to the Cosmos Factory concert and heard a lot of joy, fantastic playing and singing - and THOSE songs. Hopefully he’ll apologize to Doug & Stu someday but his position in my pantheon is assured either way.

    By Jeremy Shatan on Dec 15, 2011

  16. Thank you!!

    But youve got the lineups wrong!!

    Delta Spirit is not Johns Band, it was only the gruop before him!

    By FogertyFan on Dec 17, 2011

  17. John Fogerty has every right to feel resentment toward his former band members for stabbing him in the back, siding with lecherous management suing him anytime he tried to make a living. Meanwhile touring the country as the horrible Creedence Clearwater REVISITED; John should be exalted while the others and management should rot in obscurity counting ill gotten gains.

    By finklea on Dec 17, 2011

  18. John had the following exchange with a Rolling Stone writer during the Beacon Theater stand:

    “Are you open to the possibility of one day reuniting with Doug and Stu from Creedence?
    Ummmm, yeah. Somebody asked me this recently and I was surprised at my answer. I didn’t know the question was coming so I hadn’t fallen into my familiar mindset and emotions. I realized that it had been a long time. I’d lost so much of my anger from those times. I have a really wonderful life now. … I don’t know what stars would have to line up for that to happen . . . but I realize I didn’t have an automatic reaction to the idea simply because I haven’t really wasted mental energy being angry for quite some time.”

    Let’s hope the Rock Hall snub gets fixed and Creedence Clearwater Revisited gets retired.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Dec 20, 2011

  19. Johnny Kinkdom-That is good news. I had not heard that. MAYBE they can bury the hatchet. I never had a problem with what “Revisited” was trying to do. People still wanted to hear those songs live and they were filling that void and I’m sure Doug & Stu love playing them too. And it’s not as phony as four fake Beatles. But you really can’t have anyone else but John singing Creedence.

    By Sking on Dec 21, 2011

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