Creedence Clearwater Revival share unseen ‘Proud Mary’ performance

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Creedence Clearwater Revival (Picture: Didi Zill)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (Picture: Didi Zill)

Creedence Clearwater Revival have shared previously unseen footage of the moment they played ‘Proud Mary’ during a legendary show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1970.

It comes as the band prepare to release a restored live album of the performance on September 16, alongside the film Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall, which is narrated by Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges and directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology).

The latest footage to be released, which you can see in full below, sees the band in full flight as they perform their original version of the swamp rock classic. The track was written by bandleader John Fogerty and went on to be covered by Ike & Tina Turner – who delivered a soulful twist on the original.

Featuring the whole performance in its entirety, the film also includes renditions of hits such as the seminal anti-Vietnam War anthem ‘Fortunate Son’ and ‘Bad Moon Rising’, the latter of which is now available to stream and download.

An official description for the restored album states: “After spending roughly 50 years in storage, the original multitrack tapes were meticulously restored and mixed by the Grammy Award-winning team of producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell, who have helmed countless acclaimed projects together, including the Beatles’ 50th-anniversary editions of Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper’s ‘Lonely Hearts Club Band’, as well as audio for the Elton John biopic Rocketman and Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back Series.”

The album’s acompanying documentary also promises to “take viewers from the band’s earliest years together in El Cerrito, CA through their meteoric rise to fame.”

“Featuring a wealth of unseen footage, Travelin’ Band culminates with the band’s show at the Royal Albert Hall—marking the only concert footage of the original CCR lineup to be released in its entirety.”

The film will also explore how CCR went onto become the biggest world in the band in the early 1970s, after The Beatles called it a day.

Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall will be available as a standalone album on CD, cassette tape, and 180-gram vinyl, as well as digital platforms. On November 14, fans will also get the chance to purchase a Super Deluxe Edition box set, available exclusively at CraftRecordings.com.