John Fogerty and his three children have spent their time in quarantine performing classics and uploading them on YouTube, including “Lodi,” “The City of New Orleans,” and others. Now, on his 75th birthday, the rocker and his family have released Fogerty’s Factory, an EP of the songs.
The title of the EP is a nod to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory, which turns 50 on July 16th. “Our family got together and decided we would spread some joy with music in these trying times,” Fogerty said in a statement. “We recreated Cosmo’s Factory, and it became Fogerty’s Factory. … My sons, daughter Kelsy, Julie, and me even got Bob Fogerty to shoot the cover photo, a total family affair!”
The sessions were mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig. The EP consists of seven songs, including “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and “Bad Moon Rising,” but a full-length LP may be released physically in the future.
“Bringing a little light from our home to yours,” Fogerty added. “We are having a little family fun together during the pandemic. It’s such a great feeling to be making and playin’ music surrounded by love. We all need to celebrate the life we have and remember how precious it is.”
Fogerty’s Factory Track List
1. Centerfield (Tiny Desk)
2. Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Colbert)
3. Long as I Can See the Light (Tiny Desk)
4. Down on the Corner (Sirius)
5. Bad Moon Rising (Sirius)
6. Fortunate Son (Sirius)
7. Proud Mary (Tiny Desk)