John Fogerty Releasing ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Album of Recordings with His Kids 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)

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For much of the past few months, classic rock legend John Fogerty and his family — Fogerty’s Factory, a.k.a his kids Shane, Kelsy and Tyler — have been keeping busy from their gorgeous home in Northern California with a series of video performances.

Diving into Fogerty’s rich history of iconic music, whether with Creedence Clearwater Revival or with his solo career (and beyond), the Fogerty’s Factory videos have been an absolute delight, and on Nov. 20 they’ll be released as an album. The digital release came back in late May, but the CD edition is out Nov. 20, with a vinyl release scheduled for January 15, 2021.

(Click here to pre-order Fogerty’s Factory on CD from our Rock Cellar Store, and click here to pre-order the vinyl).

Their video performances have been fantastic entertainment for the COVID-19 era, a great treat for Fogerty fans of all itnerest levels.

Some have even dabbled in social commentary, with a June tribute performance to Bill Withers dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement:

Explained John Fogerty of the thought process behind Fogerty’s Factory:

“When the world stopped in March due to the pandemic, the news was bleak and scary. We were all unsure of everything we once knew or took for granted. However, it also brought many of us together, we soon found we had time we never had before.  Our family wanted to do something that might bring a smile or help others, so Julie suggested we bring music to ease some of the pain we were all feeling. In our family, music has brought us so much joy and we thought we could somehow share that joy in a pure, unscripted form. So, we gathered in our home studio and created music. There were many instruments the kids picked up for the first time, especially Kelsy who had just started playing guitar and even played drums for the first time. She was a senior then and wasn’t able, like so many, to enjoy her last year of high school. This was a wonderful way of connecting with our family and fans through music.”

The album artwork for this family project even recreates the CCR album cover for Cosmo’s Factory. Per a news release:

Both the original cover as well as the new Fogerty’s Factory cover, were both shot by another family member, Bob Fogerty. As John recalls, “Julie had said let’s call this Fogerty’s Factory!  There we were, the whole family coming together and producing music with no real purpose other than to share our love of music and family in a very difficult time. We even re-created the iconic Cosmo’s Factory cover using things we had around the house.  Remember no stores or fancy productions were used since nothing was open. It came out perfectly.”

Fogerty’s Factory track listing:

  1. Centerfield (Dodgers Stadium Version)
  2. Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Colbert)
  3. Lean On Me
  4. Hot Rod Heart
  5. Blue Moon Nights
  6. Tombstone Shadow
  7. City Of New Orleans
  8. Proud Mary
  9. Blueboy
  10. Bad Moon Rising (SiriusXM)
  11. Fortunate Son (SiriusXM)
  12. Don’t You Wish It Was True

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