Creedence Clearwater Revival / The Studio Albums Collection / 7LP vinyl boxhttp://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... vinyl-box/
October 12, 2018 by Paul Sinclair
All the albums • Half-speed mastered • High quality ‘tip-on’ sleeves
To mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album, Craft Recordings is to release The Studio Albums Collection, a new seven-LP Creedence Clearwater Revival vinyl box set.
The box set features all seven albums – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968), Bayou Country (1969), Green River (1969), Willy and the Poor Boys (1969), Cosmo’s Factory (1970), Pendulum (1970) and Mardi Gras (1972) – mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios. As well as the records (which are housed in ‘tip-on’ jackets replicating the packaging of the original pressings) The Studio Albums Collection includes an 80-page book featuring archive photos, images of memorabilia and new sleeve notes from Roy Trakin.
The half-speeds were cut using high-res transfers from the original analog tapes, and this process was carried out by Miles Showell, who is the half-speed specialist at Abbey Road. He said “I’ve tried to be as authentic as I could, and just make it sound like music. Not over-hyped, not over-processed. Up until now a lot of processing has been done on these recordings, so my approach was to strip them right back and just expose them for what they are — because what they are is great music.”
There was a previous vinyl box in 2014 but this wasn’t half-speed mastered, didn’t include a book and is now out-of-print and very expensive to get hold of.
The Studio Albums Collection is released on 30 November 2018.