Cosmo's Factory (50th Anniversary)

Creedence Clearwater Revival


A 50th Anniversary Edition of CCR's mammoth Cosmo's Factory, half-speed remastered at Abbey Road, we have this on transparent blue vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Transparent Blue
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Craft Recordings
mastering engineer Miles Showell
mastering studio Abbey Road Studios
pressing location Optimal Media Production
release type Reissue
remastering details Half-Speed Remastered

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1970

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

750

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


Released on July 16, 1970, Cosmo’s Factory remarkably stood as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s fifth full-length in two-years. The album, which borrowed its name from drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (who often referred to the band’s practice space as “The Factory”), followed a highly prolific year for CCR, in which the Berkeley, CA band released three Billboard Top Ten albums in 12 months. Cosmo’s Factory would continue the group’s momentum, taking Clifford, frontman John Fogerty, guitarist Tom Fogerty, and bassist Stu Cook to the height of their success. For the second time, Creedence topped the album chart in the US, while they scored their first No. 1 in the UK, Canada, and Australia, among other territories, firmly cementing their status as international rock stars. 

The album also found CCR expanding their sonic territory, with tracks like the seven minute-long psychedelic jam, “Ramble Tamble,” a gritty, 11 minute-long rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and the twangy “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” which was a nod to the “Bakersfield Sound” of West Coast country artists like Buck Owens. The folk-tinged “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” meanwhile, harkens back to the era of the Vietnam War, as does the blues-rocker “Run Through the Jungle,” which has been used in a myriad of films, TV, and video games. 

Cosmo’s Factory produced several Top Ten singles—“Travelin’ Band”/”Who’ll Stop the Rain” in January, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Up Around the Bend”/”Run Through the Jungle” in April, which came in at No. 4, and “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” in July, which peaked at No. 2.

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