Title - 'Long Road Home: In Concert [LIVE]' (Fantasy)
Artist - John Fogerty
Fogerty always brings coiled energy to his performances and this live CD a companion piece to the video concert (which in turn was a companion piece to the Greatest Hits CD that came out last year)is no different. Spread over two discs this covers a mixture of his best CCR material along with his best solo material. Some of the material from his last CD "Deja Vu All Over Again" is also included and although that album isn't among his best the energy with which he and his backing band play the material certainly makes it fit in with the classic material. As with the DVD the sound is terrific with John in exceptional voice. Certainly his voice has changed as he's gotten older (some of the material has been changed slightly to accommidate this but you'd never notice it unless you're a musician or singer)but in many ways its become a much richer instrument. Likewise his guitar playing continues to be direct and powerful acting as a perfect counterpoint to his material. The two CD set allows him to tackle some material that he didn't on "Premonition" and, although I prefer that set to this, both have their merits. Some of the material included here appeared on the Fogerty Greatest Hits compilation "The Long Road Home" although not all are from the same performances.