CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’S “TRAVELIN’ BAND” LIVE RECORDING COMING TO 7" VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY

For years, rumors have circulated about a long-lost Creedence Clearwater Revival recording, captured in 1970 during the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ appearance at London, UK’s Royal Albert Hall. Now, more than 50 years later, fans can experience a first taste of that mythical recording on a special 7-inch pressing, released exclusively for Record Store Day by Craft Recordings. Limited to 9,000 copies worldwide, “Travelin’ Band”/“Who’ll Stop the Rain” will be available for RSD’s second drop date on June 18.

Mirroring the original double-sided “Travelin’ Band”/“Who’ll Stop the Rain” 45, which dropped in January 1970, this release showcases what were the band’s newest songs in a live setting. Side A features the Royal Albert Hall performance of the song from April 14, 1970 (celebrating its anniversary this week), and marks the very first release of this rare recording. Side B, meanwhile, offers a live version of “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” recorded at the Oakland Coliseum, and previously released on the platinum-selling live album, The Concert.

The original “Travelin’ Band”/“Who’ll Stop the Rain” single (featuring two songs from Creedence’s fifth studio album, 1970’s Cosmo’s Factory), was a global hit upon its release, peaking at No.2 in the US, No.8 in the UK, and No.5 in Canada. The double-sided single was also a Top 10 hit across Europe, landing at the top of the pop charts in Belgium and the Netherlands, and in the Top 5 in Germany and Norway, among other countries. Today, “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” remains one of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s most enduring songs. Ranked among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and written against a backdrop of the Vietnam War, the ballad continues to offer a poignant and timely message amid turbulent times.

Stay tuned for more special announcements from Creedence Clearwater Revival coming soon (follow CCR socials and subscribe to Commotion, the official CCR newsletter, here). In the meantime, fans can now own a piece of rock ’n’ roll lore with this collectible 7-inch disc.

  

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Jerry Goldsmith’s favorite projects, especially late in life, were films that spotlighted people—their hopes, feelings and relationships. And no film was a better fit for Goldsmith’s artistic passion than Rudy: the 1993 true-life story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (Sean Astin), an undersized grinder whose quixotic dream to play Notre Dame Fighting Irish football came true for a few brief plays in 1975.

For Rudy, Goldsmith reteamed with Hoosiers director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo for another crowd-pleasing, critically acclaimed Indiana sports movie that became part of the pantheon. The score is heartfelt, warm and melodic, speaking to the universal grandeur of one man’s underdog quest. Goldsmith’s propulsive melody for the football sequences—an uplifting, balletic, driving approach—is a majestic triumph, and quickly became repurposed for trailers, commercials and actual sporting events. 

“There are so few things in the world that you can stand up and scream from the rooftops and not care what anyone says, because you know there’s absolute right and absolute wrong,” says Rudy himself, in a new interview for this release. “And it is an absolute right and an absolute truth that this score by Jerry Goldsmith is perfect. It’s a perfect score.”

Varèse Sarabande released the Rudy soundtrack in 1993 in a 37-minute program. This Deluxe Edition expands the sequence to 67 minutes, including the film’s a cappella recordings of the classic “Hike, Notre Dame!” and “Notre Dame Victory March.” Liner notes by Tim Greiving feature new interview material with Rudy, Pizzo, Anspaugh and Astin—as well as Get Out composer Michael Abels, who worked at the sessions—and archival comments by Goldsmith and contractor JoAnn Kane.

1. Main Title 3:34
2. No Catch 1:05
3. The Speech/Last Game/Be Grateful 1:33
4. The Jacket 1:38
5. To Notre Dame 6:53
6. A Start 2:24
7. More Girls :42
8. Hike Notre Dame! 1:24
9. The Plaque 2:34
10. Empty Stadium/The Key 3:40
11. Training 1:24
12. More Training 1:26
13. Accepted 1:43
14. Tryouts 4:25
15. Notre Dame Victory March 1:36
16. For Father :46
17. Waiting 2:33
18. Back On The Field 2:04
19. Team Play/Ready Champ? 1:46
20. Take Us Out 1:48
21. The Final Game 6:12
22. Tryouts 4:25
23. The Key 3:52
24. To Notre Dame 6:56

• Limited Edition of 3000 copies
• This Deluxe Edition expands the sequence to 67 minutes, including the film’s a cappella recordings of the classic “Hike, Notre Dame!” and “Notre Dame Victory March.”
• Liner notes by Tim Greiving feature new interview material with Rudy, Pizzo, Anspaugh and Astin—as well as Get Out composer Michael Abels, who worked at the sessions—and archival comments by Goldsmith and contractor JoAnn Kane.