John Fogerty Announces Reissue Campaign, New Album Coming in 2018


John Fogerty Announces Reissue Campaign, New Album Coming in 2018

–Joe Lund

John Fogerty will soon kick off a reissue campaign for his solo catalog, beginning with a 20th anniversary edition of his acclaimed 1997 album, Blue Moon Swamp. The announcement comes in conjunction with Fogerty’s recent signing of a new recording deal with BMG. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is also working on a new studio album, with release scheduled for some time in 2018.

Originally issued in May of 1997, Blue Moon Swamp earned “Best Rock Album” honors at the 1998 Grammy Awards. Slated for release on Nov. 17, the 20th anniversary edition will be available on CD, on 180-gram vinyl, on limited-edition 180-gram blue vinyl, and on digital platforms. In addition, the reissue will feature new cover art showcasing the vibrant concert backdrop used on the original tour.

Among the other Fogerty albums scheduled for reissue are 1998’s Premonition, 1986’s Eye of the Zombie, 2004’s Déjà Vu (All Over Again), and the landmark 1985 LP, Centerfield. A new “Best of” collection, culled from his solo material, is in the works as well. Two years ago, the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman published a best-selling memoir, titled “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.”

“I’m excited to partner with BMG for the next chapter of my music career,” said Fogerty, in a prepared statement. “Their enthusiasm and confidence, affording me the creative freedom to make the music I want to make, has been absolutely refreshing. We have so many new and intriguing ideas that I look forward to sharing with everyone soon.”