Creedence Clearwater Revival have released a new lyric video for their song, Long As I Can See The Light. The Father’s Day-themed video featured fan-sourced footage and arrived in anticipation of the group’s 50th-anniversary reissue of the Cosmo’s Factory, releasing 14 August through Craft Recordings.
Last month, CCR took to social media to ask fans for their submission of clips showcasing themselves with their fathers, grandfathers or “another guiding light in your life”. The ensuing video montage closed with a photograph of the late Tom Fogerty and his daughters.
In the Facebook post to announce the video project, the band wrote – specifically to its younger fans – who learned of CCR’s music from their parents.
“Most likely, you grew up listening to Creedence,” they wrote. “We like to call it ‘musical inheritance’, music that resonates across generations, that parents ‘pass down’ to their children. So what could be a more fitting soundtrack for a tribute to the person you celebrate on Father’s Day?”
The upcoming 50th anniversary reissue of 1970’s Cosmo’s Factory enlisted Abbey Road engineer Miles Showell for its remaster. Showell, an expert on the technique of half-speed mastering, according to Abbey Road Studios, will use the method to achieve “more accuracy with frequency extremes and dynamic contrasts” with the remaster.
Abbey Road Studios explained: “By cutting at half speed you give the cutting stylus as well as the whole system twice as long to record the mechanical groove, which hugely improves the quality.”
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