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Blue Moon Swamp is the fifth solo studio album by American singer/songwriter John Fogerty, released on May 20, 1997. Guest musicians, the Lonesome River Band, were invited to join in on backing vocals on "Southern Streamline" and "Rambunctious Boy". Other vocal backing was provided by The Waters on "Blueboy" and The Fairfield Four on "A Hundred and Ten in the Shade". Luis Conte accompanied on select songs as a guest percussionist.

Blue Moon Swamp
Bluemoonswampcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 20, 1997 (First), November 17, 2017 (Latest)
StudioThe Lighthouse, North Hollywood, California
Genre
Length44:42
LabelWarner Bros, BMG
ProducerJohn Fogerty
John Fogerty chronology
Eye of the Zombie
(1986)
Blue Moon Swamp
(1997)
Premonition
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

CoverEdit

When asked about if the wet Fender guitar used on the cover was real, Fogerty said, "Oh yes, it is a real photo. I bought a new Fender Stratocaster just for this occasion. After the shooting we dried every part of the guitar. Maybe I should put it on show now". [3]

Grammy AwardEdit

In 1998, Blue Moon Swamp won Best Rock Album at the 40th Grammy Awards.[4] The track "Blueboy" was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

2004 remastered versionEdit

In 2004 a remastered version of Blue Moon Swamp was released. It features renewed sound and two bonus tracks, which were previously released as singles but never made it into any album before. These two tracks are "Just Pickin'" and "Endless Sleep".

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by John Fogerty.

No.TitleLength
1."Southern Streamline"3:56
2."Hot Rod Heart"3:26
3."Blueboy"4:04
4."A Hundred and Ten in the Shade"4:19
5."Rattlesnake Highway"4:17
6."Bring It Down to Jelly Roll"2:37
7."Walking in a Hurricane"3:41
8."Swamp River Days"3:36
9."Rambunctious Boy"3:51
10."Joy of My Life"3:52
11."Blue Moon Nights"2:33
12."Bad Bad Boy"4:26
Bonus tracks (2004 remaster)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Just Pickin'"Freddie King2:08
14."Endless Sleep"Jody Reynolds, Dolores Nance2:36

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 8
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 46
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 45
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[9] 19
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 28
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12] 30
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 26
US Billboard 200[16] 37

ReferencesEdit

  • Album: Blue Moon Swamp, John Fogerty, 1997, Warner Bros. Records, CA, cat. 9-45426-2
  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Blue Moon Swamp". AllMusic. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Blue Moon Swamp (Blue Vinyl) - Just for the Record". www.justfortherecord.co.nz.
  4. ^ Grammy.com: "Best Rock Album"[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "John Fogerty: Blue Moon Swamp" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "John Fogerty Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2016.

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