Quiero Creedence

Quiero Creedence is the Latin tribute album to legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

July 29 release features covers of CCR’s greatest songs by some of the top Latin artists from across the world including Juan Gabriel, Andrés Calamaro, Bunbury, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia and El Tri

The first single from Quiero Creedence will be Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel's Spanish version of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"

 

The legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival was America's ultimate Top 40 band of the late 1960s, many of their singles now placing high on the “greatest rock hits of all time” lists and in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, with the band itself long enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But it wasn’t just the United States of America where CCR topped the charts. As Quiero Creedence now underscores, the band, which was so identified with a sound called “swamp rock,” was big throughout all of Latin America, both then and now. 

Releasing on Concord Picante on July 29, 2016, the Latin-inspired, multilingual tribute album to Creedence includes covers of the band’s greatest songs by some of the biggest Latin artists from around the world including Juan Gabriel, Bunbury, Andrés Calamaro, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, El Tri, Diamante Eléctrico, Los Lobos, as well as Billy Gibbons. As these names indicate, the set (the title of which translates as “I Want Creedence”) spans a variety of genres and decades—and totals a social media reach of over 40 million fans for the participating artists.

The first single from Quiero Creedence will be Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel’s Spanish version of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”

“Juan is so excited for it to be a single,” says Gustavo Farias, who produced the track. “He immediately started tweeting to let his fans know about the summer release—and that it’s nothis song! Everyone’s freaking out because over 40 years, it’s the first song that he’s ever recorded that he didn’t write. So he’s really breaking ground.”

Himself an avowed CCR fan who listened mostly to them, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin growing up in Mexico, Farias nervously tracked Gabriel’s vocals on a laptop in a hotel room in the Mexican border state of Sonora—home to heavy drug smuggling. They returned there a couple weeks later when Gabriel was shooting a video, then tacked on a video shoot—in the middle of a jungle and with a total image change—to accompany the “Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Gracias al Sol)” single.

“It’s my favorite CCR song, and I didn’t mess with it—just added a couple small mariachi guitars, vihuelas, to give it a little funky feeling,” adds Farias. “There are a couple nice violin lines, too, so there’s a little of Juan Gabriel’s personality and the essence of Creedence.”

 

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Track Listing:

1. Bunbury - Corre Por La Jungla (Run Through the Jungle)
2. Los Lobos - Bootleg
3. Juan Gabriel - Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol)
4. Los Lonely Boys - Born on the Bayou
5. A Band Of Bitches - Feelin’ Blue
6. Ozomatli - Bad Moon Rising
7. Enjambre - Who’ll Stop the Rain
8. Andrés Calamaro - Long As I Can See the Light
9. Bang Data - Fortunate Son (Fortunate Hijo)
10. El Tri - Proud Mary
11. Salvador Santana and featuring Juanes & Asdru Sierra - Molina
12. Billy Gibbons and La Marisoul - Green River
13. Diamante Eléctrico - Up Around the Bend
14. Los Enanitos Verdes - Travelin’ Band

 

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