Creedence Clearwater Revival feature in production
The new film will feature never-before-seen footage found in the London vault
Craft Recordings, Concord Originals and Marathan Films are delighted to announce the production of the feature-length concert documentary Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Halldirected by two-time GRAMMY award winner Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology and Jimi Hendrix Gypsy Band) and narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, who loves his iconic character “The Dude” in The great Lebowski, is a fan of the group. The film features the only complete concert footage from the original Creedence Clearwater Revival to ever air.
The film is produced by Craft Recordings, Concord Originals and Marathan Films and is produced by Sig Sigworth (REM by MTV), Jonathan Clyde (The Beatles: Come Back), Martin R. Smith (The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper’s Musical Revolution) and Jean Beug (Running on a Dream Tom Petty). Scott Pascucci of Concord (Martin Scorsese: Living in the Material World), Bob Valentine and Sophia Dilley of Concord Original (billy) executive product. Wesley Adams, Charles Hopkins and Taylor Umphenour are the co-producers.
The film takes the viewer on a journey from the groups’ humble but formative years in El Cerrito, California to their meteoric rise in 1969 from top billing at Woodstock to selling out the Oakland Coliseum before traveling to across Europe and to go on stage at the Royal Albert Entrance. Featuring a wealth of never-before-seen footage (including the concert itself), this film documents the history of Creedence Clearwater Revival up until the moment they leave the stage at the Royal Albert Hall as the biggest band in the world. The concert audio was mixed and restored from the original multitrack tapes by GRAMMY winners Giles Martin and Sam Okell (The Beatles: Get Back/Rocket Man).
As 1969 drew to a close, Creedence Clearwater Revival challenged The Beatles for the title of world’s best-selling act, and John Fogerty became one of America’s most politically significant songwriters.
In April 1970, Creedence embarked on their first-ever European tour, where the band’s UK debut would take place at Britain’s most prestigious concert venue: London’s Royal Albert Hall. Just days after the Beatles broke up, the concert would go on to be one of the defining shows of their career. The concert was filmed, but never fully broadcast until now.
Years of research, discovery and restoration have gone into the project, including finding the original concert footage in a London vault that has been fully restored after 50 years in storage. The film also includes never-before-seen 16mm footage of the legendary performance, on-the-fly group interactions and interviews discovered in the Fantasy Records vault, as well as what is believed to be Creedence’s earliest known footage. live.
During their short time together as a band (1968 – 1972), Creedence enjoyed an unprecedented period of creativity – releasing seven studio albums (two of which went to No. 1), playing over 150 tour dates across the world, including a headliner. at Woodstock and scoring 14 Top 10 singles. A staple until today, Creedence has amassed four billion streams in 2021. Over the past 50+ years, the Creedence canon has become part of the Great American Songbook. Songs like “Bad Moon Rising”, “Down on the Corner”, “Fortunate Son”, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, “Proud Mary”, “Born on the Bayou”, “Travelin’ Band” and “Up Around the Bend” have been ingrained in pop culture – not just as rock staples, but as timeless standards. With so many memorable songs that continue to grace radio airwaves, television and movie screens, and lyrics that still resonate today, Creedence Clearwater Revival is truly America’s greatest rock band.