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Cosmo's Factory is the fifth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Fantasy Records in 1970. The name comes from the room where the band practiced in the beginning of their career. John Fogerty insisted there so that practiced was (almost every day) and the space was often so full of smoke from the other band members that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford the ' the factory ' (the factory) call went. Well known songs from the album are "who'll Stop the Rain" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". Cosmo's Factory Rolling Stone placed at place 265 on his list 500 Greatest Albums.


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Shortly after the release of their fourth studio album Willy and the Poor Boys Creedence Clearwater Revival began in november 1969 with recording their next album,Cosmo's Factory. In January 1970, the double A-side single with "Travelin' Band"/"who'll Stop the Rain"[1the second place of the Billboard Hot 100. [5In april, the band released their next double single, "Run Through the Jungle"/"Up Around the Bend", which are respectively the fourth and reached second place in the Billboard Hot 100,[5and embarked on their first European tour. Three months later, in July, was Cosmo's Factory and released the single "Lookin' Out My Backdoor" with B-side "Long As I Can See the Light", which reached the second place of the Hot 100. [1[5]

Cosmo's Factory was a worldwide hit and was at the top of the charts in six countries. [6[7[8[9[10[11]

The album was certified "gold" (500,000 copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America on 16 december 1970. Almost twenty years later, on 13 december 1990 it received a certification of four times platinum with more than four million copies sold. [12]


Original edition[Edit]Edit

All songs written by John Fogerty, except where noted.

Side 1
Nr. Title Duration
1. Ramble Tamble   7: 09 am
2. Before You Accuse Me (Ellas McDaniel) 3: 24 am
3. Travelin' Band   2: 07
4. Ooby Dooby (Wade Moore, Dick Penner) 2: 05
5. Lookin' Out My Backdoor   2: 31
6. Run Through the Jungle   3: 09 am
Side 2
Nr. Title Duration
1. Up Around the Bend   2: 40
2. My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup) 2: 17
3. Who'll Stop the Rain   2: 28
4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Norman WhitfieldBarrett Strong) 11: 05
5. Long As I Can See the Light   3: 33

40th Anniversary Edition CD bonus tracks[Edit]Edit

Nr. Title Duration
12. Travelin' Band (Remake Take) 2: 15
13. Up Around the Bend (Live in Amsterdam, 9/10/71) 2: 41
14. Born on the Bayou (Jam with Booker t. at Fantasy Studios) 5: 58


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