MUSIC: SONGS OF SURVIVAL

JOHN FOGERTY RETURNS AFTER AN 11-YEAR SILENCE

There is a secret at the heart of all John Fogerty's songs, an unbroken connection to the magic and mystery in the American musical past that conjoins Delta blues and garage bands, urban riffs and pedal steel, folklore and the Brill Building. You can find its point of fine convergence in the fierceness of Fogerty's singing, the grace of his imagination, the implacable drive of his spirit. He can do what only the greatest American songwriters can: make music that sounds, even when you first hear it, as if you've known it forever. Music that's more than something you grew up...

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