Wrote a Song For Everyone by John Fogerty
Like others of a similar ilk, most notably the Lionel Richie 2012 opus Tuskegee, John Fogerty’s latest walks the wire between duet project and tribute album. However you might decide to pin it down, the album works either way.
The iconic Mr. Fogerty is joined by a diverse group of guest artists ranging from Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert to Bob Seger and Kid Rock for new versions of his classic Creedence Clearwater Revival songs and choice album cuts, and you can feel the mutual love and respect in each track.
The album gets off to a raging start with one of rock’s most caustic anthems, “Fortunate Son,” with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Foo Fighters trading vocal licks against a relentless beat.
That’s followed by arguably the most mesmerizing collaboration on the record, “Almost Saturday Night,” an obscure cut but given no-less-royal treatment from John and guest Keith Urban, who truly shines on his vocal.
Zac Brown Band leads a much more countrified version of “Bad Moon Rising,” which would surely be a country hit in these days and times, while Miranda sounds perfectly matched for John’s swampy style on the title cut.
The only real clunker is a lugubrious redo of “Lodi,” featuring John’s sons Tyler and Shane, but otherwise, this should be a must for Fogerty followers.