||PREMONITION was announced by year's end 1997, scheduled for
release in the first semester of 1998 on Warner Bros. Records. Striding away from the
classical John Fogerty disgust for live albums, Premonition was surprisingly said to be
nothing more, nothing less than a live recording.
In November 1997 Warner Bros. issued
invitations for a free John Fogerty concert on December 12 and 13 at one of the Company's
Studio lots. JF performed a new song on those shows, "PREMONITION". The venues
were taped and rumor was that a compact of the show would be aired as an HBO special
sometime into 1998.
Soon it became known that a John Fogerty live album was in the making, and obviously
the December performance was the performance of choice. It was also known that the
album would indeed feature classic CCR tunes besides Blue Moon Swamp and other JCF solo
songs plus Premonition, which would lend its name to the album. The album was due on
Reprise -a WB subsidiary- and release date was tentatively set for June. Video releases
were announced as well.
Beginning in May, Reprise Records started to ship advance copies of the full album to
record stores, reviewers and concerned people. Radiostations began to broadcast the title
The album, a single CD issue wich reveals a great deal of re-recording and editing, was
released first in Europe. Robert Aerts reported it
was in stores on May 29. It is currently available worldwide since june 9, 1998. Check
your local record store. A later video release has been delayed. On VHS and DVD format, it
is said to include a batch of songs not available on the CD.