The skinny on the newest albums John Fogerty, the mastermind behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, has returned with a new album Revival, which has been nominated for the Best Rock Album 2007 Grammy Award. His first studio offering in three years, the album marks the American singer-songwriter's return to top form. Despite an old-school country sound, the 12 snappy songs rekindle a rock 'n' roll spirit that is found wanting in many pop albums today. It opens with Don't You Wish It Was True, a bouncy utopian tune about the world becoming a place where 'everybody under the sun was happy just to live as one'. It is followed by Gunslinger, a top-notch country number that is on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. Fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival will be delighted by Creedence Song, a song that blends blues with country. Another simple but outstanding number is River Is Waiting, which sends a positive message about leaving the past behind and moving towards a better future. Fogerty, who has written many anti-establishment songs during his heyday, shows he can still write angry numbers such as I Can't Take It No More and Long Dark Night, which directly attack the Bush administration for lying about their 'dirty little war' and its 'casualties'. Revival is a catchy and mature rock album that should win Fogerty a new generation of fans.