You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Album Review | ROCK

John Fogerty, ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone’

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Duet albums are sometimes ill-conceived efforts randomly pairing vintage artists with younger artists and exuding a sense of late career coasting. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty has certainly earned the right to coast, so it’s a pleasant surprise that this star-studded celebration of his venerable catalog of classic rock hits isn’t a perfunctory exercise in memory lane strolling.

Instead, Fogerty has perfectly chosen his cast of collaborators and doesn’t shy away from mixing up the arrangements. With help from a diverse coterie of peers, fans, and friends, “Wrote a Song for Everyone” offers fun and fresh takes on well-worn tunes.

Continue reading below

Bob Seger adds a lion in winter weariness to “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” The odd couple of Miranda Lambert and Tom Morello add twang and fire to the title track. My Morning Jacket indulges its proclivity for eerie reverb on a haunting take of “Long as I Can See the Light.” Kid Rock and Foo Fighters help soup up the engines of “Born on the Bayou” and “Fortunate Son,” respectively. And Keith Urban — in one of the album’s best marriages of singer and song — hits the sweet spot on “Almost Saturday Night.”

The throughline is Fogerty himself, clearly enjoying having another go at it all with a little help from his friends. (Out Tuesday)

ESSENTIAL “Wrote a Song for Everyone”

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.