It is soooo good to hear his voice again!

John Fogerty Familiar with ‘Deja Vu’
NASHVILLE (Billboard) – John Fogerty’s new album, appropriately titled “Deja Vu All Over Again,” projects an air of familiarity, typified by Fogerty’s distinctive voice, guitar and melodic instincts.
But the subject matter, particularly the title cut, which serves as the first single, is firmly placed in the here and now.
Set for a Sept. 21 release on Geffen, “Deja Vu” is the first album in seven years for Fogerty, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer known by many as the driving force behind late-1960s rock stalwarts Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Sporting a melody reminiscent of classic Creedence fare, the “Deja Vu” single’s lyrics draw parallels between the war in Iraq and Vietnam. The subject is close to Fogerty’s heart.
“Most guys my age made a promise to ourselves as the Vietnam War was winding down that (our country) would never do this again — at least I did,” Fogerty tells Billboard. “I thought the book was closed on that. But about a year ago when everything was heating up to go to Iraq, I thought, ‘Uh-oh, this is probably folly.”‘
“Deja Vu” aside, war and politics are not prevailing themes on the album. “I really wasn’t intending to make a controversial or political record,” Fogerty says. “I’m a very happy man. I’m not angry.”
Indeed, while the record rocks on such cuts as the punkish “She’s Got Baggage” and hard rock anthem “In the Garden,” the quieter, more lighthearted moments, like the gentle romance of “I Will Walk With You” or the humble domesticity of “Honey Do” and the jaunty “Rhubarb Pie,” are some of its most compelling passages.
“I’m a rock’n’roll musician, and at the time I was growing up, the first order of business for rock’n’roll was to have fun,” Fogerty says.
Fogerty says he hopes to have a “ball” when he hits the road, backed by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, on a series of anti-Bush Vote for Change dates, which begin Oct. 1.
“I don’t know exactly what songs I’m going to do or how many, but this will be the first time Bruce and I have appeared onstage together, outside of privately in a small club or at a benefit.”
Following that tour, Fogerty will embark on solo dates.
Despite the long break since his last studio album, 1997’s “Blue Moon Swamp” (Reprise), Fogerty maintains he is “always working on music.” But life — including a new baby daughter and a couple of cross-country moves — got in the way of making a new recording.
And though the new album’s 10 songs clock in at just over 34 minutes, Fogerty believes it is a fully realized work.
“I feel like (the record) does have what it needs,” he says. “It might not if you’re holding a stopwatch. (Hit 1984 album) “Centerfield” was just five seconds short of being 35 minutes. These were just the songs I had ready, and it felt done.”
Fogerty doesn’t think an artist necessarily has 20 great songs in him for one recording project. “As a songwriter and producer of my own record, I tell myself it’s impossible to have 20 good songs,” he says. “A record is a presentation, not a reality show.”