Why ‘Long As I Can See the Light’ is One of Our Most Popular Acoustic Cover Songs!

So you’ve heard of falling in love at first sight, right? But have you ever fallen in love at first sound? Well I did. The first time I heard the original song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, it literally stopped me in my tracks. From that moment on I knew we had to add it to our own repertoire as an acoustic cover song. And guess what? It’s now one of our most popular acoustic cover songs! It’s popular because it’s an unexpected song option that oozes heart and soul in every note and every lyric. Take a look…

One of our most popular acoustic cover songs

So that was our stripped back, acoustic cover version of ‘Long As I Can See the Light’. Its rustic, sincere and soulful style makes this song perfect for Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Breakfasts, Drinks Receptions and Festivals. We simply love performing this song because it captures the attention it so rightly deserves.

You can also enjoy our most popular acoustic cover songs on SoundCloud below.

The original 1970’s recording by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Their musical style encompassed roots rock, swamp rock, and blues rock – making them perfect for our repertoire! ‘Long As I Can See the Light’ was the closing song on their fifth studio album, ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ .Sadly, as with many bands, CCR disbanded acrimoniously in late 1972 after four years of chart-topping acclaim. Does the song ‘Proud Mary’ ring any bells? Yep, that was their song even though Tina Turner’s version is one of the most popular cover songs around today! But just listen to these amazingly raw vocals by John Forgerty. I feel every word!

Most Popular cover songs by Rival Sons

Formed in 2009, Rival Sons is an American rock band from Long Beach, California. In contrast to CCR‘s grass roots, lumberjack look, these guys have a modern, hipster style going on. They released this popular cover song version in 2014. And whilst there are numerous musical differences between these two bands’ renditions, they both contain one constant similarity – raw emotion! You can really feel the passion and raw emotion in both these versions. The lead singer of Rival Sons, Jay Buchanan, has insane vocals making him a massive inspiration for me. Yet, it’s influences of both bands that’s blessed us with one of our most popular acoustic cover songs to date.
Have a listen to this modern version and see what you think…

As a musician, it’s a joy to find and perform songs that are all-consuming. By this I mean, I like them to posses me in that moment. I believe when you are completely lost in a song you are 100% doing it the justice it deserves. It’s the powerful impact this song has on people, that makes it so special and deserving of our time.
That, in my mind, is the reason this is one of our most popular acoustic cover songs.


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Blogger: Laura Tetlow

CCR image: pitchfork.com

CCR & Rival Sons videos: YouTube

CCR & Rival Sons info: Wikipedia

TLRD YouTube video,

SoundCloud audio & photo: Laura & Luke Tetlow