A chronicle (Latin:chronica, from Greekχρονικά, from χρόνος, chronos, "time") is a historical account of facts and events ranged in chronological order, as in a time line. Typically, equal weight is given for historically important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler. This is in contrast to a narrative or history, which sets selected events in a meaningful interpretive context and excludes those the author does not see as important.
Where a chronicler obtained the information varies; some chronicles are written from first-hand knowledge, some are from witnesses or participants in events, still others are accounts passed mouth to mouth prior to being written down. Some made use of written materials; charters, letters, or the works of earlier chroniclers. Still others are tales of such unknown origins so as to hold mythical status. Copyists also affected chronicles in creative copying, making corrections or in updating or continuing a chronicle with information not available to the original author(s). The reliability of a particular chronicle is an important determination for modern historians.
Chronicle premiered at the Gérardmer Film Festival on January 28, 2012. It was then released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on February 1, 2012, and in the United States on February 3, 2012. The film received a positive critical response, with praise aimed at its direction, screenplay, and performances. The film was a commercial success, earning $126.6 million at the international box-office, against its budget of $12 million. The film also received a nomination for Best Science Fiction Film at the 39th Saturn Awards.
Chronicle, Vol. 1 is a singles collection with thirteen A-sides and seven B-sides. Compared to the two previously released Creedence Gold compilations, Chronicle Vol. 1 includes all of the group's charted hits.
It is the best-selling album in the band's catalog, making 8x multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The compilation was ranked at number 59 in the updated version of Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time. It has sold 6,357,000 copies in the US since 1991 when Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales for Billboard. It was re-released on Vinyl in 2014 as a Limited Edition.
For his review of Chronicle for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that the album was suitably compiled, but he did not like how the Compact Disc reissue had the full-length version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" because it does not fit with the other songs on the album.Blender magazine's review called Chronicle, Vol. 1 the group's best compilation.Robert Christgau called the album a good starting-point for Creedence fans.