Scarecrow (Deluxe Edition / 2022 Mix) John Mellencamp
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- 1Rain On The Scarecrow (2022 Mix)03:45
- 2Grandma's Theme (2022 Mix)00:55
- 3Small Town (2022 Mix)03:41
- 4Minutes To Memories (2022 Mix)04:11
- 5Lonely Ol' Night (2022 Mix)03:44
- 6The Face Of The Nation (2022 Mix)03:13
- 7Justice And Independence '85 (2022 Mix)03:32
- 8Between A Laugh And A Tear (2022 Mix)04:32
- 9Rumbleseat (2022 Mix)02:57
- 10You've Got To Stand For Somethin' (2022 Mix)04:33
- 11R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock) (2022 Mix)02:49
- 12The Kind Of Fella I Am (2022 Mix)02:55
- 13Small Town (Acoustic / 2022 Mix)04:08
- 14Under The Boardwalk (2022 Mix)03:52
- 15Lonely Ol' Night (Rough Mix)03:44
- 16Between A Laugh And A Tear (Writer's Demo)01:16
- 17Carolina Shag (2022 Mix)03:35
- 18Cold Sweat (2022 Mix)03:26
- 19Rumbleseat (Writer's Demo)02:01
- 20Smart Guys (2022 Mix)03:08
- 21R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock) (Rough Mix)02:49
- 22Minutes To Memories (Rough Mix)04:11
- 23Shama Lama Ding Dong (2022 Mix)03:21
- 24Small Town (Writer's Demo)01:21
Info for Scarecrow (Deluxe Edition / 2022 Mix)
This newly remixed & remastered edition of John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow features the original album, a full disc of rare & previously unreleased tracks, ATMOS, and new hi-resolution stereo mix of the album + bonus tracks.
“‘With Scarecrow,’ he is determined to make an album that's not about John Cougar Mellencamp, but about—yes—America. He wants to pay tribute to the heartland's workers, to stick up for the unglamorous life and to counsel grit and steadfastness.” (Jon Pareles, New York Times)
Scarecrow is the eighth studio album by John Mellencamp. Released in August 1985, it peaked at #2 on the U.S. chart. The remastered version was released May 24, 2005 on Mercury/Island/UMe and includes one bonus track.
This album contained three Top 10 hits, a record for a Mellencamp album: "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.," which peaked at #2 in the U.S.; "Lonely Ol' Night," which peaked at #6; and "Small Town," which also peaked at #6. "Lonely Ol' Night" also peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, his second chart-topping single on this chart.
In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Scarecrow #95 on its list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s, saying: "Scarecrow consolidated the band's rugged, roots-rock thrash and the ongoing maturation of Mellencamp's lyrics."
Rolling Stone also reported that the band spent a month in rehearsals, playing a hundred rock and roll songs from the 1960s before going into the studio. According to the record's producer, Don Gehman, the idea was to "learn all these devices from the past and use them in a new way with John's arrangements." The album was recorded at Mellencamp's own "Belmont Mall" studio in Belmont, Indiana.
Born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana, John Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and was gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band by the time he was 14. His professional music career began in earnest in 1976 when MCA Records released his first album, The Chestnut Street Incident. His manager dubbed him Johnny Cougar out of his belief that nobody would buy a record by anybody named Mellencamp. John protested but was overruled and eventually, of course, reclaimed his birth name as his public name.
After releasing a few albums, he broke out in 1979 with his first hit, "I Need A Lover" In 1982 his fifth album American Fool was the year's best-selling album on the strength of two huge hits, "Hurts So Good," and the number 1 single "Jack & Diane,"
The albums that followed in the 80's, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow, Lonesome Jubilee, and Big Daddy, were released under the name John Cougar Mellencamp. Hit singles during this period included "Crumblin Down," "The Authority Song," "Small Town," "Rain On The Scarecrow," "Lonely Ol Night," ""R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.," "Paper In Fire," "Check It Out," "Cherry Bomb," "Pop Singer," and "Jackie Brown."
Mellencamp took the music on the road with a band that many considered the best in the business, playing approximately 1,000 shows around the globe during the decade. In 1985, John's concern for the plight of the American farmer, which had been voiced in the Scarecrow album, brought him together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young in launching Farm Aid. It became an annual event and has helped make people aware of the issues farmers face and how they affect on the entire nation.
By the early 1990's "Cougar" was finally gone from John's name and a string of successful albums as John Mellencamp--Whenever We Wanted, Human Wheels and Dance Naked (including the number 2 single "Wild Night")--were released. In 1991 John made his film debut, starring in and directing Falling From Grace, a modest box office success that was well received by critics.
John suffered a mild heart attack while touring in 1994 in support of Dance Naked. This forced him to take a break from his music career, but he returned strong in 1996 and released Mr. Happy Go Lucky, which featured the hit "Key West Intermezzo" (I Saw You First). Healthier and happier, he returned to touring in 1997 and continued to write and record frequently. Releases included 1998's John Mellencamp, 1999's Rough Harvest, 2001's Cuttin Heads, and 2003's Trouble No More . Hit singles during that time ranged from "Your Life Is Now" to "I'm Not Running Anymore" to "Peaceful World." John continued to tour throughout 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006.
He received the 2001 Billboard Century award in recognition of all that he had accomplished over the course of his career and was honored with the Woody Guthrie Award in 2004. Previously, he was awarded a Grammy and had been nominated a total of 11 times. In 2007 the ASCAP Foundation honored John Mellencamp with its Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding use of music in service to humanity. Other recipients of this prestigious award have included Tony Bennett, Billy Joel and Arlo Guthrie. He was honored by The Americana Music Association with it's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting three years later with the award presented in Nashville by Rosanne Cash. He was recognized with the John Steinbeck Award by San Jose State University's Steinbeck Center. The award, subtitled "In The Souls of the People," is given to individuals who have contributed to society in the spirit of the author John Steinbeck. Other recipients have included Arthur Miller, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Bruce Springsteen, Ken Burns, Joan Baez, Sean Penn and Studs Terkel. John was presented with the award at a program of song and conversation at San Jose's historic California Theatre in July of 2012. Visit: www.mellencamp.com
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