John Mellencamp - Best That I Could Do 1978 - 1988 (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988
Media
CD
BarCode
731453673823
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Polygram
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
731453673823
Previews
Entertainment Weekly (12/12/97, p.90) - "...by keeping one foot planted squarely in his native Seymour, Ind., Mellencamp put the pop in populism and artfully bridged the realms of town and country." - Rating: B
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Need A Lover
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Ain't Even Done With The Night
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Hurts So Good
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Jack And Diane
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Crumblin' Down
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Pink Houses
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Authority Song
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Lonely Ol' Night
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Small Town
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Paper In Fire
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Cherry Bomb
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Check It Out
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Without Expression
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Need a Lover
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Ain't Even Done with the Night
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Hurts So Good
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Jack and Diane
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Crumblin' Down
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Pink Houses
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Authority Song
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Lonely Ol' Night
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Small Town
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Paper in Fire
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Cherry Bomb
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Check It Out
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Without Expression
Genre
Pop / Rock
Country
South Africa
Notes

Personnel: John Mellencamp (vocals); Larry Crane (guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Mike Wanchic, Mick Ronson, Andy York (guitar, background vocals); Lisa Germano, Miriam Sturm (violin); Kenny Aronoff (hammered dulcimer, vibraphone, drums); John Cascella (accordion, keyboards, background vocals); Carroll Sue Hill, Moe Z. (keyboards, background vocals); Brian Bekvar, Eric Rosser, Jay Ferguson (keyboards); Robert Frank, Toby Myers (bass, background vocals); Chocolate Perry, Willie Weeks (bass); Tom Knowles, Rick Shlosser, Dane Clark (drums); Dave Parman, Sarah Flint, Pat Peterson, Crystal Taliefero (background vocals).
Producers include: John Punter, Steve Cropper, John Mellencamp, George Green, Don Gehman.
Engineers include: John Punter, Bruce Robb, Dee Robb, Don Gehman, George Tutko.
Includes liner notes by Timothy White.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: John Mellencamp (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Larry Crane (guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Mick Ronson, Mike Wanchic, Andy York (guitar, background vocals); Kenny Aronoff (hammer dulcimer, vibraphone, drums, background vocals); Lisa Germano (violin, fiddle); Miriam Sturm (violin); John Cascella (accordion, keyboards); Crystal Califero (accordion, background vocals); Moe Z, Carroll Sue Hill (keyboards, background vocals); Eric Rosse, Jay Ferguson, Brian BecVar (keyboards); Rick Shlosser, Tom Knowles, Dane Clark (drums); Crystal Taliefero, David Parman, Robert Frank , Pat Peterson, Toby Myers, Sarah Flint (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Timothy White .
Recording information: Air Studios, London, England; Belmont Mall, Nashville, TN; Cherokee Studios, LA, CA; Criteria Studios, Miami, FL; The Shack, Brownstone, IN; TRC Stdios, Indianapolis, IN; TRC Studios, Indianapolis, IN.
Photographer: Paul Jasmin.
Ever since he burst out of Indiana in the mid-'70s, The Artist Formerly Known As John Cougar never allowed success to smother his humble beginnings as an Indiana boy done good. This inevitable best-of follows him down the long, strange road of his career. Mellencamp's initial success came via a bar-band anthem ("I Need A Lover"). He then turned his attention towards writing about life in the Midwest ("Small Town" and "Pink Houses"). Along the way, the self-named "Little Bastard" embraced roots music by incorporating fiddle and squeezebox into his sound ("Paper In Fire"), setting the stage for the later success of alt-country acts such as Uncle Tupelo and The Jayhawks. Always a fan of late '60s rock and soul, Mellencamp paid homage to the T.A.M.I. shows of his youth in "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." and added a cover of Terry Reid's obscure "Without Expression" to this package of otherwise previously released material.

Date Released
2004-09-15 08:09:06
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
John Mellencamp
Artists
  1. Mellencamp, John
Duration
58m 51s

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