John Mellencamp | 1982 - 1989: The Vinyl Collection | 180g Vinyl 5LP Box Set

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1982-1989 Albums Cut from their Original Analog Master Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!


John Mellencamp's career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly regarded songwriters of a generation and The Voice of The Heartland. Five Mellencamp albums will be reissued on 180g vinyl in June 2016 by Mercury/UMe. New lacquers for American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow, The Lonesome Jubilee, and Big Daddy were cut from their original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, with the LPs manufactured by Record Industry. The albums will be available individually and gathered in this limited edition 5LP box set, The Vinyl Collection 1982-1989.

Released in 1982, John Mellencamp's fifth album, American Fool, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Fueled by the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Jack & Diane," the Grammy-winning No. 2 single "Hurts So Good," and the Top 20 "Hand To Hold On To," American Fool was the year's bestselling album in the U.S. and is certified five-times platinum. Released in 1983, follow-up Uh-Huh reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and spawned two Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits: "Crumbling Down" (No. 9) and "Pink Houses" (No. 8), and the Top 20 "Authority Song." Uh-Huh is certified triple-platinum in the U.S.

Scarecrow followed in 1985. The five-times platinum album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and boasts three Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s: "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." (No. 2), "Small Town" (No. 6), and "Lonely Ol' Night" (No. 6). Released in 1987, The Lonesome Jubilee reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and features the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s "Cherry Bomb" and "Paper In Fire." The album is certified triple-platinum in the U.S. Released in 1989, Big Daddy peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and features two Mainstream Rock Top 10s: "Pop Singer" and "Martha Say." Big Daddy is certified platinum in the U.S.

Features:

  • Limited edition 180-gram 5LP box set
  • Collecting the 1982-1989 albums American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow, The Lonesome Jubilee & Big Daddy
  • New lacquers cut from their original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Manufactured by Record Industry

 

LP Track Listings:

American Fool

1. Hurts So Good
2. Jack & Diane
3. Hand To Hold On To
4. Danger List
5. Can You Take It
6. Thundering Hearts
7. China Girl
8. Close Enough
9. Weakest Moments

Uh-Huh

1. Crumblin' Down
2. Pink Houses
3. Authority Song
4. Warmer Place To Sleep
5. Jackie O
6. Play Guitar
7. Serious Business
8. Lovin' Mother Fo Ya
9. Golden Gates

Scarecrow

1. Rain On The Scarecrow
2. Grandma's Theme
3. Small Town
4. Minutes To Memories
5. Lonely Ol' Night
6. The Face Of The Nation
7. Justice And Independence '85
8. Between A Laugh And A Tear
9. Rumbleseat
10. You've Got To Stand For Somethin'
11. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock)

The Lonesome Jubilee

1. Paper in Fire
2. Down and Out in Paradise
3. Check It Out
4. The Real Life
5. Cherry Bomb
6. We Are the People
7. Empty Hands
8. Hard Times for an Honest Man
9. Hotdogs and Hamburgers
10. Rooty Toot Toot

Big Daddy

1. Big Daddy Of Them All
2. To Live
3. Martha Say
4. Theo And Weird Henry
5. Jackie Brown
6. Pop Singer
7. Void In My Heart
8. Mansions In Heaven
9. Sometimes A Great Notion
10. Country Gentleman
11. J.M.'s Question